Veins play a vital role in the body’s function, carrying blood from various parts of the body back to the heart. As people age, problems can begin to develop. Our vein specialists are trained to diagnose and treat vein disease. If you begin to feel symptoms of circulatory dysfunction, It can be difficult to know when to visit a doctor. » Read more about: When Should I See a Doctor for Vein Problems? »
Even the busiest person can find a spare minute in their day to exercise. That’s good news because a recent study has found that women who get just one minute of exercise per day had four percent higher bone density. If you have two minutes, that’s even better! Those who exercised for over two minutes had a bone density six percent higher than those who exercise under one minute per day. » Read more about: A Minute of Exercise Per Day Could Prevent Osteoporosis »
In the spring and summer, Lyme disease is a worry for nearly everyone who spends time outside. 2017 is shaping up to be even more risky for the disease than usual.
There has been a huge amount of growth in the mice population across the northern areas of the United States. This has led ecologists to believe that Lyme disease will be especially bad this year. But, what do mice have to do with Lyme disease – » Read more about: 2017 Will be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease »
Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health? » Read more about: How Is Stress Affecting Your Health? »
Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States.
Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a woman’s menstrual cycle, symptoms can be confused with period pain. Since the tissue has no way of leaving the body, lesions, » Read more about: Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis? »
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. » Read more about: Go Red for Women: American Heart Month »
40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year. » Read more about: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month »
With Holiday season upon us, the rush to get all of your food prepared can make you want to cut corners in order to make sure everything gets on the table in time. But did you know that foodborne diseases cause roughly 76 million people to become sick each year?
If you’re cooking for just a few people, or a large group, there are a few safety tips that can help you prevent sickness while still getting everything prepared in a timely manner. » Read more about: Keep Your Holiday Dinners Safe and Fun »
Coffee is one of the most universally consumed beverages around. In fact, it is estimated that 83% of American adults drink coffee daily. It is well known that coffee can help to wake you up, but can it actually help prevent cancer? » Read more about: Does Coffee Help Prevent Cancer? »
It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made. » Read more about: Flu Shots for 2016/2017: What has Changed? »