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PHW on WinnsboroToday.com
10/29/2008

PHW on WinnsboroToday.com

WinnsboroToday.com, an online newspaper in Winnsboro, featured Halloween safety tips and quoted Dr. Kim Burlingham, a physician on the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro.

PHD Dietician on KRLD-AM

Melinda Safir, M.S., R.D., L.D., a clinical dietitian at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, was a featured medical expert on KRLD-AM (1080). Safir spoke about the announcement by Jason’s Deli executives that the restaurant would be eliminating high fructose corn syrup from its menu.

PHD Experts Talk About Concussions on ESPN Radio

Dr. Jim Sterling, a physical medicine physician at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and Ken Locker, director of sports marketing for PHD, were guests on KESN-FM (ESPN 103.3) radio's “Inside Sports Medicine” show, hosted by Dr. T.O. Souryal. Sterling discussed the dangers of concussions, including second-impact syndrome. Locker spoke about PHD’s concussion management program and its computerized ImPact test, which measures an athlete’s brain function to determine when it's safe to return to competition after a concussion.

The program, which is also offered through the Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Program at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, aims to ensure local high school athletes who have suffered from concussions are fully recovered before returning to competition.

PHA in Allen American

Presbyterian Hospital of Allen was highlighted in a front-page story and photo in the Allen American regarding three friends who scheduled a Saturday "Girls Day Out" for mammograms, shopping and lunch. The women started their day at PHA's Breast Center, where they had breakfast, mammograms and computerized breast cancer risk assessments. Barbara Quast, director of women's health services, was quoted in the article, as were the three women.

HMFW Breast Boutique in Star-Telegram

Dana McGuirk, breast cancer nurse navigator at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, was featured in a recent story in the Star-Telegram about the new breast cancer boutique that is soon to open for cancer patients. McGuirk, a breast cancer survivor, spear-headed this boutique as a way to offer patients everything they need to manage their disease in one location.

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