What is an EKG?

Often when a patient is referred to a cardiologist, an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is also required. But don’t worry, this test is not hard to do and it won’t hurt. So what is an EKG exactly? An EKG is a painless test that is used to record the heart’s electrical activity to look for…
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Do you know your options when it comes to prostate cancer treatment?

The American Brachytherapy Society recently found that many men diagnosed with prostate cancer aren’t presented with a highly effective minimally invasive treatment option: prostate brachytherapy seed implants. Prostate brachytherapy is a treatment option for men diagnosed with prostate cancer with disease confined to the prostate. Depending on the aggressiveness of the disease, patients can be…
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Prescription for play

Fond memories of playing with our friends as a child are common, but play time should not only be part of our memories, it should be a part of our children’s every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now urging doctors to talk with families about getting kids to play. Types of play, include:…
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Could certain foods and drinks be eroding your teeth

Although the thought of an acid in your mouth is unsettling, 20-to-45-percent of adults in the United States show signs of acid erosion on their teeth. The exposure of our teeth to an acid can cause loss of enamel and eventually the dentin or inner layer of the tooth, creating significant problems. There are two categories…
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