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By Vishal Desai, MD
Did you know that nearly 70 percent of your immune system is housed in your gut? While frequent hand washing and social distancing are crucial in preventing the spread of illnesses, being mindful of the food and beverages you consume can also help support your immune system and keep you well.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health
By Alison Escalante, MD
The COVID-19 outbreak is scary, and it’s not going away quickly. So how can we take the pressure off of parents so they can get back to parenting well?
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Mental Health
By Alison Escalante, MD
Parents have a way of giving speeches when they are worried. But in a scary situation, kids do better if we don’t over-explain things to them. They don’t need to know everything we’ve seen on the news and every story we’ve heard. Instead, it helps to focus on meeting them where they are. Here’s how to get started talking with your child about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infectious Disease
By Kaitlin Wanta, DO
Polyps are often discussed when talking about colorectal cancer or its screening tests including a colonoscopy. While you may be familiar with the term, you may not know what a polyp is, how it forms and what you can do to prevent them. Gastroenterologist, Kaitlin Wanta, DO, shares what you should know about polyps and some tips to prevent them.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & General Health
By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
It’s no secret that completing preventive screenings, like a colonoscopy, significantly lowers your risk of developing (or dying from) colorectal cancer. Even though it has been proven to be an extremely effective way to prevent colorectal cancer, nearly a third of eligible adults have not completed their colonoscopy. To encourage you to complete your screening, our board-certified Gastroenterologists offer their reBUTTals to some of the most common excuses used to delay getting a colonoscopy.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & General Health
Pap smears, also known as Pap testing, offer valuable insight into your pelvic health. A Pap smear is usually performed along with a pelvic exam to screen for cervical cancer, abnormalities in cells and to check for any pelvic issues.
Topics and Subtopics: Women's Health
By Shawn Patel, MD
Think about your current workout routine. Is it the same every day? Do you find yourself bored or unmotivated? Are you no longer seeing the results you used to? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may need to add variety and recovery into your routine. These are critical elements of any successful exercise program and can benefit everyone – from workout enthusiasts to those just starting to exercise.
Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise
By Thomas Shin, MD
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow within uterine muscle tissue and are the most common tumor within the female reproductive system. As a result, all women are at potential risk of developing fibroids, with a majority of cases diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 54.
Topics and Subtopics: Women's Health
At just 43 years old and on a trip with friends to New Orleans, Bill began suffering from debilitating back pain and what he thought was heartburn. With a mission of just making it home, he had no idea that the pain he was experiencing was a heart attack. Just two months after surgery, Bill and his interventional cardiologist, Dr. Abdul Sankari, share his story and how others can avoid heart disease.
Topics and Subtopics: Heart Health
By Muawia Martini, MD
With heart disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, it is essential that imaging, procedures and preventive care health practices continue to grow and evolve with recent innovations.The following imaging techniques have become some of the most effective methods for identifying heart disease.
Topics and Subtopics: Heart Health
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