The Educated Patient™

Probiotics: Much Remains to Be Learned
Although some bacteria are harmful, and killing those pathogens is a good thing when you’re sick, most bacteria are good.
Gynecologic Cancers: What to Look for
Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in the female reproductive organs.
Dry Eye
Dry eye is a common disorder that occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears, when tears evaporate too quickly, or if there is an abnormality in the production of mucus or lipids normally found in the tear layer.
When to See Your Health Care Provider about Your Cough
Although coughing can be annoying, it is the body’s way of clearing the throat and airways and helps to prevent infection.
The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in individuals older than 65 years and affects more than 5 million Americans.
How Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Differ
Arthritis is a general term that covers more than 100 diseases and related conditions.
Hypothermia in Seniors: Stay Safe and Warm this Winter
Without proper precautions, the winter months and the frigid temperatures they bring can be dangerous, especially for older adults.
Hypertension: New Treatment Guidelines
The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Hypertension recently issued new recommendations for treating hypertension in patients who have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, stroke, or other forms of heart disease.
Winter Colds: Survival Guide
Colds are caused by a viral infection in the upper airways, sinuses, throat, and nose.
Eye Health: Insights for Patients with Diabetes
If all individuals with diabetic retinopathy were treated in a timely manner, the incidence of blindness from diabetes could be decreased by 90%.
Hair Loss Due to Cancer Treatment
Approximately 65% of individuals undergoing chemotherapy will experience chemotherapy-induced hair loss, which is usually temporary and completely reversible when therapy ends.
Mouth Ulcers Due to Cancer Treatment
If you are receiving radiation and chemotherapy for cancers of the head and neck, you may experience oral mucositis.
Peptic Ulcers: What You Need to Know
Peptic ulcer disease leads to 1 million hospitalizations and 6500 deaths annually.
Vitamins and Minerals: The Essentials for Women
Dietary supplements are intended to supplement the diet, not to cure, prevent, or treat diseases or replace the variety of foods important to a healthy diet.
Glaucoma: Getting a Clear View
Early detection and treatment are key to protecting eyesight.
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