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 […]