March 2016

How to Treat Allergy Symptoms

Do you suffer from allergies? In Oklahoma, allergies to grass, weeds, trees and mold can make spring a miserable time of year for many people, despite the beauty of blooming flowers and welcomed warmer temperatures. Utica Park Clinic family medicine physician, Dr. Keith Miles, shares what he suggests for not only his patient, but his own family to reduce allergy symptoms. 

After Losing Mother to Colon Cancer Daughter is Diagnosed

Marjorie Thompson, 67, did not know at the time the grip colon cancer would have on her family when her mother died from the disease at the age of 82. It was 2013. Marjorie was not only mourning the loss of her mother, but also her husband to cancer. The mother of five awoke one morning and quickly noticed something unusual after seeing blood in the toilet. “My first thought was cancer,” she remembers. “We had just lost my mother.”

The Myths Holding us Back from Scheduling a Colonoscopy

24 million times someone has made an excuse to not schedule a colonoscopy. That’s how many Americans need to have a colonoscopy but have not done so yet. Colonoscopy is the most accurate screening test for cancers of the colon and rectum. Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer related deaths among men and women in the United States. Yet, colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.