• Office Visit: Not All Cholesterol is Bad

    October 4, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. Cholesterol has a negative reputation, with more than 1 in 3 Americans suffering from high cholesterol, according to the CDC . While high cholesterol can lead to serious health problems, the truth is that your body...
  • Office Visit: Eye Health: Take a Closer Look

    September 8, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. Some say the eyes are the window to the soul, but they also give a peek into a person’s overall health. Eyes are an essential organ, prone to diseases just like the rest of the body. Fortunately, in many cases seri...
  • Blaze Fun Facts

    August 31, 2021
    Meet Blaze the Braggin' Blue Dragon! Blaze is proud to be a smoke-free dragon! He eats right, gets plenty of exercise and wants kids to do the same so they can live a healthy and long life. As the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma health mascot...
  • Office Visit: Managing Asthma

    August 9, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. Do you often feel a tightness in your chest after a strenuous activity? It could be asthma, and it’s more common than you think. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , asthma is a chronic ...
  • Office Visit: High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

    July 8, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. Did you know there’s a medical condition that impacts more than 100 million adults in the United States, but many of them don’t even know they have it? It’s high blood pressure, and while it’s tak...
  • Office Visit: Men’s Health Month

    June 15, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s a good reminder for you or the men in your life to speak to a doctor about prostate health. It’s more important than you might realize: one in eight men will be diag...
  • Tips for a Safe July 4th

    June 4, 2021
    Celebrating the Fourth of July and the birth of our nation’s independence is the most anticipated holiday of summer. More than 300 million Americans will head to the beach, lounge by the pool, take in a parade, and of course, celebrate with fir....
  • Office Visit: When Heart Attacks Go Silent

    May 18, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. When you think of a heart attack, conventional symptoms may come to mind: intense chest pain, shortness of breath, and a numb sensation in your limbs. But did you know you can have a heart attack and not even know it...
  • Office Visit: Making Your Health Part of Your To-Do List

    April 20, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. Spring is here, and it’s time to dust off your seasonal to-do list. As you begin tackling tasks, don’t forget to make your health a priority. First things first, I encourage you to make time in your sch...
  • Office Visit: Make Brain Safety A Priority

    March 18, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. With warmer weather finally upon us, you may be eager to do some spring cleaning. Before you climb on your ladder to clean your gutters or trim tree limbs, take a second thought to protect yourself from what could be...
  • Office Visit: Light at the End of the Tunnel

    February 19, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. After nearly a year living in a pandemic, the moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans have received a COVID vaccination, and new infections seem to be diminishi...
  • Office Visit: The Cost of Health Care

    January 13, 2021
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. At the beginning of the year, you may find yourself resolving to improve your health in the months ahead. While your health is on your mind, remember to review the c...
  • Office Visit: Coping with the Winter Blues

    December 22, 2020
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. Winter can bring many gifts, including special memories made with loved ones. However, it can also bring shorter days, gloomy weather, and stressors that contribute to seasonal blues. Your body’s “internal cl...
  • Office Visit: Practice Gratitude This Holiday Season

    December 7, 2020
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. As we near the end of another year, it’s a good time to slow down and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Personally, 2020 has brought perspective about what’s most important in my life and it has carr...
  • Office Visit: It’s Time for Open Enrollment

    November 2, 2020
    By Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. It’s that time of year to make choices about your family’s health care coverage. Whether you sign up for health insurance through your employer, qualify for Medicare, or you need to purchase a health plan, t...