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  • Melanoma Facts and Skin Cancer Prevention

    Melanoma Facts and Skin Cancer Prevention

    With summer in full swing, everyone is flocking to beaches, lakes, water parks and other outdoor venues to enjoy this warm, relaxing time of year. However, increased time in the sun leads to increased exposure to harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer.

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  • Featured Physician Dr. Burkhead

    Featured Physician Dr. Burkhead

    Widely known and respected for the creating modular replacement for the shoulder, Dr. Wayne Burkhead, MD has been a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, TX since 1983. As the author of scientific articles, book chapters and textbooks on the subject of the rotator cuff and dislocating shoulder, Dr. Burkhead has lectured at both national and international conferences and holds numerous awards and accolades for his work. Most recently named the President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Dr. Burkhead is considered an expert in the field and is esteemed amongst his peers.

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  • Doctor Profile: Dr. Kurt Kitziger

    Doctor Profile: Dr. Kurt Kitziger

    Dr. Kurt Kitziger moved to Dallas amid unforeseen circumstances. Originally from New Orleans, he ran a thriving orthopaedic practice in his hometown, following in the footsteps of his father, a well-known orthopaedist. When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, he was forced to move his family and his practice and ended up in Dallas, a move that wasn’t easy for the surgeon. He has since established himself and become a key member of the North Central Surgical Center team.

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  • Our facilities at North Central Surgical Center

    Our facilities at North Central Surgical Center

    Since its opening in 2005, North Central Surgical Center has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “81 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know,” rated in the top 5 percent in Patient Satisfaction in America for inpatients, and received the Gold-level TMF Texas Hospital Health Quality Improvement award. These accolades can be attributed not just to our talented, hardworking physicians and nurses, but also to our impressive facilities designed to help guide our patients through a quality recovery.

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  • Stretching for your daily exercise

    Stretching for your daily exercise

    Most of us have been taught to stretch before we exercise ever since our days playing dodgeball in P.E. class. Although there’s still debate over whether stretching before exercise can actually prevent an injury, there is no doubt that stretching is beneficial to your physical health. It increases circulation by encouraging blood flow and supplying nutrients to muscles and cartilage, and has been shown to reduce stress by easing tense muscles and even alleviating lower back pain.

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  • Tips to keep you up to par on the golf course

    Tips to keep you up to par on the golf course

    “Grip it and rip it.” That’s the approach many golfers take with their game, and more often than not, it ends up costing more than a few strokes—it often results in injury.

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  • Why Choose North Central Surgical Center

    Why Choose North Central Surgical Center

    For most of us, we don’t think too much about surgery until that fateful day we actually need surgery comes. Lucky for the people of North Texas, North Central Surgical Center is an award-winning organization that has been improving the lives of its patients for almost a decade.

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  • Endocrine Tumors: What You Need To Know

    Endocrine Tumors: What You Need To Know

    The endocrine system is comprised of a number of glands that secrete hormones to regulate a number of bodily processes, including growth and development, mood, and metabolism. Because of the important role of the endocrine system in the body, being diagnosed with endocrine cancer is scary for patients.

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  • ACL Injuries: Does it always require surgery?

    ACL Injuries: Does it always require surgery?

    It’s the injury that many athletes fear the most: the dreaded ACL injury.

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  • Don’t let an injury get you down – mind vs. body health

    Don’t let an injury get you down – mind vs. body health

    How often do we hear, “play through the pain” or “it will get better once you start moving it?” when we sustain an injury? More often than not, these slogans are more harmful than helpful. If your body says that it’s hurt, then take the message seriously and use your mind to help the healing process along. Not listening to your body is a good way to aggravate an injury.

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