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Eight Facts About Lung Cancer
Posted Jul 11, 2018
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 234,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States this year. If you’re a current or former smoker, or someone at risk for developing lung cancer, that can be a startling ...
Know the Signs of a Stroke
Posted May 22, 2018
One out of six people will have a stroke in their lifetime and it’s not just the elderly at risk. A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and at any age so staying in-the-know is an important first step to reducing your risk. May is Stroke ...
What do President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Charles Schultz (creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip) all have in common? They were all diagnosed with colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is a common and lethal cancer in the country. Worldwide, ...
April showers bring… tick season? That’s right, according to the CDC—April through September is considered the most active season for ticks. Like mosquitos, ticks come with their own dangers for people who like to spend time ...
I am often asked if men get breast cancer. Male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all diagnosed breast cancer. While men and women are different in physical appearance and personality characteristics, neither gender is immune to a certain type of ...
As you are contemplating your goals for 2018, consider reevaluating your health and ensuring that you have your happiest and healthiest year yet. Routine screening tests with your healthcare provider are an important part of meeting that goal, and ...
Decoding Your Doctor's Pain Chart
Posted Feb 15, 2018
On a scale from one to ten, how confusing is it to put your pain level to a number? Understanding the pain chart can be a level ten chore in itself, and doctors know that. As Dr. Ammar Alamarie, a physician at CaroMont Health, explains, “Pain ...
Heart Disease is on the rise this year— especially for women. Often thought of as a disease that has historically plagued men, recent studies have revealed that it is actually women at an increased risk for heart disease. While we’ve been ...
Whether we talk about it openly or just with our significant other, sexual health is an important part of quality of life and happiness in relationships for many of us. Sadly, sexual health problems are common, with more than 40% of women ...
Although lung cancer is often not a topic most of us like to discuss or think about, it is important to know about the disease and the steps that patients and the doctors must take to manage risk and fight the illness. We can all work towards making ...
Physician Outlook: Women’s Health Women's health has always been an exciting and evolving field of medicine, but it has really been transformed in recent years by advances in medical and surgical technology. From advances in reproductive ...
October is upon us. Pink is in the air. Breast cancer awareness month has begun. What does it all mean? Do you know anyone who has had breast cancer? Chances are you do. There are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, ...
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. And while most breast cancer patients have no family history, approximately 10% of breast cancer cases are due to harmful defect in their DNA that is passed from ...
There has been much attention paid over the past several weeks, in both print and social media, to the concept of "dry drowning." This seems to have been sparked by the story of a four year-old boy from Texas who died nearly a week after ...
What is Preeclampsia and How Can I Avoid It? Pregnancy can be one of the most amazing and joyful time in a woman’s life, but it can also be very confusing. Your body is going through a lot of changes and sometimes it is hard to tell what ...