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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.
By DuPage Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology, DuPage Medical Group Physical and Occupational Therapy, DuPage Medical Group Urology
Pelvic pain is common, affecting nearly a third of women in the United States, and can be the result of period cramps, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or muscle weakness. When pelvic pain is caused by strain on your pelvic floor muscles, urinary symptoms can also occur. While it may be uncomfortable to discuss pelvic pain and/or urinary symptoms with your obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), it is important to identify the cause and begin treatment if needed.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, affecting nearly 14 million adults and teens each year. Due to its prominence, the FDA has now approved the HPV vaccine for individuals aged 9-45, meaning adults and children can be protected from the virus by receiving the HPV vaccine.