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By DuPage Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology
Are you experiencing irregular periods, problems sleeping or hot flashes? If so, it may be time to talk to your doctor to learn more about the common symptoms of perimenopause.
By Matthew Bueche, MD
Technology is everywhere – smartphones, tablets, laptops, video games – and kids, especially teens, are using these devices more than ever. In fact, a recent survey found that 45 percent of teens (13-17) report that they’re online almost constantly, while an additional 44 percent report they’re online several times a day. That’s a tremendous amount of screen time that continues to increase every year. Aside from being annoying to parents, tech usage comes with potential health risks to children.
By Obrad Kokanovic, MD, FACC, FSCAI
You can get your blood pressure checked at your doctor’s office, but if you have a history of high blood pressure or would like to monitor your levels on your own time, there are several ways to do so from home.
By Yoojin Pak, MD
The thyroid hormones help to regulate the following functions: weight control, body temperature, heart rate, bowel movements, cholesterol, menstrual cycles, muscle strength and the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Topics and Subtopics: Endocrine System Disorders
By Eric J. Belin, MD
Scoliosis is a fairly common spinal condition that affects approximately three percent of the U.S. population. For most it’s not cause for concern, but for a small number of people the curve does get worse and requires medical intervention. This article outlines the top five things you should know about scoliosis.
Topics and Subtopics: Spine & Back Problems
By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Around the New Year, most of us vow to make drastic changes to our diet and lifestyle. According to Registered Dietitian Lara Hamilton, when it comes to making lasting changes to your diet and lifestyle habits, slow and steady wins the race. Follow these tips to take small, but mighty steps toward better health in 2019.
Learn more about the types of health and wellness apps made available to you and see why our physicians recommend such tools to compliment your healthy lifestyle.
While an occasional glass of wine or beer may not have a significant impact on your health, drinking to excess or drinking frequently can have a serious impact on your body and many essential bodily functions.
As we get older, it is common to experience changes in your health that can be easy to shrug off as a normal part of the aging process. It is important to understand why these changes occur, what is considered “normal” and when to seek medical care. Your primary care physician may recommend you consult with a specialist to help manage certain age-related health conditions to keep you healthy and active throughout adulthood.