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Five Questions You Should Never Be Embarrassed To Ask Your Doctor

It’s better to confide in your doctor than be too afraid to ask questions about your health....

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Safety Tips for Family Travel

Following a few safety tips can make traveling fun for everyone from families to teens. Summer is...

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What To Know About Cardiac Robotic Surgery

The more you know about cardiac robotic surgery, the more you may think it is the right choice for...

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Nutrition for Busy Families: 5 Healthy Dinner Tips

Quick family-friendly meals can be healthy too. Does getting dinner on the table feel like a race...

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What To Do When Your Pregnancy is Considered High Risk

A high-risk pregnancy is reason to take extra precautions to ensure the health of both mom and...

Knee Replacement: What to Know

Learn how knee replacement is performed using the ConforMIS iTotal® G2 Knee Replacement System....

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When to Worry about Chest Pain

When it comes to chest pain, it’s best to err on the side of caution. When you think...

Top 10 Tips for Reducing Pain from Arthritis

Top 10 Tips for Reducing Pain from Arthritis

According to the CDC, over 27 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis. This condition can slow down and limit movement, which understandably frustrates and depresses sufferers who would rather remain active and on-the-go. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, we encourage …

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Top Five Surprising Facts About Robotic Surgery

Top Five Surprising Facts About Robotic Surgery

The term “robotic surgery” might seem slightly intimidating to some. Surgery is not something many look forward to anyway, but considering surgery with a “robotic” element may leave many feeling even more apprehensive about the procedure than they did before. …

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Bariatric Surgery – Are You a Candidate?

Bariatric Surgery – Are You a Candidate?

According to the Centers of Disease Control, more than 134 million Americans − more than two-thirds of the nation’s adult population − are overweight or obese. It’s a condition that results from an accumulation of fat that is out of …

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Ten Surprising Facts About Skin Cancer

Ten Surprising Facts About Skin Cancer

For many Texans, spending time outdoors in the sun is a work requirement or simply part of a daily lifestyle. Unfortunately, without proper protection, extensive sun exposure can significantly increase the risk of skin cancer, which can be deadly. To …

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The Medical Center of Plano Receives Prestigious Magnet Recognition Again

The Medical Center of Plano Receives Prestigious Magnet Recognition Again

Did you know that The Medical Center of Plano has a nationally recognized nursing staff? In fact, we have recently achieved Magnet Redesignation as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. This voluntary credentialing program for …

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Top 5 Reasons to Become an Organ Donor

Top 5 Reasons to Become an Organ Donor

Maybe you have been meaning to register to become an organ donor but just haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe registering has never crossed your mind. Or maybe you are a little nervous about what organ donation actually means for …

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Five Healthy Eats On-The-Go

Five Healthy Eats On-The-Go

If you’re spending the day out and about, don’t derail your efforts to eat healthy. Fitnessmagazine.com recommends these five quick and tasty snacks as nutritious alternatives to standard “grab and go” treats: String Cheese and Whole-Grain Crackers Whether you pack …

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The Effects of Alcohol on Your Health

The Effects of Alcohol on Your Health

So you’ve heard that alcohol can provide certain health benefits, but you also know alcohol can be detrimental to your health. Confused? April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and a good time to learn about the effects of alcohol on your …

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When to Worry About a Head Injury

When to Worry About a Head Injury

A head injury is defined as anything that causes injury to your scalp, skull or brain. A head injury can result from a bump, a fall, a collision while playing sports, a car accident, or other factors, and can vary …

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Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs: Is There a Difference?

Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs: Is There a Difference?

When it comes to prescription drugs, who doesn’t want to save money? That is, unless it would negatively impact your health. So, just what is the difference between generic and brand names drugs, and is there really a difference at …

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