What Are Your Food Cravings Telling You? Food cravings may speak volumes about your overall health. In fact, certain food cravings indicate that you may be missing out on key nutrients, vitamins and minerals in your everyday diet. Now, let’s take a look at seven common food cravings, along with tips to treat some of Continue Reading >>
Ragweed, mold and dust mites commonly trigger fall allergies that result in sneezing, watery eyes, wheezing, coughing and other allergic reactions. Yet there is no surefire solution to address all fall allergies, at all times. For those who are worried about autumn allergies, there is no need to stress. With a diligent approach to fall Continue Reading >>
Sinus surgery offers a safe, effective treatment to address various chronic sinus or nasal issues. Some of the reasons why a person may receive sinus surgery include: Chronic sinusitis (inflammation of the cavities around the nasal passages) Sinus or nasal polyps Sinus disease that occurs due to a fungal infection Sinus infection that spreads to Continue Reading >>
Prostate cancer is one of the most prominent types of cancer in men. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates approximately one in nine men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis in his lifetime. Additionally, ACS states roughly one in 41 men will die of prostate cancer. A proper prostate cancer diagnosis is crucial. Research indicates the Continue Reading >>
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Back-to-school season represents the end of summer vacation. It also brings new challenges that frequently cause stress for individuals of all ages. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to stay calm, cool and collected during back-to-school season, including: Identify and Address the Signs of Stress This back-to-school season, keep an eye out for any signs Continue Reading >>
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery stabilizes the tibia bone (shinbone), prevents the tibia bone from sliding forward on the femur (thighbone) and stops the femur from sliding backward. It is a complex procedure, and as such, often requires a lengthy recovery process to ensure proper healing. At La Peer Health Systems, our orthopedic surgeons Continue Reading >>
Hip arthroscopy helps orthopedic surgeons analyze and diagnose patients’ hip problems. The procedure is proven to be safe and effective, and as such, is quickly becoming a top choice for orthopedic surgeons and patients alike. What Is Hip Arthroscopy? Hip arthroscopy is a hip procedure that enables orthopedic surgeons to identify and treat hip joint Continue Reading >>
Did you know that on average, the life expectancy for men is less than women? This is partially to do with the fact that men are far less likely to visit their doctors for annual check-ups, take note of signs and symptoms of serious disease, and maintain a healthy lifestyle compared to women. It may be Continue Reading >>
Hemorrhoids, also referred to as “piles,” are one of the most common problems in the general population. It is estimated that hemorrhoids will affect 75% of American adults at some point in their lifetime. They represent swollen veins in the area of the anus and rectum and can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or Continue Reading >>
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Colon and rectal, or colorectal, diseases encompass a wide range of conditions and disorders, which can have mild to life-threatening consequences. Like many other diseases, especially cancer, early detection through screenings has the potential to significantly improve quality of life, treatment outcomes, and even overall survival rates among patients. Yet, many patients are too embarrassed Continue Reading >>