In the United States, endometrial cancer is the most common reproductive cancer among women. According to the American Cancer Society, over 52,000 new cases of uterine body cancers will be diagnosed in 2014. Of these cases, approximately 8,600 women will die from cancers related to the uterine body.[i] Endometrial cancer is rare in women under the age of 45, but approximately 75 percent of all cases are diagnosed in women over the age of 55.… Read More »
According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 18 million adults have sleep apnea. The number of children with the condition is difficult to evaluate, but it is estimated that between two and three percent suffer from sleep apnea, while as much as twenty percent experience habitual snoring. Sleep apnea is a potentially harmful sleep disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start. The two different types of the condition include: Obstructive sleep apnea and central… Read More »
Children are susceptible to both forms of diabetes, type I and type 2 diabetes. Until recently, the most common form of diabetes in children and teens was type 1. Today, children are at risk for type 2 diabetes, which was always more prevalent in adults than juveniles. Type 1 diabetes among children is called juvenile diabetes and occurs when the pancreas does not make satisfactory amounts of insulin. Without insulin, there is an overload of… Read More »
To understand cervical spine disorders, you must know what area of the body is impacted. The cervical spine is found in the uppermost seven vertebrae surrounding and protecting the spinal cord. There are various symptoms associated with cervical spine problems and disorders. Symptoms may include headaches, chronic pain, muscle spasms, or even numbness and tingling in the extremities. Since the neck is highly mobile, it is vulnerable to traumatic injuries caused by sudden movement. The… Read More »
Sense of smell and taste brings great pleasure. Both help us to enjoy food and the pleasant fragrances around us, such as flowers, coffee, and other fresh scents. But, the sense of taste and smell can also protect us, providing a safety precaution from harmful things like gas leaks or fire. Abnormalities in taste and smell can also indicate the existence of diseases or problematic conditions. The loss of the sense of smell is known… Read More »
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