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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.
One in every ten people will develop a kidney or ureteral stone at some point in their lifetime. These stones form when urine becomes too concentrated, causing salts and minerals to build up in your kidneys and form hard deposits. Symptoms often appear suddenly and can be painful. Learn what symptoms to be on the lookout for and where to go if you suspect you may have a kidney or ureteral stone for quick care.
By Jean Houlihan, MD
Learn the difference between the winter blues and seasonal affective disorder.
By Craig Smith, MD, FAAP, FACS
Many prostate-related conditions don’t surface until later in life, when men are in their 50’s and 60’s, however, the time to take action is now. Taking steps now can help you maintain your prostate health and reduce your risk of developing certain prostate conditions later in life.