Understanding Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Bacteria are microorganisms that live all around us. There are bacteria on your kitchen counter, on your skin, and even inside your body. Most bacteria are harmless, some actually help us with regular bodily functions such as digestion. However, some bacteria are harmful and can cause serious problems if left untreated. This is where antibiotics come into play.

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Breast Cancer: Prevention, Risk Factors and Relief

October, which is breast cancer awareness month, serves as a great time to discuss the risk factors associated with breast cancer. This is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, trailing only skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The best form of prevention is a proper understanding of the risk factors related to this disease. Continue reading “Breast Cancer: Prevention, Risk Factors and Relief”

Why Patients Should Care About Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs)

Electronic healthcare records (EHRs) have become the standard for medical practices in recent years, with over 80 percent of doctors utilizing them. EHRs provide a level of convenience and efficiency not available with physically stored information. Quicker access to information, a decreased likelihood of critical information being “lost in the cracks,” and better patient engagement capabilities are among the key benefits. The best part for the patient is the addition of a dedicated patient portal.

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PSA Screening – The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown

Elevated Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) can be an indicator of prostate cancer. PSA testing is one of the primary ways that physicians screen for prostate cancer, which is the second most common male cancer behind skin cancer. The importance and effectiveness of PSA testing is a hotly disputed topic among medical professionals and researchers.

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Managing Stress

Stress is defined as, “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” Stress is a very real part of our everyday lives. We get stressed out from school, work, family issues, and everything in-between. But how much can this impact our lives? Well, a lot it turns out.  Continue reading “Managing Stress”

Penile Implants: Make the Hard Choice

Penile implants, also known as penile prostheses, offer a solution for men suffering from advanced erectile dysfunction (ED) who have been unsuccessful in treating the condition by other means. 

We previously wrote a post about PRP Therapy for ED that may be a great resource for exploring other treatment options for ED. It is recommended to speak with a urologist to review your medical history and perform a physical exam to determine if a penile prosthesis is right for you.  Continue reading “Penile Implants: Make the Hard Choice”

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