How would you rate your stress today? How would you rate your stress back in your teen years? A new survey by the American Psychological Association finds on a 10-point scale, American teens rate their stress above the level adults do – 5.8 compared to 5.1. Further, most of the teens expressed their level of stress wasn’t healthy, but either didn’t know what to do to manage their stress or just weren’t doing it. These figures are alarming to both parents and health care providers, as unaddressed and unmanaged stress can have negative health implications in both the short-term and long-term... Read More »

The largest study to date looking at the link between weather and stroke was presented Wednesday at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference in San Diego. Researchers believe certain changes in weather could act as triggers for a stroke. For the more than 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke each year, knowing the signs and symptoms, as well as modifiable risk factors, could help reduce permanent damage patients suffer from a stroke. This new research may change the way at-risk patients and caregivers approach changes in weather.

How Weather Plays a Role

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Eating healthier in the New Year does not happen overnight. Small changes make it easier to get your family around the dinner table more often and eating out less. Finding easy-to-prepare dishes takes the guesswork out of “what’s for dinner tonight?” and layered one-dish meals are a great place to start. First, you can make them ahead, add several servings of fruits or vegetables and tailor to your family’s tastes. Here are some recipes to help get you started.

Tex Mex Layered Salad

From the blog, Recipe Girl, this recipe is both savory and fresh with super food ingredients... Read More »

January is Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Month. According to the most recent data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. What used to be the leading cause of cancer deaths for women has seen a dramatic drop in cases over the last four decades, as a result of more women receiving regular pap tests. These tests can detect cervical pre-cancers, leading to earlier treatment and favorable outcomes.

Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Patients may experience no symptoms of early cervical cancer,... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic - Owasso Welcomes Nurse Practioner

OWASSO, OK – Utica Park Clinic - Owasso is pleased to welcome Karin Beals, APRN-CNP. Ms. Beals is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and specializes in Internal Medicine.

Ms. Beals earned her Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998 and her Masters of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa in 2003. She later went on to earn a Masters of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University in 2012.

Ms. Beals is currently... Read More »

Pregnancy Care Centers Open in North, East Tulsa to Improve Access to Pre-Natal Care

Tulsa, OK – According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), low birth weight, premature births, neonatal mortality, infant mortality, and maternal mortality are linked to insufficient prenatal care. In fact, babies of mothers who do not receive pre-natal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care.

To improve the health of expectant mothers and their babies in our community, Hillcrest HealthCare... Read More »

General Surgeon Benjamin Kamp, DO, Joins Utica Park Clinic

Tulsa, OK – Utica Park Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of General Surgeon Benjamin Kamp, DO. Dr. Kamp will see patients on the campus of Hillcrest Hospital South, as well as in Okmulgee.

Dr. Kamp earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, in 1998.  He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa in 2005 and completed his internship at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City in 2006. He completed... Read More »

Utica Park Clinic – Pryor Welcomes Family Medicine Physician

PRYOR, OK – Utica Park Clinic in Pryor is proud to welcome John Owens, DO. Dr. Owens is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). Dr. Owens earned his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He completed his internship at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City and residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center/A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he... Read More »

Orthopedic Surgeon Jon Orjala, DO, Joins Utica Park Clinic

OWASSO, OK – Utica Park Clinic in Owasso is proud to welcome Orthopedic Surgeon Jon E. Orjala, DO. Dr. Orjala has been serving the Owasso community since 1996. Dr. Orjala earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Loma College in San Diego and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City. He completed his general medical internship at Deaconess Medical Center in St. Louis and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City.

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Utica Park Clinic – South Memorial Welcomes Physician Assistant

TULSA, OK – Whitney Reid, PA-C, has joined Utica Park Clinic on South Memorial. Ms. Reid has been practicing Family Medicine in Tulsa since 2007. 

Ms. Reid earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis on Pre-Physician Assistant studies in 2004. She received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine in December, 2006. She is also a member of the... Read More »