• Cystoscopy Exams

    Cystoscopy Exams

    This procedure allows your healthcare provider to examine your bladder by looking into it with a tube called a cystoscope. The test is used for both diagnosis and treatment.

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal Cancer

    Most people are in denial about the possibility of getting any form of cancer. If they think about it at all, they’re more likely to worry about lung or breast cancer than they are about cancer of the colon. Colon cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer after lung cancer. But it’s one

  • Heart-Healthy Cooking with Recipe Substitutions

    Heart-Healthy Cooking with Recipe Substitutions

    Think about some of your favorite recipes. Do they include heavy cream by the cupful? Butter by the stick? Those meals may be tasty, but they aren’t doing your heart any favors. Fortunately, you don’t have to throw out your recipe books — or sacrifice flavor — to make your meals more heart healthy. All

  • Cuts and Scrapes (Children)

    Cuts and Scrapes (Children)

    What’s the best way to treat a cut or scrape? If the cut or scrape is deep and bleeding, apply pressure with a clean cloth, paper towel, or bandage to stop the bleeding. If the bleeding doesn’t stop in 10 minutes, call your child’s physician immediately or go to the nearest emergency room. If the

  • Choking (in Children)

    Choking (in Children)

    Choking is a serious threat to people of all ages. Whenever something gets stuck in the throat — a piece of food, a child’s toy, or blood from an injury — it can block a person’s air supply. After four to six minutes without air, the brain begins to die. If someone is choking, quick

  • Chemical Burns

    Chemical Burns

    Many people associate chemical burns with factories, but they can happen at home, too: Contact with strong chemicals found around the house, the garage, or at work can burn your skin or eyes. Examples of dangerous substances are battery acid, bleach, paint strippers, drain cleaners, and even everyday household cleaning supplies like ammonia. Just being

  • Cuts and Stitches

    Cuts and Stitches

    As just about anyone who has chopped vegetables knows, minor cuts are a part of everyday life. Knowing how to care for them quickly can help prevent infection and lessen the chances of scarring. Before treating any cuts, remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to avoid contamination. Never cough, blow, or

  • CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)

    CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)

    The procedure can identify more than 200 birth defects and disorders. These include abnormalities such as Down syndrome, a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome marked by some degree of mental retardation and other disorders.

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Often called “the silent killer,” carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can be fatal when inhaled. Smoke from fires, backdrafts from blocked chimney flues, grills that use charcoal or chemical fuels, emissions from faulty gas heaters, and the exhaust of motor vehicles, boats, and appliances are all common sources of carbon monoxide.

  • Crohn’s Disease

    Crohn’s Disease

    Crohn’s disease tends to be an on-again, off-again malady. After a bout of symptoms, you may go for weeks, months, or even years without any more trouble. Unfortunately, there’s no way to predict when the symptoms will return.