Q+A with Dr. Larry Maxwell: Gynecologic Cancers

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1. What are the GYN cancers and why are they so hard to diagnose? Gynecologic cancers, sometimes referred to as cancers “below the belt,” include uterine (endometrial), cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar. These cancers are extremely difficult to diagnose since most women don’t recognize the symptoms. By the time it’s detected, the ... Read More...

Men’s Health Month: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices

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It's Men's Health Month so take charge of your body - what you put in it and how you take care of it. If you're someone who barely thinks about their health, there's no better time than now to start. We've isolated three areas of your health that you can focus on and make a change: eating well, exercising, and checking in with the doctor. Each of ... Read More...

Prostate Cancer Guide

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. There are many factors that can contribute to developing prostate cancer, some avoidable others not. It's important to know what you can do to help prevent it, as well as what the symptoms are. If you are aware of the symptoms, it's likely you can catch the disease early. Read through this ... Read More...

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

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Did you know that 1 in every 5 American adults will have a mental condition in any given year? Taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do to keep your whole self healthy. While there are varying degrees of mental conditions, as well as a multitude of treatment options, there are a few things you can do to ... Read More...

6 Million Ratings and Reviews

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We've hit a milestone at Vitals with 6 million doctor ratings and reviews on our site! More and more people have turned to the internet to research their care options, and as a result the popularity of doctor reviews has soared. With increasing costs and medical choices, such as urgent care and retail clinics, shopping around for your healthcare ... Read More...

How Much Do You Know About Seasonal Allergies?

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Test your knowledge about seasonal allergies! Need some hints? Take a look at our seasonal allergies infographic to educate yourself. ... Read More...

Seasonal Allergies Guide

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Although warm spring weather is a huge relief from a long, cold winter, once seasonal allergies start it can feel like less of a blessing and more of a curse. Figuring out exactly what you’re allergic to is a great first step to finding relief, and that can be done through an ENT or an allergist. Once you've determined what is causing your ... Read More...

Status Update on The Doctor Patient Relationship

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There are few things more precious than the doctor patient relationship. But, at a time of year when love is supposedly in the air, most Americans report that they aren’t too fond of their physicians. Take a look below to find out how people find Dr. Right - and what their grounds are for breaking up. You can also read the full press ... Read More...

Stroke Under 40

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Guest post by Maureen Faille For as long as I can remember, I always dealt with headaches and migraines.  Cold towels, dark rooms, warm baths and trips to the doctor’s office and emergency room became second nature to me. At one doctor’s visit, I found out that I have an irregular heartbeat also known as atrial fibrillation. I didn’t ... Read More...

A History of Flu Outbreaks

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Influenza is not going anywhere, anytime soon. While we’ve been able to eradicate the measles, smallpox and the Black Plague, flu pandemics continue to occur over and over again throughout history. In fact, since 1918, there have been four major flu pandemics, each with completely different characteristics. The good news is that while the flu ... Read More...