Back pain and sciatica 04/25/2011
Herniated disk; Sciatica Highlights: Overview: Back pain is common. Over 3 million visits to the emergency department are made annually for back pain symptoms. Back pain can be acute, subacute, or chronic. It most often occurs in the lower part of the back. With proper self-care, most acute cases resolve within 4 - 6 weeks.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 09/07/2011
Enlarged prostate; BPH Highlights: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged. However, the actual size of the gland does not always predict symptom severity. Some men with minimally enlarged prostate glands may experience symptoms while other men with much larger glands may have few symptoms.
Bipolar disorder 02/08/2012
Manic depression Highlights: What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. It usually develops in a person’s mid-teens or early adult years but can affect people of all ages. With proper treatment, many patients are able to control their mood swings. Untreated bipolar disorder can lead to many serious problems, including substance abuse, financial crises, interpersonal difficulties, and increased risk of suicide.
Birth control options for women 11/07/2011
Contraception Highlights: Birth Control Options Birth control options for women include: Hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, skin patch, vaginal ring, injection, implant Intrauterine devices (IUDs) Barrier devices, such as condoms, diaphragm, and the cervical cap Fertility awareness methods Sterilization The condom is the only form of birth control that protects against sexually transmitted diseases.
Brain tumors - primary 11/07/2011
Gliomas; Medulloblastomas Highlights: Primary Brain Tumors Primary brain tumors are tumors that start in the brain. There are many types and subtypes of primary brain tumors. They include gliomas, meningomas, medullablastomas, pituitary adenomas, and central nervous system lymphomas. Causes The exact causes of primary brain tumors are unknown. Genetic factors and inherited disorders play a role in some types of brain tumors.
Breast cancer 11/15/2011
Mammograms; Mastectomy Highlights: Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Experts continue to review new information on the timing and type of breast imaging studies to best reduce the toll of breast cancer. At this point, recommendations vary, and each woman should discuss options with her doctors to arrive at the plan that best matches her individual needs and preferences.