DR. ISLAM: Is gluten really the problem in your diet?

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Are you among the 13% of our population that has opted for a gluten-free diet? Many people not diagnosed with celiac disease — an...

MCH, ORMC still have to work around IV fluid shortage

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Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center still have to work around a shortage of IV bags that occurred after Hurricane Maria in...

HEALTH BRIEFS: Week of Feb. 5

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To submit a health brief, e-mail submissions to [email protected]. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration for the following Monday’s edition.ORMC sets AngioScreen...

STONE: Together we can fight opioid problem

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Aside from being known celebrities, Heath Ledger, Prince, Chris Farley, Paul Gray and Tom Petty also had something else in common. Each died far...

DR. ISLAM: The dangers of alcohol consumption

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A night out with friends, a wedding reception, birthday party or a stressful day at work. These are all reasons people use to drink...

HEALTH BRIEFS: Week of Jan. 29

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To submit a health brief, e-mail submissions to [email protected]. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration for the following Monday’s edition.ORMC sets AngioScreen...

STONE: Health is not defined by how much you weigh

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It’s the fifth week into a new year, most likely meaning several good-intentioned resolutionists have abandoned their gym-conquering optimism only to fall back into...

Synthetic drug workshop planned

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The Prevention Resource Center for Region 9 has announced its second epidemiological work group for the fiscal year, “Fake Drugs, Real Effects: Synthetic Drugs...

Health department epidemiologist investigates diseases

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Ector County Health Department epidemiologist Amrinder Chahal is in the business of disease identification. He keeps an eye out for certain illnesses to help...

STONE: Catch more Z’s for better immunity

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Between the echoes of coughs, sniffles and sneezes throughout our offices, homes and schools and the bombardment of patients in area clinics and hospitals...