If you have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD), you are in the company of about 10 million American adults. Although you have many treatment choices, including surgery, you must be aware at what stage surgery could be the best option for this common vascular condition. Let’s talk Read More
Metabolic Syndrome Is on the Rise: What It Is and Why It Matters
Are you familiar with metabolic syndrome? Understanding what metabolic syndrome is can help you delay or prevent it from developing. According to a recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been an increase in its prevalence. This increase is attributed to the Read More
What Do My MRI Scans Mean?
Your doctor has sent you to have an MRI scan. It’s a very strange scan the first time you have one, because the machine makes loud and awkward noises while the magnets are scanning your body and picking up images. You may wonder why your doctor ordered this particular test and what the results Read More
Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency Most People Ignore
If your bones have been aching lately, you're feeling down in the dumps, are having sleeping problems, or experiencing acid reflux, you may think these are simply signs of aging. These symptoms on their own may not signal a major problem, but put them together and it could mean that you’re not Read More
Signs of a Hernia
A hernia is a common medical condition that causes a localized bulge in the abdomen or groin area. It usually produces no troublesome symptoms and is harmless, but there are times when it can bring pain and discomfort. Hernias usually occur when there is a hole or weakness in the muscular wall Read More
Prepping for a Colonoscopy
The human colon (large intestine) is an integral part of the digestive tract. It’s also subject to the development of polyps that can become colon cancer. Despite how serious – and deadly – colon cancer can be, it’s also one of the most preventable types of cancer. A colonoscopy is the gold standard Read More
What is Hospital Medicine?
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 Read More