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  • A few simple preparations can make a mammogram appointment more comfortable. It’s time for another mammogram. The appointment is made and there’s no question that this screening has been proven to save lives through its ability to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. That fact aside, the screening itself can leave women feeling slightly vulnerable and perhaps a little bit uncomfortable. But a few simple preparations can make the process go smoother and easier for the patient. OK ...

  • A few simple preparations can make a mammogram appointment more comfortable. It’s time for another mammogram. The appointment is made and there’s no question that this screening has been proven to save lives through its ability to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. That fact aside, the screening itself can leave women feeling slightly vulnerable and perhaps a little bit uncomfortable. But a few simple preparations can make the process go smoother and easier for the patient. OK ...

  • Whether by prescription or over the counter, medications can help us feel better. As October is Talk About Your Medicines month, we are bringing awareness to the importance of understanding medicine labels as a vital part of maintaining your health.  Over the counter (OTC) medications will include a drug fact label that will instruct you in how to properly take the medicine, how to avoid side effects, uses and warnings. OTC medications can include cold and pain relievers, vitamins, supplements and ...

  • Autumn leaves provide us with a gorgeous display of vibrant colors that eventually fall to the ground, requiring some lawn maintenance. Before you reach for your rake, keep in mind that 76,000 people in the United States are injured every year while raking leaves or using manual garden tools. Many of these injuries include back strains or wrist strains due to the repetitive movements of raking. “There are some simple steps you can take to keep safe while working in the yard this fall,” says Todd May PT,...

  • The goal of any screening test is to detect potential health disorders or diseases early in people who do not have any symptoms. Understanding health care screening guideline recommendations can be confusing, especially when there are conflicting recommendations among the expert organizations. This may leave you unsure of which guidelines to follow.   When it comes to cancer screenings, specifically mammograms, the goal is to detect breast cancer in an early stage. When cancer is found in an e...

  • Many months into the pandemic, more is now known about long-term “long haul” COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, patients and physicians alike have been dealing with the lingering effects and symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. These are patients who, after recovering from a coronavirus infection and have tested negative, are continuing to experience COVID-19 symptoms. Dubbed long haulers, this condition can potentially affect multiple organs. More than a year and a half into the pandemic, medi...

  • Unlike traditional mammography that only takes a single image of breast tissue, the advanced technology of 3D mammography provides multiple images of breast tissue and recreates a three-dimensional picture of the entire breast. This allows the detection of breast cancer at earlier, more treatable stages.  Who should get a 3D mammogram? Women 45 or older who need their annual mammogram will benefit from the advanced capabilities of 3D mammography. Since this technology provides unparalleled cla...

  • This year, breast cancer became the most common form of cancer worldwide. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October, learn more about the impact and toll the disease has on the life of so many. Early detection is key to a favorable outcome. Don’t avoid regular screenings and don’t ignore potential symptoms. 1 in 8 Approximately 13 percent of women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. 281,550 Estimated new cases of noninvasive breast cancer among women in 2021. ...

  • This year, breast cancer became the most common form of cancer worldwide. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October, learn more about the impact and toll the disease has on the life of so many. Early detection is key to a favorable outcome. Don’t avoid regular screenings and don’t ignore potential symptoms. 1 in 8 Approximately 13 percent of women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. 281,550 Estimated new cases of noninvasive breast cancer among women in 2021. ...

  • October is known for its vibrant fall foliage, sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything. It is also the month where we see a lot of pink to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer, the most common type of cancer found in women. Over the past few years, recommendations for conducting breast exams have changed. According to the American Cancer Society, research has not shown a clear benefit of regular physical breast exams done by either a health professional (clinical breast exams) or by wo...