Diseases & Conditions

Add Compression Socks to your Holiday Wish List

Taking a long flight this holiday season? Being immobile for an extended period of time, such as during a flight, can increase the chance of blood clots forming in your legs. This is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs most ...

Answering Your Most Googled Mammogram Questions

It’s true that mammograms save lives, but there are a lot of misconceptions people take as “truths” about getting one. We asked one of our imaging pros to answer a few of the top googled mammogram questions. Do I have to ...

Is That Lump You're Feeling a Hernia?

If you’ve noticed a slight lump or bulge under your skin in your groin or abdomen area that is accompanied by pain or discomfort, you might have a hernia. Hernias most often occur when the stomach or other organs in the abdomen poke ...

Who's binge drinking? The answer may surprise you.

When you think of binge drinking, chances are you think of late-night college parties. But a new study shows people guzzling those drinks are actually more likely to be older. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently ...

All About Anemia

If you’re feeling constantly exhausted or sluggish, you may have a common blood disorder called anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells or they are lacking in an iron-rich ...

Hepatitis A Outbreak - Could I Be At Risk?

The numbers are alarming. In just one week, there were 73% more new cases of hepatitis A than in an entire non-outbreak year in Louisiana. Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes have the two highest counts out of the 352 cases statewide. ...

In Case of Emergency - Medical Care When Traveling Abroad

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) less than 20% of travelers who visit foreign countries sought medical advice before visiting their destination. And lately, social media is full of reports of tourists ...

New Treatment for AFib Reduces Stroke Risk

If you have AFib, the Watchman TM Device may allow you to stop taking blood thinners for the rest of your life. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related ...

Why Does Your Back Hurt?

These are some of the imaging tests you may need to find the source of your back pain. Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and it is estimated that about 80% of the population will experience it at some point in their ...

Why is Endometriosis So Tricky to Diagnose?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects 1 in 10 women, but it can be tough to diagnose because it shares symptoms with so many other conditions. What happens is the tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus ...

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