Urinary Incontinence

by Dr. Avelino Garcia As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_5e237dea-dd36-11e7-b864-efb69ed2f589.html Though many are embarrassed to discuss it, urinary incontinence is very common among women. Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine. It can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete bladder emptying. Other accompanying symptoms include having the strong […]

Winter Weather Safety

by Amanda Everett, MCHS Emergency Management Coordinator Vehicle Preparedness and Safety: Plan your travel and check the latest forecasts. If you encounter snow, sleet or freezing rain, drive extremely cautiously. Even four-wheel drive vehicles will have difficulty on icy roads. Dressing for the Weather: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Outer garments should be […]

Handwashing – The “do-it-yourself” vaccine that reduces the spread of germs.

By Veronica Montano, MSN, RN – Bridge Nurse Residency Coordinator, CNE Planner National Handwashing Awareness Week is Dec. 3 through Dec. 9. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine that reduces the spread of germs. You can reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses by […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Asthma.

By Dr. Kevin Benson As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_c2285462-a09d-11e7-b46c-cfb9e97cafd1.html   Many of us have enjoyed a wheeze-free summer …and let’s face it, summer in West Texas lasts until at least October. Inevitably, with the change of seasons, along with fall-colored outfits and pumpkin spice flavored everything, we see the shiny yellow, […]

Special Requests during Holiday Meals

by Mia Gibson RDN, LD, CDE Dietitian at Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, Center for Health and Wellness The holidays are a time to gather for meals with our families and friends. If you are the host or attendee, there are things to consider so the meals will go smoothly to accommodate special requests. For some, […]