Make Physical Activity a Priority for Heart Health

by Millie Gonzales, RN, BSN Cardiac Rehab Nurse   As seen in Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_369863fa-0d09-11e8-a896-cb44244d4a62.html With Heart Disease on the rise, it is vital to make cardiovascular exercise a priority. Most of us find it challenging to make time in our day to invest in our health. Although, rearranging your daily schedule and […]

Parents’ questions about the everlasting flu season of 2017-2018

by Dr. Kevin Benson, Board Certified in Pediatrics, ProCare Healthy Kids Clinic As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_8d4cb80c-142c-11e8-89ec-0f7e6ed22b8c.html There is endless information about the flu available to anyone with a smartphone. Rather than reprint information that is available elsewhere, I would like to answer a few questions that parents ask every day at […]

H. pylori – Who should be tested?

by Ramalinga Kedika   As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_846c9ea8-03c1-11e8-844a-176e0df84d1a.html   Did you know there is a stomach infection present in approximately half of the world’s population? That infection is a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori for short. Signs and symptoms of H. pylori Most people with H. pylori will never […]

RSV and the Nose Goblins

By Dr. Bonnie Carter, Board Certified in Family Medicine   As seen in OA Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_24b41b36-f344-11e7-9bdf-5304c112ea19.html   RSV … three simple letters that strike fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. Probably everyone knows someone whose child has been hospitalized due to the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). We’ve all heard the horror stories and, […]

Soup and Salad for Cold and Flu?

by Deborah McPherson MS,RD, LD, CDE and Mia Gibson RDN, LD, CDE As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_7651392c-e298-11e7-9893-2b7b151c4e84.html We may have all heard that chicken soup is good for what ails you, but can it actually cure a cold? The answer is, of course, no. However, it has been proven to help relieve […]