Surviving Prostate Cancer: Why Early Detection Can Be Important

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Sometimes people forget that not only prevention but early detection of serious illness is one of the best survival techniques. I recently thought of this when reading up on a few of the latest recommendations for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer in men. […]

By | September 16th, 2015|General|6 Comments

What Is Inflammation in Your Body? How It’s Measured and Treated

Inflammation has been connected to heart disease, stroke and cancer. But what is inflammation? How do you know if you have it? How is it measured or tested? And what should you do about it? A family doctor answers. […]

By | February 23rd, 2013|General Health, General Health Articles|Comments Off on What Is Inflammation in Your Body? How It’s Measured and Treated

8 Things That Make You Cough and What to Do About Them

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH That nagging cough just won’t go away. You’ve had it so long you don’t even notice it at times, but it drives your co-workers, friends, and spouse crazy.  Is it just an annoying habit or a symptom of a more serious problem? […]

By | October 23rd, 2012|General|13 Comments

4 Reasons Your Breast Hurts. (For Men Too!)

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In case you’ve wondered why pink has become the latest fashion statement for pro footballers this month, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I think you all know about self-exams, medical exams, and mammograms—and to get to a doctor right away if you feel a new lump. (It doesn’t matter if it’s painful or not; get it checked.) And I hope you men know that you can get breast cancer too. In my mind, prevention and prompt treatment of any medical problem are some of the best preparedness steps you can take. You’ll have one less thing to worry about in case of a disaster. But sometimes things just happen. You’re not going to be able to do anything about a breast lump you find during a disaster. You’ll just have to wait to get expert medical help. But there’s another symptom you’ll really want to do something about: pain. Breast pain can get so bad that it becomes debilitating. Fortunately, it usually heralds something less serious than cancer. And there are things you can do about it. Here are four causes of breast pain that isn’t from an injury. All can happen in men or women. One is life-threatening. […]

By | October 18th, 2012|General|8 Comments