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Friendship Is Always Good Medicine
Oct 31, 2018

Shelia Carwile (left) and Trellis Dillon (right) are all smiles during their chemo session at USMD. You never know when a great new friendship might be forged. You might meet your lifelong best friend on the first day of grade school, during a college class, at work—or sitting in a chemo chair fighting for your […]

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Smart Strategies for Preventing Painful Kidney Stones
Oct 25, 2018

For the nearly one million Americans who suffer from excruciating kidney stones, Dr. Niraj Badhiwala feels your pain—literally. “I get a lot of kidney stones,” says the urologist with USMD. “My sister recently had a pretty bad episode, and she lives in Texas too.” Like many of us living in the Lone Star State, Dr. […]

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Make Sure Your Kids Get These Childhood Vaccinations
Oct 22, 2018

Most parents would try to move heaven and earth to protect their children. So it’s puzzling that a significant number of parents are choosing to not have their kids vaccinated against childhood diseases—diseases that have been effectively controlled, if not eliminated, thanks to childhood vaccines. As a pediatrician and mom, Katrina Willie-Musoma, M.D., with USMD […]

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Accidents Happen. Here’s How You Can Put Together a First-Rate First Aid Kit.
Oct 21, 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 with USMD Midlothian, says it’s important to put together a first […]

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There are Good Ways to Manage Pain without Prescription Medications
Oct 9, 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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You Found a Lump in Your Breast. Now What?
Oct 5, 2018

One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from breast cancer is a monthly breast self-exam. In fact, self-exams can be a life-saver. More than anyone, you are your own best advocate against the disease because you know how your breasts normally look and feel. “Remember, breast cancer does not usually […]

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The Hidden Scar Technique is Eliminating Ugly Breast Cancer Surgical Scars
Oct 1, 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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Stressed About Stress Incontinence? Don’t Be!
Apr 3, 2018

Most women can remember the first time it happened—that mortifying “uh-oh” moment when an unexpected and uncontrollable trickle of urine ran down their leg or wet their clothes. It may have happened when they were laughing with friends, trying to suppress a cough at work, exercising at the gym, or just playing in the backyard […]

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Stress Savvy Steps to Help You Chill
Mar 28, 2018

 You were in a minor fender bender on the way to work. You’ve gained five more pounds instead of dropping the five you gained during the holidays. The presentation you’re supposed to give next week got moved up—to tomorrow. Yep, stress is part of our daily lives. It not only makes us feel bad, it […]

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Protect Yourself During This Nasty Flu Season
Mar 9, 2018

So far, the 2017-2018 flu season has been a nasty one. Like much of the country, Texas has been hard hit. At last count, 4,159 adults and six children have died of complication due to flu-related complications (including pneumonia) in the Lone Star State. In Dallas-Fort Worth alone, 110 deaths have been reported. “And the […]

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