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Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

Reviewed by Dr. Manisha Patel, board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology   Did you know that Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers in women?  Breast cancer starts in the breast when cells begin to grow out of control. These cancer cells can cause tumors which can be felt as lumps in the breast. While breast cancer occurs in women as they get older, if you are predisposed or have a family history, you may be at a greater risk for developing breast cancer. Along with regular breast self-exams, a routine mammogram is the most effective way to detect

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Do I have it, How Do I Get Diagnosed, and How Do I Manage It

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Do I Have it, How Do I Get Diagnosed, and How Do I Manage It?  Dr. Kathryn Dinh, a board-eligible Endocrinologist at Galen Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology According to the CDC, approximately 5 million women are currently affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder that is primarily associated with a female having infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods. It is one of the most common causes of infertility in women and is a lifelong health condition. What causes PCOS? Although the exact cause of PCOS is not presently known, excess weight and a

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What is IBS, and how to know if you might have it?

Camille Sommer, M.D. Galen Digestive Health The symptoms of abdominal discomfort and changes in bowel habits are not uncommon, but people who experience frequent episodes may have what is known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a relatively common disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Approximately 10-15% of Americans are affected by IBS. The signs and symptoms of IBS vary based on the individual. The most common signs and symptoms experienced are the following: Abdominal pain, cramping, or bloating that is related to defecation Constipation, diarrhea, or bloating Changes in the caliber or consistency of the stool Changes in frequency

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It’s Time for Back-to-School Physicals

Laura Truelove, M.D. Galen North Pediatrics As summer ends and school starts back, there are always several things to complete before your child’s first day. A back-to-school physical or an annual wellness exam is something you should add to your back-to-school checklist. Yearly physicals are a great time to have your child checked out to make sure they are growing and developing at the appropriate rate. What to expect during an annual wellness exam? During the wellness exam, your pediatrician will: Complete a physical exam, including height and weight. Check blood pressure, vision, and hearing. Ask about your child’s development (speech,

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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men? Research suggests that this year alone, 248,530 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? Symptoms of prostate cancer can include any of the following: Difficulty starting urination Weak or interrupted flow of urine Frequent urination, especially at night Difficulty emptying the bladder completely Pain or burning during urination Blood in the urine or semen Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away Painful ejaculation Not all men may have symptoms for prostate

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Exploring Care at Home with Galen

Galina Rader, M.D., FAAFP, Galen North Internal Medicine In the United States, approximately 1.9 million Americans are elderly and confined to their residence. Those Americans typically have one or more chronic diseases and find it hard to manage them. Americans who are unable to control their illnesses are admitted and released from the hospital frequently. The days following the return from the hospital are critical to the overall health of the patient. Here at Galen Medical Group, we recognize patients who have chronic medical conditions and are homebound need access to quality healthcare. Dr. Galina Rader, a Licensed specialist in

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Galen Pediatricians Celebrate Immunization Week

Dr. Ana Varela Windemuller, Galen East Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most cost-effective health interventions. Did you know 14 diseases can be prevented by routine childhood vaccines? These include tetanus, polio, measles, as well as pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhea—the biggest killers for children under the age of 5. Many of these diseases—which were more common before vaccines—are spread person to person through the air by coughing, sneezing, or just breathing. At Galen, we want to make sure your children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Our

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Reviewed by Sarah Harris, MD, Galen OBGYN Did you know that 11% of American women between ages 15 and 44 suffer from symptoms of endometriosis? March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and therefore, Galen OBGYN would like to shed light on this disorder that affects more than 6.5 million women in the United States. Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue can often be found on the outer surface of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the intestines, causing a variety of symptoms. Symptoms of Endometriosis Endometriosis symptoms vary from

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Wellness at Work– Tips for Staying Healthy in the Workplace

Reviewed by Melanie Blake, MD, MBA, Lifestyle Medicine at Galen Whether you are working from home or going into the office or field, it’s really important to be aware of little things you can do to help boost wellness and stay healthy. Today’s typical work environment for many involves long periods of sitting, quick take-out lunches and working through breaks altogether, and long hours staring at computer screens. These things can take a toll on physical and mental wellbeing, so it’s critical to be aware of steps you can take to mitigate the adverse effects they can have. Consider the following suggestions.

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Living Heart Healthy with Lifestyle Medicine

Reviewed by Melanie Blake, MD, MBA, Lifestyle Medicine at Galen   The field of lifestyle medicine has emerged from an extensive body of research that supports the impact daily habits and actions have on our short and long-term health. The Nurses’ Health Study has shown that 80% of all heart disease in women could be eliminated if a cluster of positive lifestyle practices including regular physical activity and improving nutrition were adopted. The US Health Professionals Study found dramatic reductions in the risk of chronic disease in men as well. If individuals adopted even one positive behavior, their risk in

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