Everyone has a Thyroid. It's hormones help determine how fast we burn calories and how fast our heart beats. But more than half of us could be walking around right now with a Thyroid Nodule. Serese Cole explains what a nodule is and what we need to know about them - in this month's Health Check report.
An estimated one in 20 people will develop Colorectal Cancer during their lifetime. If you knew there was something you could do to prevent getting it, would you do it? In this month's Health Check Report, find out how one test can help you avoid the second most deadly form of cancer in the United States.
It is the leading cause of death for women: one in four will die from Heart Disease. But as Serese Cole tells us in this month's Health Check, being aware of the symptoms and risks unique to women - as well as making some heart healthy lifestyle changes - can protect your heart and possibly save your life.
For some, it's painful. Others may not even know they have it. But nearly one-third of all men will be diagnosed with Inguinal Hernia in their lifetime. In this month's Health Check Report, Serese Cole takes us the Fremont Area Medical Center - where technology is making treatment easier and recovery faster.
Half of the people diagnosed with cancer today receive radiation therapy. Many of them will experience stubborn, sometimes painful side affects because of the treatment. Until recently, there wasn't much that could be done to help. Serese Cole tell us how oxygen therapy has changed that in this month's Health Check report.
One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. It's an alarming statistic, but early detection can make all the difference. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole takes us to the Fremont Area Medical Center - where Digital Mammography is benefiting doctors and patients.
It's estimated 10-percent of all athletes in a contact sport will get a concussion. Unfortunately, once an athlete gets one, they are four to six times more likely to receive another. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole shows us how the Fremont Area Medical Center is using an innovative program to reduce an injured student's risk for further injury.
There's a unique way doctors are gathering important information about patients. Information that otherwise wouldn't be available, require surgery or more expensive tests. In this month's Health Check, Serese Cole takes us to the Fremont Area Medical Center to show us how Nuclear Medicine is helping patients.
While it is often the last resort, the hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure for women in the United States. One in three women will have one by the time they're 60. Removing the uterus can be risky for patients but with the help of technology, doctors are reducing risk and recovery time.
Many of us don't think twice about a trip to the grocery store, an afternoon lunch with friends or even getting a good night's sleep. But for the 30 million people who suffer from urinary incontinence, all those can be stressful and embarrassing situations. In this month's Health Check report, we look at how a new treatment is changing lives - one implant at a time.
Seven million people nationwide suffer from wounds that won't heal. It's a serious problem that can lead to amputations or affect quality of life. The Fremont Area Medical Center's - Center For Wound Healing specializes in treating difficult to heal wounds. Serese Cole shows us how in this month's Health Check.
Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. But more women, one in four, die from Heart Disease than all forms of cancer combined. Heart patients are also getting - younger. But doctors say you don't have to be a victim. In this month's Health Check, Serese Cole tells us what we can all do to improve our heart health.
Nearly 200-thousand men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. The good news is - there's a less invasive procedure, that uses a state-of-the-art surgical system that makes surgery - easier on doctors and patients. Serese Cole tell us about the da Vinci Prostatectomy in this month's Health Check.