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.

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.

Facing a Heart Attack at the Height of COVID-19

October 12, 2020

Despite the safety concerns of a growing pandemic, Janis Fletcher sought and received the critical cardiac care she needed at Texoma Medical Center.

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?