Category: Disease Management
What is cancer prehab and how could it help you fight cancer?
A growing number of people preparing to undergo cancer treatment are choosing to take part in “prehab” before treatment begins. But what is prehab and what benefits can it offer? The term was first used to describe specially designed, structured exercise programs for people who were scheduled for orthopedic joint replacement or heart surgery. In... Read More
9 Common ADHD Symptoms in Adults
When you think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the first image that probably springs to mind is a young child squirming in his seat or racing from activity to activity. But that’s not the only face of ADHD. Experts estimate that approximately 8 million American adults also live with ADHD, though very few of... Read More
Are You Taking Over-The-Counter Medications Too Often or for Too Long?
You might think that because a medication is available over the counter, there are no serious risks from using it. But even over-the-counter drugs can cause problems if you don’t take the correct dose or take the medications too frequently or for too long a period of time. Here’s what you should know about the... Read More
What you need to know before you buy prescription medications online
The attraction of buying prescription medications online is that prices can be lower than your local pharmacy, but those savings can come with some risk. Some websites deliver illegal, counterfeit or incorrect medications and medical devices, which can put your health at risk. So what do you need to know before buying prescription medications online?... Read More
When infectious disease strikes, time is of the essence
There are some infectious diseases, such as chicken pox, that can usually be treated by your primary care physician. But other, more serious infections can be difficult to diagnose correctly and require the care of a specialist to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment. With many infectious diseases, getting the right diagnosis... Read More
Do you need a transplant? How to choose the right program
If your physician told you that you needed an organ transplant, would you know how to navigate the complex process of choosing a transplant program and surgeon? Fortunately, there are several resources you can turn to for help. One good place to start exploring and evaluating transplant programs is the non-profit United Network for Organ... Read More
New treatment approaches could improve ovarian cancer outcomes
Because the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be subtle and can also be caused by other, less serious health issues such as gastrointestinal problems, chronic back pain and urinary tract conditions, the disease is often diagnosed at a later stage when it is more difficult to treat. But researchers have found several new approaches to... Read More
What you need to know to manage migraine better
If you’re among the 36 million people in the U.S. who have migraines, you know that it’s important to learn what you can do to manage these often debilitating headaches. Working with your doctor, you can develop a personalized plan to manage migraine triggers, reduce the frequency of these attacks and find treatments that provide... Read More
Is there a link between depression and developing Parkinson’s disease?
Up to 60 percent of people who are living with Parkinson’s disease experience mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. But a new study has found data that may suggest another connection between the diseases that could link being diagnosed with depression with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Understanding the research The... Read More
Why you shouldn’t wait to make an advanced care plan
When you’re healthy, it’s natural not to think about what might happen if you experienced a serious illness or injury. But this is actually the best time to consider the many complex issues that surround a life-threatening health issue. What steps should you take now to ensure you receive the care you want if you’re... Read More