Blog Archive

Living with Chronic Pain Aug 16th, 2019

When you have chronic pain, every day is a major effort. Chronic pain doesn’t heal like acute pain does. After an injury such as a sprained ankle, you may lose mobility and hurt for a while – but the injury heals and you get on with your normal activities in...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: All Your Questions Answered Jul 22nd, 2019

If you know anything about scuba diving, you may know that a hyperbaric chamber is used for treating decompression sickness. But this controlled environment has many other medical uses, from healing wounds to stopping sudden vision loss. At Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, our hyperbaric medicine team, led by Dr....

What You Should Know About Post-Concussion Syndrome Jun 14th, 2019

While most people who suffer a concussion have no lasting long-term effects, even a mild concussion could lead to slow-to-appear complications. If you or a loved one recently had a concussion or other head trauma, you might be experiencing symptoms that could point to post-concussion syndrome. At Trusted Medical Centers...

How to Tell the Difference Between a Sore Throat and Strep May 15th, 2019

No one wants to be sick. We lose so much time when we’re not feeling well, and this includes missing work, social events, and spending time with our friends and family. But there are obvious degrees of illness, and some conditions are worse than others and may require a doctor’s...

When Your Sprain Warrants a Visit to the Hospital Apr 25th, 2019

Sometimes, it’s really difficult to know if you or a loved one needs medical attention. If your child falls during a game and their wrist hurts, should you wait a few days or take them to the doctor right away? If you twist your ankle, how do you know if...

Causes and Risk Factors of Hypothermia Apr 18th, 2019

While Dallas winters are mild compared to those of Maine or Minnesota, it’s still important to understand the causes and risk factors of hypothermia. Mild hypothermia can come from simply lingering outside in cold weather, while more severe hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposure to cold water or weather. What...

Are You Prepared For A Medical Emergency? Apr 8th, 2019

It can be difficult to know when to seek medical emergency care and stressful to deal with a trip to the emergency room in Mansfield. Fortunately, most people don’t have to spend much time in an ER, but it doesn’t make it any easier to handle when worried about loved...

Glaucoma: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Apr 3rd, 2019

No one wants to miss out on seeing the world around them by experiencing blindness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It causes damage to the optic nerve, thus gradually worsening vision. What are the signs and symptoms?There are many...

Steps to a Heart-Healthy Life Mar 6th, 2019

Our hearts quite literally keep us alive. They work hard for us every day, and it is important to exercise good heart hearth. Want to improve your heart’s health? A series of small changes can make a big improvement. Eat Healthy We all want to eat healthy, but sometimes it’s...

6 Things to Know about Thyroid Health Feb 6th, 2019

Did you know one in every eight women will develop a thyroid condition during her lifetime, according to the American Thyroid Association? In many cases, thyroid symptoms can be mistaken for other conditions. It’s important to do your research, understand the symptoms and causes, and know what to be watching for in...

Signs You May Have a Fracture Jan 9th, 2019

Did you know that the average person experiences two fractured bones during their lifetime? While fractures, or broken bones, are very common during childhood, they can become more serious as we age. A fractured bone is considered a medical emergency, and it is important to go to an emergency room...

Chemical and Caustic Burns Dec 5th, 2018

Chemical or caustic burns can happen in the safety of your home, in your workplace, or at school. They are caused by accidentally coming into contact with a chemical or misusing a chemical product. Chemical Burn SymptomsAlthough chemical burn symptoms can differ, they pose serious threats to your health. Symptoms...

Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve Dec 1st, 2018

What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re headed to a party or staying in for the night, we want to ensure your New Year’s Eve is spent safely. Many people spend the evening celebrating at parties and drinking heavily, but it’s important to remember the side effects...

Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Tips Nov 10th, 2018

With Halloween now behind us, Turkey Day is around the corner! As we gather loved ones together at our tables, it’s important to prioritize our health in the midst of all the busyness. By planning ahead, we can ensure that heart-healthy Thanksgiving decisions will lead to a Thanksgiving in Mansfield, TX filled with warm...

Pneumonia: Symptoms, Causes, and Risk Factors Nov 7th, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…except when pneumonia makes an appearance. ‘Tis the season for dealing with colds, the flu, and pneumonia. While colds and the flu can be frustrating but short-lasting, pneumonia can last much longer and present more serious issues. Pneumonia SymptomsPneumonia’s symptoms vary in severity,...

Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers Oct 29th, 2018

There are gifts to wrap and lists to make and parties to attend and festive meals to cook. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but, for some of us, the holidays trigger depression instead. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s important to...

Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine Oct 20th, 2018

Halloween is around the corner, and you’ve probably already started planning your kids’ Halloween costumes. But in the midst of your preparations, make sure you schedule another important date on your calendar: your flu shot. Vaccinating your family will help keep them healthy during this year’s flu season. Why should...

Tips for Enjoying a Healthy Halloween Oct 15th, 2018

For kids and adults, Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year. Dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and collecting candy – what else could make this day more fun? In the midst of all of the excitement, we want you to enjoy a safe Halloween! Here are...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 1st, 2018

According to BreastCancer.org, “1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.” This statistic might be chilling, but it is one that is important for understanding the facts: Early breast cancer detection increases your chances of survival. Checking your breasts regularly is...

When to Seek Care for a Sore Throat Sep 12th, 2018

Cold and flu season is ramping up, which means you may currently be experiencing a sore throat. Although sore throats are a common irritation, they can be painful and annoying. Washing hands often and practicing good hygiene are some of the best ways to stay healthy and avoid sickness, but...

Preventing Football Injuries Aug 31st, 2018

Fall is synonymous with football season. In the Mansfield area, we love sitting around our televisions, cheering for the Cowboys and our favorite college and high school football teams, and watching our kids play in local leagues. While football is one of the most popular sports for us Texans, it...

What To Do When Chest Pain Strikes Aug 23rd, 2018

Did you know that every 43 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack? Heart attacks might be a common emergency, but they are serious and sometimes fatal. Knowing the heart attack symptoms and how to prepare for this emergency could save your life or the life of...

Back-to-School Health Tips For You Aug 13th, 2018

As the weather turns cooler and children head back to school, we want to help your kids stay healthy. We’ve compiled a list of back to school health tips to ensure your children have smooth transitions back to school. Eating Wholesome MealsIt has been proven that children who eat regular...

Stomach Bug or Food Poisoning? Aug 2nd, 2018

Do you know how to tell the difference between the stomach bug and food poisoning? Both have similar symptoms and are frustrating experiences, but there are differences between the two. The Facts on Food PoisoningOne of the major differences between the stomach bug and food poisoning is that the stomach...

Healthy Living Tips For The Fall Jul 31st, 2018

Goodbye, long summer days and warm nights. Hello, pumpkin spice and football and the State Fair of Texas. For many of us, fall feels like a fresh start. Even if we don’t have kids back in school, the cooler weather ushers in a renewed motivation for setting goals and evaluating...

When to Seek Emergency Care Jul 15th, 2018

If you’re not sure when to go to the ER, or when to seek emergency care, we’ve done the work for you – follow our list of guidelines to learn when your medical issue requires an emergency room visit. Emergency Room Visit Go to the emergency room immediately or call 911...