Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50

Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50 by Dr. Avelino Garcia As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_ac8bab86-6efc-11e7-a82a-cfddeecc16cb.html Many women feel that there is no longer a need for a gynecologist after childbearing. For women over the age of 50, yearly exams are encouraged and very important. Even if a […]

Colonoscopy Screening also Serves as Prevention

Colonoscopy Screening also Serves as Prevention by Ramalinga Kedika As seen in Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_52319570-69c4-11e7-8283-ab698c8f3406.html “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin. This is true across the medical field, but especially pertinent when it comes to colon cancer screening. It is a lot easier to prevent colon […]

Supplement Tips

Supplement Tips by Rachel Weiland, PharmD, BC-ADM The most important rule when taking supplements is to tell all of your doctors and your pharmacy about what you take. Supplements might be called “natural”, “herbal” or have some other marketing tactic to get you to buy them, but they can interact with other medications you take, […]

What fruits and vegetables are best for your heart?

What fruits and vegetables are best for your heart? As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: What fruits and vegetables are best for your heart? by Dr. Fernando Boccalandro   A heart healthy diet is fundamental in preventing heart disease, even with the use of current prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs. Thus, it is important to […]

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 […]