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What You Should Know about Diabetes

What You Should Know about Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control reports in its 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet that diabetes affects more than 8 percent of the population and is the 7th leading cause of death in the country. November is American Diabetes Month, a …

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Keeping Trick-or-Treaters Safe This Halloween

Keeping Trick-or-Treaters Safe This Halloween

Costumes? Check. Candy? Check. What about Halloween safety? Here are some dos and don’ts for keeping trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween. Do accompany your children as they trick-or-treat, or send them with another responsible adult. Do make sure that your child’s …

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Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Successful bariatric surgery starts with the right preparation. What you do prior to the actual procedure can be key to achieving your post-surgery goals. Some things to consider in preparation for bariatric surgery include: Your overall plan. Talk with your …

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What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

October is National Physical Therapy Month—a great time to discover what a physical therapist can do for you. A physical therapist is a healthcare professional who is educated in the workings of the body’s musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and integumentary systems. …

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How Hormonal Suppression Works

How Hormonal Suppression Works

Hormonal suppression is the blocking of certain hormones—commonly estrogen and testosterone—in order to slow the growth of some cancers. Also sometimes referred to as hormone therapy, androgen deprivation therapy or androgen suppression therapy, this method of treatment is sometimes used …

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