Entries by Jmoultroup

Snack Attack!

Snack Attack! by Mia Gibson, RDN, LD, CDE Dietitian, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab with MCHS Center for Health & Wellness Be prepared by making ahead or having items on hand for quick nutritious snacks to satisfy your busy family. Fruit is always a great snack.  Small apples, grapes and mandarins are nice to have on hand, […]

Picking Produce … Does it matter if it’s fresh or frozen?

Picking Produce … Does it matter if it’s fresh or frozen? Mia Gibson, RDN, LD, CDE – Dietitian, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab with MCHS Center for Health & Wellness Finding fresh fruits and vegetables is easy at this time of year!  Freshly-picked, ripe fruits and vegetables are the most nourishing because the nutrient content is […]

Summer Colds

Summer Colds by Charlotte A. Carr, BSN, RN, CIC – MCHS Director of Infection Prevention and Control Colds can happen any time of the year. Although they are not as common in warmer months as they are in the colder months, this is not the result of the weather. Rather, colds are caused by viruses. […]

Tips for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Tips for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle by Fernando Boccalandro As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_9f50d2bc-7473-11e7-949a-cfd5af542bd8.html Taking care of your heart is so important. Here are tips that can help you live a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Check your blood pressure at least once every six months to make sure it is within normal limits and […]

Heat Stroke – Tips for Surviving the Summer

Heat Stroke – Tips for Surviving the Summer by Amanda Everett, RN, Emergency Management Coordinator Heat stroke is very prevalent in West Texas due to the fact that we, as West Texans, “think we can handle it”. As we all know, the summers in West Texas can be brutal. So here are a few things to […]

Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50

Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50 by Dr. Avelino Garcia As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_ac8bab86-6efc-11e7-a82a-cfddeecc16cb.html Many women feel that there is no longer a need for a gynecologist after childbearing. For women over the age of 50, yearly exams are encouraged and very important. Even if a […]

Colonoscopy Screening also Serves as Prevention

Colonoscopy Screening also Serves as Prevention by Ramalinga Kedika As seen in Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_52319570-69c4-11e7-8283-ab698c8f3406.html “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin. This is true across the medical field, but especially pertinent when it comes to colon cancer screening. It is a lot easier to prevent colon […]

Supplement Tips

Supplement Tips by Rachel Weiland, PharmD, BC-ADM The most important rule when taking supplements is to tell all of your doctors and your pharmacy about what you take. Supplements might be called “natural”, “herbal” or have some other marketing tactic to get you to buy them, but they can interact with other medications you take, […]

What fruits and vegetables are best for your heart?

What fruits and vegetables are best for your heart? As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: What fruits and vegetables are best for your heart? by Dr. Fernando Boccalandro   A heart healthy diet is fundamental in preventing heart disease, even with the use of current prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs. Thus, it is important to […]