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What are skin tags?

What are skin tags?

Jan. 22 |               Skin tags are extremely common. In fact, they likely affect 25-50 percent of people over the age of 40. They occur as small, soft bumps located most commonly under the arms, around the neck, on the...

Why should I care about prediabetes?

Why should I care about prediabetes?

Jan. 15 |            Prediabetes should be taken seriously because if it is not addressed, it can become diabetes in 10 years or much sooner. Almost everyone who develops type 2 diabetes will first have prediabetes. But, the good...

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

Jan. 8 |               Psoriasis is an itchy skin condition that appears as patches and plaques of dry, scaly skin located most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp. Psoriasis, however, can occur anywhere. Sometimes it can...

The ABCs of hepatitis

The ABCs of hepatitis

Jan. 2 | What is hepatitis?  Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. The liver can become inflamed for many reasons. These include viral infections, toxic exposures such as alcohol and certain medications, industrial exposures and autoimmune...

Doctor’s Advice: BEST OF 2013

Doctor’s Advice: BEST OF 2013

Dec. 26 |   Dr. Crutchfield asks that we rerun this column from our March 21 issue as his favorite of the year.Watch for continuing “Advice” columns on these pages and on the MSR website in 2014.       Question: Dr. Crutchfield, my daughter...

Graves’ disease: a common, treatable thyroid disorder

Graves’ disease: a common, treatable thyroid disorder

Dec. 18 | What is Graves’ disease? Graves’ disease is a disease of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is located on the front of your neck, just above the level of your collarbone. In men it is just underneath the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland...

Good bone health is essential for a good life

Good bone health is essential for a good life

Dec. 11 | Did you know that as we age, 25 percent of patients with a broken bone (especially hip) will need long-term care? Fractures, especially of the hip in those age 60 or older, will also increase your risk of dying within 12 months of the event. Bone...

Kidney stones can be a real pain

Kidney stones can be a real pain

Dec. 2 | What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are small stone-like objects formed from the crystallization of dietary minerals found in the urine. Most kidney stones have calcium as a major component. One in 10 people will experience kidney stones in their...

African Americans especially susceptible to gout

African Americans especially susceptible to gout

Nov. 20 |             What is gout? Gout is an extremely painful, inflammatory condition that commonly affects the joints of the large toe, but can affect any joint. About two percent of all Americans experience gout; however,...

Concussions require immediate medical attention

Concussions require immediate medical attention

Nov. 13 | What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury.   Why should I care about concussions? Concussions are becoming more and more common in contact physical...