At the Texoma Medical Center Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

A Hospital First Has Man Breathing Better

May 31, 2024

Daniel Lewis received two robotic surgical procedures under one anesthesia, a feat never done before at TMC.

Here's Why Prediabetes Is More Serious Than You Think

May 23, 2024

If you have higher than normal blood sugar levels, here's what you need to know.

How to Live with Heart Failure

May 23, 2024

Here are answers to common questions about living with this chronic condition.

Orthopedic Injuries That Are More Common in Men

May 23, 2024

Your risk of some injuries to bones, tendons and joints may be higher depending on your sex.

5 Signs You Might Have a Hernia

May 23, 2024

These are some of the most common symptoms of hernias in the abdomen and groin.

Lifestyle Habits That Aid an Aging Brain

May 23, 2024

As we get older, our bodies and lifestyles change a lot. One of the biggest changes happens in our brains, and this can affect how we live. 

Testicular Cancer: What Younger Men Should Know

May 23, 2024

Testicular cancer is most common between ages 15 and 35. How can younger men protect themselves?

How Do You Know If You're at Risk for Vascular Diseases?

May 6, 2024

Vascular diseases are pretty common. Here's what they are and what increases your risk.

Is There a Safe Amount of Time You Can Be in the Sun?

May 6, 2024

To keep skin protected, wear sunscreen every day when going outdoors.

9 Surprising Foods That Keep Bones Strong

May 6, 2024

Not a fan of dairy? Here are other foods to include in your diet to keep bones healthier.

Falls Are Painful, Dangerous and Preventable

May 6, 2024

Falls are not only painful but can also lead to ongoing complications and difficulties. Know the risk factors and how to reduce your risk

How Sleep Can Impact Your Waistline

May 6, 2024

When we don’t rest and recharge, our bodies are impacted, and getting enough sleep is a non-negotiable in a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Strokes and TIAs: How They're the Same and Different

May 6, 2024

Not sure if your symptoms are due to a stroke or TIA? Here's how to tell.

Bonham Local Receives Lifesaving TAVR Procedure

April 25, 2024

After coming to the hospital feeling very weak, Catherine Bruner received lifesaving cardiac care.

The Small Insect That Can Do Big Damage

March 28, 2024

Spending time outdoors in warmer weather can increase the risk of contracting tickborne illness. Here’s what you need to know.

Do You Have Responsible Drinking Habits?

March 28, 2024

­­Many enjoy drinking alcohol, but overdrinking can make any party turn sour. Learn how to spot the signs of alcohol use disorder and alcohol overdose.

These Protein-Packed Breakfasts Keep You Fuller Longer

March 28, 2024

Begin your day with one of these meals and you’ll be off to a strong start.

Don’t Miss These Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

March 28, 2024

Although there’s no exact pattern of symptoms in MS, don’t ignore these possible warning signs.

5 Invigorating Ways to Enjoy More Daylight

March 28, 2024

Move more while enjoying fresh air and sunshine with these exciting and relaxing activities.

This Is What Too Little Sleep Does to Your Body

March 28, 2024

Here’s a look at how long-term sleep deprivation affects your physical and mental health.

Always Stressed? You May Have Too Much Cortisol

March 28, 2024

Too much of this stress hormone can wreak havoc on your health.

A Chicken Dish with a Little Zest

February 27, 2024

This dish is full of flavor, with a delightful mix of textures.

Is Your Joint Pain More Than Just the Usual Aches?

February 27, 2024

Joint health is important, and understanding what’s normal helps in maintaining your quality of life

Unlocking the Power of Protein

February 27, 2024

Have you been neglecting this essential nutrient in your diet? This is how protein intake affects you now and in the future. 

The Most Common Causes of Accidental Poisoning

February 27, 2024

Most poisonings occur at home. Here's where the danger lies and how to keep your family safer.

What's That Smell? And What Does It Mean?

February 27, 2024

Here's what body odor comes from, why it changes and how to control it.

