Flu Shot Myths Put Everyone At Risk

Despite widespread evidence that flu shots help protect people from getting sick, many still refuse to roll up their sleeves. If you’re one of those who question whether flu vaccines really work, chances are you’ve heard some of the widespread myths that seem to start circulating every fall. Sharon Budniak Reed, MD, a board-certified internal […]

Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Treatment

Early detection remains the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. When cancer is detected early, it improves your chances for successful treatment. The three ways to screen for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams and magnetic resonance imaging – a test for women who have a family history of breast cancer, certain […]

Prostate Cancer: Know Your Risk

Prostate cancer affects one out of seven men. Although it can be a serious disease, most men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Fortunately, prostate cancer can often be detected with a simple blood test. The test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in a blood sample. The blood […]

Hepatitis C Cases Rising: Do You Need to Be Tested?

As the number of new hepatitis C virus infections keeps rising, federal health authorities are urging people at risk to get tested. Nearly half of people living with the virus don’t know they’re infected. Many people don’t have any symptoms. Left untreated, people can develop liver cirrhosis, which can cause liver cancer. They can also […]

Student Athlete Concussions: Rest Prevents Longer Recovery

The last thing parents want to think about when they’re watching their children play sports this fall is whether they’re going to sustain an injury – especially a concussion. Yet concussions are one of the risks of playing sports – especially certain activities such as cheerleading, football, gymnastics, wrestling, field hockey and soccer.  To date, […]

Physical Therapy Program Helps Prevent Falling

Every 11 seconds, an older adult needs emergency care because they’ve injured themselves from a fall, according to federal health statistics. As we get older, many physical-related health issues make us more likely to lose our balance. Vision and hearing problems, medications that cause dizziness and not staying active all contribute to the risk of […]

Strong Core, Proper Form Help Prevent Back Injuries

Summer is a popular time to take a family vacation, move to a new home and get caught up on backyard projects. Although no one adds “back injury” to their to-do list, these popular summer activities can lead to injuries. About 4 million people head to their health provider for a back injury during the […]

Skin Cancer Prevention Starts at Birth

When it comes to protecting your children’s skin and health, simple choices and everyday habits could keep them from developing the deadliest form of skin cancer later in life. The decisions to cover up, sit in the shade and reapply sunscreen all make a difference in whether a child gets too much sun. Just one […]

Local Strawberry Farms Combine Nutrition, Exercise

With rows of red strawberries ready to be picked, local farms offer a sweet opportunity to combine a little exercise and healthy eating. Strawberries contain powerful nutrients. Each bite boasts vitamin C, folate, fiber and potassium. One cup of these beauties has only 50 calories and gives your body 160 percent of the recommended Daily Value of vitamin C. Vitamin […]

Stroke Prevention: Know Risk Factors, Make Healthy Choices

Knowing that brain cells die every minute, Dr. John R. Baker and his neurointerventional team work as quickly as possible on every stroke patient they treat to restore oxygen to the brain. Advanced imaging and technology enable Dr. Baker to remove blood clots, repair blood vessels in the brain and stop bleeding. At Bon Secours […]