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  • 6 Tips For Staying Fit on Vacation

    6 Tips For Staying Fit on Vacation

    Summertime is just around the corner. Have you started planning your summer vacation? It’s easy to let vacation derail healthy eating and exercise routines, but just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with your healthy habits.

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  • Best Foods to Eat After Surgery

    Best Foods to Eat After Surgery

    After surgery, your body needs enough calories and nutrients to fully recover from the procedure. Eating the right foods after surgery can decrease risk of infection, speed healing of the incision and increase strength and energy. The best post-surgery foods to eat are packed full of vitamins and minerals.

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  • Do you have a herniated disc?

    Do you have a herniated disc?

    Most adults—an estimated 60 to 80 percent—will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be caused by a number of factors, but a herniated disc is one common cause.

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  • Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Joint replacement surgery can be frightening. If you are facing joint replacement surgery—perhaps hip or knee replacement—you may be asking yourself some of these questions: How painful will it be? How long will recovery take? Will I truly regain mobility after surgery? What will my life be like after surgery?

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  • Neck Pain: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Neck Pain: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Though less common than back pain, neck pain affects an estimated 45 percent of adults in the U.S. There are different classifications and causes of neck pain, and in some cases, neck pain can be preventable. Neck pain is generally classified as either acute pain or chronic pain.

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  • Dallas Surgeon First to Complete SentiMag® Procedure in the US

    Dallas Surgeon First to Complete SentiMag® Procedure in the US

    A new technology for use during cancer staging in the sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure is currently under trial in the United States. North Central Surgical Center’s Dr. Peter Beitsch, a privately practicing Dallas oncology surgeon who specializes in treating skin and breast cancer, completed the first procedure using this new technology in the US.

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  • Dr. Downs Missionary Trip

    Dr. Downs Missionary Trip

    On November 8, 2014, Dr. J. Marcus Downs and his wife, Carol Lee, headed to Ecuador to participate in a medical mission trip with Medical Ministry International—the ninth time they have done so. Carol Lee is a physical therapist, and Dr. Downs is a Colorectal Surgeon. They began their service in Ecuador twelve years ago, and most of their trips have included their children, Colleen and Brian. However, this year’s trip was special, since Colleen graduated from medical school in 2013 and was having her first mission medicine experience as a physician.

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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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  • 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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