These Symptoms May Mean You Have Kidney Disease

February 27, 2024

Symptoms during early stages of the disease are hard to spot, but don't ignore these red flags.

This Is What the World's Longest-Living People Eat

February 27, 2024

The diet of people in the Blue Zones may help them live longer. Here's what they eat.

Retired Pilot Flies Again After Hip Surgery

February 2, 2024

Jimmy Hankins feared his hip pain would prevent him from flying again. Orthopedic surgery and rehab at TMC helped him get back in the sky.

A Heart-Healthy Recipe for Salmon

January 30, 2024

Try this delightful heart-healthy salmon with a honey-balsamic glaze. 

Would You Recognize These Warning Signs of Stroke?

January 30, 2024

Here's how to spot a stroke and what to do.

Here Are 7 Signs You Might Have Heart Failure

January 30, 2024

Don't ignore these common symptoms of this serious heart condition.

This Is What a Heart Attack Really Feels Like

January 30, 2024

In real life, heart attack symptoms are usually more subtle than what you see in movies.

A Guide to Easing into Exercise after a Heart Attack

January 30, 2024

Exercise helps you recover after a cardiac event and here are tips to help you do it more safely.

Is Your Eyesight at Risk?

January 30, 2024

Good eyesight is often taken for granted – until it is lost. A common eye disorder affects many people 50 years and older.

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries Explained

January 30, 2024

Today, minimally invasive techniques can offer reduced scarring, less pain and quicker recovery for those with cardiovascular conditions.

Winter Comfort Food with an Asian Twist

December 29, 2023

Bring the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine right into your kitchen.
 

Weight Gain Isn't Always About Appetite or Willpower

December 29, 2023

If your yearly resolution has to do with reaching a healthy weight, it may be smart to check your thyroid.

Do Diabetes Drugs Help You Lose Weight?

December 29, 2023

Here's why drugs originally developed to treat diabetes are being used for weight loss.

4 Foods That May Help You Lose Weight

December 29, 2023

Stay fuller while eating fewer calories by making these satisfying foods part of your diet.

7 Good Reasons to Try Dry January

December 29, 2023

This may be the incentive you need to start the new year alcohol-free.

How to Quit Smoking Gradually

December 29, 2023

Ready to kick your habit? Instead of doing it cold turkey, here are tips to ease into a smoke-free life.

4 Small New Year’s Resolutions to Inspire Change

December 29, 2023

Broad and big new year resolutions can be hard to stick with. Try these small habit changes that can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

A Healthy Side Dish for the Holidays

December 7, 2023

Roasted Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffing balances great taste and good health

6 Ways to Care for Your Skin This Winter

November 30, 2023

Here’s why you should pay extra attention to your body’s first line of defense as temperatures drop.

Keep Illnesses Away from Your Holiday Gatherings

November 30, 2023

Getting sick slows you down and prevents you from enjoying the festivities. These tips can help you avoid it.

Watch Out for These Common Injuries During the Holidays

November 30, 2023

Don't let an injury ruin your holiday fun. These tips can help keep you injury-free.

Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis? How to Tell the Difference

November 30, 2023

Here are similarities and differences between these conditions, as well as common symptoms.

Your Guide to Healthy Holiday Travel

November 30, 2023

Before you pack your bags, read these tips so you're more likely to stay healthy during your travels.

'Tis the Season When You're Most Likely to Have a Heart Attack

November 30, 2023

Here's why your heart is more at risk during the holidays, and what you can do to protect it.

Man Survives Heart Failure and Stroke Thanks to Dedicated Care and Family Support

October 30, 2023

At 73 years old, Gordon Bruce survived heart failure, stroke and more thanks to his dedicated care providers and family, including his daughter who works at the hospital.

4 Strategies to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

October 24, 2023

A good night’s sleep can set the tone for the day. These factors play a role. 

How Risky Is Vaping?

October 24, 2023

E-cigarettes and smokeless nicotine were once regarded as a way to avoid lung cancer risk, but there are concerns.

