Women’s Health Week

On average, American women have a 12% risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer remains to be the most common form of cancer affecting women in the United States. How does breast cancer develop? Breast cancer starts to develop when some of the breast cells begin […]

Read More »

Tags: , , , , ,

Wash your hands!

Handwashing is one of the simplest yet one of the most effective ways to prevent communicable diseases. How do germs get into our hands? Fecal matter (feces) from other people and animals are usually the sources of germs like E. coli, Salmonella, and the norovirus which causes diarrhea and respiratory infections.  If people who use […]

Read More »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gallbladder pain or heartburn?

You are finished eating a meal when you suddenly feel some discomfort. Feeling sick after eating a meal, especially a large meal, can indicate a problem in the digestive tract.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and biliary colic are some of the most common problems that can cause pain and discomfort after eating.  Could it be […]

Read More »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Quit smoking before surgery!

Smoking does more harm to the body than what one could have imagined. From the skin to the blood vessels, smoking can have detrimental health effects. It is for this reason why surgeons often recommend smoking patients to quit this habit before surgery.  What are the effects of smoking on patients having surgery? Several studies […]

Read More »

Tags: , , , , , ,