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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.
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.
By Rebecca Downey, RDN
Your lifestyle and nutrition may be more connected than you realize. Registered dietitian, Rebecca Downey, shares insights on what your cravings are telling you and tips to improve your health.
By Ethan Kosova, MD, Eugene Greenstein, MD, Vinay Arora, MD
Due to the hearts complexity and relationship with other organs in your body, there are a variety of cardiologists who specialize in different functions of your cardiac system. Understanding what a specialist does and does not do can help you determine the most appropriate route to take, specific to your heart condition. Our Cardiology physicians discuss their areas of expertise in treating heart conditions.
By Govind Ramadurai, MD
The growth seen in healthcare technology is at an all-time high, specifically for advanced imaging techniques which can help diagnose health conditions accurately. When dealing with medical conditions related to your cardiac system, it is important to have precise testing that can identify your diagnosis early, as heart failure and other cardiac diseases continue to lead the mortality rate for both men and women in the United States.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately eight to ten percent of the United States population will become sick with an influenza (flu) virus each year. Additionally, the average American will catch between two to three colds per year. There are more over-the-counter (OTC) options than ever before and it can be difficult to know which is best for you. Certain health conditions including diabetes or high blood pressure, and other factors such as pregnancy, may also impact your decision. Our board-certified Express and Immediate Care physicians share tips to help you select the best OTC medication(s) to manage your symptoms, and which to avoid, if necessary.
Topics and Subtopics: Cold & Flu
By Nisha Shah, MD
Everyone experiences stomach pain at various times throughout their life. Stomach pain can occur in a variety of locations – it may be felt in a specific, isolated area or may affect your entire abdomen. Stomach pain doesn’t always feel the same either. Sometimes it can feel like a dull ache, while other times you may experience cramping and/or sharp gas-like pains. It can develop due to a variety reasons, and depending on the cause, may require different treatment. All of these variables can make it challenging to determine what’s causing your stomach pain. To help, gastroenterologist, Nisha Shah, MD, discusses several common culprits and tips to help you tell them apart.