Minimally invasive surgery isn’t just a catchphrase, it’s changing the face of medicine. You’ve likely heard of this type of surgery before, but I am often asked to describe what it really means.Read More
Topics: Health Care 101
Medicare recently approved the coverage for the lung cancer screening which includes a low-dose CT scan. We are hoping that most other insurance companies follow suit in approving this coverage. To qualify for the screening, you must be 55 to 77 years old and:Read More
It’s easy to get lost in sea of pink ribbons in October, making it hard to refocus on yet another cancer awareness month. But November ushers in Lung Cancer Awareness month, and although it claims a place as a “lesser known” cancer in the research and publicity world, it has had a few recent breakthroughs of its own.Read More
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common and deadliest forms of cancer in the United States, but it has one uncommon characteristic—its ability to be detected early.
Colonoscopy screening can reduce cancer risk and detect it early, when it is most treatable. It is one of the most effective tools available to prevent cancer deaths. In fact, if caught early, colon cancer has a survival rate of nearly 90 percent. And other, effective colon cancer screenings are also available.Read More
What takes less than 10 minutes, is virtually painless and could potentially save your life? The influenza vaccination. Commonly known as the flu shot, it can prevent you from becoming seriously ill or worse.Read More
Yes, it’s that time of year again
Time for visiting with family and friends, spreading holiday cheer and filling our bellies with delicious holiday treats. Before we know it, though, those treats will have our bellies shaking like bowls full of jelly. Americans typically gain between five and 10 pounds during the holiday season. Sure, we vow to lose the weight in the New Year, but it is possible to skip the resolution altogether by eating a little healthier during the holidays.Read More
Weight loss isn’t just about looking slimmer.
It can impact your well-being in surprising ways.
Recent studies have shown a trimmer waistline can actually be a total body (and lifestyle) experience. Other benefits of weight loss include improved memory, a reduced risk of certain cancers, lower health care costs and improved fertility. And those are just to name a few. It certainly isn’t a cure all, but it comes close.Read More
Thanks to various anti-smoking campaigns over the years, we are all aware of the impact that quitting can have on cancer and heart disease reduction. However, you may not be aware that your risks for these diseases can lessen quite quickly. It often comes as a surprise to our patients that quitting, even after many years of smoking, can make a huge impact.Read More
You don’t have to be a doctor to take charge of your health care. Getting the most out of your next medical appointment, and understanding the information provided, can be as easy as following a few guidelines.Read More
Topics: Health Care 101
A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that people who ran for just a few minutes every day had a reduced risk from dying of heart disease. The study monitored more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period. Researchers concluded that even those who had smoked, had diabetes or were considered obese still benefitted from running each day.
Running also offers a multitude of additional physical and mental health benefits. It works multiple muscle groups at the same time, it burns calories at a high rate thus helping with weight loss, it helps strengthen joints and bones and releases hormones that make you feel happier.Read More
Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness