So, you just got out of the hospital! Here are some ways to keep it that way.

So, you just got out of the hospital! Here are some ways to keep it that way. by Rachel Weiland, PharmD, BC-ADM, MCHS Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Eat healthy Focusing on nutrient-dense, fresh foods can help you lose weight, have more energy, lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol, enhance your immune system and so much […]

Heart Disease – Causes and Risks

Heart Disease – Causes and Risks by Karry Morris MSN RN-BC Cardiovascular Nurse, Medical Center Hospital Heart disease is the #1 killer in the nation, causing approximately one in three deaths every year. It is a great time to evaluate your own risk and take steps to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. If you have […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy

MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_a63f49c0-0c5c-11e7-ae5b-5f1dde4cc0cb.html by Dr. Avelino Garcia Good nutrition is vital for a healthy pregnancy. Between fatigue and pregnancy cravings, it can seem difficult to keep healthy eating habits. Planning healthy meals and staying physically active can help. Eating five or six small […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s just allergies … or is it?

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s just allergies … or is it? As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_df0b9662-06e6-11e7-bbb2-3f66b573b122.html by Dr. Kevin Benson Allergies seem to be a big part of our lives here in West Texas. It seems that no matter what the season, or the symptoms, people tend to think it’s their allergies. Or is it? […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Preserving your hips and knees

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_7d318b3e-0111-11e7-9e4a-a381343842e9.html by Dr. James Ingram Time takes a toll on our bodies and our weight bearing joints and cartilage are no exception. Watching a youngster spring up from a sitting position at the speed of a slingshot reminds us all of the creaks and squeaks of our aging joints. […]