Antibiotic Misuse and YOU!

by Lindsay Rumold PharmD, BCPS, and Erica Wilson PharmD, BCPS As seen in Odessa American’s Medical Matters: Do the medications amoxicillin, azithromycin, cephalexin or ciprofloxacin ring any bells? These are among the most prescribed antibiotics in the United States. And, chances are, you or someone you know has received a prescription for one of […]

Mammography: Frequently Asked Questions

by Dr. Mason “Gage” Hicks, Radiologist As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters at: Why do women need to have yearly screening mammograms? It reduces a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer. Studies have shown that mammography screening cuts the risk of dying from breast cancer nearly in half. When should a […]

Hiatal Hernia – A Very Common Condition

by Dr. Ramalinga Kedika As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: Patients often come to me very worried after having been told they have a hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is very common and often not a cause for alarm. What is a hiatal hernia? A hiatal hernia simply means that a part of […]

Pumpkin – More than just decoration!

by Christina Salina, MS, TTU Dietetic Intern   Few people think of pumpkins besides Halloween decorations and carvings or the traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. However, it might be time to rethink this nutritious and delicious orange plant. Pumpkin is considered a fruit that is rich in nutrients and has a wide range of fantastic health […]

Blueberries and Bone Health

Adding blueberries to breakfast cereal or snacks may help your children ward off osteoporosis later in life. That’s the hypothesis of U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers who fed young, growing rodents a diet with 10 percent freeze dried blueberry powder. The berry eating animals ended up with significantly more bone mass than a comparable group […]