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By Falguni Vasa, MD, FACE
May is National Osteoporosis Month, a great time to set the record straight about this debilitating and potentially deadly disease. While it’s the most common type of bone disease, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about who can suffer from it and what can be done to prevent it.
By Mathew Loesch, DO, PhD
In the United States, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. The best way to detect and treat skin cancer early is by scheduling an annual skin examination with your dermatologist. Dermatologist Dr. Mathew Loesch shares tips on how to prepare for a skin exam, what to expect during your appointment and next steps.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health
By Raghu Pulluru, MD
People love riding bikes because it’s a great way to get exercise; it has low-impact on your joints as you rotate your legs thousands of times during a typical ride. But small issues with your biking technique can cause big problems over time, including knee pain, the most common lower body injury in the sport.
By Andrey Leonov, MD
For most seasonal allergy sufferers, symptoms are usually temporary and mild, and can include watery eyes, a runny nose or nasal congestion, coughing and sneezing. You may also experience changes in your energy level and your ability to focus on tasks throughout the day, which may make you wonder, could your allergies be to blame? Allergist, Dr. Andrey Leonov shares what you can do to manage your allergy symptoms, including allergy-induced fatigue.
By Reena Varade, MD
When checking your skin for melanoma, perhaps you think of the dark mole on your back or the asymmetrical freckle on your chest. By assessing suspicious spots on your skin, you’re taking the first step to melanoma prevention. Whether you’re using the Ugly Duckling method or the ABC’s technique, it is important that you and your dermatologist perform a thorough skin examination, including places that might not normally come to mind.
By Amee Majmundar, MD
When your child has food allergies, especially if they are severe, you may worry about an allergen exposure when he/she is away from home. It is important to educate other parents about your child’s allergy, the symptoms to watch for and the steps that need to be taken should an allergic reaction occur. Allergy, Asthma & Immunology physician, Dr. Amee Majmundar, shares safety tips to help you prepare for a playdate with an allergic child.
By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
In a given day, one will be exposed to millions of different particles in the air. Air particles come in many different forms such as dust, dirt, smoke and liquid. Due to carbon emissions from cars, industrial facilities, power plants, wildfires and more; air particles can become contaminated resulting in widespread air pollution. Read more to find out how air pollution could harm your health?
By Janette Klepek, DO
Plastic products and certain chemicals found in plastic are known to be harmful to the environment, but did you know that plastic products can also affect your health? Learn which plastic products and chemicals you should avoid and some healthy alternatives you can try.
By David Wolraich, MD
While mouth and throat cancers are less common than breast, colon, prostate or skin cancers, in recent years the number of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related throat cancer cases has continued to grow. Our board-certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. David Wolraich, weighs in on the potential reasons for such an increase, shares symptoms to be aware of and how you can reduce your risk.
By Magdalena Czerniak, PT, MPT
Physical therapy is much more than just treatment for injury. In fact, with specialty focus in women’s and men’s health, physical therapy can play an important role in your overall personal wellness and self-care. Our pelvic health physical therapists are trained and experienced in the treatment of pelvic floor conditions and dysfunctions that can significantly impact your quality of life.
Topics and Subtopics: Physical & Occupational Therapy