The thyroid is part of the endocrine system, a collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate many vital functions in your body. In our office, we screen for thyroid dysfunction at routine annual exams and when patients complain of symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction.
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The holidays, as exciting as they are, can be very stressful. Covid-19 has added another level of stress because many want to see their friends and family, but want to do it safely. Others are looking for creative ways to find a connection during the holidays via zoom or drive-by mingling. Is it possible to enjoy the holidays during the Covid-19 pandemic? We think that with extra precautions, you can minimize your risk of flu and Covid-19.
Recently I was enjoying my latest edition of Southern Living magazine. As I was thumbing through the recipes, gardening section, and the model home layout it occurred to me that I had seen THREE advertisements for incontinence pads. Are we still thinking this is something normal? ….that childbirth and aging cause us to “tinkle” when we laugh, sneeze or get a strong urge?
Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women with lung cancer being the number one killer. The incidence of breast cancer diagnosis varies by age group but, an average of 1/9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. 2.6% of women will die from breast cancer per the American Cancer Society. The good news is that women age 50 and older continue to see the death rate decrease.
Dyspareunia is genital pain that occurs before, during or after sexual intercourse. Patients may experience stinging or burning or feel deep pelvic pain. Many women are uncomfortable discussing this with their healthcare provider, but I encourage women to talk about it because it is quite common and can often be treated.
One of the most exciting and challenging times in a woman’s life is when she is expecting a baby. There are so many emotions and decisions to make during that time. One of the most important decisions is whether or not to breastfeed. Breastfeeding can be stressful but is also extremely rewarding.
Melanoma Risk Factors include fair skin, red or blonde hair, more than 50 moles, history of sunburn or UV exposure, family history of skin cancer, and light eyes. How can you protect yourself?
Dementia is an increasing problem and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in older adults, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the aging population.