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Methodist Dallas Medical Center has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  Methodist is one of only three such centers in Dallas and 11 in Texas.Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed ...

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By Melanie Algermissen, Assistant Vice President, Wellness, Methodist Health SystemChristmas day has come and gone. Now it’s time to start that diet, exercise more, quit smoking, or spend less money. Or maybe you’ve given up on resolutions since your great intentions seem to fizzle out a couple of weeks into the new year.Many of us fail at New Year’s resolutions because we choo ...

By Karla Ramberger, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Dallas Medical CenterNursing has always been synonymous with nurture. In fact, both words have the same Latin origin, “nutritura,” meaning “the act of nursing.”While nurses have long been devoted to the care and nurture of patients, today’s health care leaders recognize an equally important commitment to nurture our nurse ...

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ttp://youtu.be/yRTq4RWyaMcChef Carol Ritchie has been part of the To Life! Weight-Loss program at the Methodist Weight Management Institute for a year and has lost nearly 30 pounds and feels great! The To Life! Program is for life and she'll continue to participate in the support groups, visit her doctor, and track her calories and exercise. She makes one last meal for her webl ...

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By Carol Ritchie, celebrity chef and Participant in the Methodist Weight Management Institute’s To Life!™ Lifestyle Change Management ProgramThe holidays are here, and so are all the temptations that come with them. A steady stream of pot luck gatherings, parties, holiday shopping (and eating), and food gifts can totally undo the hard work you’ve invested in your weight-loss or ...

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Today Methodist Dallas Medical Center received electronic notification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with the findings of the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) survey which concluded November 8 at Methodist Dallas. The letter confirms that as a result of the hospital’s comprehensive action plan and the survey, CMS has found Methodist ...

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ttp://youtu.be/BdwB328X9s0Jennifer Tullis, RN, BSN, ONC, and Orthopedics Coordinator at Methodist Dallas Medical Center discusses the benefits of the Methodist Joint Academy's patient-centric care ...

By Bernnie Kennedy, RN, Director, Cardiology Nursing Supervision, Methodist Mansfield Medical CenterBeing a nurse has its share of occupational challenges, but did you know nurses are at great risk for heart attacks? And if you work the night shift, that could mean even more trouble for your health.Several studies have documented that nurses struggling with work pressures have ...

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