As with many cancers, esophageal cancer has a greater chance of being treated if the cancer is caught early. The key to surviving esophageal cancer is early detection.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States – but the good news is that’s it’s also one of the most preventable. The best way to catch colorectal cancer in the early stages – when it’s most treatable – is through routine colonoscopies.
At every life stage, our diet is vital to our overall health and well-being. A healthy diet can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and types of cancer such as breast and colorectal. It can also increase bone health and muscle strength, and help you lose weight. Having a healthy dietary pattern doesn’t just happen overnight – it takes dedication to achieve and maintain.
Most esophageal cancer is not found until it begins to cause symptoms, which can lead to more difficulty with treatment due the advanced stage of the cancer. Getting to know the warning signs of esophageal cancer is an important part of early detection.
The best way to catch colorectal cancer in the early stages – when it’s most treatable – is through routine colonoscopies, which monitors for the polyps that may eventually change into cancer.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. It is often called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost unfortunately it is permanent. The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get a comprehensive eye examination.
COVID fatigue, or caution fatigue, is different than the physical symptom associated with the virus. Instead, it’s an emotional state, and it can occur whether you’ve been infected with coronavirus or not.
We all know that exercise is important, but did you know that sleep is also crucial to living a healthy life?
As 2020 drew to a close, STEMI Coordinator Deserae “Des” Belcher, RN, recruited the help of leadership to honor and thank the departments essential to providing such outstanding cardiac care: the Cath Lab, Emergency Department and Open-Heart Teams.
Your blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and blood sugar all play important roles in your cardiovascular health. If you don’t know your critical numbers, talk to your primary care provider: it might be time for a check-up.
While thousands of women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, the disease can be prevented through appropriate vaccination and regular screening.
The new year serves as a perfect reminder that it is time to set a new resolution and ease back into a fitness regimen for your physical and mental wellbeing.
Navigating COVID-19 concerns can be challenging for adults, but is even more difficult when it comes to children and teens. While, in general, children are at a lower risk of contracting or becoming severely ill with COVID-19, it is still important to understand symptoms of the virus in young people and what to do if your child is sick.
Telemedicine allows you to continue receiving the healthcare you need while minimizing your risk of infection during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about the numerous benefits offered by choosing a telemedicine appointment with your healthcare provider.
The majority of people with COVID-19 will recover at home. Knowing how to care for yourself – and when to seek medical attention – are important steps in regaining your health.
For some, it’s impossible to not be aware of GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux disease) – for 1 in 5 Americans, it is a daily struggle. This article explains what GERD is and explains common symptoms.
Although the holidays are a common time for indulgent eating, there are a number of things you can do to reduce your heartburn symptoms while still enjoying the festivities this year.
While it’s best to avoid gatherings altogether, it’s critical that you do all you can to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community this holiday season.
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment is a difficult challenge, and the COVID-19 pandemic makes the situation even harder. We’ve provided some information to help you navigate this trying time.
This article will help you understand the facts about pediatric mental health and provide information on how to help maintain your child’s well-being.
As COVID-19 has continued to be part of our current daily lives, kids may be paying more attention to the news and becoming curious enough to ask questions. Learn about how to discuss this issue with your child.
Breast density is a measure of the make up of the tissue in your breast. The makeup of breast tissue may change over time, with some women’s breasts becoming less dense over time.
Breast pain or mastalgia is any pain or discomfort in your breast or underarm region, and it may occur for a number of reasons. Generally, breast pain is not a sign of breast cancer.
The COVID-19 outbreak, and the social distancing measures in place to prevent its spread, have turned all our lives upside down and made mental health even more important.
Did you know that smoking and vaping puts you at a greater risk for disease progression with coronavirus? Click here to learn about the risks.
Find out what you need to know if you are pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what FMC is doing to keep you and your baby safe.
Keep yourself informed with the most accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19.
Fairfield Medical Center addresses some of the most common COVID-19 myths.