Is a Surgical Center the Right Place for My Next Orthopedic Procedure?

Traditionally, surgeries were performed in hospitals, but advancements in technology, anesthesia and pain control now allow physicians to perform certain procedures in a surgical center. Outpatient, or ambulatory, surgical centers…

How Being Overweight Affects Your Health

Obesity affects approximately 39.8 percent of adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more than 70 percent of adults are overweight…

How to Recognize Stomach Ulcers

9 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Your New Medication

Did you know $100 – $300 billion in avoidable healthcare costs are attributed to medication nonadherence? This is because nonadherence leads to worsening health outcomes, which means you’ll need to…

How Diabetes Affects the Eyes

Diabetes increases your risk of potentially serious health complications—including diseases of the eyes—but properly managing your diabetes can help prevent them. Here’s a look at what types of eye complications…

9 Fall Prevention Tips for People With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition of the nervous system that impacts movement and balance, which often causes falls. The annual fall rate of people with PD is double…

High-Risk Pregnancy: Risk Factors and Prevention

A pregnancy is considered high risk if there are complications that could affect the health of the mother or baby before, during or after delivery. If you have a high-risk…

The Dangers of a Misdiagnosed Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin is an antibiotic that doctors use to treat several different types of bacterial infections, and it works by interfering with bacteria cell walls. Its effects were discovered in the…

Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure

Do I Really Need Surgery to Remove My Skin Cancer?

Most people know that melanoma is a dangerous skin cancer, but they usually don’t view basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common type of skin cancer, in the same light.…

Preserve Your Vision: The Importance of Glaucoma Screening

Roughly 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that affect the optic nerve and lead to impaired vision and blindness. Damage to your vision caused by glaucoma…

Best Practices for Stroke Prevention

Strokes are the most common cause of adult disability. Each year, about 795,000 Americans have a stroke and 160,000 die each year from strokes. It ranks as the fourth leading…