What You Need to Know About Kidney Transplants

The kidneys are vital organs in the body responsible for filtering out waste and preventing many infections and basic diseases in the body, and this is a function that the body simply cannot go without. Without this filtration system, the body is exposed to several...

What Does OB/GYN Stand For?

Proper care of reproductive organs, especially during or around pregnancy, can go a long way in preventing many of the common conditions that women experience. In many cases, preventive care can reduce the need for expensive, invasive treatments that may become...

How Sleep and Rest Can Affect Your Health

In many ways, sleep is one of the body’s best natural preventive medicines: adequate amounts of sleep promote health in many areas of the body, and have been proven to be an effective protector against several different conditions. What are the proper amounts of sleep...

Acid Reflux and Heartburn: Causes and Prevention

Have you ever eaten a big meal and felt a burning or tightening pain in your chest several hours later? Is the pain difficult to relieve even when repositioning your body? You may be experiencing symptoms of heartburn—a common condition that affects more than 60...

What is Ophthalmology?

Our eyesight is a vital part of our day-to-day lives, so it’s important to make sure you are taking proper care of your eyes. Ophthalmologists are doctors who specialize in the care of vision and the eyes. Here’s a closer look at their practice and training,...

Hip Pain and Sports

Sports are great for everything from exercise to entertainment, but they can also come with physical consequences for many athletes. Even some of the strongest areas of the body can be injured or damaged while playing sports, and even some of the greatest athletes in...

How to Protect Your Joints as You Age

If you’ve ever walked across the street, ran a 5k, danced or thrown a baseball, you’ve used joints in your body. Your joints are the connection between two bones in your body. They are a smooth tissue (cartilage) that’s meant to keep your bones from rubbing...

Kidney Location & Structure

There are few organs in the body as important as the kidneys, which are responsible for filtering all the waste our body doesn’t need. The kidneys are one of the first lines of defense our bodies have against infection and the spread of basic disease, and kidney...

Yearly Checkups: Breast Exams

There are many preventive health measures we should take as we get older, and for women, breast exams are one of the most important. Breasts can be the part of the body where several long-term health issues become visible, and it’s vital that women perform regular...

What are Annual Physical Exams?

Yearly physical checkups are a common practice for primary care providers. Often called a physical, this checkup is a great way for people of all ages to check in with their doctor and make sure all the body’s main functions are working in the ways they’re supposed...

What Is A Gastroenterologist?

Because the body is complex and has so many working parts, there are areas of medicine where a doctor focuses on a specific part of the body.  This is called specialized medicine, and there are many doctors in dozens of different specialized fields all over the map....

Kidney Failure

The Symptoms, Causes and Treatments of Kidney Disease No matter how healthy you might be, there’s always waste in your body that needs to be removed. Even healthy foods and drinks come with elements that the body doesn’t need or use, and everything from the air we...

How the Eye Works

There are few parts of the human body more amazing than our eyes. We often take them for granted, but these tiny cameras spend every day processing millions of pieces of information at lightning-fast speeds – and turns them into the simple images we see almost...

Yearly Checkups: Pap Smears

Preventing future health conditions is vital for everyone, and it’s especially important in a few specific areas for women. Women are at extra risk for certain cancers and other diseases, and catching any sign of these before they become serious is important. One of...

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