What is the Menstrual Cycle?

There are several differences in the body that separate men from women, and one of these is a woman’s menstruation cycle. Also known as a period, the menstrual cycle begins during the early adolescent years for most girls, and is part of the body’s natural...

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

Illness or injury is never convenient, and we can’t control getting sick outside of business hours. In these instances, many people visit the emergency room for medical care, without knowing they have another option. Though there are times where the emergency room is...

Recognizing Mesothelioma

February is Cancer Prevention Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness for preventable cancers. One such preventable cancer is mesothelioma. Due to its rarity today, most people have never heard of mesothelioma. That lack of awareness means people do not know how...

Anatomy of Your Digestive System

The body needs nutrients to support its various organs and functions, and the main way it gets those nutrients is through food and drink. What we put in our bodies determines what nutrients our bodies will receive.  From the protein we need for strong bones to the...

The Cornea and Corneal Disease

The eyes work in detailed ways with many complex structures, and these structures need protection. This protection is called the cornea – a clear, thin outer layer that protects the eye from dirt, bacteria and other germs or contaminants. Several problems with...

Osteochondral Defect: Cartilage Injury in the Knee

The body is made up of different support structures, and one of the most important of these as it relates to movement is cartilage. Cartilage is a tissue that’s found all over the body, and helps connect bones while offering padding and support. Without cartilage to...

What is Diabetic Nephropathy?

The organs and tissues in the human body are connected in many ways. In fact, conditions that affect one part of the body can actually be the cause or risk factor of diseases in other parts of the body. Heart disease can cause varicose veins, a condition of the legs,...

Your Postpartum Body

For many women, pregnancy and childbirth are some of the most significant life events they ever experience, and the female body undergoes a lot of changes to accommodate for this process. While changes during pregnancy are often more noticeable to friends and family,...

Preparing for Hip Surgery

As a big part of the body’s movement system, the hip deals with some of the most wear and tear of any area of the body. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint designed to allow movement in a wide range of directions supported by padded cartilage. Over time, however, it’s...

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Many people consider memory loss to be a natural sign of aging, but extreme memory loss or a reduction in the ability to think can signal a serious health condition, one that is diagnosed every four seconds. These conditions fall under the term “dementia,” a category...

Abdominal Pain: Crohn’s Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a common inflammatory condition that can affect the GI tract.  IBD involves chronic (or long-term) inflammation of some or all of your digestive tract and can come with a number of painful symptoms. IBD is typically distinguished...

What is Refractive Surgery?

Vision conditions affect millions of people around the world, and while some of these conditions can’t be cured, medical technology can improve many of them. One solution is called refractive surgery, which can help fix vision problems through laser treatments. You...

Kidney Stones: What are They and How are They Treated?

The kidneys help our body filter and remove the waste it no longer needs. When the kidneys aren’t functioning properly, that waste can build up. These buildups lead to different complications and conditions, and one of the most common are kidney stones. Kidney stones...

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...

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...

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