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Hill Country Health Blog


Author: Created: 5/3/2012 10:29 AM
Hill Country Health is CTMC's quarterly magazine. The digital version includes interactive extras throughout the year, providing a resource you can draw from frequently for tips about fitness, nutrition and ways to enhance your overall well-being.
By Kathryn on 3/22/2015 3:12 PM

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While colonoscopies have decreased the incidence of colon cancer in the United States, there are still many people who avoid the screening. In this health tip, Dr. Shannon Marek of Gastroenterology San Marcos-New Braunfels, discusses colon cancer and the importance of detecting polyps early.

By Kathryn on 3/8/2015 3:08 PM

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Jasmine Burrington, a doctor of audiology at the Hearing Center at Live Oak Health Partners, discusses the signs and causes of hearing loss and urges people of all ages to schedule hearing consultation.

By Kathryn on 3/1/2015 2:39 PM

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Dr. Erik Anderson, a general surgeon for Live Oak Health Partners, discusses the benefits of robotic-assisted weight loss surgery.

By Kathryn on 2/27/2015 2:50 PM

Stent with balloon angioplasty infographicCTMC’s cardiac catheterization lab in San Marcos allows our cardiologists to perform life-saving heart procedures, but the technology recently revealed a new purpose at CTMC.


By Kathryn on 2/26/2015 2:33 PM

San Marcos Resident David Rhoads Jr. found himself at the CTMC Heart Center after suffering symptoms that mirrored a past cardiac event. 

By Kathryn on 2/25/2015 2:47 PM

Nurse praying with patientIn addition to providing award-winning cardiac care, CTMC offers hope for hearts that are hurting.


By Kathryn on 2/22/2015 2:11 PM

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CTMC Chief Medical Officer Lee Johannsen, MD, discusses stroke symptoms and the consequences of waiting too long to get help.

By Kathryn on 2/18/2015 2:40 PM

Do you know about the major medications in your cardiac physician's toolbox for preventing and treating heart attacks and strokes?


By Kathryn on 2/15/2015 2:07 PM

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Cardiac rehabilitation at Central Texas Medical Center is a program that helps patients return to a healthy and active life after suffering a cardiac event.

By Kathryn on 2/11/2015 2:14 PM
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What is blood pressure, what do the numbers mean and what are high blood pressure risks? Get the answers now. 

By Kathryn on 2/8/2015 1:57 PM

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Dr. Anthony Cedrone of Austin Heart offers advice for maintaining good cardiovascular health.

By Kathryn on 2/4/2015 1:13 PM

Whether you have heart disease, have a family risk, or would like to prevent it, CTMC Registered Dietitian Stephanie Burns gives guidelines you should live by to keep your heart healthy.


By Kathryn on 2/1/2015 1:10 PM
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CTMC Dietitian Stephanie Burns shares tips for eating a heart healthy diet.

