Do You Know What A 'Baseline' Mammogram Is? It's Important You DoHave you had your baseline mammogram? Many women have never heard the term, but the exam can make diagnosis more accurate, leading to fewer repeat exams, biopsies and anxiety.
No More Pap Smears? New Guidelines for Women 30 and OlderNew guidelines say women age 30 and older may be able to skip their regular pap smears and instead have testing for HPV every five years.
Just How Clean Is Your Dog's Mouth?Recent reports of people developing severe and even fatal infections after being licked by a dog have some owners wondering just how clean is their pooch's mouth.
Cover That Cut, Or Let It Air Out? The Latest AdviceIt's a common question: should I cover a cut or scrape, or should I let it air out? Here's the latest thinking on the best way to care for a simple wound.
Is Your Doctor Burned Out?Every job has the potential to cause burnout. But when it’s your doctor who is fried, the consequences can be deadly. A new survey says more than half of America’s physicians are feeling burned out, and with that burnout comes a higher risk of medical mistakes.
Eight Reasons You've Probably Never Heard About Why You Should ExerciseA new report shows Colorado is tops in the country when it comes to the number of people who work out on a regular basis. There are a number of benefits from exercise, including some you've probably never heard about.
When Common Medicines And Hot Temps Are A Bad MixHeat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are especially common in June as temps begin to rise. And some everyday medications may put you at special risk.
Screening For Colon Cancer Just Got Much YoungerThere is a change to the guidelines for colon cancer screening from the American Cancer Society. They now say to begin screening at age 45 instead of 50.
7 Common Mistakes That Can Make Your Blood Pressure Reading Way OffA simple blood pressure reading is one of the easiest and most common medical procedures. Unfortunately, it is often done incorrectly.
Know Your ABC's When It Comes To MelanomaMelanoma is the deadliest of skin cancer, and rates continue to rise. Although your doctor should do a complete skin exam every year, there are some things you should be doing on your own at least once a month.
Maybe You Need A Boost Of B-12Some new information from the Cleveland Clinic suggests more people than thought may actually benefit from a B-12 boost.
Like Spicy Food? Here's What Happens To Your Brain When You Eat The Hottest Pepper In The WorldWhat happens when you eat the infamous "Carolina Reaper", a pepper 400x hotter than a jalapeno? Well, you can count on a trip to the hospital, wondering if your head is going to explode.
What Do Specialists Recommend For Your Allergic Misery?What’s your best go-to when springtime allergies rear their ugly pollens?
When Half Of Your Brain Is Replaced By Air: A True Medical StoryHow is it possible to live or function when you lose half of your brain, especially when doctors don't know how it happened?
Why Daylight Saving Time Can Be A Deadly TimeThe dreaded weekend is here. The weekend when we lose an extra hour of sleep… Even though it’s one little measly hour, there are some definite health risks that rise when we reset the hands on the clock.