Monthly Archives: August 2016

5 Things You Can Do To Prepare For A Colonoscopy

OB/GYN - Yearly Checkups: Pap Smears Colonoscopy is a medical procedure that allows your doctor to get a close look at the inside of your entire colon. The colon, which is the last part of your digestive system, is composed of the large intestine and rectum. This close-up view helps your physician see polyps that may someday develop into cancer. Colorectal... Read more »

Finding Hope in Infertility

Pap Smears If you and your partner stopped using birth control months ago after deciding you were ready to become parents, but each month’s menstrual cycle finds you more discouraged – take heart. You’re not alone, and there are hopeful solutions. Ten to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile, according to the Mayo Clinic.... Read more »

Four Most Common Cancers in Women

Pap Smears Cancer is the leading cause of death for men and women worldwide, according to the National Cancer Institute. Some types of cancer are more common in women than in men. There is no sure way to prevent cancer but you can make lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk for developing cancer. Regular cancer screenings are... Read more »

Life After Hip Surgery

When Hip Pain is Serious Patients often elect to put off hip replacement until they are elderly or until the pain becomes unmanageable, but many people need the procedure at a much younger age. Prevention says that in 2010, nearly 40 percent of hip replacements went to patients younger than 65.  Surgeons performed 42 percent of knee replacements on individuals between... Read more »

Prepping the Kids for Another School Year

What is an Abscess? As your kids hound you mercilessly for this year’s back-to-school must-have, you’ve probably got more on your mind than an on-trend outfit or backpack. With so much already on your plate, you certainly don’t need a longer to-do list. Here are a few simple and effective things you can do to ensure a smooth and... Read more »

Systemic Diseases Versus Localized Diseases

Bone Density Scan Because general internal medicine practitioners are highly skilled in solving often-perplexing diagnostic problems and treating severe chronic illnesses, they frequently find themselves caring for patients facing both local and systemic diseases simultaneously. Internists are specially trained to deal with whatever medical condition a patient presents, no matter how complex or rare, and they often do so... Read more »

Back To School – Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

School is in full swing for many children across the state, and with kids heading back to the classroom, parents are gathering supplies, backpacks and other necessities to make sure their kids are fully prepared for the new school year. With all the hustle and bustle a new school year brings, Centers for Disease Control... Read more »

Getting Stronger off the Court

One thing is nearly always certain in those who love participating in sports—injuries. The injured face two dilemmas: they must determine if they need medical care from a specialist, and if they need to be sidelined. Whether it’s a sprain, break or fracture, or the simply the general wear and tear of your body through... Read more »

Is it a Headache, or is it a Migraine?

Kidney Failure Are you one of the 45 million Americans who suffer with chronic headaches of one type or another? These often debilitating – or sometimes just mildly unpleasant – pains in one or both sides of your head can cause throbbing and pressure. They might be localized to your forehead, temples or the base of your... Read more »

7 Foods That Can Negatively Affect Your Kidneys

Your diet affects the health of your kidneys, especially if you suffer from kidney disease. Your kidneys perform many important jobs. They regulate the amount of fluid in your body, for example, and help control your blood pressure. Your kidneys also filter protein and minerals from your blood. Unhealthy kidneys do a poor job of filtering... Read more »