Every year, more than three million people seek treatment for symptoms related to kidney stones. Many are familiar with the pain associated with kidney stones, but there are some surprising facts you might not know.
How A Northland Coalition Is Helping Seniors Stay Balanced
Here’s a sobering stat: one-third of seniors 65 and older fall every year . Everyone is susceptible to falls. People of all ages trip, stumble and bump
Aquatic physical therapy
Aquatic physical therapy at St. Joseph’s/Candler is rehabilitation, prevention and wellness for a wide array of patients in a safe aquatic environment.
Top 3 Causes of Vision Loss
Top Baton Rouge ophthalmologists explore the top causes of age-related vision loss.
What's the 'Vascular' in Cardiovascular?
The human body has two circulatory systems--the cardiovascular (vascular) system and the lymphatic system. So what exactly is the vascular system and what does it do? Simply put, the vascular system is the system of vessels (hollow tubes) for
Extreme swimmers and divers face challenges different than pool swimmers. At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, orthopedic surgeons discussed tips to avoid injuries in swimming and diving.“Swimming is something we all do, it looks like a lot of fun,” Thomas R. Hackett, MD, said during his presentation. “What’s the difference between ... swimming and
Sleep and Aging: Why Can't We Stay Asleep As We Get Older?
In a National Sleep Foundation survey of adults aged 55 and older, one-third of people aged 55-64 and one quarter of people aged 65-84 reported that their sleep
Discover the Right Way to Clean the Ears and Dissolve Wax
Blockage of the outer ear canal due to an accumulation of ear wax is one of the most typical causes of short-term hearing loss. If you’re relatively certain that ear wax is the cause of your temporary hearing loss, you most likely want to clean your ears. Even so, you must clean them safely and …
What is a Urethral Stricture?
In a recent episode of the Urology Care Podcast, Dr. Rajiv K Singal sat down with us for a chat about urethral stricture disease. Stricture (narrowing of the urethra) can happen at any point from the bladder to the tip of the penis. This narrowing restricts or slows the flow of urine in.
Tired and fatigued — a holistic perspective on why we feel this way
No matter what your job or status in life is — a financial analyst, an attorney, a construction worker, a doctor, a retiree or a stay-at-home parent, we have all experienced the 21st century pandemic of mental exhaustion and lack of energy. In 20 years of clinical experience I have seen different flavors of tiredness afflicting people. It is a disabling enemy to some, rendering them hypochondriac and depressed, and an uncomfortable nuisance to others, preventing them from completing projects and achieving goals. You can be skinny or overweight, black or white, an extravert or a shy person — fatigue does not discriminate. You have already had a gamut of tests and were told that there is nothing wrong with you — go home — exercise, hydrate and meditate. You have done all…
Health Tip of the Month: What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way of delivering healthcare that is patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive, accessible...