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When was the last time you kept track of the servings of fruits and vegetables you ate in a day? Take a moment to think back to what you ate yesterday. Did you have some fruit with breakfast? Order a salad for lunch or scoop up extra green beans with dinner? We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health, but researchers have found that having five servings a day can do wonders – specifically in reducing the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Count them up. Are you getting enough? It may be time to start keeping track.

The review and analysis of... Read More »

Claremore, OK – Jason Macias, DO, a board certified Internal Medicine Physician, has joined Utica Park Clinic in Claremore. Dr. Macias is currently offering same-day appointments and welcomes new patients and most insurance plans.

Dr. Macias earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and his master’s degree in Biomedical Science from the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in 2009.  He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic... Read More »

It may have started as a daily habit or just something you thought you were supposed to do from time to time, but your doctor would rather you not clean your ears with cotton-tipped swabs and here’s why.  Every year, more than 12 million people visit their health care provider with complaints of “impacted or excessive cerumen” – also known as a pretty serious earwax problem.

What may begin as an effort to clean out earwax with something like a Q-tip can actually push the earwax back down the ear to the eardrum, risking a loss of hearing. Utica Park Clinic family medicine physician... Read More »

For many Americans they are unsightly, obtrusive and offensive. The lanky intruders inducing a sudden tinge of panic at first sight remind us that Mother Nature is really all around us (despite our best intentions to keep what lives outside out) and that the fear of spiders is one of the most common fears we hold. Though we try to keep our distance from them most of the time, an inopportune meeting at the bottom of a shoe or beneath that once stowed away blanket may lead to that dreaded spider bite. In spite of our pronounced fear and disdain, when is a spider bite harmless and when does... Read More »

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the lake! Whatever great plans you have this holiday, safety is always important. Here are a few steps you can follow to keep your family safe.

FIREWORKS SAFETY The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many states outlaw most fireworks – no fireworks within Tulsa County! If someone is setting fireworks off at home, they should follow these safety steps:

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death for men in America, and one of the most common cancers for men. The prostate is a part of the man’s reproductive system that is located in front of the rectum and under the bladder. The prostate surrounds the urethra, the tube in which urine flows.

A prostate that is healthy should be about the size of a walnut, but if it becomes too large, it could squeeze the urethra and this may slow or stop the normal flow of urine.  Prostate cancer usually grows “slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause... Read More »

Congratulations to Utica Park Clinic providers and staff on celebrating milestones at Utica Park Clinic. We appreciate your dedication to our patients and helping to change lives! Utica Park Clinic CEO Jim Kaltenbacher and Human Resources Manager Regina Patterson handed out awards Thursday, June 5, 2014.

25 Years Of Service

LONNIE MORRIS

20 Years Of Service

DEBRA MADAJ

ELIZABETH TODD

JUDY BENTLEY

MARY WILSON

REBECCA SHAFER

THOMAS MADAJ

15 Years Of Service

BARBARA VINCENT

BONITA SPICER

ELIZABETH FORD... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic announces the launch of a new website – MyUticaParkClinic.com – to give you a convenient, easy-to-use, secure website that allows you to access your personal health information when you need it. “Information available to patients online includes medication and allergy lists, immunizations, lab results, medical history, and vital signs,” explains Utica Park Clinic physician Dr. Danny Thomason, who has been instrumental in the implementation of MyUticaParkClinic.com.  “This information can be accessed by our patients at any time and can be downloaded if needed.  Parents can... Read More »

 

We are now in that time of the year when ticks are most active and we are out among them spending more time outdoors - April to September. While we are familiar with tickborne illnesses like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, there are more than a dozen tickborne diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One such infection, Heartland Virus, has now claimed the first death in Oklahoma. Researchers believe the Lone Star Tick carries the virus. As of March of 2014, only eight Heartland Virus patients in Missouri and Tennessee had been... Read More »

It is that time of year again – the annual deep clean inside and out. Spring cleaning, as it has come to be known, is a great opportunity to clear your house of dust and debris that has collected over the cooler winter months, while also helping to reduce the effects of indoor and outdoor allergies. Removing these allergens from the home can help you and your family enjoy the best spring has to offer. Before you get started, however, make sure you do so safely.

  Safe Spring Cleaning    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers these tips to help you safely clean your... Read More »