Understanding Thyroid Ultrasounds And Biopsies

If you have been dealing with persistent excessive hair loss, unexplained weight gain and overwhelming fatigue, you should schedule a visit with your primary care doctor or general practitioner. He or she will test your thyroid's function to see if it is possibly the source of the problem. If you are also experiencing difficulties with swallowing, you may have nodules present on your thyroid. In that case, your doctor may order an ultrasound or a biopsy of your thyroid. Read More 

Vacation Time: 4 Safety Tips You Should Follow

If you're planning to visit a foreign country this summer, you should know that about 25,000 tourists are killed in motor vehicle accidents worldwide each year. That information shouldn't interfere with your travel plans but it should make you want to prepare for your safety. Here are four simple steps you can take to keep you safe while you travel. Avoid Night Driving in Areas without Street Signals and Lights Read More 

Questions And Answers About Breast Reconstruction

If you have had a mastectomy, you may want to restore the look of your breasts. Mastectomies are often related to an episode of cancer or cancer prevention. However, just because a body-altering mode of treatment is selected, it does not mean the patient automatically prefers to keep her body in that altered state. There are reconstructive surgery options available to help you feel comfortable about the appearance of your body. Read More 

Starting Your Year Pain Free: Tips For Dealing With Your Chronic Back Pain

The New Year's Eve celebrations have come and gone, and you find yourself thinking about the things you would like to change in this new year you find yourself in. If you have been dealing with chronic back pain, one of your goals for the new year may be to reduce or be rid of your chronic pain once and for all. Get to know some of the ways that you can treat your chronic pain this year and get to feeling better as soon as you possibly can. Read More 

Preparing for a Pap Smear: Dos and Don’ts for Patients

Pap smears are an important screening for females to have done once they reach adulthood. Specifically, the results of a pap smear can be used to detect potentially abnormal cells that could be the sign of a cervical cancer or another medical problem. If you've never had a pap smear done before but will be having one done in the near future, you may understandably be feeling a little nervous. To help you relax, there are a few preparation tips worth keeping in mind. Read More