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Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention

By: Gus Gonzalez, MD, Hematology/Oncology The next time you think about going to a tanning salon or opting against sunscreen, consider this: Skin cancer accounts for half of all cancers in the United States, with more than 68,000 cases of …

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Snake Bite Safety Important as Temperatures Increase

Snake Bite Safety Important as Temperatures Increase

By Jason West, MD, Trauma Medical Director Denton Regional Medical Center As the seasons change and the temperatures rise, people begin to enjoy the telltale signs that spring is finally here. Unfortunately, we are not the only ones who like …

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Spotting the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Spotting the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you’re like most people, you know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. This can be a terrifying condition that steals memories and leaves patients confused and disoriented. Not only are the patients suffering, but it is also an extremely …

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Immunization Checklist—Important Vaccines for Kids and Adults

Immunization Checklist—Important Vaccines for Kids and Adults

As children, many of us were vaccinated against various diseases with little concern. Today, however, we frequently hear of parents choosing to forego vaccinations out of concern about the possible side effects. The reality, however, is that while there may …

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Pain Management during Childbirth

Pain Management during Childbirth

Along with the joy of childbirth, often comes, well, pain. Labor and delivery pain can vary from person to person and is influenced by many factors, including how big or small your baby is and how he or she is …

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Getting Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

Getting Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

Preparing for pregnancy begins the moment you decide you want to consider conceiving, not the day you find out that you’re pregnant. A healthy lifestyle and body will help you to have an easier time carrying the child and ensure …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is located on the palm side of the wrist and houses a nerve to the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which this nerve is pinched or compressed, resulting in pain, numbness, and weakness in …

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Podiatrist vs. Orthopedic Surgeon: What Is the Difference?

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedic Surgeon: What Is the Difference?

If you’re experiencing foot pain, you need professional help, but where do you turn? Do you choose a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon? The answer depends on what your issues are and what treatment you require. What a Podiatrist Does …

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How Hypothermia Can Save a Life

How Hypothermia Can Save a Life

Cardiac arrest is a serious issue in the United States, and medical treatment is literally a matter of life or death. However, treatment of a cardiac arrest patient isn’t simply about just getting the heart beating again; it also involves …

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Angioplasty 101

Angioplasty 101

Plaque. It’s a fatty substance that can build up in your arteries when there is too much cholesterol in your blood. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, can affect any of your arteries and can lead to coronary artery disease, the …

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