Otitis Media, also known as an ear infection, is one of the most common conditions for which children require medical treatment. This condition also affects adults, but to a much lesser degree.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic put a wrench in not only your plans but also your routine health screenings? Find out how you can get your health back on track.
What is Melanoma?
- Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocytes, which are the pigment producing cells of the skin.
- It most commonly occurs on the skin; however, may also be found in the eyes, ears, GI tract, central nervous system and in the oral and genital mucous membranes.
- Melanoma is the most common cancer in women aged 25 – 29 years and is second only to breast cancer in women aged 30 – 34 years.
- This cancer is more likely to occur on areas that are less often exposed and more frequently burned, such as the backs of men and the legs of women.
- It can be fatal if it is neglected; therefore, early detection and prompt removal of melanoma can save a life.
Unlike Type 1 diabetes, prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed if you modify your lifestyle. Learn fun, smart ways to help prevent the onset of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age. Most don’t seek medical treatment for these issues, treating frequent nightly trips to the bathroom and other symptoms as an inevitable part of the aging process. Developing conditions like benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate), urinary incontinence, overactive bladder or lowered testosterone levels doesn’t mean you should suffer in silence. These conditions are likely to worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and their impact on your daily routine, there are treatment options available to help. Urologist, Jagan Kansal, MD, MBA, shares some of the misconceptions about these common men’s health conditions and treatment that are available so you can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle as you age.
When checking your skin for melanoma, perhaps you think of the dark mole on your back or the asymmetrical freckle on your chest. By assessing suspicious spots on your skin, you’re taking the first step to melanoma prevention and early detection. Whether you’re using the Ugly Duckling method or the ABC’s technique, it is important that you and your dermatologist perform a thorough skin examination, including places that might not normally come to mind.
Hernia’s are not immediately life-threatening, but they don’t resolve on their own and surgery is needed to repair the defect to prevent potentially serious complications. Learn more about a hernia, common symptoms and who typically experiences hernias.
In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent volunteer panel of experts in disease prevention, released new recommendations for lung cancer screenings were released. Drs. Viveka Boddipalli and Lekshmi Nair explain who qualifies for yearly scans to detect lung cancer.
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.
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. While the biggest risk factors of developing breast cancer are your age and gender — other factors that can also increase your risk include genetic makeup, personal/family history, dense breast tissue and more.