The Best Time to Exercise If You Have Diabetes

October 24, 2023

All exercise is good if you have diabetes, but here's when it may help the most.

How to Save 1,000 Calories at Your Thanksgiving Meal

October 24, 2023

The average American consumes over 2,000 calories on Thanksgiving. Here's how to save half those calories!

The Best Way to Catch Lung Cancer Early

October 24, 2023

If you are a current or former smoker, here's how to protect yourself from lung cancer.

How to Ease Hip Pain

October 24, 2023

If you have pain, stiffness and inflammation in your hip joint, these tips can help.

Ten Years of Care Provided by TMC Breast Care Center

October 11, 2023

Having battled against cancer twice, Linda Vissering enthusiastically encourages women time and time again to screen regularly at TMC’s Breast Care Center.

What Does It Mean to Have Dense Breasts?

September 28, 2023

Those with dense breast tissue are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and other breast-related issues.

What You Should Know About Diabetes and Sugar

September 28, 2023

High blood sugar causes many of the symptoms and complications of diabetes. Here’s how to manage your blood sugar. 

7 Things You'll Notice After Losing Weight

September 28, 2023

More than just the number on the scale will change when you lose weight.

The Scariest Health Hazards of Halloween

September 28, 2023

This holiday is all about having fun. Here are 5 ways to keep it that way.

The Do's and Don'ts of Supporting Someone with Mental Illness

September 28, 2023

Not sure what to do if a friend or family member has mental health issues? These tips may help.

These 10 Foods Help Fight Inflammation

September 28, 2023

Wondering what inflammation-fighting foods to add to your diet? Try these 10 powerhouses.

How Long Can You Safely Store These Foods in the Fridge?

August 22, 2023

If you have food that's taken up residence in your fridge, here's a guide to know when to toss it.

The Surprising Question That Might Prevent Teen Suicide

August 21, 2023

Today’s generation of teens are at high risk of suicide. Learn what you can do to intervene.

These 9 Things Make It More Likely You'll Fall

August 17, 2023

Here's how to recognize common fall hazards so you can do something to lower your risk.

Are You Missing This Sign of Ovarian Cancer?

August 17, 2023

If you often feel full quickly when eating, don't ignore it.

These Are the 3 Most Common Prostate Problems

August 17, 2023

If you're a man, here are three conditions that may affect your prostate as you age.

Here's Why AFib May Be Especially Dangerous for Women

August 17, 2023

Women need to be aware of this serious heart arrhythmia because early detection is important.

Don't Miss These Signs of Heat-Related Illness

July 27, 2023

Heat-related illnesses can be very serious, so it's important to recognize if they are happening.

4 Frequent Causes of Knee Pain

July 27, 2023

Your knees aren’t getting any younger. Here’s how to keep them in order.

Stay Safe on the Sports Field

July 26, 2023

Don’t let a sport injury keep you off the field this season. Here’s how to be safe before, during and after an activity. 

Don't Forget to Schedule These Medical Appointments

July 24, 2023

Now is as good a time as any to get these appointments on your calendar.

Should You Take These Vitamins Every Day?

July 21, 2023

Many people take multivitamins and other supplements daily, but do you need them?

How to Overcome Loneliness

July 19, 2023

If you are lonely, following these 5 tips can help you feel more connected to others.

How to Treat Any Burn

June 27, 2023

Whether from the sun, the grill or a sparkler, summer is burn season. Learn how to tell the painful inconvenience from the true emergency.

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

June 27, 2023

While serious, people can have fulfilling lives with this condition

Make Restaurant-Quality Salads at Home

June 27, 2023

Save money and calories with these 10 tips for creating salads that taste like a chef made them.

20 Common Causes of Back Pain

June 27, 2023

Is your back hurting? This may be why.

Protect Your Eyes from These Summer Hazards

June 27, 2023

Keep your eyes free from injury and irritation this season with these tips.

