There are certain health issues that solely pertain to men, such as prostate cancer, low testosterone levels and colon cancer. Many of these issues are easily preventable with a healthy diet and regular visits to the doctor.
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by our physicians
Migraines are a painful, often chronic medical condition that can occur with little to no warning. DuPage Medical Group Neurologists share the five most common migraine triggers, subtle signs a migraine is about to strike and when you may need to seek medical care. Learn more by reading our Infographic below.
By Rebekah Costello, DO
There are few things in life that I enjoy more than finding a cool, shaded spot on a warm summer day to sit back with a good book. Reading is a perfect summer activity for the whole family - keeping adult minds stimulated, providing an escape and adventure for teens, and an opportunity for quiet downtime for younger children. I have put together my family's summer reading list filled with books about health, food and self-care. I hope you find a title or two that fills your summer with relaxation, knowledge and inspiration.
By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
Is it time to schedule your routine Colonoscopy? DuPage Medical Group offers Open Access Screening Phone Calls with a nurse, a free and convenient alternative to in office prescreening consultations. By offering prescreening phone calls, we reduce your time in the office, prepare you with all the information you need about pre and post care and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Most people take precautions to cover skin up to protect against frostbite in colder weather. Did you know the cold air can put your lungs and health at risk?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in males, affecting approximately 1 in 7 men. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, more than 161,000 new cases will be diagnosed. Because it is such a common and potentially fatal disease, early detection and prompt treatment is critical. MRI exams are currently the best non-invasive tool for more accurate detection of prostate cancer and assist in the development of the appropriate treatment plan. DMG’s Radiologists explain why MRI’s are a preferred screening option for prostate cancer.
According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes each year. On top of that, nearly 84 million adults in the United States have what’s considered pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is classified as elevated blood sugar that is not quite high enough to be considered diabetic. Once diagnosed, it is important to take action to control blood sugar to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health issues.
By DuPage Medical Group
Every year, millions of people become sick from a flu-virus; many will need to be hospitalized for complications and thousands of people die each year from flu-related illness. Because of this, it is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year, especially those who are considered a high-risk for developing complications from the flu.