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Your Urologic Health – Signs You Should Not Ignore

Urology is a medical specialty that deals with the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Urologists typically focus on treating structural problems or diseases related to the urinary tract and male reproductive areas. Because urologic health...

Picky Eating in Children and How to Combat it

As children grow up, their eating behaviors change. Picky eating is an eating behavior where children eat a limited amount of food, are unwilling to try new foods or have strong food preferences (like only eating grains or not eating vegetables). Picky eating can be a...

How to Prepare for Your Lab Test

Occasionally, your primary care physician will order a laboratory test. Lab tests are performed to check a sample of your blood, urine or body tissues to evaluate your health and diagnose medical conditions. If you’ve never had a lab test before, you might be...

Migraines in Children: Causes and Treatments

Children often get headaches, just like adults, but they usually aren’t serious. Some kids even get migraines, a type of headache that causes severe pain, nausea and vomiting. What Are the Symptoms? Children and adults share many of the same migraine symptoms, but...

What Are the Early Signs of Dementia?

Dementia is a condition in which once-healthy brain cells (neurons) in the brain stop working, lose connections with other cells in the brain and die. This causes loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral abilities to such a degree that it interferes with everyday...

What are Prenatal Vitamins?

Because a woman’s nutritional requirements change during pregnancy, many OB/GYN providers recommend prenatal vitamins to ensure pregnant moms get all the nutrients they need to have a healthy pregnancy and encourage fetal growth and development. Of course, prenatal...

Pneumonia in Children

If your child has a bad cough and rapid breathing, pneumonia could be the culprit. This lung infection can be alarming to parents because it can affect a child of any age and is one of the most common causes of hospital stays, according to The American Lung...

What are Adrenal Gland Disorders?

Adrenal glands are small, triangular organs that are located on the top of each kidney. The adrenal glands produce important hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which help our bodies respond to stress, maintain metabolic processes...

Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, which is estimated to affect over 50 million Americans, is a complex condition involving pain that lasts longer than 3 to 6 months or pain that continues when it should not. Not all chronic pain can be cured, but many treatments can help. Talking to Your...

CPR: Fact and Fiction

Over 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest every year and 350,000 of those incidents occur outside the hospital. Cardiac arrest has taken more lives globally than colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV,...

Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both men and women. When treated right away, chlamydia rarely causes serious health problems. However, complications can be serious. That’s why it’s critical to know the symptoms of chlamydia...

DEXA Scans: A Guide to Diagnosing Osteoporosis

What is a DEXA Scan? A DEXA scan (also called bone densitometry scan, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan or a DXA scan) is a non-invasive imaging test used to measure bone loss. Similar to a traditional X-ray scan, a DEXA scan uses a specialized machine to emit...

How Diet affects Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is made by the liver and used for a variety of jobs such as producing hormones or breaking down fatty foods. Here are the three main types of cholesterol that can be found in our bodies:   LDL...

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a condition caused by certain strains of bacteria that release toxins into the bloodstream. The strains that cause toxic shock syndrome are staph (Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria and strep (Streptococcus pyogenes) bacteria. Although TSS...