Minimally Invasive Lung Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earliest Stages

June 21, 2023

A pulmonologist describes a new robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform that can reach deep parts of the lung where cancer cells often originate.

Intermittent Fasting 101

June 6, 2023

Wondering what the hype is? Here are answers to common questions about this eating style.

What to Do If You Sprain Your Ankle

June 6, 2023

Ankle sprains are common, but knowing what to do when they occur can help them heal faster.

Your Guide to a Safer Summer

June 6, 2023

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and the most preventable, too.

The Simplest Way for Men to Improve Their Health

June 6, 2023

Men’s life expectancy is dropping. Their hesitancy to go to the doctor could be a reason why. 
 

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How to Keep Your Knees Pain-Free

April 24, 2023

These 9 tips help you reduce the risk of experiencing pain or stiffness in your knees.

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The Timeline of a Stroke: Onset to Recovery

April 24, 2023

A stroke can cause chaos. Know what to expect from its start to the recovery process.

The Best Ways to Keep Your Feet Happy

March 20, 2023

Here are 7 tips for keeping your feet as pain-free as possible.

These Could Be Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease

March 20, 2023

Are you or a loved one trembling, shuffling or stooping? These may be signs of a serious disease.

How To Tell if Heartburn Is Something More

March 16, 2023

GERD can start out as an annoyance, but can cause serious damage over time. Avoid long-term effects through simple lifestyle changes and possibly treatment.

What a Headache Could Be Telling You

March 16, 2023

It’s a broad term for a lot of experiences. Learn how to tell if yours are serious.

Ask the Doctor: What is UroLift?

March 15, 2023

TexomaCare Urologist Jeremy West, MD, speaks on the benefits of this FDA-approved treatment for enlarged prostate.

What to Do Now to Ease Allergy Symptoms Later

February 22, 2023

Don't wait to start sniffling and sneezing before treating allergies. Now is the time to take action.

Are You Among the 1 in 3 People at Risk for Kidney Disease?

February 22, 2023

This chronic disease affects more people than you may realize. Could you be one of them?

Which Colorectal Cancer Test Is Right for You?

February 22, 2023

Various colorectal cancer screening options can make diagnosis and early detection easier for you

The ABCs of Joint Replacement Surgery

February 22, 2023

Joint replacement surgery sounds so invasive, but what does it really entail? Here’s the breakdown.

What Your Heart Is Telling You

January 25, 2023

Not all heart events are the same. Knowing what makes them different can be the key to surviving them.

Can Too Little Sleep Cause High Blood Pressure?

January 24, 2023

If you needed another good reason to get enough shut-eye, here it is.

The Surprising Connection Between Mind and Heart

January 24, 2023

Stress and anxiety could be negatively affecting your heart health AND heart disease can cause stress and anxiety. Here’s how to break the cycle.

What You Can Do to Prevent Cancer

January 22, 2023

Here's how to lower your risk for many types of cancer.

The Keys to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2022

The time to build healthy habits is here. Don’t think too hard, we’ve come up with a list of resolutions worth keeping.

RSV: What YOU Need to Know

December 21, 2022

This holiday season, when families gather and the risk of spread is high, be aware of common RSV symptoms, treatments and preventive actions.

Common Signs of Thyroid Problems

December 20, 2022

It can be hard to tell if you have thyroid issues because many signs are similar to other conditions.

Are You Struggling With Your Weight-Loss Journey?

December 20, 2022

If your goal is to lose weight, but nothing seems to be working, bariatric surgery can get you where you want to be.

Would You Notice These Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

December 19, 2022

It may be hard to tell that these symptoms are a sign of this disease.

Learn About This New Way to Prevent Strokes

December 2, 2022

Thoracic surgeon Dr. R.J. Wilcott explains the procedure, called TCAR. Learn how it works, its benefits and whether you might be a candidate.

Try These Steps to Defuse Holiday Stress

November 18, 2022

Put self-care at the top of your to-do list. Identify when stress is affecting you and how you can manage it.

