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Benefits of Group Exercise

Benefits of Group Exercise by Andrew Enriquez, Exercise Specialist – Mission Fitness Think back to when you were a kid and how much you loved going outside to play and how much fun it was just being around friends. Secondly, think back to when we were teenagers and how much we craved to be around […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury

MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_6d6d2726-2cef-11e7-9a68-736e9c105440.html   MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury by Dr. James Ingram Dr. James Ingram is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and specializes in Sports Medicine. “I […]

Life After Bariatric Surgery

Life After Bariatric Surgery by Dr. Darren Glass Life after bariatric surgery is not easy. Far from it, but well worth it. The first few weeks after surgery, patients are adjusting to their new stomach anatomy and have to remain on a carefully controlled liquid diet. Their activity quickly advances back to normal. They may […]

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery by Dr. Darren Glass Bariatric surgery has been around for a long time, well over 60 years. It has gone from experimental, dangerous, fringe medicine, to safe, routine, elective, standard of care. The concept of simple weight loss surgery is outdated is now seen as life-changing metabolic surgery. This means that […]

Heart Disease – Causes and Risks

Heart Disease – Causes and Risks by Karry Morris MSN RN-BC Cardiovascular Nurse, Medical Center Hospital Heart disease is the #1 killer in the nation, causing approximately one in three deaths every year. It is a great time to evaluate your own risk and take steps to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. If you have […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy

MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_a63f49c0-0c5c-11e7-ae5b-5f1dde4cc0cb.html by Dr. Avelino Garcia Good nutrition is vital for a healthy pregnancy. Between fatigue and pregnancy cravings, it can seem difficult to keep healthy eating habits. Planning healthy meals and staying physically active can help. Eating five or six small […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s just allergies … or is it?

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s just allergies … or is it? As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_df0b9662-06e6-11e7-bbb2-3f66b573b122.html by Dr. Kevin Benson Allergies seem to be a big part of our lives here in West Texas. It seems that no matter what the season, or the symptoms, people tend to think it’s their allergies. Or is it? […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Preserving your hips and knees

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_7d318b3e-0111-11e7-9e4a-a381343842e9.html by Dr. James Ingram Time takes a toll on our bodies and our weight bearing joints and cartilage are no exception. Watching a youngster spring up from a sitting position at the speed of a slingshot reminds us all of the creaks and squeaks of our aging joints. […]

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 […]