PillCam offers alternative to traditional colonoscopy
Shawnee gastroenterologist Mark Molos is beginning to use the PillCam Colon2 to screen some patients for colon cancer. The small device is swallowed and and as it moves through the intestinal tract it sends pictures to a recorder which the doctor
Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some p
The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine entered into an agreement Friday with Truman Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital and other nearby institutions to transform Hospital Hill into the “UMKC Health Sciences District.”
Nursing homes across the United States routinely give anti-psychotic drugs to residents with dementia to control their behavior, despite regulatory prohibitions on this misuse of drugs as “chemical restraints."
Getting all amped up for the Super Bowl can actually do your brain some good. Dr. Scott Bea from Cleveland Clinic explains how a little football watching with friends and family Sunday can go a long way for your health.
Talking about sex may not be a regular part of your doctor-patient relationship, but it should be. This can be especially true for adolescents and young adults who are disproportionately impacted by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Nearly hal
Exercise is one of the keys to preventing heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Dr. Steven Nissen, a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, weighs in on a new Cleveland Clinic survey that shows Americans are conf
T-cells are one of immune system’s key soldiers, targeting infected or abnormal cells but cancer can block those defenses. Now scientists are genetically modifying patients own cells to make them smarter and tougher at seeking out and destroying
An international study published last week found that sperm counts have plummeted in the last 40 years among men in developed nations. A Kansas City fertility specialist says that fits with what he's seeing locally.
Drinking water is essential to good health. However, drinking too much water causes low sodium levels and can result in a mild to life-threatening condition called hyponatremia. So, how much water should the average person drink?
Valor Martial Arts in Wichita, Kan. offers a class for people suffering from Parkinson's disease to help them manage some of the symptoms. Research has shown that the exercises associated with boxing can be beneficial.