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Nephrolithiasis, also known as kidney stones, affects approximately 1 in 11 Americans; however that number is on the rise in recent years. Researchers have found the number of cases has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, which leads many people to ask the question, “Why are we getting more kidney stones?” Certain areas of the country appear to be affected by cases of kidney stones more than others. Is it our diets? It is something in the water? Could it be due to our growing waist lines?

Several theories or wives tales have circulated throughout the years as to what causes kidney... Read More »

We sit down with Hillcrest Hospital Cushing CEO Kevin Hawk and discover what drives his passion for health care, family and the community of Cushing.

One of the earliest and most prolific oil discoveries in Oklahoma occurred just outside of Cushing, Okla., in 1912. The then-small but thriving town grew quickly as the oil industry firmly planted roots in what is known today as the pipeline crossroads of the world. In those early years of discovery and drilling, the Cushing-Drumright field produced 20 million to 50 million barrels a year. Today, Cushing remains at the center of focus in the oil industry and was even one of President Obama’s stops during the 2012 presidential campaign.

 

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Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every one older than 6 months old should consider receiving the flu vaccine.  

Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

The CDC recommends that all pregnant women get the flu shot (and not the nasal... Read More »

Did you know that 66.4 percent of adults in Oklahoma will be obese by 2030?  That is the prediction according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), up from 31.1 percent in 2011. What is more astonishing is Oklahoma will be number 2, behind Mississippi as the fattest state in the nation.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, a reminder to parents, children and providers we need to start addressing the issue of overweight and obese children in our community to help prevent debilitating illness like heart... Read More »

Today is “National Talk Like a Pirate Day”. YouTube is ablaze with video tutorials and businesses like Krispy Kreme are taking advantage of our interest in pirates with an offer for a free glazed doughnut to anyone who walks in and talks like a pirate. We did the math and discovered you would need to talk like a pirate at least 4.3 hours to burn off the 200 calorie doughnut.

Speaking of diet, while it may be fun to talk like a pirate today, it is not a good idea to eat like one. Pirates often suffered from scurvy, a medical condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C in their diets... Read More »

The FDA issues a warning to consumers to avoid eating mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a mango supplier with multiple plantations and a single packing house located in Sinaloa, Mexico.  So far, 121 people and 16 states have been affected. Oklahoma does not have any known cases at this time.

The map highlighting the 16 states affected courtesy of Food Poison Journal.

Take a stroll down the pasta isle or even the freezer section of your local grocery store and count how many times you see packaging labeled “gluten-free”.  While dozens of new brands making the gluten-free claim are hitting shelves in your local store, other established brands are jumping on the popularity of gluten-free products and making sure fans don’t leave their favorites behind, whether they have a sensitivity to gluten or not. Frito Lay recently posted this list of all their products with less than 20 ppm of gluten.

According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic published... Read More »