Welcome to Watercress Words

a blog by Dr. Aletha Cress Oglesby that explores


like watercress -tangy, stimulating, and nutritious. watercress words- a heart and a stethoscope



As a family doctor, I spend a lot of time thinking  and studying about health, and helping people with their health.

I know people have many questions and concerns about their health, and don’t always know where to turn for reliable answers. I hope this blog will help.


I don’t claim to have the definitive answers to these questions but  I offer my thoughts, insights, observations,  and sometimes opinions , and those of other health care professionals.

On this blog we’ll explore

common and less common medical conditions and treatments

medical  and healthcare news and history

books about health and medicine

stories about real doctors and patients

and try to answer the question “What is health and how do we maintain good health?”


My goal is to  inform and inspire you as we all explore


Dr. Aletha


an ekg tracing shaped like a heart


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