3 Things Not To Do Before Your First Mammogram

A mammogram is a type of x-ray that allows your physician to note changes within the tissues of your breasts. The procedure is generally used to detect cancerous tumors early so that treatments can be provided. It is wise to schedule a mammogram at least once every two years after your fiftieth birthday. If you have never had a mammogram, then it may be difficult to know what to expect. Your doctor will likely fill you in on some of the details. Read More 

Weight Loss Surgery And Hypothyroidism

Suffering with thyroid problems is very common, but may leave you with weight issues. The American Thyroid Association reports that approximately 20 million people suffer from some type of thyroid dysfunction, and hypothyroidism is one of the problems. If you suffer from this and are having trouble losing weight, you may want to read more or seek help from a weight loss clinic. What Is Hypothyroidism? If you have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, or if you believe you have it, you may not completely understand what it is. Read More 

3 Unfounded Fears You Might Have About Cataract Laser Surgery

Cataracts can distort your vision and make your eyes more sensitive to light, which makes it difficult to read, drive, or watch television. Luckily, you can alleviate most -- or even all -- of your cataract symptoms with laser surgery. That option might not seem like a great idea, though, if the thought of having the surgery done terrifies you. Put your mind at ease by debunking the three myths about cataract laser surgery listed below. Read More 

Chronic Ear Infections: What Are Your Options?

Ear infections are painful, messy, and for many patients, chronic. If you suffer from an ear infection that won't stop or you develop new infections quickly after getting rid of the old ones, you may suffer from chronic ear infections. Treatment for chronic infections ranges from the medical to the surgical, so it's important to know everything you can about your condition and your options. Chronic Ear Infection Causes And Symptoms Read More 

Reducing Frustration For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s

In the United States, someone develops Alzheimer's every 67 seconds. There are more than 6 million people around the country living with the disease. Few diseases cause as much frustration and confusion as Alzheimer's, for both the patient and the patient's family. It can be very difficult to be supportive of your loved one when he or she is going through such a difficult time, but these tips can help you jog your loved one's memory and combat his or her frustration. Read More