Entries by Jmoultroup

What should you do if you are taking Valsartan?

by Dr. Fernando Boccalandro As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters at: https://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_908d68d2-91cb-11e8-8f3e-eff863178e8a.html The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness and security of human drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, as well as medical devices. Recently, the FDA announced a voluntary recall […]

Look Who’s Talking!

by Dr. Kevin Benson, Board Certified in Pediatrics, ProCare Healthy Kids Clinic As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: https://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_900f465a-6525-11e8-8c18-a725011eda52.html   One of the reasons pediatricians have you bring your babies and children in so many times during their first few years of life is to monitor their development. And the area that is […]

Gynecological Needs After Hysterectomy

by Dr. Avelino Garcia, MCH ProCare Women’s Clinic Many women assume that once a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is completed, they no longer have need for a gynecologist. This, in fact, is not true! There are many health care needs for women, even after hysterectomy. Pelvic Pain or Pain with Intercourse A yearly pelvic […]

Why to Reconsider Vaping

by Elizabeth Ybarra RRT, TTS – Medical Center Health System Cardiopulmonary Staff Educator As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_cc8ef386-4e56-11e8-b6cd-9ffeb1a166a2.html Society changes and upgrades are everywhere. For example, look at fashion, art and television. Other changes include actions and what is “popular” at any particular time. That being said, smoking cigarettes has been […]

Sports Injuries – Spring into Action

by Tim “Trapper” O’Connell MS, LAT MCHS Divisional Director/Pro Care Orthopedics/CHW Family Med/Occupational Med   As seen in Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_de944cda-3eba-11e8-959f-af0df70315ea.html Sports injuries occur in the spring due to many conditions and it is now the time of the year to address preventive measures. As a parent, coach or athlete, preparation and understanding […]

Colon Cancer: One of the deadliest, yet most preventable cancers

by Ramalinga Kedika March is colon cancer awareness month.  Have you had your screening colonoscopy yet? Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Approximately one out of 25 Americans will develop colon cancer in their lifetime. The median age of diagnosis is 67. However, we are seeing a […]

Make Physical Activity a Priority for Heart Health

by Millie Gonzales, RN, BSN Cardiac Rehab Nurse   As seen in Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_369863fa-0d09-11e8-a896-cb44244d4a62.html With Heart Disease on the rise, it is vital to make cardiovascular exercise a priority. Most of us find it challenging to make time in our day to invest in our health. Although, rearranging your daily schedule and […]

Parents’ questions about the everlasting flu season of 2017-2018

by Dr. Kevin Benson, Board Certified in Pediatrics, ProCare Healthy Kids Clinic As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_8d4cb80c-142c-11e8-89ec-0f7e6ed22b8c.html There is endless information about the flu available to anyone with a smartphone. Rather than reprint information that is available elsewhere, I would like to answer a few questions that parents ask every day at […]

H. pylori – Who should be tested?

by Ramalinga Kedika   As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_846c9ea8-03c1-11e8-844a-176e0df84d1a.html   Did you know there is a stomach infection present in approximately half of the world’s population? That infection is a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori for short. Signs and symptoms of H. pylori Most people with H. pylori will never […]

RSV and the Nose Goblins

By Dr. Bonnie Carter, Board Certified in Family Medicine   As seen in OA Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_24b41b36-f344-11e7-9bdf-5304c112ea19.html   RSV … three simple letters that strike fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. Probably everyone knows someone whose child has been hospitalized due to the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). We’ve all heard the horror stories and, […]