All General Health Posts
by our physicians
By Fares Hamad, DO
A study published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), tracked cancer trends in the United States for common cancers types over a ten year period, from 1995 to 2014.1 The study found an increase in the number of cancer cases being diagnosed in young adults for several cancer types including colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and uterine. The rising number of young adults being diagnosed with colorectal cancer shows the importance in knowing what symptoms to watch for, and talking with your primary care physician early on to establish a screening schedule that takes into consideration your personal and family health history. By taking a more proactive approach, you can lower your risk of developing colorectal and other cancers.
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.
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 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.
Learn more about the types of health and wellness apps made available to you and see why our physicians recommend such tools to compliment your healthy lifestyle.
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.