Welcome to Watercress Words

a blog that explores and shares the HEART  of health,

like  watercress -unique, zesty,  and nutritious.

Meet this blogger

I’m Dr. Aletha Cress Oglesby, a family physician, and I write this blog.

I  help my patients and blog readers  navigate  health care  by giving them information and inspiration to transform their health challenges into health opportunities.

Why watercress?

 My maiden name is Cress, and when I learned it is a word in the dictionary I was intrigued .

Watercress is one of several types of cress, edible green plants that grow near water and are nutritious. Water is vital to health. So the title Watercress Words seemed to fit a health blog in several ways.

What you will find here

If you are looking for a no nonsense health blog that offers practical, well researched medical information with an open mind to the new and unexplored,  you’ve come to the right place. I include discussions about

  • common and less common medical conditions and treatments
  • medical and healthcare history and news
  • books and other media about health and medicine
  • stories about real doctors and patients
  • and sound  answers to the questions-“What is health and how can we be and stay healthy?”

My goal is to transform the way we think about and pursue health as we explore and share the HEART of HEALTH

Get to know me and contact me at this link-         Dr. Aletha

an ekg tracing shaped like a heart
exploring and sharing the HEART of HEALTH


To read the latest posts, click here BLOG POSTS 

or the BLOG POSTS link on the TOP MENU .

You can also explore the posts in the links above and farther down this page, find links through the CATEGORIES drop down, or use the SEARCH box.


5 thoughts on “Welcome to Watercress Words

  1. I enjoy following blogs from christians in the mid west mainly Ok. and Ks.. I thought I had read that you were from that area. If so I hope that you have been safe and dry during these past few week. I pray for that area often.


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