Tips for Healthy Living

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
March 03rd, 2018

If you’re 50 years and older or 45 for African Americans and haven’t done so yet, now is the time to get a colonoscopy.

Of course, there are plenty of reasons you might put it off. You’ve got too much else to do right now… you don’t look forward to the bowel prep… you feel fine and have no reason to think you could get sick someday. But reasons AREN’T excuses, and you know that.

Mammograms: What You Need To Know
October 09th, 2017

Don’t let common misconceptions about mammograms come between you and your breast health.

For many women, their first mammogram can be a dreaded event. It is one exam women typically postpone due to many misconceptions about the procedure. The most common one is the expectation of pain. The majority of women who come for their first mammogram expecting the “worst” usually leave...

Limiting Kids’ Screen Time Is More Important Thank You Think
September 10th, 2017

If you have a young child, your instincts probably tell you that allowing him or her to sit in front of the television for hours on end is a bad idea. Likewise, most parents are probably aware that prolonged use of electronic devices like tablets, laptops, hand-held video games and smart phones isn’t particularly good for kids. But you might not know that limiting kids’ screen time...

Natural Childbirth vs. C-Section: What You Should Know
August 18th, 2017

Parents who are pregnant with their first child can’t help looking forward to the day of their baby’s arrival with tremendous anticipation and joy.  But most will also admit to a healthy degree of anxiety regarding the birthing process. How painful will it be? How long will it take? Will your baby be delivered naturally or via C-Section? And if via C-Section, how does that change things? Are...

Parathyroid Surgery to Treat Hypercalcemia
August 11th, 2017

OK, we all know that we need plenty of calcium in our diets in order to keep our bones strong and healthy. That’s especially true for women as they reach the age of 50 and beyond, when the risk of osteoporosis increases. But what does it mean to be diagnosed with too much calcium?


 

Hypercalcemia, as it is termed, is a serious medical condition in which there is too much calcium...