May is Stroke Month. Let’s learn a bit more about what a stroke is and available treatments.

May is Stroke Month. Let’s learn a bit more about what a stroke is and available treatments.   by Karry Morris MSN, RN-BC Cardiovascular Nurse – Medical Center Hospital Cardiovascular Services   Most strokes are caused by blood clots. It happens much like a heart attack does. A blood clot travels to a small blood vessel and […]

Medical Matters: Osteoporosis – Are You at Risk?

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”:  Osteoporosis – Are You at Risk? by Dr. James Ingram Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that many people will experience in their lifetime as it is the most common bone disease in humans. Osteoporosis is a silent disease until it is complicated by a broken […]

Benefits of Group Exercise

Benefits of Group Exercise by Andrew Enriquez, Exercise Specialist – Mission Fitness Think back to when you were a kid and how much you loved going outside to play and how much fun it was just being around friends. Secondly, think back to when we were teenagers and how much we craved to be around […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury

MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_6d6d2726-2cef-11e7-9a68-736e9c105440.html   MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury by Dr. James Ingram Dr. James Ingram is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and specializes in Sports Medicine. “I […]

Life After Bariatric Surgery

Life After Bariatric Surgery by Dr. Darren Glass Life after bariatric surgery is not easy. Far from it, but well worth it. The first few weeks after surgery, patients are adjusting to their new stomach anatomy and have to remain on a carefully controlled liquid diet. Their activity quickly advances back to normal. They may […]