To Your Health

Is the world getting louder?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sheri Smith, Audiologist

The world is becoming a noisier place, and more people have hearing loss because of it. Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Over 5 million children and 26 million adults now have hearing loss due to noise. (American Speech and Hearing Association)

Every day sounds that may damage our hearing include noise from machines, power tools, traffic, sporting events, music, concerts, firearms, etc.  

IBS Awareness

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Dr. Monina Pascua

IBS is extremely common. Many studies indicate that up to 20% of American adult individuals may suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Although this condition does not discriminate against age or race, it does tend to be more common in women than in men. Read on to learn about the causes and treatments of IBS, and to take a short survey to find out if you have any symptoms of IBS.

Colon Cancer: Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Donald Lum, MD, FACG

March is colon cancer awareness month, and colon cancer is really worth thinking about.

If you are nonsmoking woman, there are only 2 cancers likely to end your life prematurely. One is breast cancer, and the other one is colon cancer. If you are a nonsmoking man, similarly, the 2 cancers most likely to kill you, are prostate and colon cancer.

Children's Ear, Nose & Throat Health Tips

Monday, March 17, 2014
Bobak Ghaheri, MD

Winter can be a difficult time for children when it comes to their health. The most common infections that can cause problems include tonsillitis, ear infections and sinus infections.


Overview & Symptoms: The tonsils are lymphatic tissues in the back of the throat that are susceptible to infections by viruses and bacteria (both strep and non-strep).