Dogs, they smile when we come home, wag their tails and roll over on their backs to have their belly stroked. We love dogs because they make us happy, and they turn our ordinary house into a home. Dogs just plain make us feel good, but did you know that there is a good reason for that? Having a dog can be very good for our health, particularly heart-health. Here are some reasons dogs are good for our hearts:
They Keep Us Active
Our dogs like to give us not so subtle reminders that they need to be walked and experience the outdoors. What dogs may be inadvertently telling us... Read More »
Baby’s first reactions to mom and dad are some of the most treasured memories for parents. The first time they gaze in your eyes, the first time they smile and the first time they utter words resembling “mommy” or “daddy” are milestones you never forget. However, when baby’s speech seems to be delayed, it is natural for parents to begin to worry and look for possible causes. The ability to hear is essential for proper speech and language development for all developing babies and children. Hearing problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to sounds or who are not... Read More »
100,000 beats a day.2,000 gallons pumped throughout your body.The only organ not controlled by the brain.The number one killer of men and women in our country.
The heart is an amazing organ, one which cardiologists study like a machine to understand how each part and functionality works together - or better yet, how to fix it when something is not working. Weighing only 10 ounces for men and eight ounces for women, the heart is relatively small in comparison to the job of maintaining life each and every day. However, many of us don’t stop to think about our heart until something... Read More »
Joining Utica Park Clinic OB/Gyn Dr. Brandon Wilson at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, a new provider is calling Cushing, OK home, offering patients full obstectric and gynecology care. We would like to welcome Utica Park Clinic OB/Gyn Dr. J. Brant Buchinger, who has practiced obstetrics and gynecology (OB/Gyn) in Oklahoma since 2007, providing care for patients in Midwest City, Edmond and now Cushing. Dr. Buchinger and his family look forward to becoming active in the community. We recently sat down with Dr. Buchinger to get to know him better. Learn why he chose the field of OB/Gyn and how... Read More »
If there is one thing that is for certain, it is that Americans do not get enough sleep. From long work days, to stress, getting caught up in the cycle of fighting fatigue with caffeine, and sleep disorders, many of us can’t remember the last time we had a really good night’s rest, or even a decent one. In fact, 8 in 10 Americans say they would feel better and be better prepared for the day ahead if got an extra hour of sleep the night before, according to the Better Sleep Council. When the day off from work rolls around, getting some extra shut-eye is not the best solution, health experts... Read More »