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‘Nipple-Sparing’ Mastectomies Don’t Raise Odds of Cancer’s Return: Study

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk (HealthDay News) — Surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction. Now,...

Free Hernia Screening October 2, 2017

Do you experience any of these symptoms? • Swelling, a bulge or pain in the abdomen, pelvis or groin area? • Pain or discomfort, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting? • Weakness, pressure or a feeling of heaviness in your abdomen? •...

Is That Pain in Your Chest a Hernia?

The diaphragm is the muscle separating the chest and abdominal cavities. In a normal diaphragm, the opening is large enough to allow only the esophagus to pass through it. When a hiatal hernia occurs, the opening increases and can allow the stomach and...

Drug Xeloda Prolongs Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

If Colon Cancer Screening Works, Why Don’t More People Get Screened?

Only one out of three adults who should be screened for colon cancer are. Why is this true and why should you disregard the reasons and get screened anyway? Why don’t people get screened for colon cancer? Preparing for the exam. Typically patients must...

Removing Polyps Can Prevent Colon Cancer

Preventing colon cancer is the best way of beating it. Your physician may recommend a colon polypectomy, an outpatient procedure that removes all polyps from the colon, reducing or eliminating the chance for colon cancer to develop. What are colon polyps?...

Tips for a Smooth Post-Surgery Recovery

Post-surgery recovery times vary, depending on the type of surgery performed. But every patient hopes for a smooth healing time with the least amount of pain and no complications. Here are some suggestions for helping your make a full recovery. Follow...

Treating Hemorrhoids With Surgery

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that occur inside or outside the rectum. While internal hemorrhoids may not present symptoms other than painless bleeding after a bowel movement, external hemorrhoids can become itchy and inflamed. Flareups of either...

Do You Have the Winter Blues or Hyperthyroidism?

It’s the cold, gray time of year when the winter blues can set in. But if you’ve experienced these symptoms during other months and seasons, you may suffer from hyperthyroidism, a thyroid condition that often goes undetected. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped...

National Thyroid Awareness Month: Have You Completed a “Neck Check” Lately?

Did you know that thyroid disease affects 200 million people worldwide, causing symptoms like depression, tremors, muscle weakness and fatigue? Were you also aware that thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women?   Did you also know that...