By Kathryn on 11/20/2014 5:04 PM
Slash calories from some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. CTMC Dietitian Stephanie Burns shows you how in this SlideShare presentation. 
By Kathryn on 10/15/2014 2:38 PM
Signs and symptoms are the ways our body tells us that something is not right. Like most cancers, mesothelioma is characterized by a list of symptoms, but unlike other cancers, early signs of this disease are not easily recognizable. Guest Blogger Kaitlyn Teabo gives the early and advanced symptoms of mesothelioma.
By Kathryn on 7/8/2014 1:47 PM
Do you struggle to eat healthy? Add nutrient-dense foods to your diet with these tips and tricks. (Recipes Included!)
By Kathryn on 5/8/2014 3:38 PM
It's okay if you missed CTMC's last healthy cooking class on May 7. Get the recipes here and be the hit of every summer bash you attend.
By Kathryn on 2/10/2014 4:12 PM
Increasing fiber intake promotes healthy cholesterol levels and digestion. Introduce more fiber into your diet with these recipes for a savory Dijon Parmesan chicken breast, a delicious spinach and green apple salad, and black bean brownies. 
By Kathryn on 1/13/2014 11:52 AM
Protect yourself and your loved ones from catching the flu with these tips:
By Kathryn on 11/22/2013 10:45 AM
If you missed CTMC's most recent healthy cooking demonstration, this post is for you. Learn the healthy - and tasty - substitutions that will help you slash calories through the holiday season.
By Kathryn on 11/13/2013 5:20 PM
While the flu typically comes to town in winter, flu shots are recommended now. Why? Your body needs a week or two to develop the immunity a flu shot provides. So, getting the shot in the fall gives your immune system the time it needs to get ready for the bug.
By Kathryn on 8/14/2013 2:56 PM
The school year is fast approaching, and that means getting back into the routine of planning and preparing meals. Let the whole family join in on the fun with these kid-friendly snacks that are perfect for the lunchbox or the dinner table.
By Kathryn on 7/17/2013 9:53 AM
With Central Texas Medical Center's fourth annual BabyFest on the horizon, HH Fitness' Heath Herrera shares advice for parents and parents-to-be on how they can remain healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond.
By Kathryn on 6/19/2013 9:39 AM
CTMC Phlebotomist Tasha Costley shares about how her outlook changed after providing clinical services on a CTMC-sponsored medical mission trip to Honduras.
By Kathryn on 5/13/2013 9:43 AM
CTMC's Dietitian Stephanie Burns shares delicious low-carb recipes that keep blood sugar in balance while satisfying the taste buds.
By Kathryn on 4/26/2013 1:37 PM
CTMC Surgery Scheduler Shelly Anderson started working out in preparation for her son's wedding. Today, she knows the benefits of living an active life extend far beyond weight loss.
By Kathryn on 4/26/2013 12:58 PM
After winning her battle with  cancer, CTMC Licensed Vocational Nurse Rita Longoria is committed to remaining healthy.
By Kathryn on 4/17/2013 3:34 PM
One hundred pounds ago, Megan Price made exercise a top priority in her life. Since losing weight, she has stayed committed to her health and wellness by balancing good nutrition and activity.
By Kathryn on 4/3/2013 11:27 AM
When CTMC Computer Technician Russell Haines realized he was 100 pounds overweight, he knew it was time to make some serious changes. Haines took the steps to become a CREATION Health Champion, and so can you.
By Kathryn on 3/22/2013 10:10 AM
When it comes to finding the time and resources to eat healthy and exercise, you really have no excuse. Here's why.
By Kathryn on 2/18/2013 1:29 PM
We all face challenges in life. It may be hard to admit when you need a helping hand, but support groups offer a community of reassurance.
By Kathryn on 2/8/2013 1:16 PM
This SlideShare presentation includes four scrumptious, heart-healthy recipes. And, no, we did not forget dessert!
By Kathryn on 1/30/2013 2:11 PM
When it comes to your heart, make every meal count. There are many delicious ways to replace your favorite dishes with healthier options.
By Kathryn on 1/2/2013 9:45 AM
It’s almost a new year, and you’ve got health resolutions to—break? Try these tips for sticking to your resolve and changing your habits for better health.

By Kathryn on 12/7/2012 9:35 AM
Follow these tips and recipes to keep your blood sugar under control during the holiday season.

By Kathryn on 11/30/2012 1:23 PM
Enjoy a healthier holiday season with these recipes that were compiled and tested by the registered dieticians at CTMC.

By Kathryn on 11/12/2012 11:29 AM
CTMC Registered Dietician Stephanie Burns shows you how to modify recipies and cut down on calories without sacrificing great taste.
By Kathryn on 11/2/2012 1:40 PM
These cooking and party tips will help you keep your waist line in check throughout the food-filled season.
By Kathryn on 9/25/2012 3:10 PM
You could win a $100 Target gift card or a $30 gift card to Mochas and Javas when you participate in our Passion for PINK photo contest! It's easy and fun... tell your friends!
By Kathryn on 9/24/2012 3:02 PM
You don' t have to sacrifice great food to eat healthy. In this SlideShare presentation, CTMC Registered Dietician Stephanie Lozano Burns shares ways to slash calories from your favorite Tex-Mex offerings.
By Kathryn on 9/17/2012 7:34 AM
CTMC Cath Lab Manager Bea Tyler has stayed committed to her health and wellness by making exercise a top priority in her life. Bea has been with CTMC since 1995 and was eager to share some of her tips and tricks for wellness.
By Kathryn on 9/6/2012 8:40 AM
 Good things come to those who wait — so apply these lessons to your next meal.
By Kathryn on 8/31/2012 3:46 PM
Easy fixes repair the damage you did to your health when you were younger.
By Kathryn on 8/21/2012 12:31 PM
Are you searching for a good app that will help you meet your fitness and nutrition goals? There are so many options out there today that it may be hard to know which one will satisfy your needs. We’ve done some research that will help you avoid an app overload and determine which is right for you when it comes to diet, exercise and food journaling.
By Kathryn on 8/8/2012 8:27 AM
For many, summer is a favorite time of year to be visited by friends and family. For others, it’s fall and the winter holidays. Regardless of where you stand, as you prepare for houseguests it’s important to consider whether your home is “visitable” for aging family members.
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