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By Adelina Hung, MD
Your liver supports many essential bodily functions, so it is important to keep your liver functioning properly. There are several things you can do to keep your liver healthy and reduce your risk of developing liver disease, cirrhosis and cancer, including diet and lifestyle modifications.
By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Heart disease is a serious health concern, as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are several risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, from genetics to conditions that can modified be with treatment. If you are at risk of heart disease, it is important to be aware of any risks or conditions you that may have in order to prevent compromising your heart health.
Whether from overuse or pitching for an extended period of time, elbow injuries are becoming more common in both professional and amateur athletes. As a solution for such injuries, Tommy John Surgery can be recommended to patients who are experiencing symptoms and who have tried other forms of therapy without success. At DuPage Medical Group, our providers are trained to treat patients from surgery through therapy, helping you get back into the game.
By DuPage Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology
Are you experiencing irregular periods, problems sleeping or hot flashes? If so, it may be time to talk to your doctor to learn more about the common symptoms of perimenopause.
By Matthew Bueche, MD
Technology is everywhere – smartphones, tablets, laptops, video games – and kids, especially teens, are using these devices more than ever. In fact, a recent survey found that 45 percent of teens (13-17) report that they’re online almost constantly, while an additional 44 percent report they’re online several times a day. That’s a tremendous amount of screen time that continues to increase every year. Aside from being annoying to parents, tech usage comes with potential health risks to children.
By Obrad Kokanovic, MD, FACC, FSCAI
You can get your blood pressure checked at your doctor’s office, but if you have a history of high blood pressure or would like to monitor your levels on your own time, there are several ways to do so from home.
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 Ashish Patel, 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.