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  • What you should know about preventing and detecting colorectal cancer

    What you should know about preventing and detecting colorectal cancer

    No one ever wants to visit the doctor and hear the “c-word.” Cancer is a scary diagnosis, especially if you haven’t noticed any signs or symptoms. There’s more awareness than ever surrounding some cancers, like breast cancer, but others don’t receive as much media attention.

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  • Concussions and mild brain injuries: what you need to know

    Concussions and mild brain injuries: what you need to know

    Most athletes (and parents of athletes) have been made acutely aware of the danger of concussions. It is estimated that more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur in both contact and non-contact sports each year. But athletes aren’t the only susceptible population. Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests there are hundreds of thousands of non-sports-related concussions each year.

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  • What you need to know about flu season

    What you need to know about flu season

    This time of year, one of the most major medical concerns is contracting the flu. This illness, which can last up to two weeks, brings nasty respiratory symptoms and generally makes you feel awful. The influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, is also highly contagious. It’s possible for flu patients to spread the disease to others up to seven days after first experiencing symptoms.

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  • Ask the doctor: shoulder injuries

    Ask the doctor: shoulder injuries

    Dr. Moen specializes in the comprehensive care of the shoulder, with a focus on the arthroscopic, replacement, and reconstructive surgical treatment of shoulder disorders. Dr. Moen also has received specific training in the surgical and non-surgical care of athletic and sports injuries of the elbow.

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  • North Central Surgical Center Award Winners

    North Central Surgical Center Award Winners

    Linda Fite was awarded the USPI Business Office Manager of the Year — Hospital Division for 2012. The award was presented to Linda at USPI’s Revenue Cycle meeting on November 21st.

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  • Ask The Doctor: Concussions

    Ask The Doctor: Concussions

    This month, Dr. Worrel addresses concussions and other common sport injuries.

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  • How prevalent are concussions in sports?

    How prevalent are concussions in sports?

    For athletes, keeping your body healthy is one of the most important parts of staying on top of your game. Most athletes are tuned in to pain in their muscles, joints, and bones. But they may forget a crucial organ that often takes a lot of abuse: the brain.

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  • How orthopaedic surgery can improve your arthritis

    How orthopaedic surgery can improve your arthritis

    Arthritis is a crippling and widespread disease. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 52 million Americans over the age of 18 have been diagnosed. Arthritis targets the joints, but there are a number of conditions that fall under its umbrella.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Hockey Injuries

    Ask the Doctor: Hockey Injuries

    Hockey is an exciting, physical sport that has become increasingly popular in Texas. Currently, Texas has more professional hockey teams than any other state in the country, a whopping 23 total. More hockey playing means more hockey injuries, many of which are unique to the sport. That’s where Dr. Mark Muller comes in. He is an orthopedic surgeon at North Central Surgery Center and the WB Carrell Clinic. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder and is a team physician for the Dallas Cowboys. He also served as a team physician for the Dallas Stars from 2008-2012. We asked him questions about hockey injuries, including the most common types and ways to treat them.

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  • Press Ganey Associates, Inc.’s Guardian of Excellence Award

    Press Ganey Associates, Inc.’s Guardian of Excellence Award is given to hospitals who reach the 95 percentile in patient satisfaction. We are proud to announce North Central Surgical Center received the award for both the Emergency Department and Inpatient. Thank you to our patients and our amazing staff!

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