Medical City Healthcare | Take Care | Fall 2019

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Concussions are a big topic in football, but they can happen in any sport or activity, including after a bike crash, a fall on the playground or a tumble down the stairs. Any child with a possible concus- sion needs immediate medical attention and should not return to any physical activity until cleared by a physician. Help keep kids safe with proper equip- ment, age-appropriate activi- ties and annual physicals.” — Dallas Stars team doctor and Medical City Healthcare orthopedic surgeon William Robertson, MD Early detection saves lives Regular mammograms are the most reliable way to find breast cancer early, when a cancer- ous tumor is still too tiny for you or your doctor to feel. That’s when treatment is most likely to be successful. It’s also when aggressive treatments—such as a mastectomy to remove the entire breast or chemotherapy—are least likely to be necessary. Here are the American Cancer Society breast screening guidelines for women with an average risk of breast cancer: >> 40 to 44 years old: Talk to your doctor; screening at this age is optional. >> 45 to 54 years old: Get a mammogram every year. >> 55 and older: Get a mammogram every other year or continue with yearly screening. Talk with your doctor about what’s right for you. GET A COMFORTABLE, ACCURATE MAMMOGRAM at Solis Mammography locations throughout North Texas. Schedule online at MedicalCity . STEP 3 STEP 5 STEP 1 STEP 2 Rub your hands together to make a lather. Scrub hands well all over—including the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails. STEP 4 Rinse your hands well under running water. Dry hands using a clean towel, or air dry. Wet your hands with clean, running water. Apply soap. Continue scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. Cold and flu season is here! Frequent and effective handwashing is still one of the best ways to avoid passing on germs and getting sick. Make it fun by teaching kids to sing the “happy birthday” song twice (about 20 seconds) while they scrub! THE RIGHT WAY TO WASH GERMS AWAY GET $20 FLU SHOTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY at CareNow® locations throughout DFW. Visit . City shorts Concussion discussion 14