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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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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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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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Why Our NICU is Different

Why Our NICU is Different

At The Medical Center of Plano, we understand the emotions that accompany the birth of a baby, and we know that as a parent your deepest wish is for your child to be healthy. When an infant needs the specialized …

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Heartburn 101: Causes & Relief

Heartburn 101: Causes & Relief

Heartburn—you know the uncomfortable feeling all too well, but what causes it and how can you get some relief? Causes Heartburn is caused by stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. The result is an uncomfortable burning sensation in your …

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Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Quick, what’s the leading cause of death among Americans? If you said heart disease, you’re right. What can you do about it? Take advantage of February, American Heart Month, to increase your awareness and follow the recommendations of the American …

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Flu vs. Cold: What’s the Difference?

Flu vs. Cold: What’s the Difference?

You feel lousy, but do you have the flu or is it a cold? Here’s how to tell the difference: The Flu Symptoms: According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, symptoms of the flu virus may include …

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6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Holidays are a truly special time of year. It is a chance to connect with loved ones, give thanks, attend plenty of parties and enjoy some delicious food and beverages. However, the holidays can be equally as nerve-wracking and stressful …

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8 Changes to Improve Your Heart Health

8 Changes to Improve Your Heart Health

You keep hearing that you need to start “taking care” of your heart. Your doctor is telling you, and you hear it on the radio and on television. Not sure how to start, though? Improving your heart health is not …

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