Many of the symptoms that we normally associate with a virus or a heavy dose of pollen in the air may actually be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.
As the days grow shorter during the fall and winter months, many people find themselves feeling a little down and depressed. If you’re one of them, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Some people deal with stress better than others. Unfortunately, some turn to drugs or alcohol when they feel high levels of stress. Here are some healthy ways to deal with stress that can help you cope and positively impact your mental and physical health.
College students make up one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide. Worse, young people between the ages of 18 and 24 have a heightened risk of addiction.
You work hard to keep your home safe and clean. However, there are some common products you may keep in your home that can pose a hazard to your child without realizing it.
When some substances in urine, like calcium, become highly concentrated, they can bond together and form kidney stones, which can be painful to pass or even require surgery. Here’s what you can do to prevent kidney stones and the discomfort they cause.
If a health issue suddenly arises, it may not be clear where you should seek help. Do you go to a hospital emergency department (ED) right away? Or call your primary physician? Where you should go all depends on what your health problem is and how severe it is.
If you partake in alcoholic beverages, it’s important to keep in mind that moderation is key. If you find yourself drinking over the appropriate limit, you then put yourself at risk of injuries, violence, liver disease and even cancer.
Across the U.S., there are 118,000 people on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplant, including 96,000 people waiting for a kidney. Unfortunately,this year less than 17,000 of these people will receive an organ from a deceased donor. There simply aren’t enough donors.
What is the benefit of utilizing advanced robotic technology such as the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, a robot for performing bariatric surgery? This is a typical question that many minimally invasive bariatric surgeons are being asked in this day and age.