As you make healthy changes for 2017, talk with your healthcare provider about screenings you might need. These could include a colonoscopy. Sending a doctor – even a doctor operating by proxy through a camera the size of a straw – into ‘places the sun doesn’t shine’ isn’t an appealing idea to most people.
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According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 35 percent of patients are on hospice less than a week before they die. Often, even healthcare providers don’t understand the importance of linking patients with hospice early.
You’ve likely seen a male athlete taking a hit where it hurts. It makes us cringe and often, reflexively, cover our own private parts. In movies or on television, such a scene can be added for comedy, but protecting the testicles is serious.
Germs are all around us. Some germs that can make us sick can live on surfaces for weeks or even months. And despite your best efforts, you can’t keep every germ from coming into your home. There are, however, certain precautions you can take to reduce germs from spreading throughout your home and to your family.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize more than 2.8 million American breast cancer survivors and to encourage women to take charge of their health and well-being with regular breast cancer screenings.
If you spend parts of September and October watery-eyed and sneezing, you might want to consider planning your allergy regimen now, before you experience symptoms.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 1.3 million Americans attempted suicide in 2013 – a heartbreakingly large number.
As a neurosurgeon – and someone who has seen the ill effects of poor safety choices– I stress to my family, friends and coworkers the importance of taking proper precautions when participating in outdoor activities to prevent injury.
It's a beautiful day – the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you hop on your bike and ride, let's discuss how to stay safe on two wheels.
Although it feels great to soak up all that sun on the beach, in the backyard, or on the tennis court, excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays can harm your skin, cause premature skin aging, and put you at higher risk of developing skin cancer.