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  • Bicycle Safety Tips To Carry You Through Summer And Beyond

    Bicycle Safety Tips To Carry You Through Summer And Beyond

    There are few things more exhilarating than zooming downhill on a bike. When I used to live in New York City, I rode my bike to work nearly every day. It was a healthy habit, and the daily exercise felt great! Only the snow would send me to the subway. There is no question, riding a bike is as fun now as it was when I was a kid. But it can also be dangerous. Accidents happen. Yet, there ...

  • Neuroendovascular Surgery Takes Place Inside The Blood Vessel

    Neuroendovascular Surgery Takes Place Inside The Blood Vessel

    Neuroendovascular surgery is a subspecialty of neurosurgery that can help diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the brain and nervous system. Neuroendovascular surgery is minimally invasive and uses state-of-the-art imaging technology and a very thin, flexible tube (catheter) to perform procedures inside your blood vessels. Instead of open surgery, the catheter is inserted ...

  • You Can Beat Spring Allergies

    You Can Beat Spring Allergies

    Does springtime make you sneeze?If you greet blooming flowers with a runny nose, then you may be among the millions of people with seasonal allergies.Hay fever or allergic rhinitis develop when your immune system overreacts to small airborne particles called allergens, during spring, summer or fall when certain plants pollinate. This allergic reaction commonly produces a range of ...

  • Bariatric Metabolic Surgery Restores Hope For Losing Weight And Even Resolving Diabetes

    Bariatric Metabolic Surgery Restores Hope For Losing Weight And Even Resolving Diabetes

    Is bariatric metabolic surgery for you?You’re significantly overweight. You also suffer from Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and cancer, which are associated with your obesity. Your weight is a health risk but neither diet nor exercise has helped you shed pounds. Bariatric and metabolic surgery will.Bariatric and metabolic surgery changes your ...

  • Need A New Hip? You’re Not Alone

    Need A New Hip? You’re Not Alone

    The stiffness in your groin has become painful, making it hard to walk or get up from a chair, and even waking you up at night. Neither rest nor medication help.You may need a new hip.If you do, then you’ll be among more than 300,000 people who receive total hip replacements each year in the United States.Why Has My Hip Stopped Working?“The hip is one of the body's largest joints. Like ...

  • What Can You Do To Avoid Colon Cancer? A Phelps Expert Answers

    What Can You Do To Avoid Colon Cancer? A Phelps Expert Answers

    The State of Colorectal Cancer:Colorectal cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Both the incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer have been slowly declining in the United States, mainly due to aggressive screening strategies. Still, approximately 145,600 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States annually, ...

  • HPV: Dispelling The Top Five Myths

    HPV: Dispelling The Top Five Myths

    HPV — Human papillomavirus — is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, affecting 80 million — about one in four — Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. In most cases, HPV goes away without medical treatment and does not cause any health problems. But some types can cause health problems ...

  • Am I Doing All I Can To Avoid A Heart Attack?

    Am I Doing All I Can To Avoid A Heart Attack?

    Eating right, exercising and not smoking are all the obvious lifestyle changes you can incorporate into your everyday routine to help lower your risk for heart disease. Still, there are a few other risk factors that are just as important, if not more so, than the lifestyle factors I mentioned above.The first is high cholesterol. Did you know that not all cases of high cholesterol are ...

  • Fad Diets Vs. Lifestyle Changes: Why A Quick Fix Is Not The Best Solution

    Fad Diets Vs. Lifestyle Changes: Why A Quick Fix Is Not The Best Solution

    Wouldn’t it be nice to lose 15 pounds in two weeks by eating everything you want while enjoying increased energy and better health? New magic diet plans, such as The Master Cleanse and HCG Diet, are constantly appearing with such promises.The Master Cleanse, based mainly on a type of detox lemonade, can cause nausea and diarrhea as well as headaches and irritability. There isn’t ...

  • Reflux: What Is It And Do You Have It?

    Reflux: What Is It And Do You Have It?

    Do the holidays leave a lump in your throat? If fond farewells aren’t choking you up, it could be that too many treats are causing or aggravating acid reflux, a condition that creates various types of discomfort–from a lump in your throat to indigestion.Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, sometimes as far as the throat. When acid flows into the esophagus, ...

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