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Med Ctr Of Southeastern Ok
(580) 924-3080
1800 University Boulevard
Durant, OK
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Health Management Associates

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Texoma Med Ctr Restorative
(903) 415-4007
1000 Memorial Drive
Denison, TX
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Med Ctr Of Southeastern Ok
(580) 924-3080
1800 University Boulevard
Durant, OK
Medicare Number
370014
Bed Count
103

Texoma Med Ctr Restorative
(903) 415-4007
1000 Memorial Drive, 4th Floor
Denison, TX
Medicare Number
452041
Bed Count
29

Texoma Medical Center
(903) 327-7267
1000 Memorial Dr Box 890
Denison, TX
Specialty
Hospitals

Texoma Medical Center
(903) 416-4000
1000 Memorial Drive
Denison, TX
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Universal Health Services, Inc

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Medical Ctr Of Southeastern Oklahoma
(580) 920-8099
1800 University Blvd, P O Box 1207
Durant, OK
Specialty
Hospitals

Texoma Medical Ctr Restorative Care
(903) 416-4441
1000 Memorial Dr 4th Floor Pobox 890
Denison, TX
Specialty
Hospitals

Texoma Healthcare System
(903) 416-4000
1000 Memorial Drive
Denison, TX
Medicare Number
450324
Bed Count
205

Integris Southwest Med Center
(405) 636-7000
4401 South Western
Oklahoma City, OK
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
INTEGRIS Health

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The Big Squeeze

Like a hammer pounding the skull or a vise clamped to the cranium,
a migraine headache can be among the most excruciating and debilitating pains
a person can experience. If you suffer from this malady, here are some
ways to minimize your misery.

By Susan Weiner

October 2006

Cyndy Roseman-Puccio didn’t know what a migraine was until she turned 50. Preparing for a cross-country trip to the east coast from her home in Half Moon Bay, California, Roseman-Puccio awoke one morning with a disquieting headache. Thinking it would quickly subside, she and her husband headed to a local restaurant for breakfast, where Roseman-Puccio spent the entire meal throwing up in the restroom. “It was horrible and I was so nauseous,” she recalls. “It felt like a vise was clamped to the sides of my head and someone was tightening it.” From that point on, migraines became a routine part of her life.

Roseman-Puccio later learned that her migraines were brought on by menopause and foods that had abruptly become triggers for the intense head pain. “All of a sudden, chocolate and red wine became my worst enemies,” she says before admitting she still indulges in the occasional fudgey treat. “Hey, I’m not going to stop living because of migraines.”

For more than 29.5 million Americans—mostly women—migraine headaches range from painful to downright debilitating. Talk to anyone who suffers from migraines and they describe dealing with the pounding in their heads with words like “excruciating,” “incapacitating” and “unbearable.” Many spend long days in bed and are forced to miss work; the World Health Organization cites migraines as among the most debilitating of ills, costing employers nearly $13 billion a year in lost productivity and another $1 billion in medical care. Many migraine sufferers are also forced to forgo activities and lose time with family and friends. Others are trapped into devouring a never-ending succession of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, which may mask the pain but never get to the root of the cause.

Migraine Madness

If you’ve never experienced a migraine, consider yourself very lucky. The word “migraine” comes from the Greek hemikranion, or pain affecting one side of the head. That definition is mild compared to the reality. Imagine a fierce throbbing in your head that may last up to 72 hours, accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Any sort of exertion—even climbing stairs—aggravates the pain. Additional symptoms can include blurred vision, irritability, depression, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and the inability to concentrate. Some people will complain that their hair “hurts” and the pain may become so intense that even wearing glasses or jewelry becomes unbearable.

Migraines can afflict anyone at any age. But women, due to fluctuations in estrogen levels, are three times more likely to suffer from them than men. Adding insult to malady, the National Migraine Association reports that ne...

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