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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.
As the end of the year draws near, many of us begin thinking about changes we would like to make in the year to come. Making healthy diet and lifestyle changes are often at the top of the list.
We often attribute things like difficulty sleeping or headaches to our busy schedules and the demands of everyday life. Stress, especially prolonged periods of stress, may be to blame and can have very real impact on your health.
It is common for infants and children to experience swelling of their tonsils and adenoids as they fight bacteria and viruses. If tonsils or adenoids frequently become enlarged, or infections develop, surgery to remove them may be recommended. Our otolaryngologists (ENT) share symptoms to watch for and when to consider surgery.
By DuPage Medical Group Ophthalmology
Your body goes through many changes as you age, and your eyes are no exception. While the aging process is different for each person, many people experience similar changes with their vision and eye health.
By Joseph Henske, MD
According to The American Diabetes Association, almost 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children or young adults and if not managed, can cause serious health complications. With the help of your physician and closely monitoring your sugar levels, an active, healthy life is possible. In fact, several pro athletes diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have gone on to have great athletic success including tennis legend Billy Jean King, baseball Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and former Chicago Bears Quarterback, Jay Cutler.