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  • Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. Some examples of chronic conditions are cancer,…

  • Family Doctors Are a Consistent Presence in Challenging Times

    Dr. Christine Khandelwal

    Working as a palliative care doctor has shown me how important a trusted family doctor is when patients face a… I sat trembling, clasping my patient’s frail hand as I held back tears. Patricia (not her real name) told me about being diagnosed with terminal…

  • Palliative Care

    Palliative care is designed to improve the quality of care for a person who has a serious or life-threatening… Palliative care is designed to help people who have a serious illness. The illness may chronic (ongoing) or life-threatening. This includes a form of cancer that…

  • Fitness Habits to Make

    The best way to work exercise into your life is to make it a habit. If you’re not exercising regularly… Moving more is essential. Not only will it help you keep up with your family, but keeping physically active also can help prevent: certain forms…

  • What You Can Do to Maintain Your Health

    Good health can decrease your risk of developing certain conditions. Learn what you can do to maintain your health… have certain conditions or have had your cervix removed. Ask your doctor about other cancer screenings. Adults should get screened for colorectal cancer starting at age…

  • Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch is an effective tool for quitting smoking… Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking! This is called smoking cessation. Quitting is the best thing you can do to improve your heath. It lowers your risk of cancer and heart disease. It also…

  • Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    It is important to exercise no matter what age you are. A lifelong exercise program is the surest way to… We all know that exercise is good for us. But it does more than just improve our physical fitness. It also reduces our risk…

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics… What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. The condition affects the prostate gland…

  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. They are usually… What is tuberous sclerosis? Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. These growths can…

  • Breast Cyst Aspiration

    A breast cyst aspiration is an in-office procedure your doctor will do to drain a cyst in your breast… What is a breast cyst? A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac (like a tiny balloon) inside the breast. Breast cysts are common in women. They might cause a little…

  • Caregiver Stress

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is an illness that…

  • Genital Warts

    Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)… with cancer of the vulva, anus, and penis. However, it’s important to note that HPV infection doesn’t always lead to cancer, and that genital warts are not cancer. Symptoms of genital warts The symptoms…

  • Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder. It affects your nervous system and nerve cells. The condition produces tumors on your… appear from abnormal cell production. The tumors can be underneath or on your skin. Most tumors formed from NF are benign (non-cancerous). However, some can…

  • The Dangers of Tanning Beds

    Tanning beds are the source of intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They are not safe… cancer? What should I do if I suspect a spot on my skin could be cancerous? What is the treatment process for skin cancer? Resources Food and Drug Administration: Indoor Tanning:…

  • Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care… a long time or never goes away. Some examples of chronic conditions include: Children with special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism). Cancer. Effects of stroke…

  • Methotrexate

    Methotrexate is a strong medicine used to treat several conditions. It slows the production of cells. It also suppresses the… system. This makes your immune system less active. Methotrexate is used to treat: Certain types of cancer.These include breast cancer, lung cancer, some cancers of the head…

  • Antioxidants: What You Need to Know

    Antioxidants are chemicals that help stop or limit damage caused by free radicals. They also boost your immunity… do I know what types of antioxidants are good for me? Should I take antioxidant supplements if I’m a smoker? Should I take antioxidant supplements if I…

  • Diethylstilbestrol

    Diethylstilbestrol, or DES, is a synthetic form of estrogen given to millions of pregnant women from 1938-1971 to prevent complications… born. What is my risk of developing cancer? How common are these types of cancer? What other reproductive problems might I have because of my…