The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recently released new guidelines that call for sweeping changes in the way cholesterol-lowering statin medications are prescribed. These new guidelines have caused much controversy, as physicians across the country debate the science behind the new recommendations, the merits of changing decades-old practices, and the idea of placing even more of their patients on statin therapy.
Dr. Eric Lieberman, Suburban Hospital's chief of the Division of Cardiology, sheds some light on the new guidelines and the use of statins to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Read More
Suburban Hospital colorectal surgeon Vivek Patil, MD, explains what to expect when getting a colonoscopy, who’s at risk for colon cancer, and what you can do to lower your chances of a cancer diagnosis. Read More
Dr. Leila Hall, Suburban Hospital’s new chair of pediatrics and medical director of the Shaw Family Pediatric Emergency Center at Suburban Hospital, shares some tips on gift-giving and dealing with holiday stress for parents and kids of all ages. Read More
Prostate cancer is a topic that you may have seen in the news lately, as there is disagreement regarding the benefits versus the harm of screening and treatment. The fact is that prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer, and the second most common cause of death from cancer. Read More
Thanks to earlier detection and treatment, however, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined is nearly 100 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. Suburban Hospital urologist Dr. Mark Rosenblum discusses what men need to know about prostate cancer screening and treatment.
Angelina Jolie going public with her decision to undergo a risk-reducing double mastectomy has caused many women to pause and consider what they might do in a similar situation.
We asked our breast care experts Dr. Pamela Wright and Dr. Rosalinda Alvarado, board-certified surgeons specializing in breast surgery at Suburban Hospital’s Breast Center, to give us insight into the issues surrounding BRCA genetic testing and risk-reducing mastectomies. Read More