Tips for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Tips for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle by Fernando Boccalandro As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_9f50d2bc-7473-11e7-949a-cfd5af542bd8.html Taking care of your heart is so important. Here are tips that can help you live a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Check your blood pressure at least once every six months to make sure it is within normal limits and […]

Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50

Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50 by Dr. Avelino Garcia As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_ac8bab86-6efc-11e7-a82a-cfddeecc16cb.html Many women feel that there is no longer a need for a gynecologist after childbearing. For women over the age of 50, yearly exams are encouraged and very important. Even if a […]

Colonoscopy Screening also Serves as Prevention

Colonoscopy Screening also Serves as Prevention by Ramalinga Kedika As seen in Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/article_52319570-69c4-11e7-8283-ab698c8f3406.html “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin. This is true across the medical field, but especially pertinent when it comes to colon cancer screening. It is a lot easier to prevent colon […]

MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury

MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_6d6d2726-2cef-11e7-9a68-736e9c105440.html   MEDICAL MATTERS: Shoulder pain can be early sign of arthritis or other injury by Dr. James Ingram Dr. James Ingram is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and specializes in Sports Medicine. “I […]

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 […]