Have you ever wondered why toddlers and kids find all things bathroom-related so fascinating? Well, it just so happens that they’re on to something. Our experts in colon and rectal surgery want you to pay attention to your bowel movements. It’s actually a great way to keep an eye on your health. Things like texture, color, frequency and smell can all be indicators of possible digestive issues or dietary needs. So the next time you sit down for a #2, pay attention and make your health priority #1.
It’s a conversation few of us want to have, but it’s imperative to have it. “It” refers to talking to loved ones — often our aging parents — about their health and medical care, including at the end of life. These are some of the most vital topics we should address.
By now, you know to eat right and try to live a healthy lifestyle. You understand that a lot of sugar is bad for you, as is smoking, and that you should be focused on getting our daily servings of fruits and veggies. But did you know that doing the things that are bad for you and not doing the good things can cause you unnecessary joint pain?
With the increasing number of sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses in the United States, specialists grow worrisome that we aren’t taking the proper precautions to protect ourselves from these illnesses.