Monday August 19, 2013

The gallbladder can cause a lot of problems. Every year, about a quarter of a million people in the United States need treatment for painful gallstones – rock-like crystals as small as grains of sand or as big as golf balls. They form from cholesterol or bile, a substance needed for digestion.

Monday August 19, 2013

Do you think you might need a hysterectomy? Feeling scared or confused? Don't worry. It's actually a very common procedure – and medical advancements have made the hysterectomy much easier on patients than it used to be.

Monday August 19, 2013

With the cooler months approaching, it’s natural to want to get out and enjoy the milder weather. But as you get more active, it’s not uncommon to have some knee pain develop when you least expect it.

Monday August 19, 2013

About one million people in the United States are treated for kidney stones each year, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Disease (NIDKD). That's a lot of people in pain! How do you know if you're going to be one of them? Here's some information to put your mind at ease.

Tuesday July 16, 2013

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, typically in the neck or low back, that can cause radiating pain, weakness, burning, or numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, legs, or feet. The symptoms can come on slowly and get worse as the spine degenerates, or come on rapidly after an injury.

Friday July 12, 2013

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in front of the windpipe 1 to 2 inches below the Adam’s apple. Some people may develop nodules on their thyroid called goiters. If the nodule is small and benign, your doctor may just keep an eye on it. But if it’s larger, your doctor may want to run some tests, like a fine needle aspiration or surgical biopsy. You may need to have the thyroid or parathyroid (near the thyroid) tissue removed.

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