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  • North Central Surgical Center Recognized for High-Quality Care

    North Central Surgical Center Recognized for High-Quality Care

    Local Hospital Receives Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award

    Dallas, Texas, 5/1/14 – North Central Surgical Center has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Dr. Megan Wood

    Ask the Doctor: Dr. Megan Wood

    Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Megan Wood specializes in the hand, wrist and elbow. Below she outlines the most common injuries to those areas and how to treat nagging problems. This represents a general approach toward patient care and is in no way intended to be used as a definitive treatment plan or for self-diagnosis.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Podiatrist Dr. Joel W. Brook

    Ask the Doctor: Podiatrist Dr. Joel W. Brook

    Foot problems usually require immediate attention. You can’t exactly avoid using your feet, can you? Dr. Joel W. Brook is here to help. His podiatric expertise ranges from injuries to chronic issues and everything in between. Below he addresses some common foot concerns.

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  • Common Softball Injuries

    Common Softball Injuries

    Although it’s not a contact sport like football or hockey, softball can still take a toll on the body for all who play. Like all sports ailments, there are two types of injuries one can sustain by playing softball: overuse injuries, which occur over time due to stress on the muscles, joints, and soft tissues without proper time for healing; and acute or traumatic injuries, which occur due to sudden force or impact, and can be quite dramatic.

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  • Ice vs. Heat for your injury: What’s the difference?

    Ice vs. Heat for your injury: What’s the difference?

    Whenever you hurt yourself, whether it’s by burning your hand on the stove, pulling a muscle while exercising or slamming your finger in a door, generally everyone has some method of treatment they prefer. “You should ice that,” some recommend, while others suggest heat.

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  • Injuries Every Tennis Player Should Know

    Injuries Every Tennis Player Should Know

    Tennis balls aren’t the only things that take a pounding on the court. Whether you are a casual weekend player or a serious match competitor, your joints take a pounding, too. Tennis requires almost constant twisting, turning, lunging, quick starts and sudden stops – and that’s during just one game. Imagine the stress and strain joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles undergo during an entire match.

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  • The R.I.C.E. Method

    The R.I.C.E. Method

    Whether you’re a professional athlete, a marathon runner, or simply someone who enjoys casually playing sports with friends, injury is bound to occur. Often, an athlete’s natural reaction to injury is to “rub some dirt on it”, walk it off and get back in the game. Unfortunately, that instinct to keep going is really not in your best interest. In fact, it can take you out of the game quicker in the long run, if a proper remedy is not utilized.

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  • The most common injuries for golfers and how you can avoid them

    The most common injuries for golfers and how you can avoid them

    When one thinks of sports injuries, they generally think of a hard hitting running back, a too-tall-for-his-own-good center, or a rambunctious hockey defense-man. After all, injuries are just part of life when you play a contact sport such as these. However, with any sport come injuries.

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  • Common basketball injuries

    Common basketball injuries

    As the men’s NCAA basketball tournament progresses, we find ourselves on the edge of our seats, hoping for upsets and praying for good competition. It’s no surprise that basketball is one of the most popular sports in the nation, but with the dramatic finishes and amazing comebacks come injury and defeat. It’s just a part of the game.

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  • When should you consider surgery to treat your injury?

    When should you consider surgery to treat your injury?

    All athletes get injured from time to time, and the majority of these injuries are minor and easy to recover from. Once you’ve hurt yourself badly, though, like tearing a ligament, the injury becomes a much more prominent part of your life. Throughout the recovery process, doctors may prescribe a variety of therapies to help you resume your daily activities.

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