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What is Hospital Medicine?

What is Hospital Medicine?

by Yenny (SU)
Hospital Medicine. It might sound as redundant as an “afternoon matinee” or “true fact.” But the “honest truth” is that hospital medicine is a real, highly important, medical discipline that you or your family have probably used on a number of occasions, but never knew it had a name. So, what exactly is hospital medicine?

Interesting Facts about Diabetes

Interesting Facts about Diabetes

by Yenny (SU)
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and the number is growing each year. Diabetes is a chronic disease involving the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar. The body either cannot make sufficient insulin or in some cases it can’t process the insulin produced.

What is COPD and How do you Treat It?

What is COPD and How do you Treat It?

by Yenny (SU)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, for short – is a progressive lung disease which, over time, makes it hard to breathe. Every year, more than 120,000 American deaths are related to COPD, with cigarette smoking being the most common cause. However, COPD also includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, the latter of which doctors believe may not always be a characteristic of COPD. So what exactly is COPD, and how do you treat it?

What Could be Causing My Leg Pain?

What Could be Causing My Leg Pain?

by Yenny (SU)
Like most Americans, we rely on our automobiles to get us from point A to B. That’s why we respond immediately when the check engine light comes on. We get our oil changed when the manual tells us to, and we do our best to keep our tires in good shape so we don’t have problems down the road.

The benefits of working with a multi-specialty practice

The benefits of working with a multi-specialty practice

by Yenny (SU)
In life, teamwork can be a powerful force for change, problem-solving, and a better quality of life. The same holds true for medical practices. Private medical practices that are staffed by physicians with multiple specialties working together for the benefit of a patient offer a powerfully effective way to deliver exceptional healthcare.

Guarding against peripheral artery disease

Guarding against peripheral artery disease

by Yenny (SU)
As we all know, walking is one of the best exercises you can do at any age. But when merely taking a stroll causes pain in your legs, it may be a sign of a serious circulatory condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

What Exactly Does an Otorhinolaryngologist Treat?

What Exactly Does an Otorhinolaryngologist Treat?

by Yenny (SU)
The word otorhinolaryngology or its shorter form, otolaryngology, is derived from the Greek root words: otos (ear), rhino (nose), laryngo (windpipe) and logos (science). So an otorhinolaryngologist is a physician who studied, trained in, and treats diseases of the ear, nose, throat, face, head and neck. The popular acronym for this specialty branch of medicine is ENT, or an ear, nose, and throat specialist. All three terms are used interchangeably.

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

by Yenny (SU)
It’s that time of year – when allergy sufferers are reaching for tissues and taking note of the daily pollen count. But if you haven’t been previously diagnosed with an allergy, how do you know if you have allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or are just coming down with a cold or the flu?

Urology – Not Just for Men

Urology – Not Just for Men

by Yenny (SU)
Contrary to popular belief, however, urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the urinary health and reproductive tract of both men and women. After all, both sexes have urethras, bladders, and kidneys, and urologists are highly trained physicians who use both medication and surgery to treat problems in these and other areas regardless of one’s gender.

Can Allergies Lower Your Immune System?

Can Allergies Lower Your Immune System?

by Yenny (SU)
Spring is upon us – and with it, the usual threat of seasonal allergies. But to make matters worse, we’re in the midst of one of the worst cold and flu seasons in recent years. Which raises an interesting question – do allergies weaken our immune system, and are those who suffer from allergies thus at greater risk of getting sick?

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