All General Health Posts
by our physicians
By Jihad Kudsi, MD
If you have been unsuccessful in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight using diet and lifestyle modifications, you may want to consider additional treatment options, including bariatric (weight loss) surgery. In addition to being one of the most effective, long-lasting ways to treat obesity and achieve your weight loss goals, bariatric surgery provides health benefits that go well beyond weight loss. Bariatric surgeon, Jihad Kudsi, MD, shares some of the most common health benefits following a weight loss surgery.
By Jihad Kudsi, MD
Over time, being overweight increases your risk of developing several other medical conditions. Bariatric surgeon, Jihad Kudsi, MD, shares some of the most common health risks associated with obesity.
By Brett Collander, MD
With the rising trend seen in e-cigarette use, or vaping, it’s more important now than ever to be aware of the short and long-term medical risks these devices may have on your lungs. DMG Pulmonologist, Brett Collander, MD, shares his medical expertise on the detrimental side-effects that vaping can have on your lungs.
For many people, Thanksgiving Day is spent in the kitchen and around their table with family and friends. Make the most of your Thanksgiving by avoiding trips to the immediate care center or emergency room due to some of the most common Thanksgiving Day injuries.
By Michael Conti Mica, MD
The holiday season can bring fun times with family and friends – but certain festivities can bring back and spine pain as well. This winter, be aware of these potential pain triggers so you can avoid back discomfort and enjoy yourself throughout the season.
Here for the "What Ifs" - Answering Your Most Common Questions About Breast Cancer Remission and Survivorship
By Dr. Amrti Mangat
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. While transitioning out of active treatment into survivorship can be relieving, it can stir up many emotions and questions. To help you prepare for life after cancer, surgeon Amrit Mangat, MD, answers questions about survivorship and remission.
By Surekha Boddipalli, MD
Following a breast cancer diagnosis, you will receive a lot of information about your health and treatment options, which can bring up many questions. It is also not uncommon to experience anxiety as you prepare for treatment. Whether you’re considering seeking a second opinion or are concerned about side effects, medical oncologist, Surekha Boddipalli, MD, answers common breast cancer treatment questions.
As the average life expectancy in the United States continues to rise, it is important to take action now to stay healthy as you age. From being active in your community to breaking out of your routine and practicing positivity, our Internal Medicine providers (and some of their patients) share tips to help you grow old gracefully.
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.