The holiday season can be a dietary obstacle course for people with diabetes. Between office holiday parties that promote indulgence to family baking days spent recreating grandma's famous sugar cookies, the festive season is filled with opportunitie...
If you break your leg, chances are that you'll have X-rays taken in the radiology department. For decades, imaging technology like the CT scan has been used to assist doctors in diagnosing a variety of medical conditions. But did you know that this type of technology can also be used to help treat disease? Interventional radiology (IR provides a minimally invasive way to treat a wide variety of health conditions in adults and children.
From heart disease to breast cancer, many health conditions are believed to have a genetic component. Your family medical history can help identify patterns of disease within your family and provide your doctor with vital information to develop a comprehensive care plan that anticipates your unique needs.
The misuse of opioid medications -- also called opiates, narcotics, or simply prescription painkillers -- is a growing problem in the United States. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a recent study found that about 15 million Americans age 12 and older had used opioids illicitly within the 12 months preceding the survey.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. It plays a key role in enabling a man's sex drive and reproductive capabilities. Testosterone levels naturally decline as men age, a condition sometimes referred to as low testosterone or low-T. When testosterone levels fall, a man may notice symptoms that include fatigue, loss of muscle and bone mass, and sexual dysfunction.
Football season has arrived, and hockey season is nearly here, too -- not to mention basketball and soccer. If your child is one of the millions who begs to play a contact sport each fall, you may find yourself hesitating over concerns about concussion risk. If so, you're not alone. One third of parents say they won't let their kids play football due to the potential for brain injury, as research from the Barrow Neurological Institute reports.