Vertigo a common pathology

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With so many factors keeping people stable and on two feet, every once in a while something can go wrong. For many, it’s vertigo. According...

County could fund hospital requests, get paid back

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Ector County could turn every one federal dollar into two if they respond to the financial requests of both Medical Center Hospital and Odessa...

GUEST VIEW: An open letter to the people of Midland and Odessa

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As healthcare leaders serving Midland, Odessa and the surrounding region, we are frequently asked for advice on various issues related to management of the...

CATES: COVID is now affecting young people

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On Aug. 14, 1,900 children were hospitalized with COVID in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On Aug. 15,...

Texas Tech hosts vaccine town hall

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The public is invited to participate in a virtual town hall discussion on COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and myths from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (CST)...

Odessa Regional eye’s $10 M renovation project

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  Odessa Regional Hospital is seeking Odessa City Council’s help acquiring state funds that will help the hospital proceed with a $10 million capital improvement...

CATES: National Breastfeeding Month

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By Carol A. Cates, MSN, MBA, RN Chief Nursing Officer Odessa Regional Medical Center 2020 and so far in 2021 in my professional life have been tough....

GOOD SAMARITAN: Decision making without politics

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By Karen Edmondson, MS, LPC, NCC The Centers for Disease Control has recommended governmental mandates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The public use...

CATES: Please get vaccinated for COVID-19

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In the last 18 months I lost an uncle to COVID, the hospital where he died in Montana did not allow visitation, and he...

CATES: September 10 is Suicide Prevention Day

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One of my cousins is the mother of twins. Several years ago, one of those boys fell in love, and asked his young lady...