8 Tips for Baking Healthier Cookies Everyone Will Love

November 17, 2022

You may be surprised by how delicious cookies can taste even with these healthy substitutions.

Stay Safe This Flu Season

November 16, 2022

Don’t miss any of the holiday cheer, avoid the flu this year.
 

If You Do These Things, Don't Drive

November 15, 2022

Drinking alcohol isn't the only thing that should stop you from getting behind the wheel.

Prediabetes Is Common, Often Unrecognized, and Dangerous

November 1, 2022

It’s more common than you know. Learn how to avoid it turning into diabetes.

4 Ways Quitting Smoking Can Improve Your Life

October 30, 2022

Sometimes the big health reasons to quit smoking are not enough. These small perks might be the push you need to make the commitment. 

A Cheat Sheet for Preparing Healthier Holiday Meals

October 29, 2022

Enjoy holiday favorites with less fat, sodium and calories with these tasty tips.

How to Protect Yourself from Pneumonia

October 27, 2022

Follow these tips to make it less likely you'll develop this potentially serious lung infection.

Breast Cancer Screening Questions Answered

October 1, 2022

Is getting a mammogram at the top of your to-do list? If not, schedule it now. It may save your life!

A New, Comfortable Solution to Sleep Apnea

September 27, 2022

Inspire is a mask-free alternative to traditional CPAP devices that works inside your body while you sleep.

Depression and Aging: Know the Facts

September 27, 2022

Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults and can lead to a decline in physical, mental and social functioning.

When Should You Get a Flu Shot?

September 26, 2022

Getting a flu shot makes it less likely you'll get sick and has been shown to reduce the severity of illness if you do catch the virus.

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy After Surgery

September 25, 2022

Here's how physical therapy helps you recover more quickly and completely.

Lactation Consultant Helps Underweight Baby

August 29, 2022

Whitney Tavern was thrilled with the care and support TMC gave her and her baby girl Peyton.

What You Need to Know about Monkeypox

August 26, 2022

Here's information about the virus — what it is, how you get it and ways to prevent infection.

How to Recognize an Addiction

August 25, 2022

Here are some signs that someone you know may be battling addiction—and what to do to help.

The 10-Minute Test That Could Save Your Life

August 23, 2022

When it comes to maintaining heart health, early detection and prevention are key. One of the best tools available is the Cardiac CT Calcium Score.

The To-Do Item Men Shouldn't Forget

August 22, 2022

The American Cancer Society estimates 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

The Best Ways to Deal with Back Pain

August 15, 2022

Learn how to better address the world’s most common physical disability.

Have Diabetes? Don't Skip Your Eye Exam

August 13, 2022

Diabetes may affect your eyes, but regular screenings help keep them healthier

Take Action Against Your Arthritis

August 12, 2022

TMC Rheumatologist Pooja Kumari, MD, discusses exercises and dietary choices that can help reduce the pain and discomfort of rheumatoid arthritis.

Why It's a Great Time to Try the Mediterranean Diet

August 11, 2022

Although not technically a "diet," this style of eating helps improve health while being delicious.

Make Mammograms a Priority

August 10, 2022

TexomaCare OB/GYN Arame Thiam-Diouf, MD, speaks on the ages at which women should begin scheduling their annual mammograms.

The Benefits of Urologic Robotic Surgery

August 4, 2022

TexomaCare Urologist Jeremy West, MD, explains the ways robotic surgery can help improve patient outcomes in the field of urology.

Why You Need to Resume Routine Exams

July 19, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a dip in routine checkups. Here's why it's important to curb that trend.

Do Slow and Steady Workouts Win the Race?

July 6, 2022

There's reason to believe that slow and steady cardio is the way to go for weight loss and fat burning.

The ABCs of Hydration

July 6, 2022

Our lives literally depend on water. Are flavored and fizzy options as good for us as straight from the tap?

Protect Yourself While Enjoying the Summer Sun

June 13, 2022

Here are some tips for how to stay safe.

