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Mammograms: Myths and Facts

Susan Bacon, RRT, HCM Breast Center Director

Susan Bacon, RRT, Director of the Hill Country Memorial Breast Center, discusses myths, misconceptions and the value of annual mammograms.

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Put Your Feet First!

Dr. Karulak

Q&A with Dr. Bryce Karulak, foot & ankle surgeon

Foot and ankle pain affects your mobility—and your independence. Don’t let it hinder your life. Meet Dr. Karulak and get expert answers so you can take the next step in your health.

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The Journey Home

John Rodriguez

When Jesusa Rodriguez fell and broke her hip at age 97, her son John knew it was time for him to come home to Fredericksburg. He felt confident that his years working in Houston as a problem-solver for oil and gas companies had prepared him to handle the stresses of caring for his mother.

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Still Ticking

Mr. Wallendorf on the treadmill

Local Mechanic gets a heart tune-up

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Imaging Better, Faster & Safer for you


When you get an X-rays and certain imaging procedures, you are exposed to very small amounts of radiation. Learn how HCM reduces your exposure to radiation while getting the best images for you.

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