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  • The Female Athlete Triad: The Dangers of Disordered Eating and Excess Exercise

    The Female Athlete Triad: The Dangers of Disordered Eating and Excess Exercise

    The Female Athlete Triad is a combination of illnesses that can seriously endanger athletically-driven girls or women who feel intense societal pressure to stay thin. The triad’s three interrelated conditions—disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction and premature osteoporosis—occur when a girl or woman takes dieting and exercise to an extreme. Women can develop one, two or all three components of the triad, and they all can seriously hinder athletic performance and damage long-term health.

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  • Understanding MRI and CT scans

    Understanding MRI and CT scans

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) are common diagnostic tests used by your general physician or specialist to look inside the body beyond the skeletal structure that can be imaged through traditional X-ray techniques.

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  • Common high school sports injuries

    Common high school sports injuries

    Millions of teenagers participate in high school sports every year, and injuries are just part of the game, so to speak. Injuries happen across all sports from high-contact games to non-contact events, and range from mild (muscle strains) to extreme (traumatic brain injury).

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  • Featured Physician: Dr. Todd Ruk

    Featured Physician: Dr. Todd Ruk

    Despite Dr. Todd Ruk’s claim that he’s “a pretty simple guy,” you wouldn’t know it from looking at his bio. In addition to his professional bona fides, he enjoys a host of interests, from sports to travel. Here are his highlights of both work and play.

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  • The Four Types of Melanoma

    The Four Types of Melanoma

    That spot, bump or lump you notice on your arm, leg, face or other part of your body may be more serious than a superficial “age spot” or mole. It could be a sign of melanoma. Any type of new skin growth or discoloration should be checked by a board-certified dermatologist as soon as it is noticed.

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  • Skin Cancer Q&A With Oncologist Dr. Peter Beitsch

    Skin Cancer Q&A With Oncologist Dr. Peter Beitsch

    Dr. Peter Beitsch is a privately practicing Dallas oncology surgeon who specializes in treating skin and breast cancer. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, and attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Among other accolades, Dr. Beitsch has received the Department of General Surgery Scholastic Award three times, as well as the “Caring Spirit” award from the American Cancer Society.

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  • How to Identify and Treat a Sprained Wrist

    How to Identify and Treat a Sprained Wrist

    It’s a natural instinct to break a fall with an outstretched hand, which is why wrist sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. When you break a fall with your hand and wrist, the weight of your body forces the wrist back toward your forearm, stretching the ligaments that connect the wrist and hand. A wrist sprain can range in severity from a tiny tear to a total break of the ligament.

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  • Healthy Edge: Give Your Health the Edge

    Healthy Edge: Give Your Health the Edge

    Congratulations to the 24 employees of NCSC that have already achieved the Summit level for Healthy Edge! They have earned the $300 incentive and will avoid the 2015 surcharge.

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  • Featured Physician: Dr. Frederick J. Duffy, Jr.

    Frederick J. Duffy, Jr., MD, specializes in breast reconstruction and is one of the founding partners of North Central Surgical Center. Dr. Duffy has been in practice since 1997, and received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College. Dr. Duffy went on to receive his medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Compression Wear

    Everything You Need to Know About Compression Wear

    Have you ever wondered about those funny-looking almost-socks you see people wearing in the gym? You know, the kind that start above the ankle and end below the knee? They’re known as compression wear, and they are designed to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury during exercise.

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