Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

Men's Health

Do you know the top men's health threats? The list is surprisingly short — including heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men's health threats are largely preventable.

In The News

New Prague welcomes new urologist

Ken Smith, M.D., Ph.D, sees patients every Wednesday for urology services.

February 12, 2018

From The Blog

5 simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

Spring and summer are exciting seasons, but your skin’s exposure to the sun increases. You have a greater risk of skin damage, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

July 3, 2020

Having surgery safely: Patient undergoes prostate surgery in midst of pandemic

Mark Skrien has a family history of prostate cancer. His father and two uncles were diagnosed during their lifetimes. So he wasn't surprised in February when lab results showed that his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, a cancer screening test that looks for signs of prostate cancer, was high.

June 26, 2020

Use mindfulness to improve well-being

If you've heard of or read about mindfulness — a form of meditation — you might be curious about how to practice it. Find out how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you.

June 22, 2020

Healthy home advice: Falls, chemicals, medications, sharps

When thinking about staying healthy, your home may seem like the safest place. A big part of being healthy means preventing accidents and injuries in your own home. Consider these safety tips.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris June 1, 2020

10 ways to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home

With stay-at-home orders, now is the time to focus on minimizing exposures and spread of COVID-19. One way to accomplish this is by managing any new viral symptoms at home. What does that mean?

Samantha Runstrom, M.D. By Samantha Runstrom May 13, 2020

Best foods to eat when you have a stomach ‘bug’

Fighting off the dreaded stomach “flu” isn’t fun. This intestinal infection is marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting. Here are some tips for fueling your body when it hits.

Michelle Frischmann NP By Shelly Frischmann March 4, 2020

Smart decisions improve your winter health

Winter is beautiful, but the cold, ice and snow can be treacherous. Here is some advice to keep you healthy and safe for the rest of the winter season.

Susan Cullinan, M.D. By Susan Cullinan March 3, 2020

Can wet hair make you sick?

Did your mom ever warn you that going outside with wet hair will make you sick? Sorry, mom, but it's time for a fact check.

Carmen Dargel MD By Carmen Dargel February 26, 2020

Yuck, I have the flu — now what?

It's the season for influenza. The good news is most people can treat themselves at home. Learn what to do to self-manage the flu.

Ann Bischel, N.P. By Ann Bischel January 21, 2020

Get a healthy start to the new year

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to begin a resolution to live healthier. It might include quitting smoking, reducing stress, working out more or a creating a weight loss goal. If you're not sure where to begin, try these tips.

January 3, 2020

Lung cancer hard to catch, early screening helps

If you smoke, today is a great day to quit. But, really, any day is a great day to quit. It's not easy, but is worth it because it lowers your chance of developing lung cancer. Learn about a screening tool designed to detect lung cancer at the earliest stages when it's more likely to be effectively treated.

Jamil Taji MD By Jamil Taji November 21, 2019

Cancer survivor advises men to get checked for testicular cancer

Steve Larson began developing symptoms of what he thought was a hernia. The pain subsided, so he didn’t immediately get it evaluated, but when the discomfort in his groin area returned, he knew it was time to see a doctor.

July 15, 2019