MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy

MEDICAL MATTERS: Good Nutrition is Vital for Pregnancy As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_a63f49c0-0c5c-11e7-ae5b-5f1dde4cc0cb.html by Dr. Avelino Garcia Good nutrition is vital for a healthy pregnancy. Between fatigue and pregnancy cravings, it can seem difficult to keep healthy eating habits. Planning healthy meals and staying physically active can help. Eating five or six small […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s just allergies … or is it?

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s just allergies … or is it? As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_df0b9662-06e6-11e7-bbb2-3f66b573b122.html by Dr. Kevin Benson Allergies seem to be a big part of our lives here in West Texas. It seems that no matter what the season, or the symptoms, people tend to think it’s their allergies. Or is it? […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Preserving your hips and knees

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_7d318b3e-0111-11e7-9e4a-a381343842e9.html by Dr. James Ingram Time takes a toll on our bodies and our weight bearing joints and cartilage are no exception. Watching a youngster spring up from a sitting position at the speed of a slingshot reminds us all of the creaks and squeaks of our aging joints. […]

Baby Teeth and Babies’ Teeth

 Baby Teeth and Babies’ Teeth by Dr. Robert Stanaland Baby teeth are so important! This cannot be stressed enough. Yes, they will be “lost” eventually, but they play a vital role in a child’s jaw development in addition to aiding in proper nutrition and socially.  Here are the answers to several questions we hear a […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s blood pressure 102

MEDICAL MATTERS: It’s blood pressure 102 As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_142b7e0e-eb15-11e6-8175-e70526b7ef79.html by Dr. Fernando Boccalandro In my first article I discussed the basics of blood pressure and the definition of normal blood pressures values according to current guidelines. In this second article I will address some practical tips and tricks, to maintain an […]