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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.
Topics and Subtopics: Heart Health
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.
By Eva Chatman, MD
Reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption has become increasingly popular. There are several reasons to scale back your alcohol intake, especially to better your health. Family Medicine physician, Eva Chatman, MD, discusses the growing “sober-curious” trend and its health benefits.
By Juan Flores, MD
Restless nights spent tossing and turning can be frustrating in more ways than one, and many people turn to their local pharmacy in hopes of finding a sleep aid that will work for them. In addition to prescription and over-the counter medications, there are a variety of trending sleep aids that can help assist you with sleep relief.
Topics and Subtopics: Sleep
By Christopher Ochoa, MD
For many, breathing requires little effort or thought. For some, however, stress and anxiety can lead to short, rapid breathing which can worsen these symptoms. A great way to avoid feelings of stress, anxiety and shortness of breath is to consciously focus on the breaths you take each day.
By Elizabeth Friedman, MD
Your hormones play an active role in everything from your mood to your energy level. Obstetrician Gynecologist, Dr. Elizabeth Friedman, shares insights on how to work with your hormones to track your fertility, boost your productivity and manage your social calendar.
Topics and Subtopics: Women's Health
With the new year in full swing, many of us are beginning changes we would like to make. Obesity Medicine Physician, Dr. Katie Rosenfeld, shares tips to support your loved ones with their health and wellness goals.