Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us, and the weather and humidity are heating up. Children and adults are looking for a way to counteract the heat and get cool. There’s nothing better than a pool, a lake, or any body of water to provide relief and fun-filled days. Whether you are a new parent, or you have siblings vying for your attention, it’s always a good idea to review a water safety guide for parents.
If you must have surgery, would you prefer one with more damage to your body or less? How about a surgery with more pain or less, a longer hospital stay or a shorter one, and a surgery with the possibility of multiple complications or one which delivers fewer complications? We think we know the answer. Fortunately, there are more and more surgical procedures available that offer a minimally invasive alternative. What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
If you are sexually active, you should get STD tests. It is an essential part of your overall health. How often you should be tested is dependent on your current and past sexual situation. Let’s find out what experts say about who should get STD tests and how often.
Why are men more likely to develop a hernia? A man’s physical anatomy is but one of the reasons why men have a 25% chance of developing a hernia during their lifetime vs only 2% of women. Let’s explain further.
Inflammation is an essential defense mechanism of our body and a way of healing. Any time we are injured, become ill with a virus or bacteria infection, our immune system sends inflammatory cells to fight off the problems and speed healing. Unfortunately, sometimes inflammation overstays its welcome. Let’s learn how to fight inflammation and prevent disease.
Maximizing your health insurance benefits before the end of the year should be a priority for you and your family. Don’t give up extra benefits just because you are busy or have forgotten about these perks. Now is exactly the time to review what you are still entitled to.
A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms, it is still valuable to be familiar with the normal consistencies of your breast. When cancer is detected early, the chances of survival are much improved. Let us go through how to perform a monthly breast exam.
One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important?
We are approaching the time when kids and parents start preparing for going back to school. As the time nears, there are numerous tips to prepare and get your kids off to a great start, including Weirton Medical Center’s back to school guide.