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5 Myths About STIs May 20th, 2020

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are illnesses that impact your sexual and reproductive well-being and can have alarming consequences for your overall health. They are also commonly called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and venereal disease (VD). According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 million new sexually transmitted diseases occur...

Living with Hyperthyroidism Apr 27th, 2020

Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck that regulates many of your bodily functions. Its main job is to produce hormones which travel through your blood to each of your cells. Though small — the average thyroid is a mere ounce — it plays...

Common Mood Disorders and What to Do About Them Mar 9th, 2020

A mood disorder is described as a mental illness that affects your emotional state and impacts your quality of life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 21% of all adults in America will experience a mood disorder during their lifetime.    Unfortunately, mood disorders can wreck...

Should I Seek Urgent Care or Go To the Emergency Room? Feb 4th, 2020

When you need certain services, it’s easy to know where you should go. Need a haircut? Go to the salon or barbershop. Need a new car? Check online or at your local dealership. Need groceries? Stop in at the grocery store on the way home.  But what if you’re suddenly...

Need Help With Achieving Your Weight Loss Resolution? Jan 9th, 2020

If you’ve tried numerous diets that haven’t worked, perhaps you need more structure to help you maintain your motivation. Melita Tate, MD, founder of Grassroots Healthcare, provides customized weight loss programs that help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss over the long term.  Initial consultation  After reviewing your...

Losing Weight Reduces Your Risk of These Chronic Conditions Nov 30th, 2019

Did you know that almost 40% of American adults are overweight or obese? Our home state of Oklahoma has the 10th highest obesity rate in the nation, with about 35% of adults considered obese.  During the holidays and winter months, it can be hard to shed excess pounds. In fact,...

Here’s What Happens to Your Body When Your Thyroid Is Imbalanced Nov 1st, 2019

Have you been feeling more tired than normal lately or been struggling with your weight? An imbalanced thyroid may be the cause.  About 20 million Americans struggle with thyroid issues, and many more are unaware of their condition. In fact, the American Thyroid Association estimates about 60% of Americans don’t know...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What? Oct 1st, 2019

You had your routine Pap smear (good for you), and the results showed abnormalities. So, now what? First of all, there’s no need to panic. Chances are, you’ll be just fine, as long as you follow through with your doctor’s recommendations. Depending on the specifics of your Pap test results,...

Here's How Your Hormones Affect Your Mood Sep 1st, 2019

Many factors can influence your mood, from the changing weather to your own internal systems. Controlled by a structure in your brain called the hypothalamus, your hormones make a big difference in your emotional state, causing both good and bad mood patterns. Regulating your hormones can significantly improve and balance...

Why You Should Never Skip a Mammogram Aug 1st, 2019

About 12% of women will have breast cancer at some point during their lives. The disease causes over 40,000 deaths every single year. Thankfully, when diagnosed and treated early, survival rates are high. That's why mammograms are so important. They're one of the best ways to diagnose breast cancer in...

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity Jul 1st, 2019

Does the possibility of becoming diabetic keep you up at night? The link between weight gain and the development of type 2 diabetes is more complicated than you might think, but you might be able to lower your risk of one by treating the other. At Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa,...

What Every Sexually Active Adult Should Know About STDs Jun 1st, 2019

In the United States alone, almost 3 million people suffer from at least one type of STD. That said, many Americans don’t get tested regularly, and a large number of them continue to live their lives undiagnosed, spreading STDs to their partners. While STDs are no longer as dangerous as...

Could You Be Prediabetic and Not Know It? May 2nd, 2019

If you have prediabetes, your goal should be preventing the condition from turning into type 2 diabetes. But, how do you do that? Do you even know if you’re one of the 84 million American adults with prediabetes? At Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Melita Tate and our team...

How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Apr 8th, 2019

Across the world, it’s estimated that over 350 million people suffer from depression that is severe enough to interfere with how they function. A sometimes life-threatening mental health condition, depression can cause a range of symptoms, including extreme sadness, feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, and a lack of interest in...

Myths and Facts About Hormone Replacement Therapy Every Woman Should Know Mar 12th, 2019

If you’ve talked to friends, family, or conducted your own web search you may have ended up with conflicting information regarding hormone replacement. A mixture of information can make it challenging to separate fact from fiction. Read on to get the factual scoop on hormone replacement therapy and discuss it...

The Many Benefits of a Medically Supervised Sugar Detox Feb 11th, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that sugar is the root of all evil when it comes to your health and wellbeing, especially when being overweight is also a concern. According to medical experts, sugar is at the heart of the American obesity epidemic and is the underlying cause of...

Attain and Maintain Your Ideal Weight in 2019 With our Help Jan 10th, 2019

Achieving a healthy weight is about more than aesthetics; it’s about your health. But many people in our home state of Oklahoma are obese -- one in every three adults. If you’re in that group, we want to help you attain your ideal weight this year to reduce your risk...