The body's endocrine system is made up of various glands, which secrete hormones straight into the blood. Hormones are chemicals which have an affect on the actions of the body's organs. Specific hormones affect the body's systems and organs differently, where as one h...


Ultrasound is a safe, painless diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize parts of the body and create images. Ultrasound images can also be enhanced with Doppler techniques to diagnose blood clots by capturing images of blood moving throug...


Summer is here and that means growing season is in full swing. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, does not have anything to do with a fever, or hay for that matter. Instead, the watery eyes and stuffy nose are most often due to pollen from the beautiful plant...


So what is bugging you? Do you find that life really bites sometimes? Many insects, mosquitoes and spiders bite or sting, and while the bites of common bugs like mosquitoes, mites, and fleas are itchy and uncomfortable, these are usually otherwise pretty harmless. How...


At least once a year you should always schedule a physical to ensure all systems are "go". An annual exam is a once-a-year visit to your primary care provider for a general health check. This should include a breast exam and pap smear. Annual exams are also called rou...


Sometimes life can teach us painful lessons. When we take a tumble and our bodies pay the price we need professional help. Many doctors will refer patients with a wide range of physical issues, from athletic injuries to neurological traumas; to physical therapists. Ph...

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