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If you’ve ever wondered about starting a healthy lifestyle, adhering to a vegetarian diet is a great way to start. A vegetarian is a person who abstains from eating any fish, meat, or poultry. Many vegetarians still eat dairy products and eggs. Although you may not want to cut out all meat from your diet, even incorporating some healthier food choices can make a difference. According to a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, approximately six to eight million Americans adults abstain from eating fish, meat, and poultry (Harvard Health). Vegetarianism can... Read More »

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.  When caught early, testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer.


The following are the most common symptoms of testicular cancer:

Lump on either testicle, which is usually not painful Enlargement of a testicle Hard mass in a testicle.

The symptoms of testicular cancer may look like other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.

Risk Factors

Research shows that some men are more likely than others to develop testicular cancer.

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With 29 million Americans living with Type 2 diabetes and another 3 million living with Type 1 diabetes, you are probably aware of someone trying to manage this complex condition, if you are not yourself. You may be wondering why some people develop diabetes and others do not and what risk your children have of developing diabetes in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, the answer is not always clear. While we know the risk factors for both types of diabetes, some who may be considered at-risk never develop the condition, while others do. However, you can take a proactive role in reducing that... Read More »

Two days ago snow was on the ground and now we are within two weeks of the official start to spring. When trees start to bloom and new life begins to sprout, allergy season will be close behind. If spring is your season for wheezing and sneezing, you’re not alone. Seasonal allergies affect 60 million Americans. To help gear up, health care providers recommend refilling those allergy medications now. Additionally, here are some survival strategies to help you through allergy season.

Don’t Sniffle in Silence  While allergies and allergy-induced asthma don’t have cures, you can manage the... Read More »

March 2 - 8 is Sleep Awareness Week and if you are a sleep-deprived parent, sleep is probably top of mind more than just one week out of the year. Today’s we’re sharing tips and information to help parents, whether you have a newborn waking every one to two hours, or a preschooler who can’t seem to make it through a night without coming into your room. Sleep health is important not only for parents, but also for children as it is as essential as nutrition and their overall safety and well-being. The following are some helpful tips for establishing good sleep habits for your child:

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A report published in JAMA Oncology this month reveals promising news for the more than 140,000 Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer, especially for those among 50 to 64 years old. While cancer remains a leading cause of death, advances in technology and treatment is helping to boost survival rates, as well as continued awareness of prevention and early detection. As March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Utica Park Clinic health care providers remind us that we need to begin regular colorectal cancer screenings at the age of 50, unless your health care provider advises... Read More »

There has recently been a great deal of media attention on measles, mostly stemming from cases associated with visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported that a total of 125 measles cases were confirmed in U.S. residents between December 28, 2014 and February 13, 2015, connected with this outbreak.  Of these, 110 patients (88 percent) were California residents.

Measles 101Measles, also known as rubeola, is a viral illness.  It is characterized by a distinct rash and a fever.  Measles is very contagious. It... Read More »

When illness or injury strikes that requires immediate care, but is not life-threatening, Utica Park Clinic Urgent Care is open every day of the week. The new location, opening Monday, February 16, at 9245 S. Mingo, is available for patients and families not only during the workday, but also in the evenings and on weekends. Patients will be seen by Scott Fowler, D.O. and Danielle Bedore, PA-C (beginning March 1). Dr. Fowler is board certified in Family Medicine and has practiced in Oklahoma since 2007. 

Patients can be seen for the following:

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Cushing, OK – Utica Park Clinic welcomes Christopher Sorrels, M.D., to its Cushing clinic.  Dr. Sorrels is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Dr. Sorrels earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN in 1995 and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR in 1999.  He completed the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN in 2003.  

Dr. Sorrels has been in practice since 2003,... Read More »