Pointers for those with diabetes

by Dr. Varuna Nargunan, M.D., is with ProCare Endocrinology in Odessa, TX. She is Board Certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and also Board Certified in Internal Medicine. http://procareodessa.com/varuna-nargunan-m-d/ As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: With every holiday, office meal, family gathering or night out, people with diabetes have a challenge when presented […]

Changes that the body experiences during pregnancy

As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters: by Sanchita P. Yadalla, M.D. Dr. Yadalla is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). She offers a full range of OBGyn services at the MCH ProCare Women’s Clinic and can be reached at (432) […]

Why your baby needs you to breastfeed

by Candy Powell BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, Lactation Consultant and Certified Childbirth Educator at the Medical Center Hospital Center for Women and Infants.   As seen in the Odessa American’s Medical Matters at: https://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_65628f18-9cc3-11e8-b26b-437cd1d03725.html   Breastfeeding is a vital part of healthy child development and provides the best start to life for any baby. […]

Healthy Lifestyle for the Family

by John Douthitt As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters” at: https://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_62cf8bf6-a309-11e8-adf7-bfa187d94693.html The latest studies from the Center for Disease Control regarding obesity in the United States are scary to say the least, and the future projections only show this epidemic to be getting worse. Unfortunately, these latest studies aren’t just regarding the adult […]

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 […]