Diagnosed in about 225,000 Americans each year, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women (after prostate and breast cancer respectively) and the leading cause of cancer death for both. However, the vast majority of lung cancer cases could be avoided through one preventive measure—avoiding or quitting smoking.
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When couples experience difficulty conceiving a child, a common pattern emerges. More often than not, it’s the woman who first seeks a fertility evaluation from her gynecologist or primary care physician. Then, if everything turns out fine at her end, the man—typically at his partner’s urging and often with reluctance—will get evaluated.
The term “central auditory processing” refers to the way our brains process sound that is picked up by our ears. Once sound reaches the ear, the auditory system in the brain processes the complex ongoing sound signal. The auditory system must locate which direction or where sounds are coming from; discriminate between different sounds and words; distinguish speech, music, or other pertinent sounds in the environment, and separate important sound from unimportant sound; and assign meaning to these sounds. Then the brain must decide how to react to that sound, all in a split second.
They say first impressions are lasting impressions—and few things have a greater influence on that first impression than the face we present to the world. Of course, it’s hard to put your best face forward if lines, wrinkles, hollowness, sagging skin, excessive fullness, or other subtle defects make you appear older, more tired, more angry or sullen, or simply less attractive than you actually feel.
With summer almost upon us, now is the time to start thinking about ways to burn off the extra pounds you put on over the winter.
Weight loss, in theory, is quite simple: One must either consume fewer calories or burn more. But changing ingrained habits is not easy. That’s why those who want to lose weight must adopt some of the habits of highly successful people.
If someone you love were facing a mental health emergency or grappling with addiction, how would you want him or her to be treated? According to John R. DeBruyne, FACHE, LISW-S, MBA, president and CEO of Rescue Mental Health & Addiction Services, that’s the question he and every member of his staff should be asking themselves each day as they serve community members in crisis.
Q: I am about ready to proceed with obtaining some kind of device to help my hearing after denying I’ve had a hearing loss for about the last three years. Everyone I speak to has different opinions and suggestions, so I want to make sure I make the right decision. What should I consider in helping me make the best choice?
The topic of concussion has garnered ample headlines in recent years, largely due to the growing focus on this type of injury in the NFL and other professional sports leagues. However, concussion isn’t just a concern for professional athletes in contact sports like football, hockey, or boxing. Exposed to the right type of impact, anyone can experience a concussion, so it’s important to be aware of the potential signs and symptoms and to seek prompt medical attention if concussion is suspected.
Following menopause, approximately 60% of women experience a condition known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). This is made up of multiple symptoms including vaginal itching, irritation, and dryness. It includes additional symptoms of urinary urgency, dysuria, and increased nighttime voiding. The most significant symptom, however, is painful intercourse due to vaginal atrophy. As a result, intimacy is affected and interpersonal relationships can become strained. Unfortunately, many women in this population suffer in silence, believing it to be an inevitable part of the aging process.
Anyone who receives a diagnosis of cancer is hopeful that advanced therapies are available to not only fight their disease effectively, but also to maximize their quality of life throughout treatment and beyond. The good news is, today’s cancer patients have more cause for optimism than ever before. Across the spectrum of cancers, more and more patients are either being cured or living longer, fuller lives—all thanks to advances in diagnosis and treatment options.