What to Do When a Wound Won't Heal

June 2, 2022

Dr. Jamison Alexander, Medical Director of the TMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, explains chronic wounds and the importance of having them treated.

Enjoy Summer Safely

May 30, 2022

Paying attention to the most common types of injury can help keep you and your family safe while getting the most out of the warm months ahead.

6 Things You'll Hear at the Doctor That May Save Your Life

May 16, 2022

Hate going to the doctor? What you hear while there may be life-saving.

What is Aphasia?

May 16, 2022

This communication disorder forced Bruce Willis into early retirement.

9 Essential Screenings for Men

May 10, 2022

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month! Regular check-ups and screenings can help men stay healthy by indicating preventive health needs and catching issues before they become more serious.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mental Health

May 10, 2022

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on mental health. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, here are ways to identify issues and get help.

How Common Are Mental Health Disorders Among U.S. Adults?

April 25, 2022

You may be surprised to find out 1 in 5 American adults are affected.

Watch Out for These Health Issues If You're a Woman

April 25, 2022

Here's how to lower your risk of common health conditions affecting women.

5 Ways to Lessen Seasonal Allergies

April 24, 2022

Whether your allergy symptoms are frustrating or debilitating, there are steps you can take to enjoy rather than dread spring.

Recognition for Our Remarkable Nurses

April 23, 2022

Nurses are on the frontline of most every healthcare interaction. We celebrate nurses everywhere during May, which is National Nurses Month.

Answers to 5 Common Cancer Questions

March 25, 2022

Here's information about a disease that affects millions of Americans each year.

How to Take Control of Your Neurological Health

March 24, 2022

Everyone should know the signs of an impending stroke or seizure, and more.

When You Need Care, Make the Smart Choice

March 24, 2022

Learn when to visit the emergency room versus urgent care.

Doing This One Thing May Improve Kids' Mental Health

March 23, 2022

Help kids combat stress and depression with these tips to get them exercising more.

Joint Replacement – Is It for You?

February 15, 2022

If you suffer from chronic joint pain and medications are no longer working, you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

Is Diabetes Putting You at Risk for Chronic Wounds?

February 15, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about ways to address and prevent chronic wounds associated with the disease, such as diabetic foot care. 

Heart Attack Symptoms – What’s Different for Men and Women

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition.

Collaborative Care for Pregnant Mother with COVID-19

January 12, 2022

Breanna Pratt was looking forward to the birth of her first child when she contracted a severe case of COVID-19. The care she received at TMC saved both their lives.

What Is HPV?

December 27, 2021

You've likely heard this acronym before, but do you know how HPV may affect you?

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 16, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 16, 2021

Winter blahs and holiday stress have you down? Read more for helpful strategies to lighten your mood.

How Can I Protect Myself from Omicron?

December 16, 2021

Here's what we know about the new variant and what you can do now.

How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?

December 16, 2021

Follow this guide to figure out how much to eat based on your specific body and goals.

3 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain After You Quit Smoking

December 16, 2021

These tips will keep your weight in check after you stop smoking.

Breathing Easy After Decades of Emphysema

December 6, 2021

For much of her life, Martha Morse has struggled with shortness of breath. She's now back to enjoying the activities she loves thanks to the Zephyr® valve procedure she received at TMC.

Kids Ages 5 to 11 Can Now Get COVID-19 Vaccines

November 23, 2021

Younger kids are now eligible for the shots. Here's what parents need to know.

How to Pump Up Your At-Home Workout

November 23, 2021

Need some inspiration for a well-rounded workout at home? Here it is.

Does Handwashing Really Prevent Illness?

November 23, 2021

You likely washed your hands at the start of the pandemic. But do you still need to do it so much?

A Guide to Less Stressful Get-Togethers

November 23, 2021

Keep stress in check whether you're the host or a guest with these effective stress-busting tips.

Are You More Likely to Get Sick When the Seasons Change?

