Importance of Suncreen

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 9,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer  Studies have shown that repeated and unprotected sun exposure can lead to development of skin cancer. One study […]

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Tired of Living with Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or around the rectum, affecting millions of Americans. They can develop as a result of increased pressure in the anal area as a result of pregnancy, constant straining during bowel movements, and obesity. Infrared coagulation (also called IFC) is a minimally-invasive and non-surgical, gentle laser treatment for hemorrhoids. Infrared Coagulation […]

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Meet Dr. Bradley

Joel F. “Trey” Bradley earned his BS and MD at the University of Memphis, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He did his General Surgery residency at the University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Dr. Bradley is Board Certified in General Surgery by the […]

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Appendicitis

What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis refers to inflammation of the appendix. It usually begins with pain near the belly button and then moves to the right side. There are a few possible causes of appendicitis. Typically, it is brought on by blockage in the appendix that may be due to a foreign body, stool, or even […]

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Let’s Talk About Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland is the small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the base of the neck. It is part of the endocrine system responsible for releasing hormones that control the body’s metabolism. It is an important part of how the body processes energy. The hormones produced by the gland play a vital role in several functions […]

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Diagnosing Gallbladder Disease

Diagnosing gallbladder disease can be confusing at times. Many of the symptoms of the disease such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are also clinical manifestations of other medical conditions like a, an ulcer, gastroenteritis, or even heart attack. Understanding Gallbladder Disease The term gallbladder disease can refer to any condition that affects the gallbladder. […]

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Tips for Better Colon Health

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 90,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 39,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the United States this year. There are certain lifestyle factors that have been attributed to colon […]

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Over-the-counter medications not working?

When living with hemorrhoids, you may complain of anal itching, pain when sitting, pain during bowel movements, tender lumps near the anus, and bright red blood in your stool. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or in the lower part of the rectum that result from the increased pressure on the anus. This may […]

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Hernia Awareness Month

A hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. It is a surgical procedure done for those suffering from a hernia. A hernia is a medical condition which may be present at birth or may develop over time as a result of weakness within the muscular wall. It occurs […]

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Obesity is a Chronic Disease

According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity is a condition characterized by having too much fat in the body. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI), a person with a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. Factors Leading […]

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