Radon: The silent source of lung cancer

Radon: The silent source of lung cancer

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. That’s especially concerning since as many as 1 in 15 homes in the US have high levels of radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay...
Could it be my thyroid?

Could it be my thyroid?

Most people never think about their thyroid. But when it goes haywire, it can affect nearly every part of your body. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland found just below your Adam’s apple at the base of your neck. The gland secretes the thyroid hormone, which...
Ask an expert: COVID-19 Vaccine

Ask an expert: COVID-19 Vaccine

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been an effort to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible through Operation Warp Speed. As that vaccine rolls out to our healthcare workers and communities, many people have lingering questions...
A brief guide to cervical health

A brief guide to cervical health

Most women don’t give much thought to their cervix unless they’re pregnant or trying to conceive. But the cervix plays a powerful role in the reproductive system throughout our whole lives. So what exactly is the cervix? The cervix is the passage that...
Just say no to distracted driving

Just say no to distracted driving

Texting while driving has received a lot of attention, but it’s not the only form of distracted driving. There are many other ways a driver can become distracted — and they can be just as dangerous. Distracted driving is driving while doing any other activity that...