Mammograms Matter: The Numbers Behind Lifesaving Screenings

Each week, a new headline heralds this-or-that study questioning the value of screening mammograms. Should you start screening at age 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? It’s tough to cut through the clutter. “Right now, a lot of women are confused,” says Elizabeth Jekot, M.D., medical director of the Elizabeth Jekot MD … Continue reading Mammograms Matter: The Numbers Behind Lifesaving Screenings

How B Vitamins May Protect Against Alzheimer’s, Dementia and More

B vitamins play an important role in a host of body functions, from how we convert food into energy and metabolize cholesterol, to how we manufacture red blood cells and produce myelin, the protective insulation around your nerves. But recent work at Baylor Research Institute (BRI) suggests yet another implication: Sufficient intake of vitamins B9 … Continue reading How B Vitamins May Protect Against Alzheimer’s, Dementia and More

Smaller is Better: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery isn’t only used to treat gynecologic cancers. It also can be used for urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Here, we explore what minimally invasive surgery is and some potential benefits. WHAT IS IT? Minimally invasive surgery is a downsized version of traditional surgery. Through small incisions, surgeons use tiny telescopes and … Continue reading Smaller is Better: Minimally Invasive Surgery

What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.

Chronic pain sufferers, take heart. Advances in pain management may offer the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. “Chronic pain,” which is a pain that lasts more than six months, not only affects everyday living but also everything from mood to relationships to job performance and affects an estimated 116 million Americans every day. “Chronic pain can … Continue reading What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.