Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases, that without treatment can lead to vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye known as the optic nerve. The only way to diagnose glaucoma is through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.  There is no cure for glaucoma, but early treatment can […]

Cervical Cancer

In 2020, an estimated 604,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer universally and about 342,000 women died from the disease. The leading cause of cervical cancer is persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), an extremely common family of viruses that are spread through sexual contact. Vaccines exist that protect against high-risk HPV […]

What is COPD?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease, that gets worse over time. With COPD, a reduced amount of air flows in and out of the airways, making it hard to breathe. COPD affects more than fifteen million adults in the United States alone. More than half of people diagnosed are women, and […]

Diabetes Management Requirements

Diabetes is excessive glucose in your blood that leads to serious health problems if left untreated. The American Diabetes Association has created guidelines to screen for diabetes. People with symptoms of thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss should be tested immediately. People older than age 45 should be tested every three years if normal, and […]

Breast Biopsy

A breast biopsy is a procedure in which your physician takes out cells or a small piece of tissue from a piece of your breast. They examine it under a microscope for signs of cancer. It’s the only way to know if a possible trouble spot is cancer. If something suspicious is found during a […]

Breast Cancer

Survival rates have increased compared to twenty-plus years ago thanks to more awareness, earlier detection, and advancements in treatment. While breast pain can be a symptom of cancer this isn’t common. Breast cancer typically has no symptoms. There may be some indications such as a painless lump in the breast, changes in breast size or […]

Breast Cancer Growth

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer one of your main questions may be “How fast will it continue to grow?” Cancer is scary, and your doctor has no way to know when the breast cancer first started, which means no exact way to know how long it took to get […]

Lifestyle Factors That Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Did You Know Lifestyle factors can increase your risk of breast cancer? More women in the world get breast cancer than any other type of cancer. In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life. Cancers are complicated diseases that come from various causes, and particular lifestyle factors may increase […]

Stages 0-1 Breast Cancer

Cancer is identified as a group of diseases with abnormal cells that divide without control. Those cells can also attack nearby tissues. Stage zero breast cancer is not invasive, although it could be later. It’s to a lesser extent developed than stage one cancer. There are two kinds of stage 0 breast cancer: Noninvasive Paget’s […]

Potential “Twindemic”

While the flu (influenza) had appeared to vanish these past two years during the COVID pandemic, its comeback this year looks strong. While both the flu and COVID are known to be quite erratic, signs point to a swell this winter in COVID cases and a robust comeback of the flu, battling the long-feared “twindemic.” […]