Most American adults have heard of the term BMI or Body Mass Index. It has been an indicator for health since the 1800s. But according to a recent CNN article, it is important to understand the limitations of relying on BMI as a true indicator for quality of health.
Women, if you’re ready to stop having children or don’t want children in the first place, here’s what you need to know about tubal ligation aka getting your tubes tied.
Heavy alcohol consumption plays a synergistic role with heavy tobacco consumption in the development of head and neck squamous cell cancers, commonly known as cancer of the mouth, nose or throat. But the intense stigma associated with heavy drinking can lead patients to hide information when transparency is needed the most.
An Alaskan Airlines pilot donated a kidney to a colleague with an assist from Swedish surgeons. Read their story.
Colorectal cancer is rising among millennials, raising the question: Should people be screened earlier than they are now? Colorectal cancer can be prevented if polyps are caught early. Here’s when you should be screened if you’re at moderate or high risk for colorectal cancer.
Recently the world tuned into WE tv to watch June Shannon, aka Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, reveal her body transformation from 460lbs to a size 4. While many people viewed the makeover from a vanity standpoint—seeing weight loss as simply a fashion statement--the truth is that obesity is a serious medical concern.
Fairly often, I see infants of worried parents in my pediatric surgery office to investigate the cause of bellybutton drainage. Fortunately, it’s almost always a simple issue, but sometimes it’s the tip of a very interesting iceberg!