Welcome to Watercress Words

Dr. Aletha Cress Oglesby , a family physician,

explores the HEART of HEALTH , at her blog, Watercress Words-

like watercress -unique, zesty,  and nutritious.

Dr. Aletha has cared for patients from conception through the end of life.

doctor holding a patient's hand

She partners with her patients and her blog readers

to help them navigate their health care challenges by giving them

information and inspiration

to make wise health care choices.



Hi. I’m Dr. Aletha. Thanks for coming. I’m honored you’re here.

On this blog I explore

common and less common medical conditions and treatments

medical and healthcare history and news

books about health and medicine

stories about real doctors and patients

and try to answer the questions

“What is health and how can we be and stay healthy?”


My goal is to  inform and inspire you as we all

explore and share


Try these 17 Watercress Recipes from Martha Stewart watercress leaves on bread

Dr. Aletha

an ekg tracing shaped like a heart



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About Watercress Words

Terms of  use

All content here, including outbound links, are for informational purposes only and  not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on Watercress Words.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Dr. Oglesby  does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on her blog unless specifically stated.

Reliance on any information provided by Dr. Oglesby/Watercress Words  is solely at your own risk.

This blog is not designed to attract children under the age of 13, although parents may want to share selected information with their children if you think appropriate.

Use of Materials

All materials posted on this website are protected by the copyright laws in the United States and in foreign countries.

Dr. Oglesby  authorizes you to print material  solely for your personal, noncommercial, and educational use if you include the copyright notice  “© Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D. All rights reserved”.

Dr. Oglesby encourages you to share posts from this blog on other blogs, link ups, and social media, as long as the content is not changed and credit to the original author is given.