For Your Health
OCTOBER MEANS PINK!!
It's October and you know what that means – Breast Cancer Awareness Month! October is the month that really brings breast cancer awareness front and center. Everyone goes pink – remember the NFL and their pink sneakers, oops, cleats last year? There will be pink everywhere and DRA is no exception. Look for the pink banner hanging on our 134 Grandview Avenue location for the month of October. We hope hat is acts as a reminder to all women who drive by to schedule their yearly mammogram. We know you have heard it a million times but it is the honest truth – EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES. (more…)
UTERINE FIBROID EMBOLIZATION, AN ALTERNATIVE TO HYSTERECTOMY
Fibroids are benign, non-cancerous growths in or on the walls of the uterus, or womb. Most fibroids cause no symptoms, and are only discovered when a woman has a routine pelvic exam. If you do experience symptoms, they may include: (more…)
May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the structure of our bones loses strength due to loss of Calcium. It is a silent disease growing in severity until the amount of lost Calcium weakens the bones sufficiently to cause them to fracture spontaneously after a fall. In any given year, 1.5 million patients will present with osteoporotic fractures. Certain bones are more sensitive to this condition particularly the vertebral bodies (spine), femur (hips), and distal radius (wrist). Femoral neck fractures are particularly important since they are associated with a risk of death of 10%. (more…)
Breast Cancer in Men
Most people think of breast cancer as a women’s disease and generally speaking it is but it does occur in men. About 1% of breast cancer patients are men. Men diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage have a good chance for a cure. The problem is that most men ignore the symptoms for one reason or another until the disease is more advanced.
The most common symptom for male breast cancer is a painless lump, usually right beneath the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge (clear or bloody), nipple retraction, nipple pain, sores (more…)