Are Distant Objects Blurry? You May Have Myopia

Similar to a camera lens, beams of light hit the eyes and become focused to help us see images. When this happens correctly, the images are transmitted to the brain to provide a clear and focused vision. When there is interference, problems with vision can arise such...

I’m Starting Dialysis: What Can I Expect?

Your kidneys have the vital job of filtering and eliminating waste from your body, and if the kidneys are damaged in any way, they lose some of the ability to function properly. Dialysis is a treatment that helps replace some of these lost functions of the kidneys,...

The Female Reproductive System

Bringing a new life into the world would be impossible without the female reproductive system. The process of life begins here when a female egg cell is fertilized by a male sperm, creating a fetus and starting the nine-month cycle that eventually leads to birth. But...

A Diabetes Diet Plan

Eating a proper diet is one way to prevent and manage many different health conditions like heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome or diabetes. For patients with diabetes, there are several foods and habits to emphasize and several to avoid when creating a diet plan....

The Common Cold: Symptoms, Prevention and Remedies

There are millions of cases of the common cold in the United States every year, with an average of two or three every year among adults and even more among children. In fact, they’re the most frequent reason for absences from school (in kids) or work (in adults). What...

Colon Cancer Awareness

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Preventing HPV and Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is associated with a virus called HPV, or human papillomavirus. HPV causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and over 10,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Fortunately, cervical cancer is preventable and...

What is Farsightedness?

You’ve probably heard the term “farsightedness” before, but do you know what it means? Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is condition of the eyes that alters the way you see. People with hyperopia have difficulty seeing things up close, but are able to see things farther...

The Stomach Flu: What is it and How can I Prevent it?

The flu and the stomach flu are often used interchangeably. The symptoms of each condition are very different, but the common term “flu” can be misleading. In reality, they’re two completely different conditions. The flu, or influenza, is a condition that leads to...

Nephrology vs Urology: What’s the Difference?

Because nephrologists and urologists can treat kidney-related conditions, it can be easy to confuse the services of a nephrologist for the services of a urologist. These specialties of medicine often overlap, and you may need to see both for the same condition. So,...

Preeclampsia: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment

A number of different conditions can affect pregnant women, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. Regular checkups and monitoring is important during pregnancy, as this can help detect and prevent many of these conditions before they become serious and put the...

The Importance of Well-Child Checks

The early years of a child’s life are important to their lifelong health and development. During those first years it is necessary to identify and prevent potential issues that could compromise the child’s health. This is done through a series of well-child checks or...

Internal and External Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the anus and lower parts of the rectum. They are fairly common and affect nearly 75 percent of adults at some point in their lives. Although hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable and occasionally painful condition, they are usually not...

Chronic Shoulder Instability

Some of the most versatile parts of the body are also some of the most susceptible to injuries, and the shoulder joint is a great example. You may not know this, but the shoulder is the most moveable joint in the entire human body—it has an even greater range of...

Strabismus: Crossed Eyes

Many medical conditions develop at young ages or are present at birth, and several of these are related to the eyes. As one of the most complex parts of the body, the eyes are susceptible to several conditions that can impact vision. One of these conditions is called...

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