Urinary incontinence is both common among women and very embarassing, but it’s also fixable. Urogynecologist Andrew Cassidenti, M.D., explains the treatments — including same-day outpatient surgery — that alleviate this uncomfortable problem that often unnecessarily keeps women from leading active lives.
If you have acid reflux disease, sometimes a simple evening meal can be a real challenge. Acid reflux can often be be controlled with an over-the-counter product. But if it is serious, tools like the pill cam (a tiny camera that you swallow and takes pictures of your GI tract) may help diagnose the cause. Gastroenterologist Hardeep Singh, M.D., reviews causes, symptoms and treatments.
Some of the food we eat — especially spices and imported produce — is irradiated for our safety. Food scientist Anuradha Prakash, Ph.D., professor and program director of the food science department at Chapman University, explains the process, effects and her research on food irradiation.
Calcium is the most important mineral in our bodies. And most of us do not get enough. Larry Santora, M.D., explains how much you need — either through supplements or diet — and what some of the questions are surrounding calcium intake, including whether it affects your risk for heart attack.
With all the fun in the sun we indulge in over the summer, it’s no surprise that July is UV Awareness Month. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. Matthew Goodman, M.D., a dermatologist in Orange County, Calif., reviews the smart-phone app that may help you detect skin cancer and debunks some of the myths associated with sun-block products.
Part 1:Pro Football Hall of Fame players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones engage in a very lively discussion about their extraordinary pro football careers, including the health risks associated with the game and how their playing days compare with today’s NFL. Both players have channeled their legendary status toward helping the community: Jones supports urban youth through the Deacon Jones Foundation, and Butkus focuses on student athletes and steroid awareness with his I Play Clean program.
Part 2: Pro Football Hall of Fame players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones continue their high-spirited conversation about the pros and cons of playing professional football — including their opinions on today’s bounties for defensive players.