Why your baby needs you to breastfeed

by Candy Powell BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, Lactation Consultant and Certified Childbirth Educator at the Medical Center Hospital Center for Women and Infants.   As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters at: https://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_65628f18-9cc3-11e8-b26b-437cd1d03725.html   Breastfeeding is a vital part of healthy child development and provides the best start to life for any baby. […]

Healthy Lifestyle for the Family

by John Douthitt As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters” at: https://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_62cf8bf6-a309-11e8-adf7-bfa187d94693.html The latest studies from the Center for Disease Control regarding obesity in the United States are scary to say the least, and the future projections only show this epidemic to be getting worse. Unfortunately, these latest studies aren’t just regarding the adult […]

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 […]