Low Patient Awareness Hinders Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 30 years after Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established, October has become synonymous with early breast cancer detection and treatment. Breast cancer mortality declined 39% in the U.S. from 1989-2015, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The incidence of breast cancer in men is rare compared to the incidence in women, with [...]

By |2019-10-23T14:30:06-06:00October 23rd, 2019|

Men’s Health: Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection

Your ears, lips and nose are the biggest problem areas when it comes to skin cancer, especially in men over the age of 50. The reasons? Damaging sun exposure and lack of preventive screenings. The Problem By age 70, one in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer. And while men and women [...]

By |2019-07-30T11:12:55-06:00July 29th, 2019|

Summer Break Safety

Summer is all about fun in the sun … until someone gets hurt. Keep your kiddos safer this summer by brushing up on playground slide safety tips, the warning signs of dehydration and the best defense against bug bites. Aaron M. Mayer, DO, a pediatrician with Meritas Health Pediatrics, offers his advice. Slide Safely Sliding [...]

By |2019-07-03T08:00:21-06:00July 3rd, 2019|

Distinguishing Seasonal Allergies from the Common Cold

Randall S. Cramer, D.O. with Meritas Health Landmark at Tiffany Springs The sun is out, and the flowers are blooming – spring is here. But with 45 million Americans suffering from seasonal allergies (sometimes called hay fever) annually, the transition from winter to spring can be brutal. Sometimes it’s hard to identify what’s [...]

By |2019-04-25T15:46:11-06:00April 24th, 2019|

For Your Eyes Only

Vision changes are a normal part of aging. Most people find themselves reaching for reading glasses once they hit their 40s. Sometimes, other more serious age-related vision problems, such as macular degeneration, develop and cause concern. Part of living a quality life with AMD is knowing the symptoms .“The most notable symptoms of age-related macular [...]

By |2019-04-03T10:37:29-06:00April 1st, 2019|

Heading Off Heart Disease

Heart disease, sometimes cardiovascular disease, is a term that can refer to any number of conditions that affect your heart, including: Coronary artery disease, or CAD (narrowing of the arteries) Heart attack (myocardial infarction) Heart defects that appear at birth (congenital heart defects) Heart failure Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) Heart valve disease Stroke Fortunately, lifestyle [...]

By |2019-01-30T13:35:06-06:00January 30th, 2019|
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