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Here for the "What Ifs" - Answering Your Most Common Questions About Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Factors
By Shaunda Chin-Bonds, DO
Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide, affecting nearly one in every eight women in the U.S. Thanks to increased awareness, advancements in treatment and screening methods such as mammography, survival rates for those diagnosed with breast cancer continue to improve. Still, it is not uncommon to experience anxiety leading up to your first mammogram, if you discover a lump, or are diagnosed with breast cancer. To help you feel as prepared as possible, physicians from our Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Oncology and Surgery departments have teamed up to answer some common “what if” questions you may have as you manage your breast health. Whether you’re just beginning to screen, you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or are in remission, we are here to offer guidance and support every step of the way.
By Melissa Robinson, DO
It’s no secret that shifts in weather can affect your health. From increased heat and humidity to more rain than normal, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, your body may become sensitive to weather changes. Allergist, Melissa Robinson, DO, shares what climate changes can mean for your allergies and sinuses.
Cold and flu season is fast-approaching and that means that germs could be coming home with you soon. Once you’re feeling better, go beyond wiping down counters to keep germs from spreading with these tips for a deep clean.
By Debra Schwartzers, MD
Newborn screening tests offer valuable insight into the health and wellness of your baby and can help determine the steps necessary for future care. Understanding the meaning behind your baby’s screening results will help you feel comfortable and prepared to properly care for your baby as you navigate their early stages of life.
By Feodor Ung, MD
For many of us, changing seasons often means an increase in stuffy noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, head and/or body aches. It can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing these symptoms whether it is a cold, seasonal allergies or a sinus infection. Board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT), Feodor Ung, MD, shares some of the key differences between colds, allergies and sinus infections as well as treatment options for each.
Hear from one of our patients, Robert, as he shares how taking a more active role in managing his health and selecting the right care team, made all the difference in his treatment and recovery from prostate cancer.
By Michael Conti Mica, MD
No matter your age – whether you’re young or still young at heart – one health matter everyone should be aware of is the impact aging has on the spine. This article will explain the most important factors that can impact your spinal health and provide you with some tips to help keep your golden years as shiny as possible.
By DMG Nutrition Services
Whether your go-to dish is chicken and vegetables or pasta with red sauce, serving sizes indicate how much food you should be eating in order to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. When it comes to food, a serving size refers to the standard, measured amount of food, while a portion size is the amount of food you actually eat. For example, the recommended serving size of cereal may be one cup, but your meal may consist of two or three servings of cereal) should you so choose.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition
By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Choosing the right foods to meet your nutrition needs can be challenging, as we need the right mixture of fruits, vegetables, proteins, healthy fats and grains to develop a wholesome, balanced diet. Choosing foods that are nutrient dense can help you achieve this optimal balance, while providing you with a variety of options for healthy meals and snacks.
By Karl Szafranski, MD
No matter your condition, long hospital stays can take physical and mental tolls on your overall health. While prolonged hospital stays are often necessary for recovery, it may be helpful to prepare yourself for the changes you may experience.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health