Entries by Jmoultroup

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, […]

Soup and Salad for Cold and Flu?

by Deborah McPherson MS,RD, LD, CDE and Mia Gibson RDN, LD, CDE As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_7651392c-e298-11e7-9893-2b7b151c4e84.html We may have all heard that chicken soup is good for what ails you, but can it actually cure a cold? The answer is, of course, no. However, it has been proven to help relieve […]

Urinary Incontinence

by Dr. Avelino Garcia As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_5e237dea-dd36-11e7-b864-efb69ed2f589.html Though many are embarrassed to discuss it, urinary incontinence is very common among women. Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine. It can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete bladder emptying. Other accompanying symptoms include having the strong […]

Winter Weather Safety

by Amanda Everett, MCHS Emergency Management Coordinator Vehicle Preparedness and Safety: Plan your travel and check the latest forecasts. If you encounter snow, sleet or freezing rain, drive extremely cautiously. Even four-wheel drive vehicles will have difficulty on icy roads. Dressing for the Weather: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Outer garments should be […]

Handwashing – The “do-it-yourself” vaccine that reduces the spread of germs.

By Veronica Montano, MSN, RN – Bridge Nurse Residency Coordinator, CNE Planner National Handwashing Awareness Week is Dec. 3 through Dec. 9. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine that reduces the spread of germs. You can reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses by […]