Rare Diseases Are Hard to Overcome

You Wanted to Know: Colon Cancer Screening Options

Though none of the screening options to detect colon cancer are particularly fun, they are some of the most important and scientifically proven things you can do to safeguard yourself…

Read more  »
atherosclerosis

You Wanted to Know: Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is one of my greatest enemies as a heart surgeon. Over the course of a lifetime, atherosclerosis, or hardening and clogging of the arteries, affects nearly all Americans to…

Read more  »
White toilet bowl in a bathroom

You Wanted to Know: Kidney Stones

There are few medical problems more painful than a kidney stone – in fact, some have likened it to the pain of childbirth. While kidney stones usually don’t cause lasting…

Read more  »
energy bites

Colon Cancer: Ways to Lower Your Risk

You won’t often hear me say good things about cancer, but this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, I will tell you the best thing about colon cancer: We can beat it….

Read more  »
Art abstract market background fruits on a wooden background

DASH Diet May Be More Effective for Lowering Kidney Stone Risk

A new study suggests that the DASH diet, which was originally designed to lower blood pressure, may be more effective than the commonly prescribed low-oxalate diet for preventing the formation…

Read more  »
Medikamente,Erkältung

Flu Season Is Still On

According to the CDC, despite the start of some declining numbers the overall flu activity is still above baseline. And as a practicing physician I can attest to that! But…

Read more  »
TV remote

How to Avoid the 5 Common Causes of Age-Related Vision Loss

One of the most obvious signs of aging isn’t something you can see – it’s actually how you see. Most people over the age of 40 will notice some change…

Read more  »
opiateaddiction

Antioxidants May Facilitate Cancer Growth in Some High-Risk Patients

Antioxidants may accelerate the growth of early cancers or pre-cancerous lesions in some high-risk patients, according to a new study.

Read more  »
Woman look at herself bathroom mirror reflection

You Wanted to Know: Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy occurs when the facial nerve becomes damaged, leading to paralysis of half of the face. This condition comes on suddenly, can strike anyone and affects up to 40,000…

Read more  »
Spoonful of baking soda

You Wanted to Know: GERD Remedies

Burning in the chest or throat, a sour or bitter taste, regurgitation of food and trouble swallowing – these are all symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD, a common…

Read more  »