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Time Matters: Stroke Treatment

Time Matters: Stroke Treatment

Every 45 seconds someone somewhere suffers from a stroke. Every 3.1 seconds, that stroke ends in death. As the third leading killer in America and the number one reason for nursing home admissions, stroke requires immediate attention. If you think …

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The C Word: Handling Your Cancer Diagnosis

The C Word: Handling Your Cancer Diagnosis

When you heard the words, time seemed to stand still. It’s cancer. Not the dreaded C word. Perhaps you thought it would never happen to you. Maybe to someone you know, but not you. It is important to know that …

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What to Expect after Bariatric Surgery

What to Expect after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery for weight loss is not a small decision and can be a life-changing one. The process is not easy and involves making some serious life changes. The Surgery During bariatric surgery, a surgeon alters the stomach to make …

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What’s the Hoopla about Pelvic Health?

What’s the Hoopla about Pelvic Health?

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects nearly one in seven U.S. women, and the condition is not fully understood because of its complexity and often unclear cause. Female pelvic pain occurs below the belly button and is chronic if it lasts …

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Why a Bariatric Surgery Support Group?

Why a Bariatric Surgery Support Group?

Bariatric surgery is the overlying term for a number of procedures designed to aid weight loss in obese people. Weight loss can be achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device (gastric banding), through removal …

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Heat and Your Heart

Heat and Your Heart

During the spring and summer months when temperatures rise, the heart has to work harder to keep the body cool, even when you’re not exercising. When your body is hot, your blood vessels dilate to increase circulation of blood to …

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Top Tips for New Moms

Top Tips for New Moms

Bringing a newborn home is exciting and uncharted territory for new mothers. Although books and classes can help with preparing for your baby’s arrival, many new mothers agree that bringing your baby home is when the real education starts. Though …

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BRCA and Cancer Risk

BRCA and Cancer Risk

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes—called tumor suppressors—that keep cell growth under control in the body. When BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes mutate, a person may be at a higher risk for cancer, but not in all cases. Sometimes mutated BRCA1 and …

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Top Tips for Summer Skin Care

Top Tips for Summer Skin Care

You can never be too careful when it comes to sun exposure, but just because you’re concerned about skin cancer doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer indoors. Below are some steps that experts recommend t you take to …

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Hypothermia Therapy for Cardiac Arrest

Hypothermia Therapy for Cardiac Arrest

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and medical treatment for cardiac arrest is literally a matter of life or death. It’s about more than just getting the heart beating again; it also involves trying …

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