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 […]

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 […]