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 […]