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The Hidden Scar Technique is Eliminating Ugly Breast Cancer Surgical Scars
Jul 16, 2018

For so many women diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery is a double-edged sword. No one truly looks forward to having to undergo surgery. Yet a mastectomy or lumpectomy—and the surgeons who perform the life-saving procedures—empower women to remove cancer from their bodies. What isn’t always so empowering is having to face the ugly battle scars […]

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Avoid Bedtime Battles with These Sleep Tips for Babies and Toddlers
Jun 29, 2018

It’s a question Katrina Willie-Musoma, M.D., a pediatrician at USMD Mansfield Clinic, hears often from sleep-deprived parents: “Does my baby have their nights and days mixed up?” While newborns sleep on-and-off about 20 to 22 hours a day—waking briefly for feeding, burping and diaper changes—that doesn’t last long. “The body produces a hormone, melatonin, that […]

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Accidents Happen. Here’s How You Can Put Together a First-Rate First Aid Kit.
Jun 19, 2018

What’s the old saying? Expect the unexpected. It’s a great reminder to be prepared for accidents and injuries that can happen at home. In fact, more accidents actually happen at home than anywhere else. That’s why Denise Bruckerhoff, D.O., a board-certified internal medicine physician at the USMD Midlothian Clinic, says it’s important to put together […]

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There are Good Ways to Manage Pain without Prescription Medications
Jun 4, 2018

It’s hard to go a day without reading a headline or hearing a news story about “the opioid crisis.” Awareness about the dangers of addiction to prescription opioid pain medications is now front and center—and for good reason. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 115 people in the United States die every day […]

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Preventing Childhood Obesity Starts the Day Your Baby is Born
May 30, 2018

 Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and happy. One of the most important ways you can put your child on that path is to make sure their bodies receive the right kind of nourishment to fuel their growth. It seems straightforward, yet childhood obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. The […]

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Are You Paying Attention to Your Blood Sugar?
May 8, 2018

  Lots of us keep an eye on our blood pressure. And most of us know about the danger of high cholesterol. But for some reason, our blood sugar level isn’t usually top-of-mind—and it should be. “Chronic uncontrolled blood sugar is very hard on nearly every organ in the body,” says Queen Aimuyo, a family […]

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#MoveInMay
May 1, 2018

It’s May—National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages Americans to be more active. “This month is a fantastic time to put your focus on exercise and moving your body,” says Haley Newton, D.O., a family medicine physician at the USMD Las Colinas Clinic. “You don’t […]

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Putting an E-N-D to O-A-B
Apr 26, 2018

It’s a milestone no one wants to reach—the realization that you’re not entirely in control of all your body functions. For individuals plagued with the frequent and urgent need to go, it can put a real crimp in your lifestyle. “Overactive bladder is a very common problem as we age,” says Geoffrey Nuss, MD, a […]

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Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Apr 18, 2018

Every day nearly 16 million Americans find themselves in a tough position they weren’t really prepared for—caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. In the medical community, they are often referred to as “informal caregivers” because they aren’t paid or professional care providers, but rather loving family members simply trying to do their best […]

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Diabetes with Heart Disease is a Dangerous Duo. Here’s Why.
Apr 9, 2018

No doubt about it—diabetes on its own is a serious, life-threatening disease. Fortunately, it can be well managed with careful attention to diet, weight control, exercise, and medications that help stabilize blood sugar levels. Yet, despite all the positive news for people living with diabetes, diabetics have a greater risk for heart disease and stroke—even […]

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