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Current News from Methodist Hospital for Surgery

May
23
2017

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacements are becoming more common at any age given the wear and tear on the knees. Our William F. Tucker, Jr., MD, has more insight into this procedure:

Total knee replacement is one of the most common and most successful procedures in all of us. On average about 2 knees are replaced for every hip. This is due to the amount of stress which is placed in a localized area in the knee, which is a much more complicated joint than the hip.

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May
04
2017

2016 Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Leslie, Executive Assistant in Administration, who was announced as our 2016 Employee of the Year at our Employee Awards Banquet!

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May
03
2017

Congratulations to Christian in Med/Surg

Congratulations to Christian who works night shift in med/surg for being recognized as our February Employee of the Month.

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May
03
2017

March Lunch with the President Event

Our employees had a great time at our March Lunch with the President Event! Methodist, making a difference from within.

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May
03
2017

Congratulations to Petr in ED!

Petr enjoys coming meeting, working with and helping a variety of people in his role as ED Paramedic. His desire to help others allows him to stand behind the MHFS’s Pledge. Petr believes, “anyone in healthcare should have the “need” to serve others. The true need to serve that comes from within.”

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Jan
27
2017

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Leslie in Administration for being recognized as our December Employee of the Month.

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Dec
02
2016

Sleep: Preparing Your Body for Positive Surgical Outcomes

There are apps to help you track it, tips and tricks to help you get more, and stacks of studies warning of the risks of too little. We’re talking about sleep, of course, and while most people understand the important role of sleep in overall health, we want to talk about its vital role in surgical recovery.

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Nov
01
2016

Driving Awareness During American Diabetes Month

Did you know that diabetes is the nation’s seventh leading cause of death? It outranks AIDs and breast cancer combined. But with growing awareness of its prevalence and increased knowledge of how to prevent and manage the disease, diabetes has met its match with healthy lifestyle choices and advanced treatment options.

We are proudly taking the opportunity to increase awareness about this devastating disease that currently affects more than 29 million Americans.

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Oct
26
2016

Easing Pain With the Power of Physical Therapy

As we move throughout our daily lives, occasional aches and pains are an expected hiccup. Sometimes we can stretch our discomfort away or ease the edge with ibuprofen, but what about when pain refuses to be run off? What do you do when it becomes a chronic feature in life?

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Sep
15
2016

Back to School: Back(pack) Problems

You’ve downloaded this year’s list of school supplies, braved the retail store crowd hunting for the same calculators, No. 2 pencils, and 3-ring binders, and undoubtedly came to terms with that fact that, whether first grade or freshman, your kids are growing up entirely too quickly.

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Aug
16
2016

How Technology Affects Your Body

It’s no secret that we are inundated with technology everyday. The way we communicate with family members and loved ones, how we read our news, pay our bills, receive healthcare and go to work are all streamlined by technological advances.

While information is now readily available at our fingertips and we are more connected than ever, our bodies are prone to suffer from the adverse effects technology can have. Whether sitting too long at our desks, losing proper spinal alignment or not being active enough, it has become increasingly easy to develop poor habits and suffer from greater health risks.

Instead of accepting these conditions as the norm, there are many ways to help maintain your health and wellbeing and keep your body in check.

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Jul
14
2016

More Than A Crick—Common Spinal Injuries In Sports

You’ve long doffed your winter coat and have already spent plenty of afternoons basking in the sun. At Methodist Hospital for Surgery, we certainly hope that your coming days are going to involve summer sports and weekend campouts, but we also want to know that you’re taking care along the way.

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