Welcome 2015! If smoking cessation is part of your New Year’s resolutions, I support you entirely. Besides the myriad of health benefits that smoking cessation provides, it may amaze you that there are important financial benefits as well. Those who continue to engage in smoking may be paying higher insurance premiums!
The Flu Season Is Here
In late December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared the beginning of flu season, and in recent weeks the flu has become widespread in New Jersey and the surrounding area. This year’s flu strain has been identified as the influenza A (H3N2) viruses.
Advanced Fertility-Sparing Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Four years after their wedding, Angela and Pier Blomquist decided they were ready to start a family. After a routine visit to her gynecologist, Angela found out that she had an abnormal Pap smear. She wasn’t overly concerned because she had had abnormal Pap smears in the past, but this time it was different. On a follow-up-visit Angela’s doctor confirmed that she had cervical cancer.
By Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, FACS Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Program Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Director, Cooper Aortic Center Nearly 40 million Americans have varicose veins, the blue, bulging, gnarled veins in the legs that show through the skin. Telangiectasia (spider veins), the more delicate red or blue tracings that can pop up [...]
Moles, or nevi, are clusters of melanocytes, a type of skin cell containing the pigment that gives our skin color. Having moles on your body — even those found to be normal — can more than quadruple your risk of developing melanoma, according to a recent study presented at the 2014 World Congress on Cancers of the Skin. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.
For many, the upcoming holiday season is filled with friends, family and festivities. Most of us can associate with family traditions and fond memories of years gone by. But even the most seasoned party-goer can get weary of all the celebrations this time of the year. Read on to keep your health and mental well being on track this season.
Are you a smoker or former smoker and worried about your risk of lung cancer?
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S., and cigarette smoking is the single biggest risk factor.
If you or someone you love has a significant smoking history — you need to know about new lung cancer screening recommendations.
When the holidays roll around, the term “survival” tends to be used for people trying to actively lose weight. However, holidays are a time to celebrate, and, let’s be honest, viewing celebrations as an obstacle course is a bit of a downer. Food is meant to be enjoyed and it is possible to enjoy your holiday favorites without ruining your weight-loss efforts.
We all want to be at our best … whether that is looking our best or performing our best. Clearly, that is human nature. More often than not, our self-image is tied to our appearance and especially tied to weight. But what happens when that image becomes distorted? When does losing weight become an unrelenting desire to attain thinness? The cross over to an eating disorder occurs when thoughts of dieting, appearance and exercise take over ones’ daily life leaving little left over.