Is swimming after eating dangerous? You've likely heard this myth come up every time summer rolls around, but is there any truth to it? Do you really need to wait 30 minutes to an hour after eating before you can take a dip in a pool or the ocean?
What are the colorectal cancer risk factors, and what can you do to prevent them? As with many other cancers, there are elements of developing colorectal cancer that are still unknown, and there are yet other factors that are outside your control.
What does the future of LGBTQ health care look like? LGBTQ individuals' mental and physical health needs are largely shaped by society and culture. As society changes, health disparities in the LGBTQ community will change, too. Here's a bit about the current state of LGBTQ health care and how it might change in the future.
Taking an inclusive health history is a vital part of providing the highest-quality health care possible. A doctor who's knowledgeable about a patient's culture knows what questions to ask and how to ask them. Christopher Swales, MD, a family medicine doctor at Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland and Davis, specializes in treating LGBTQ patients. He shared examples of how to take an inclusive history, and how this can establish respect and comfort in any doctor-patient setting.
Looking for an LGBTQ-friendly doctor can feel daunting, but finding one doesn't have to be as difficult as you might think. Like everyone else who is looking for a doctor, you want to be treated with respect and you want to find someone who is knowledgeable about, and sensitive to, your unique needs. To find the right doctor, all it takes is a little education, knowing where to look, and being open to asking the right questions.
What does LGBTQ health care really mean? Although understanding the community's specific medical needs is an aspect of it, it also involves a deep cultural competency that builds true doctor-patient trust. Here's what you should know about what it means to truly serve the LGBTQ community's health care needs.
Thanks to the women's health movement and growing awareness, women's health is improving. But even if you're well informed about the risks and recommendations for women, some facts might still surprise you. Here are some important details you should know about women's health: