Did you know that on average, 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime? It is one of the leading job-related disabilities and can affect any age group for various reasons and range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sharp and sudden sensation. Dr.
As we reach the hottest days of summer, there have already been several excessive heat warnings issued. Families who have plans to travel or be outdoors in the heat need to take precautions during these high temperatures. There are several safety tips for families to be aware of, but one main focus should be your skin care while out in the sun. Dr.
Local experts warn that a high-count tick season is on the horizon for Oklahoma following our mild winter. Warmer temperatures have spurred growth in plants and vegetation – a perfect dwelling for ticks. For families making outdoor summer plans and for pets and livestock outside, Utica Park Clinic physician Dr.
Are you worried about your blood pressure? How often do you even think about it? You may have heard that high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, but what exactly does “high” mean? According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 70 million Americans have high blood pressure. That’s one out of every three adults. There are typically no symptoms of high blood pressure. Dr.
Do you suffer from allergies? In Oklahoma, allergies to grass, weeds, trees and mold can make spring a miserable time of year for many people, despite the beauty of blooming flowers and welcomed warmer temperatures. Utica Park Clinic family medicine physician, Dr. Keith Miles, shares what he suggests for not only his patient, but his own family to reduce allergy symptoms.