Health & Wellness

Jun
23
2011

Protecting Against Headaches

Each year, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) recognizes Headache Awareness Week in June in order to bring attention to the nationwide problem of headaches and to encourage sufferers to recognize their headache patterns and seek help. According to the NHF, 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraine pain and associated symptoms, which is equivalent to 13% of the population, with one in every four U.S. households having a migraine sufferer.

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Jun
10
2011

Reminding Men to Remember Your Health!

Each year, Men’s Health Week is celebrated as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day (June 19). The purpose of this week is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Over the years, those in the medical community have recognized a “silent health crisis” in our country where, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.

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May
13
2011

The Importance of Knowing Your Numbers

Chances are if you have been to the doctor recently, you’ve had your blood pressure taken. After removing the Velcro cuff from your arm, the nurse will tell you two numbers before jotting them down. Regardless of how familiar this process is to most Americans, many of us do not understand what those numbers mean to our overall health.

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Apr
29
2011

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Everyone has heard the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine.” But is this statement really true? With April designated as National Humor Month, we look at the benefits of a cheerier outlook and if it really does make for good medicine.

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Apr
14
2011

Imaging, At Your Service

Methodist Hospital for Surgery, the newest hospital in the Dallas, Texas, area, offers patients a multifaceted imaging department featuring the latest state-of-the-art technology as well as a superior clinical staff. The hospital prides itself on providing unparalleled service to patients and physicians.

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Apr
08
2011

Building Healthy Habits

There is no doubt that healthy habits start at a young age, from eating a balanced diet to exercising regularly. However, children do not automatically or intuitively have these habits, so it is important that parents to teach their children how to choose healthy foods and to be physically active. The Centers for Disease Control report that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, so developing lasting habits that lead to a long, healthy life is more important than ever.


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Mar
22
2011

Aaacho! Spring Allergies

As you breathe a sigh of relief that winter is over and warmer weather is upon us, that sigh may quickly be followed by a sneeze. It is estimated that 35 million Americans suffer each year from allergies in the springtime, triggered mostly by the release of pollen into the air. While there is no cure to seasonal allergies, there are ways to combat them and at least be more comfortable during this period. And remember: seasonal allergies are just that – seasonal. However, if you find yourself constantly battling a runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing and sneezing, then it might be time to see an allergist or an ear, nose, and throat specialist for testing of a specific allergy, such as dust or pet dander.

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Mar
15
2011

Avoiding Sports Injuries

With spring and summer upon us and the days getting longer, most people will find themselves outdoors more and engaging in some sort of physical activity. As you dust off your bicycle or polish your golf clubs, keep in mind that people are more prone to injury after being sedentary during the winter months. So how do you prevent such injuries? We’ve provided a few suggestions to help keep you safe and injury-free as you enjoy the warmer seasons.


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Jan
20
2011

We are Addison’s Newest Community Partner

With our grand opening observed late last year, the physicians, and staff of Methodist Hospital for Surgery are extremely excited and proud to offer North Texas residents with the choice of a state-of-the-art health care facility.

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