Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that primarily affects peripheral joints and causes inflammation and painful swelling. The Arthritis Foundation estimates about 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis — yet new treatments being developed now can bring relief to those suffering and revolutionize patient care.
Sprained ankles are extremely common – whether you’re an athlete or just inclined to trip, twist or tweak the ankle. Despite how routine sprained ankles are, there are instances when ankle pain could be a signal of a longer-term concern that needs to be addressed.
Vaping or e-cigarette usage has grown in popularity, and while it is often considered safer than smoking, it can cause serious health issues.
There have been numerous advancements when it comes to surgery on the thorax — the part of the body between the neck and the abdomen. And the advancements in robotics have served to improve the experience for both patients and surgeons.
Ever have pain in your belly, nausea, unexplained weight loss or severe dehydration? These are just a few of the symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore because they could be warning signs of chronic pancreatitis.
Colorectal cancer cases are rising in young adults in the United States, however, earlier screenings and lifestyle changes can help stifle the trend.
Colorectal cancer is the second-most prominent cancer killer in the United States that affects both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that is something that can change with the continued push to get more people screened.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and one test can help determine if heart ailments could be in a patient’s future.
Being admitted to a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) can be troubling no matter what the reason. Sometimes the medication used in treatment or just the environment can lead to another problem called ICU delirium.
Endometriosis affects an estimated 200 million women worldwide and 1 out of 10 women in the United States, according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Even though there are so many cases, many women go undiagnosed.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is an extremely common ailment that affects about 75 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Any breast cancer diagnosis can be difficult news to absorb — yet one type of breast cancer may not be life-threatening itself and could possibly be treated with observation alone.
High blood pressure is extremely common; in fact, almost one out of every two adults suffers from it. Symptoms are rare, so patients need to take a proactive approach to make sure they minimize the risk of stroke associated with high blood pressure.
You may pay little mind to the salivary glands in your mouth. The glands produce saliva, which helps kill germs in the mouth and allows you to easier chew and swallow.
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