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 […]

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 […]