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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental health includes your emotional and social well-being, which influences how you think, feel and act. Having good mental health does not mean you will always be in a good mood or immune from the stresses of everyday life. However, a positive mental attitude can keep you healthy, reduce the risks of serious illness, and […]

Sinus and Allergy Season is Upon Us!

Sinus and Allergy Season is Upon Us!

It’s that time of year again. Spring is in the air, and so are all of the things that can upset or irritate our sinuses, causing the over 100 million Americans who suffer from allergy and sinus issues to experience mild to severe inflammation, congestion, pain, sore throat, cough, and a multitude of other sinus […]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

When it Comes to Colorectal Cancer, Knowledge is Power!In the ongoing fight against cancer, early detection and an accurate diagnosis are critical to proper treatment and successful outcomes. This essential knowledge can come from one or more of four key sources. Source One: An Annual Wellness ExamSeeing your primary care provider is perhaps the most […]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month!

February is National Cancer Prevention Month!

Prevention is Key!Did you know that 40% of all cancer diagnosed and nearly ½ of all deaths from cancer in the Unites States can be attributed to preventable causes? Factors such as physician inactivity, obesity, smoking, and excessive exposure to the sun can all play their part. As a result, taking measures to quit smoking […]

Did You Know that January is National Blood Donor Month?

Did You Know that January is National Blood Donor Month?

The month of January is designated as National Blood Donor Month in the United States. Due to holiday celebrations, inclement weather, and cold and flu season, the winter months are often a time of reduced donations and an increased risk for blood shortages. National Blood Donor Month celebrates blood donors during this critical time and […]

What Is Cholesterol Testing and What Is Its Scope?

What Is Cholesterol Testing and What Is Its Scope?

Overview Have you ever wondered about the silent threat hiding inside us all—cholesterol? It’s that sneaky foe that creeps up without a warning, sending chills down the spines of health enthusiasts worldwide—for a good reason! That’s why cholesterol testing is so crucial. It’s like having a secret decoder for your heart’s health, revealing potential risks […]

Colonoscopy: A Comprehensive Guide on the Procedure and Its Importance

Colonoscopy: A Comprehensive Guide on the Procedure and Its Importance

Overview A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows specialists to look inside the colon and rectum. As intimidating as it may sound, a colonoscopy is the most effective way to lower your chances of developing colorectal cancer. In fact, there is compelling evidence showing that colonoscopies may reduce your risk of dying from this type of cancer […]

What Is Physical Therapy?

What Is Physical Therapy? | Odessa Memorial Health Center

Overview Physical therapy: chances are you’ve heard this term thrown around before. But what exactly is it, and how can it help you? If you have such questions, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together this handy guide that covers what physical therapy is and what to expect when going for it. Let’s […]

Learning CPR and Why It’s Important

Learning CPR and Why It’s Important

Overview Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that makes the difference between life and death for someone having a cardiac arrest. The numbers speak for themselves—about 9 in 10 people who experience cardiac arrest outside the hospital die! When a person’s heart stops beating, they are in a state of cardiac arrest. During this […]

Everything You Need to Know About CT Scans

Everything You Need to Know About CT Scans

Overview Medical imaging is a branch of medicine that uses technology to recreate images of different parts of the body. Computed Tomography, more commonly known as CT scan, is one of the various types of diagnostic imaging techniques. CT scans and other types of imaging are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat medical problems. They […]