An MRI scan is the best way to see inside the human body without cutting it open, but that may be little comfort to you when you're getting ready for the exam. Lying perfectly still on a tiny slab in a narrow hole, you might wonder what's happening to your body.
Why Surgeons Listen To Music In The Operating Room
When you're going into surgery, the type of music that your doctors will be listening to is probably the last thing on your mind. But your surgeon's play...
What are Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Issues?
At some point in your lifetime, you may end up dealing with symptoms or issues that affect your ears, nose or throat. While some people may exhibit obvious symptoms this doesn’t mean that everyone will. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what’s going on with your ear, nose and t
The Top 8 Respiratory Illnesses and Diseases
Respiratory illnesses are a common problem in the United States. Learn about the most common types and the leading cause of respiratory diseases.
What is osteopathic medicine?
Martin Health Physician Group Chances are, whether you realized it or not, you have been treated by an osteopathic physician (DO) at some point. All physicians are either licensed as a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Both are fully licensed physicians that can specialize in any field, perform surgeries, prescribe medications, etc. There isn’t a lot of difference between how DO’s and MD’s practice medicine today, but you may be interested to know what the difference is The story of osteopathic medicine began with Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O. Dr. Still was initially trained as a MD, but he was dissatisfied with 19th century medicine. At that time, medical doctors were very…
4 Tips To Help You Sleep Like A Baby
Here's how you can get more shut-eye.
Open MRI: How A Woman Conquered MRI Claustrophobia
For those who suffer from claustrophobia, MRI’s can seem like a nightmare. Even the toughest football players can feel overwhelmed by MRI’s, and the anxiety can be crippling for some to the point where undergoing an MRI is impossible.
What You Need to Know Today for Breast Health
Patients come to me every day asking what they can do to decrease their risk of getting breast cancer. They keep up with regular screenings (including br...
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
5 Nutrition Tips That Can Transform Your Long-Term Health
I was recently on a conference panel with Dr. Terry Mason, an urologist-turned-politician and COO of the Cook County Department of Public Health. During the talk, he declared that there was no such thing as heart disease Rather, he said, the heart was an innocent bystander suffering from whatever kind of blood we decide to bathe it in — clean or dirty. That is, chemicals and toxins that we ingest can injure the heart's blood supply, leading to plaque, narrowing arteries, heart attacks, and death. I find it liberating to know that I can control the nature of the blood bathing my heart. Of course, some heart diseases, such as in babies born with congenital defects, are clearly not the type of problem Dr. Mason was referring to. But in terms of hardening…