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A doctor discusses procedure eligibility with an elderly woman.

3 Common Elective Procedures You Should Consider

Oct 15, 2019

Have you ever considered a surgical solution to a chronic condition but changed your mind due to cost? Elective procedures treat non life-threatening conditions, which leads many people to believe that their insurance won’t cover them. However, these surgeries can significantly improve your quality...

General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Acid Reflux
Bone & Joint Health
A young girl is sick and lies on the couch, while antibiotics sit on a table nearby.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Taking Antibiotics

Oct 10, 2019

Doctors prescribe antibiotics to assist the immune system in overcoming bacterial infections such as strep throat or bronchitis. But what if you’re on day three of your prescription and already feel much better? Do you really need to finish the bottle? Before you toss them aside, consider the do’s...

General Health & Wellness
Medication
A doctor shows a patient a model of a spine.

Could It Be a Herniated Disc?

Oct 01, 2019

Neck or lower back pain can be frustrating, especially when you don’t know the cause. Did you pull a muscle when you twisted the wrong way last week, or did you sleep in a weird position? If the pain radiates throughout other parts of your body, it might be due to a herniated disc.  What Is a...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
Spine Care
Chronic Pain
A person carefully lines up office supplies so they form a straight line.

5 Common Types of OCD

Sep 27, 2019

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric condition that causes people to have distressing and repetitive thoughts (obsessions) that often lead to an action they feel the need to perform (compulsions). They may need to do these compulsions once or repeatedly until they feel more at ease...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
A mammography tech helps a woman get ready for her mammogram.

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Sep 23, 2019

The five-year survival rate of breast cancer is nearly 100% when detected early. However, symptoms don’t tend to show up until the cancer has grown, so how are you supposed to find it in its beginning stages? Mammograms allow doctors to detect even the slightest changes in your breast tissue and...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
Imaging
Women's Health
A physical therapist helps a patient extend his arm.

Top 5 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Sep 13, 2019

Physical therapy, a combination of functional exercises and education about the way your body moves, has a wide array of benefits. Physical therapists can help you reduce chronic pain, recover from an injury, or even step up your game in your chosen sport. So come on—let’s get physical!  1....

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
Halloween-themed snacks sit on a table.

5 Spooktacularly Healthy Halloween Snacks

Sep 06, 2019

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to pull out the spooky decorations and creepy costumes. Unfortunately, this holiday can also bring an excessive amount of added sugar, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re sharing our favorite healthy recipes that will have your...

Children's Health
A woman spoons yogurt into a bowl.

The Do's and Don'ts of Eating After Bariatric Surgery

Sep 03, 2019

Weight loss surgery can change your life, but it’s only the first step in the journey to a healthier lifestyle. After surgery, it’s essential to continue making decisions that will increase the longevity of the procedure’s results and improve your overall well-being. These include getting enough...

Weight Loss
A woman holds her infant in her arms.

3 Reasons Women in Labor May Need a C-Section

Sep 03, 2019

Many expectant mothers create a birth plan, which details things such as the items of clothing you’ll wear during labor, how you will manage pain, and how you would like to deliver. However, birth can be unpredictable, and a medically necessary cesarean section can alter your plans. Here are some...

Maternity
A man has a conversation with his doctor

Why It's Important to Catch Prostate Cancer Early

Aug 23, 2019

About 1 in every 9 men will develop prostate cancer during his life. However, many cases progress so slowly that doctors may only recommend active surveillance rather than treatment. Some cases go entirely unnoticed. Should you even consider screening? Read on. How Essential Is Early Detection?  ...

Men's Health
Oncology
Healthy Aging