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By Brian Becker, MD
Although there are many steps that women take to prepare for conception, preconception health is important for men as well.

By Winston Rajendram, MD
Whether you’re taking a dip in the neighborhood pool or catching waves at the beach, practicing healthy swimming habits can keep you and your whole family safe this summer.

By Nozaina Aftab, MD
Traveling can be stressful, even when you’re healthy, which is why it is important to take precautions to reduce your risk of illness and pack items to treat a variety of symptoms that may develop while you’re away from home. Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine physician, Noziana Aftab, MD, shares the steps you can take to prepare for an upcoming trip and helpful items to pack in case an illness strikes, especially if you are away from home or traveling outside of the country.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

By Lisa Wohl, MD
Your eyes play an important role in your overall health, but are often overlooked until a problem occurs. Just like other parts of your body, when not properly cared for, your eyes can develop a variety of conditions including arthritis, cellulitis or sunburn. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Lisa Wohl, MD, shares some of the surprising conditions that can impact your eyes and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.

By Vikas Desai, MD
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age, however most don't seek medical treatment for these issues, assuming frequent trips to the bathroom and other symptoms are just an inevitable part of the aging process. Conditions like an enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, or lowered testosterone levels may worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Urologist, Vikas Desai, MD, shares the facts on common men's health myths and the available treatment options to keep you healthy and active as you age.

Don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis! No swimming for 30 minutes after you eat or you’ll get a stomach ache! Mom knows best, right? Primary care physician, Dr. Aabha Beri, shares which pieces of mom’s advice are fact and which are fiction.

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.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Senior's Health

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 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?
Topics and Subtopics: Asthma, General Health & Respiratory Problems

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