Entries by Jmoultroup

Just Three Things – Exercise

Just Three Things – Exercise by Abby Magness, ACSM, C-EP Fitness Director for Mission Fitness Cardio Adults should get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. This can be 30 to 60 minutes three times a week at moderate intensity or 20 to 60 minutes three times a week at vigorous-intensity. Strength Training/Weight Lifting Adults […]

Smoke in the air – What can be done?

Smoke in the air – What can be done? by Timothy Marquez, BA, RRT – MCH Pulmonary Patient Educator, Cardiopulmonary As most of us in West Texas woke up this morning, we found there to be a certain thickness in the air, plus an aroma … components from a nearby fire. Throughout the day, the haziness […]

Lactation Consultant with MCH Center for Women & Infants

MCHS Center for Women & Infants by Candy Powell BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC Lactation Consultant with MCH Center for Women & Infants Medical Center Hospital Center for Women & Infants recently received redesignation as a Texas Ten Step facility through 2018. Medical Center Hospital has been a Texas Ten Step facility for over 15 years. The […]

MCHS Cancer Recovery & Rehabilitation Program

MCHS Cancer Recovery & Rehabilitation Program by Denise Minyard, MS,CCC-SLP MCH Rehab Program Manager for Outpatient Therapy Services If you or someone you love have been through cancer treatments and now have problems you didn’t have before your diagnosis, there is help available. Especially if these problems interfere with your ability to function or with […]

Baby Teeth and Babies’ Teeth

 Baby Teeth and Babies’ Teeth by Dr. Robert Stanaland Baby teeth are so important! This cannot be stressed enough. Yes, they will be “lost” eventually, but they play a vital role in a child’s jaw development in addition to aiding in proper nutrition and socially.  Here are the answers to several questions we hear a […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s blood pressure 102

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s blood pressure 102 As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_142b7e0e-eb15-11e6-8175-e70526b7ef79.html by Dr. Fernando Boccalandro In my first article I discussed the basics of blood pressure and the definition of normal blood pressures values according to current guidelines. In this second article I will address some practical tips and tricks, to maintain an […]

Caring for a Survivor of Stroke

Caring for a Survivor of Stroke can be a Challenge by Karry Morris MSN, RN-BC MCH Cardiovascular Nurse, Cardiovascular Services Caring for a survivor of stroke or any traumatic injury or illness can be a challenge. A stroke in a family can result in changes in relationship dynamics, increased stress, role changes and financial burden. Many caregivers […]

Yes, immunizations, flu shots help

Yes, immunizations, flu shots help As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_3c82eb7c-d520-11e6-a0d4-2fb7bbaebde6.html by Dr. Arun Mathews  As you may be well aware, flu season is upon us. Occasionally I come across individuals that are unsure about the general benefits of receiving a flu shot, and in some instances immunization in general. I wanted to […]

Creating a Plan

Creating a Plan by John Douthitt General Manager – Mission Fitness at the MCH Center for Health & Wellness  How many times have you started a new workout program in January only to fall off the exercise wagon by the end of February? It happens to a lot of people when goals are unrealistic or […]

Singing the Blues

Singing the Blues by Dr. Krystal Murphy Postpartum Blues or Baby Blues is a form of mild depression that generally starts 2-3 days after the birth of a child and should be taken very seriously.  Sometimes the signs are subtle, but the effects it can have on the new family are very real. Although lack […]