Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

One of the primary goals of physicians in the OB/GYN field is preventing disease in the reproductive organs, and one of the most common types of disease is cervical cancer. Cervical cancer describes cancer in the cervix, which is the lower section of the uterus connected to the vagina. Like many other forms of cancer,... Read more »

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Last week, we discussed the importance of diet as a major preventive measure against potential heart diseases and conditions. Taking steps throughout our lives to make positive lifestyle choices is a huge part of keeping our hearts healthy. This helps prevent conditions that can be both life-threatening and costly. One factor that we have the... Read more »

What is Intestinal Obstruction?

Healthy Relationship with Doctor There are several areas of the body where blockages or buildups can cause problems, including the intestines. The intestines are responsible for absorbing the nutrients from what we eat and drink, so it's important to keep the intestinal system healthy. One common blockage problem is known as an intestinal obstruction, or a bowel obstruction. This... Read more »

What is Glaucoma?

The eyes are fragile parts of the body with many working parts, and it’s easy for problems to develop if even one small part of your eye is damaged. One common eye condition is called glaucoma. Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve in the eye, generally through pressure that builds up over time. This... Read more »

The Importance of Exercise for Your Child

The health of their growing children is a priority in any parent’s life, and few things are as important to kids’ health as their level of exercise and fitness. Staying physically fit early in life can prevent potential conditions from developing, and it helps children stay positive and energetic. Exercise for children isn’t the same... Read more »

What Causes Kidney Disease?

The kidneys are in charge of eliminating waste from our bodies. This waste removal is a process the body needs every single day to prevent harmful waste from damaging other organs and tissues. When the kidneys are damaged, these wastes stay in the body. This can cause everything from brief swelling to death if left... Read more »

What is a Mastectomy?

For adult women, breast cancer can be a big health concern. It affects millions of women around the globe every year, often in life-threatening ways. One of the absolute musts in preventive health care for women involves regular breast exams, both from a doctor and done regularly at home. For women who do develop breast... Read more »

What You Need To Know About Heart Disease

The heart is a vital organ, and conditions of the heart can affect many functions within the body. Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, describes a number of different heart and blood vessel conditions that affect millions of people every year. Are you at risk of heart disease? Do you know how to detect symptoms... Read more »

How Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Oxygen, Blood Flow and Pulmonary Atresia Diseases of the heart can be fatal. The heart sends blood and oxygen to vital areas throughout the body, and many factors large and small can threaten this process. A big part of heart health is taking steps to prevent some of the most common heart problems. There are factors that we cannot influence like... Read more »

Colon Cancer Screening and You: What to Expect at your First Colonoscopy

Colon cancer is one of the most common and most deadly cancers.  Colon cancer is the third most common cancer, and the third most common cancer killer, among both men and women. Colonoscopy remains the most effective way to not only detect early colon cancer but also to prevent colon cancer from ever being an issue.... Read more »