Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus. Once you have had chickenpox, the virus stays inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, this same virus can reappear as shingles.
Older men whose testosterone levels have dropped over the years should only be given testosterone replacement to treat sexual dysfunction, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing challenging times. In response to the increased complexity of caring for patients while practicing social distancing, I have introduced Telemedicine appointments for my patients.
A brain aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons or bulges out and fills with blood. It often looks like a berry hanging on a stem. Every brain aneurysm is unique in location, shape and size.
Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. Keeping your oral and dental hygiene in check can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath and can help you retain your teeth as you grow older.
Personality disorders are deeply-ingrained, rigid ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning, and last over time.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks and function independently
The concept that physical activity helps keep us healthy is very old news. We have all been told time and time again that exercise is good for you, and it’s true. It’s good for a lot more than just losing weight and building muscle.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Breast cancer screening can find signs of cancer before symptoms begin, when it is more likely to be curable.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. It typically develops in patients between 15 and 35 years old according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Brace yourselves: Flu season is coming, which typically lasts from October to April. So, it seems like the right time to round up a list of common misconceptions and questions about the flu vaccine and some information to set folks straight.
The word “fall” does not usually strike fear in the hearts of most people. But it should. Falls are all too common in the elderly population and should be taken seriously. Did you know that one in four older Americans falls every year?
When blood flow to part of the brain stops for a short period of time it is called a transient ischemic attack, abbreviated as a TIA. Some people may call it a “mini-stroke” because in many ways it appears to be a stroke.