October 22, 2021

Here are some of the reasons why more people get sick at this time of year.

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

October 17, 2021

Here's how healthier habits may help some people reverse or better manage the disease.

What Are the Signs of Lung Cancer?

October 17, 2021

Learn about symptoms, screenings and prevention to lower your risk of this common cancer.

Can Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

September 29, 2021

As if you needed another good reason to move more, here's one worth smiling about.

How to Tell What's Causing Your Symptoms

September 29, 2021

If you're feeling under the weather, here's how to determine what may be to blame.

Do You Have These Signs of Depression?

September 29, 2021

Depression is a very real but treatable illness. Knowing the signs can help you start feeling better.

Returning to Service After Neurosurgery

September 20, 2021

A major spinal injury put Lt. Col. Peter Chambers’ military and personal life on hold. The exceptional care he received at TMC resolved his pain and returned his functionality.

An End to Decades of Severe Back Pain

September 2, 2021

A long struggle with back pain left Justin Hall feeling physically and emotionally defeated. A 90-minute spine surgery helped him recover to an extent he did not think possible.

Can AFib Cause a Stroke?

September 1, 2021

This common heart arrhythmia can lead to serious complications, including stroke.

How to Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

August 26, 2021

Take these steps to help protect yourself from this common cancer in men.

Is Less Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery Right for You?

July 29, 2021

Here are pros and cons to traditional and less invasive techniques for hip replacement surgery.

Why You Shouldn't Skip Recommended Vaccines

July 29, 2021

Vaccinations protect you from serious diseases – and here's why you need them.

7 Tips to Prepare for the Coming School Year

July 29, 2021

This year may require more preparation to get into school mode, but these tips can help.

5 Tips for Healthier To-Go Lunches

July 29, 2021

Get tips that give your lunch staying power so you don't suffer an afternoon slump.

Ongoing Care and Support After a Stroke

July 29, 2021

Lisa Walker’s journey to recovery is a long one. Fortunately, her care providers and stroke support group have been there for her every step of the way.

Ask the Doctor: What Is Interventional Oncology?

July 22, 2021

Read what an interventional radiologist has to say about this unique medical practice and the potential benefits it offers for cancer patients.

Understanding Stroke Care

July 19, 2021

Every year, more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Read what a neurosurgeon has to say about this medical emergency.

Considering Weight-Loss Surgery?

July 14, 2021

Dr. Cody Starnes explains what sets the hospital apart as a weight-loss surgery provider and details who makes for an appropriate candidate for the procedure.

Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement

July 8, 2021

If a major hip or knee problem is keeping you from the activities you love, this innovative procedure can help you get back on your feet faster than with traditional surgery.

Here for You When Sudden Injury or Illness Strikes

May 12, 2021

A sudden illness or injury can’t always wait for you to make a doctor’s appointment, which is why TexomaCare offers three urgent care locations.

This WATCHMAN Keeps an Eye on Your Heart

November 12, 2020

Lee Skinner had been on blood thinners for years to treat a chronic heart condition when a dangerous complication made him look at other options.

Healthcare Heroes Create Specialized ICU/COVID-19 Unit

June 24, 2020

To care for those critically ill with COVID-19, medical staff created a self-contained area, eliminating potential exposure.

First Grayson County COVID-19 Patient Goes Home From Rehab

June 22, 2020

Hospitalized for COVID-19 for 35 days and 33 more days at TMC Reba McEntire® Center for Rehabilitation, local resident goes home to his family.

A COVID-19 PPE "Win-Win" for the Hospital and Community

June 19, 2020

As a national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) loomed, TMC’s staff found and sourced a local business, saving lives and jobs.

How to Get Mental Health Support for Your Teen

June 17, 2020

The struggle is real for many teens, especially in these challenging times. The Adolescent Recovery Program can help provide extra support.

The Importance of Liver Health

April 11, 2020

The liver is responsible for many functions in the body. But did you know that it is your largest and heaviest organ?