“I didn’t want to be cut from stem to stern,” says Heidi Simmons, 48, referring to what motivated her to seek out an alternative to traditional open surgery to remove a large fibroid tumor in her uterus last year. “The first gynecologist I saw told me that the only way to remove it was through a 12-inch incision from my rib cage to my pelvis,” she recalls.” “That freaked me out.”
It also motivated Heidi to go online and research other treatment options. “I started by educating myself about fibroids,” she says. She learned that they are non-cancerous (benign) growths in the uterus that occur in 30 to 40 percent of women over age 40. They don’t need to be removed unless they cause symptoms that interfere with a woman’s normal activities. click for more
Eisenhower Medical Center’s new onsite, 10,000-square-foot gastrointestinal (GI) laboratory focuses on safety, quality, high standards of care, privacy and convenience, all in a quiet, private atmosphere on the lower level of Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Center. “We are pleased to better serve the needs of our community through state-of-the-art technology and leading edge diagnostic interventions in our new facility,” states Anh Duong, MD, Gastroenterology Section Chief, Eisenhower Medical Center. Dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases, the laboratory provides support to Eisenhower’s gastroenterologists. click for more
Historically, Sports Medicine has been synonymous with sideline orthopedic surgeons rushing to the aid of a football player, tennis star or golf great. But in recent years, Sports Medicine has become a growing multi-disciplinary field attracting physicians from Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Even pediatricians have migrated to specializing in Sports Medicine.
The patients have changed too. “In my 16 years of practice in Sports Medicine, I’ve treated numerous professional athletes from various national and international golf and tennis tournaments,” says Stephen Steele, DO, FAOASM, a Family Medicine physician who specializes in Sports Medicine. “I’ve also seen my practice evolve to include individuals who get their exercise by simply walking the dog or climbing the stairs in their house.” click for more
Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. With more than 3,000 variations, it can be daunting for novice drinkers to know where to start. However, with the current research about tea and its many health benefits for those who sip it regularly, it is worth exploring the perks of this popular potable. click for more