Cancer Rates in the United States are Decreasing

According to a new study released by the American Cancer Society, cancer death rates have been decreasing between 2004 and 2008. The study found that cancer rates have dropped 1.8% per year in men and 1.6% per year in women. The report attributes advances in cancer screenings and treatment to the prevention of more than Continue Reading >>

Guide to Cancer Screenings

Most women know to get a pap smear once a year.  Some people know they are supposed to get a mole check yearly, but did you know there also several other cancer screenings you should have done? Regular cancer screenings are vital to protecting your health. The doctors at La Peer Health Systems recommend preventative Continue Reading >>

Can circumcision prevent STDs later in life?

Deciding whether or not to circumcise an infant can be a difficult decision for new parents. Research shows that having your baby boy circumcised, the surgical removal of the penis foreskin, has health benefits. The risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, such as genital herpes or HPV, is reduced in men who are circumcised. How Continue Reading >>
Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection, and affects an estimated 18 million men in the U.S. alone. For most, the thought of erectile dysfunction (ED) is unsettling. However, with the various treatment options available today there is almost always a solution for ED, regardless of the cause. Our Continue Reading >>

Biological Age vs. Chronological Age

Scientifically, humans should be able to live to the age of 120 years. But how many people do you know that lived to see 120 or, for that matter, even 90 years old? Studies have found that Humans are not living as long as we possibly could because of poor diet and over-exposure to excessive Continue Reading >>

3D Imaging Allows Patients to View Potential Post-Surgery Results

Wondering what you will look like after reconstructive surgery? With the help of advanced 3D imaging technology you can see the potential outcome during your consultation with your surgeon. Whether you are undergoing plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons or for facial reconstruction purposes, including facial paralysis and facial trauma surgery, 3D modeling technology can be Continue Reading >>

How do I choose a good doctor?

We all know that the hunt for a new doctor can be a very long and stressful process. So what is the secret to finding a good doctor in a timely manner? Here are some guidelines to make your decision as pain-free as possible: Credentials – Don’t hesitate to verify a doctor’s medical license, certifications Continue Reading >>

Doctors are people too

Going to the doctor can often times be daunting. Not only are you nervous about finding out whether or not you are healthy, but you also can be afraid that the doctor will judge you on your health, or more likely unhealthy, habits. However, you need to remember, doctors are people too! Doctors, just like Continue Reading >>

Hemorrhoid prevention tips

  Hemorrhoids are a very common health problem, in which a lump or mass of tissue in the anus contains enlarged blood vessels. They are caused by an increase in abdominal pressure. People usually experience hemorrhoids because of: Pregnancy Frequent constipation Obesity Persistent diarrhea Rushing to complete a bowel movement Additionally, hemorrhoids are likely to Continue Reading >>

The importance of knowing your family’s health history

Having a good understanding of your family’s health history is essential in disease prevention. Many of the most common and fatal disease can be hereditary, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Knowing your risks allows you take the right lifesaving steps. Together, you and your doctor will be able to take the right precautions to Continue Reading >>

Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure that allows medical professionals to look inside your body. Instruments called endoscopes have cameras attached to long, thin tubes – which are inserted into various orifices of the body to examine nearby organs. Although traditional methods of endoscopy are used in diagnosing problems in all areas of the body, they are Continue Reading >>

Facelifts and VECTRA Facial Sculptor

Facelifts are a popular surgical method of facial rejuvenation, with just over 100,000 procedures being performed in the United States annually. During the procedure, incisions are made at various points on the face to take the slack out of lax skin and remove fatty deposits underneath. Some tightening of facial muscles is also done during Continue Reading >>