April 2016

Hidden Causes of Blood Pressure

Are you worried about your blood pressure? How often do you even think about it? You may have heard that high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, but what exactly does “high” mean? According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 70 million Americans have high blood pressure. That’s one out of every three adults. There are typically no symptoms of high blood pressure. Dr.

Concern over Zika Builds in Oklahoma

The most recent reports from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) find that more than 350 Americans have contracted the Zika virus, including 31 pregnant women. The vast majority are travel-associated cases. Cases of Zika reported in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Somoa are the only locally acquired cases reported at this time. However, concern continues to build, especially in areas of the country preparing for mosquito season in upcomingweeks, including Oklahoma.