How ‘Bout Them Apples: That’s Jimmy, not James!

“That’s Jimmy, not James!” Elsie Morrison was the type gal believing she knew something about everything. Truth of the matter being the Kennedy woman knew little of anything. One day as Elsie, friends Belinda Spears and Wanda Parkinson chatted over coffee and pastries, the topic of old movies came up. Belinda said one of her…

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Lamar Health Talk: High Blood Pressure by Crystal McCoy, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner

Lamar Health Talk: High Blood Pressure by Crystal McCoy, MSN,  Family Nurse Practitioner Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure, namely a blood pressure above 140 mmHg systolic (upper value)  and/or  above 90 mmHg diastolic (lower value). About  1 in 3 U.S. adults—or about 75 million people—have high blood pressure. Only about half (54%) of…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: The Basics and Beyond

by Crystal McCoy, MSN,  Family Nurse Practitioner Breast cancer happens when normal cells in the breast change and grow out of control. Women sometimes discover they have breast cancer because they find a lump in one of their breasts. Breast cancer is much more common in women than in men, but men can get the…

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