One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, so many are naturally anxious about it. Discrepancies in screening guidelines make it difficult to understand when and how to check for breast cancer, however. Here’s a sensible guide to help you start a conversation with your health care provider about what’s best for you.
More than 6 million kids between the ages of 2 and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, but despite the prevalence, there are still nagging misperceptions and stigmas that make living with ADHD hard. Here are some of the most damaging myths debunked.
One in four teens vape, and a large percentage of their parents have no idea. E-cigarettes containing nicotine (and sometimes other drugs) have swept high schools and even middle schools to become the risk behavior of choice, and our youngest generation is paying the price.
Breast cancer is one of the most talked about cancers, for good reason. We talk a lot about cancer, but we tend to focus on the risks and symptoms – everything you should know before your world is turned upside down. For those who get a diagnosis, what happens after that moment will be even more important.
Having a newborn can be exciting, but with every new bundle comes worry, and for some parents, the threat of SIDs (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is enough to keep them up at night. Every year, 3,500 infants die from SIDs in the U.S., and the inexplicability of the devastation rightfully has parents worried. While SIDs is neither predictable nor preventable, there are things parents can do to lower their baby’s risk:
Most people have heard of cholesterol – often it’s lumped in with other chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure – but many don’t really understand what it is or why having too much of it is such a bad thing. Plenty of my patients think high cholesterol is an old man problem or something only obese people have, when really, anyone can have it. So, who should worry, and what do high cholesterol numbers really mean?