Topical chemotherapy is a targeted treatment. It is applied directly to the affected area and side effects are much less severe than traditional chemotherapy. As the topical chemotherapy kills cancer cells, it can also damage surrounding cells, which causes the side effects, such as redness, rash, itching or pain.
If you experience side... Read more
Living with psoriasis is stressful. For some, that stress includes embarrassment. You might try to hide your psoriasis plaques with long sleeved shirts, wearing pants throughout the heat of the summer or keeping your hair long to cover your neck. You might try to avoid the stares or you might not want to explain psoriasis to others, many who... Read more
In a previous post, we explained the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). This week, we will look at the differences between this new diagnosis and autism.
Differences in Diagnostic Criteria
Social communication disorder, as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, requires persistent difficulties in both verbal and... Read more
Over the past several years, some experts have debated the need for annual mammograms, especially before the age of 50, unless specific personal or family medical history places someone at a high risk for developing breast cancer. In 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a panel of medical experts, recommended biannual mammograms... Read more
As we learn and understand more about anxiety disorders, we have come to understand that early warning signs shouldn’t be ignored. Addressing them early helps to prevent problems later. This has some parents worried about their young children and whether sudden and intense fears might be an early sign of an anxiety disorder. In most cases,... Read more