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Another Benefit of Reading to Children

I am a huge proponent of reading to children. As a pediatrician, I often see how reading to children helps quite a bit with language development. Many studies over the years have also proven that kids whose parents read to them succeed in school. Now, there is yet another reason for you to cuddle up...
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The Meaning of Care is a Badge of Honor

  To some, the badge all Methodist employees wear is just a badge. But for those of us who wear it, it is so much more. The badge represents our passion and commitment to our patients and their families. It’s a commitment we take seriously, because just like us, they’re parents, sons and daughte...
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Nurses Week: Called to Care

In honor of Nurses Week, four Methodist Health System nurses reflect on their reason for answering the call to care....
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Finding Comfort in the Krispies

  It’s the ultimate in comfort food … and at Methodist Women’s Hospital, it’s serious business. If you haven’t had one of their Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® Treats, you are missing out. The most popular treat “It’s probably one of the most popular things here,” said Tyler Ratigan, Food Service Tea...
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Skin Cancer Awareness: Get Checked!

With the warm weather finally here, we are all starting to spend more time outside and soaking up the sun. But as we all enjoy the outdoors a little more, it’s also a time to remember to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.  Not just one type Every skin cell on your body has the potent...
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Know Your Numbers: High Blood Pressure Risks

Taking your blood pressure seems like one of those routine things that just happens when you visit your doctor. But there’s a good reason we take it seriously … and why you should, too. What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure – also called hypertension – is when the pressure in your arter...
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Becoming a Mom

  Every day at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital or Methodist Women's Hospital, we have the privilege of witnessing the miracle of birth. With each new arrival, not only is new life created, it also signals another new beginning: the creation of a mother. With compassion, dedication and knowled...
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You Don't Need to be a Superhero to Work Out

Think you need to be Wonder Woman or spend an hour at the gym to get all the benefits of working out? Nope! You just need to HIIT it! What is HIIT? HIIT, an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training, helps increase fat burning and improve endurance. The training technique is when you go “all ou...
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Finding Her Voice

  Transcript: O say can you see by the.... Liz Pettinger, Cancer Survivor:   After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, everyone says to you, oh that's the easy cancer. You think how could cancer possibly be easy but you know you keep hearing that up until my surgery everyone says, "Well, thank...
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Hepatitis Awareness: It Starts with Screening

I tend to catch many of my patients off-guard when I ask to test them for hepatitis C. Many ask if it’s actually necessary – they say they have never done anything to be exposed and they don’t look or feel sick. My answer is always a resounding yes! We can’t cure a disease we don’t know about, and...