Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?
As a mom, you’re dedicated to knowing your child’s medical history to ensure they stay as healthy as possible. You probably even track what they eat, drink, and breathe, just to make sure you’re preventing every ailment you can. But, do you ever think about your own mother’s medical history and how it may affect both you and your children?
This Mother’s Day, take a step back and ask a few questions that can help gain valuable insight into your family’s health patterns for generations to come.
2017 Office Holiday Closings:
- Monday, May 29, 2017 – closed all day
- Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – closed all day
- Monday, September 4, 2017 – closed all day
- Thursday, November 23, 2017 – closed all day
- Friday, November 24, 2017 – closed all day
- Monday, December 25, 2017 – closed all day
- Monday, January 1, 2018 – closed all day
During these times, patients can still access our patient portal and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible.
Our Emergency & After Hours Phone Number is: (402) 559-3012
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. Approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed with it each year, and 50,000 die from it. Since 2000, March has been designated as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with blue as its ribbon color. Each year, many organizations including the Colon Cancer Alliance join together to plan events, fundraiser, and spread the word.
Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States.
Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a woman’s menstrual cycle, symptoms can be confused with period pain. Since the tissue has no way of leaving the body, lesions, scar tissue and inflammation can occur. All of these symptoms could potentially lead to infertility.
40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year.
We will be closed on Tuesday, January 17th, due to the weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Here’s our office closing schedule for the holidays. We hope our patients have a wonderful holiday season!
Thursday, November 24 – Closed
Friday, November 25 – Closed
Monday, December 26 – Closed
Monday, January 2, 2017 – Closed
Patients can still access our patient portal and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible.
It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.
While most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer.