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Common Questions About Breast Cancer Screening & Risk Factors

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Ear­ly detec­tion is crit­i­cal and breast exams are your first line of defense against breast can­cer. Per­form­ing self-exams, com­plet­ing an annu­al clin­i­cal breast exam and screen­ing mam­mog­ra­phy can iden­ti­fy changes in your breasts ear­ly on when they are most treat­able. If you are unsure of how to per­form a breast exam at home, a provider can offer you guid­ance at your next appoint­ment or screen­ing. Obstetrician/​Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and mem­ber of our High Risk Breast Clin­ic, Shaun­da Chin-Bonds, DO, answers com­mon ques­tions about risk fac­tors, fam­i­ly his­to­ry and when to begin screen­ing for breast cancer.

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Behavioral & Mental Health

Stress In Your Body

We have all expe­ri­enced moments of stress in our lives. When some­thing unex­pect­ed or alarm­ing hap­pens, a part of your brain, the hypo­thal­a­mus, sets off an inter­nal alarm. This alarm sig­nals your adren­al glands to release hor­mones, adren­a­line and cor­ti­sol, into your ner­vous sys­tem that cause your heart rate to increase, your mus­cles to tense and your breath to quick­en. This is referred to as your fight or flight response, and your body is ready to take action to pro­tect itself from harm.

Behavioral & Mental Health

How the Health Triangle Can Help Guide Your New Year's Resolutions

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Devel­op­ing a health-relat­ed New Year’s res­o­lu­tion can be a great way to kick start a health­i­er year ahead. Instead of just focus­ing on your phys­i­cal health, it is impor­tant to rec­og­nize oth­er areas as well such as your men­tal and social health and well-being. 

Dr. Sal­ly Salman, Inter­nal Med­i­cine, out­lines com­po­nents of the health tri­an­gle to help you deter­mine what your health res­o­lu­tions should focus on in the new year. 

Exercise & Fitness

Exercise & Fitness

Tommy John Surgery – Get Back to Throwing

Whether from overuse or pitch­ing for an extend­ed peri­od of time, elbow injuries are becom­ing more com­mon in both pro­fes­sion­al and ama­teur ath­letes. As a solu­tion for such injuries, Tom­my John Surgery can be rec­om­mend­ed to patients who are expe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms and who have tried oth­er forms of ther­a­py with­out suc­cess. At DuPage Med­ical Group, our providers are trained to treat patients from surgery through ther­a­py, help­ing you get back into the game.