What should you do if you are taking Valsartan?

by Dr. Fernando Boccalandro As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters at: https://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_908d68d2-91cb-11e8-8f3e-eff863178e8a.html The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness and security of human drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, as well as medical devices. Recently, the FDA announced a voluntary recall […]

So, I have to have a breast biopsy. Now what?

by Dr. Gage Hicks   As seen in Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_a5d8b580-d21c-11e7-8f31-9faf6bd0e5e2.html Maybe an abnormality was detected on your screening mammogram or you were feeling a lump, imaging of your breast most likely showed an abnormality that needs further evaluation with biopsy. This means that additional evaluation of the abnormality is needed in order […]

Mammography: Frequently Asked Questions

by Dr. Mason “Gage” Hicks, Radiologist As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters at: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_6a3aea48-b692-11e7-9190-137b296bd2ab.html 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 […]

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 […]