All General Health Posts
by our physicians
While an occasional glass of wine or beer may not have a significant impact on your health, drinking to excess or drinking frequently can have a serious impact on your body and many essential bodily functions.
As we get older, it is common to experience changes in your health that can be easy to shrug off as a normal part of the aging process. It is important to understand why these changes occur, what is considered “normal” and when to seek medical care. Your primary care physician may recommend you consult with a specialist to help manage certain age-related health conditions to keep you healthy and active throughout adulthood.
One in every ten people will develop a kidney or ureteral stone at some point in their lifetime. These stones form when urine becomes too concentrated, causing salts and minerals to build up in your kidneys and form hard deposits. Symptoms often appear suddenly and can be painful. Learn what symptoms to be on the lookout for and where to go if you suspect you may have a kidney or ureteral stone for quick care.
By Jean Houlihan, MD
Learn the difference between the winter blues and seasonal affective disorder.
We often attribute things like difficulty sleeping or headaches to our busy schedules and the demands of everyday life. Stress, especially prolonged periods of stress, may be to blame and can have very real impact on your health.
By DuPage Medical Group Otolaryngology
Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children to the doctor. It is estimated that five out of six children will develop an ear infection by the age of three. DuPage Medical Group’s Otolaryngologists (ENT) share why ear infections are so common in children, what warning signs to watch for, and the steps you can take to prevent them.
By Kathryn Winkler, MD
As we age, it is not uncommon for one or both eyelids to begin to sag, a condition called ptosis. In some cases the sagging is minimal, while other times it may become severe enough to impact your vision. DMG Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic physician, Dr. Winkler, shares what you should know about ptosis and when to seek medical care.