Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Oct 27, 2019 8:29:03 PM

If you’ve tried countless times to lose weight and keep it off, you’re not alone. Millions of people just like you have spent years struggling with failed attempts at dieting and exercise.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

How an Orthopedist Helps People with Hip Pain

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Oct 21, 2019 8:43:00 PM

If you are one of the many Americans living with chronic hip pain, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), one of every two Americans has a musculoskeletal disorder of some kind. These disorders can be very painful and make it difficult to get through the day.

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Topics: Orthopedics

How to Decide: Bariatric Surgery or Medical Weight-Loss?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Oct 14, 2019 8:30:00 PM

You may have  tried diet after diet and  exercise programs from health clubs to classes. You may have succeeded  in losing weight  only to put it right back on again.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

The Role of Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Oct 7, 2019 8:51:00 PM

A woman’s body is  designed to perform something that is nothing short of miraculous—the creation of life.

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Topics: Women's Health

Understanding the 5 Stages of Breast Cancer and Prognosis

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Aug 28, 2019 11:52:25 AM

Considering that there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors as reported by the American Cancer Society, most people are personally affected by breast cancer either directly or through association. Understanding the stages of breast cancer and prognosis for each stage can be extremely confusing. Thankfully, there is a wealth of information available for those who are dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and for their families. The following can help you interpret these facts and better understand the stages of breast cancer and prognosis for each.

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Topics: Women's Health

Common Orthopedic Musculoskeletal and Joint Conditions

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Aug 16, 2019 1:55:00 PM

Musculoskeletal conditions are very common and affect an estimated 126.6 million people in the United States. These disorders involve the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bursae, and they can be painful and debilitating. Symptoms of a musculoskeletal condition may affect your daily activities, productivity, and overall quality of life. Common musculoskeletal and joint conditions include the following:

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Topics: Orthopedics

The Important Role of Gynecologic Care in Women's Health

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Aug 12, 2019 1:38:39 PM

Women have varying individual needs at different ages and stages of their lives. But at every age, gynecological care is an essential component of routine health maintenance for all women—whether or not specific health concerns need to be addressed. 

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Topics: Women's Health

Who Should Consider Having Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Aug 6, 2019 1:16:00 PM

Gastric bypass surgery is a medical weight loss option for many people. While it’s not right for everyone, knowing more about gastric bypass surgery can help you decide if it’s a way for you to achieve your weight loss goals.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

Seven Common Reproductive Health Concerns for Women

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 26, 2019 2:24:17 PM

When it comes to reproductive health, many women suffer from serious concerns. Your reproductive health can impact your fertility, your moods, and your energy levels. Understanding common reproductive health concerns can make it easier for you to approach your doctor about potential treatment--or even to simply understand the difference between what's "normal" and what you may need a little more help to manage.

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Topics: Women's Health

What Is Orthopedic Surgery and When Would I Need to Consider It?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 20, 2019 2:42:00 PM

If you have recently been diagnosed with an orthopedic injury or illness, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), roughly one in two Americans suffers from a musculoskeletal condition that is painful and debilitating. While some of these individuals are able to make long-term progress with the help of medication and rehabilitation, others fail to experience any relief from their symptoms through medication or exercise. In these treatment-resistant cases, orthopedic surgery is often recommended as a way to address the root cause of a patient's pain and discomfort. Below is a look at the benefits of orthopedic surgery and the best way to determine whether it could be a safe and helpful option for you.

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Topics: Orthopedics

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