As you age, it is common to experience changes with your eyes and vision. In fact, between the ages of 45 and 80, most adults will find it increasingly difficult to see things up close, a condition called presbyopia. You may also begin to notice mild visual disruptions such as flashes and floaters. In some cases, they are caused by normal, age-related changes within your eyes. Other times, they may be a symptom of a more serious medical condition, requiring immediate attention. Ophthalmologist and retina specialist, Shantan Reddy, MD, shares symptoms to watch for and when to seek medical care.
Day by day, we’re learning more about the COVID-19 virus and how to fight it. Antibody testing is proving to be a powerful tool for the medical community in this fight, though there continues to be confusion and misunderstanding about its purpose and meaning. The following information outlines what you should know about COVID-19 antibody testing and how to get one for yourself.
Polyps are often discussed when talking about colorectal cancer or its screening tests including a colonoscopy. While you may be familiar with the term, you may not know what a polyp is, how it forms and what you can do to prevent them. Gastroenterologist, Kaitlin Wanta, DO, shares what you should know about polyps and some tips to prevent them.
Children don’t need to know everything we’ve seen on the news and every story we’ve heard. Instead, it helps to focus on meeting them where they are. Here’s how to get started talking with your child about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow within uterine muscle tissue and are the most common tumor within the female reproductive system. As a result, all women are at potential risk of developing fibroids, with a majority of cases diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 54.
At just 43 years old and on a trip with friends to New Orleans, Bill began suffering from debilitating back pain and what he thought was heartburn. With a mission of just making it home, he had no idea that the pain he was experiencing was a heart attack. Just two months after surgery, Bill and his interventional cardiologist, Dr. Abdul Sankari, share his story and how others can avoid heart disease.
When feeling under the weather, how can you tell if you’re experiencing environmental allergies or a common cold? Our Cold vs. Allergies Guide can help you sort through the symptoms to clarify your condition and find treatment options that offer relief.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately eight to ten percent of the United States population will become sick with an influenza (flu) virus each year. Additionally, the average American will catch between two to three colds per year. A cold and the flu are both caused by viral infections and produce a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Colds often are accompanied by nasal congestion and/or a runny nose, sneezing, coughing and a sore throat. Flu viruses can cause similar symptoms as well as fatigue, fever, head and body aches, and for some, diarrhea and vomiting. While there is no cure for either illness, several over-the-counter medications and home remedies may offer symptom relief.
Everyone experiences stomach pain at various times throughout their life. Stomach pain can occur in a variety of locations – it may be felt in a specific, isolated area or may affect your entire abdomen. Stomach pain doesn’t always feel the same either. Sometimes it can feel like a dull ache, while other times you may experience cramping and/or sharp gas-like pains. It can develop due to a variety reasons, and depending on the cause, may require different treatment. All of these variables can make it challenging to determine what’s causing your stomach pain. To help, gastroenterologist, Nisha Shah, MD, discusses several common culprits and tips to help you tell them apart.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.