Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be deadly. But if they are caught early, they can be eliminated and the risk of death can be completely eliminated.
If you’re pregnant, you’re probably eager to see what your baby looks like. It’s perfectly natural to be curious about the new life growing within you. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning expectant moms and dads about businesses looking to capitalize on this curiosity – and possibly putting your unborn child in … Read More
By week 36 of pregnancy, the wait is almost over. Soon, you’ll meet your baby. For some parents — especially older moms-to-be — technology helps doctors take one last look before delivery. Nicole Herbst, who at age 39 was expecting her first child, had a third trimester ultrasound. Not only did it put her mind … Read More
Prostate cancer can be hard to detect. Deciding what to do about it if we find or suspect it can be even tougher, for patients and their doctors.
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Are you confused about when to start having mammograms? And how often? You’re not alone.
One out of every three cases of hearing loss in the United States is 100 percent avoidable. Surprised? While figures vary, these cases — caused by noise exposure — affect approximately 36 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Audiology. Many people don’t realize how noise exposure could put them at risk for this … Read More
Maybe you’ve had an ultrasound and something came up abnormal. Or experienced some irregular, heavy, or postmenopausal bleeding. Or you could be struggling with infertility. To better diagnose the problem, your doctor orders an SIS, or saline-infusion sonography. This is a special ultrasound for imaging the uterus. But what is it, exactly, and what does … Read More
If you’re a woman with an increased risk for breast cancer, you may want to consider more than a mammogram. A new study finds getting an ultrasound screening or an MRI, along with a mammogram, may detect additional cancers. “Mammograms seem to have a problem with detecting tumors in women who have dense breast tissue … Read More