Health Matters

When is Minimally Invasive Surgery Right for Me?

Posted by Dr. Stephen Lin on Nov 20, 2017 7:28:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Health Care 101




What is a Low Dose CT Scan?

Posted by Dr. Lynne Skaryak on Nov 15, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Do You Qualify?

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:

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Topics: Women's Health, Health Care 101




The 5 Most Popular Colon Cancer Screenings

Posted by Dr. Bruce Waldholtz on Nov 1, 2017 3:44:32 PM

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.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Health Care 101, Digestive Health




Why Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Posted by Gini Hoffman on Oct 23, 2017 7:18:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Family Health 101, Health Care 101, Lifestyle & Wellness




6 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Doctors Appointment

Posted by Dr. Susan Ziglar on Oct 1, 2017 10:00:00 PM

 

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.

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Topics: Health Care 101




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