In the last 40 years, cervical cancer has declined by more than 50% because of the pap test, yet 15% of Tennessee women still don’t get screened. Here’s what a screening entails and why you should get one.
Family history can tell you a lot about how to stay healthy. We may be able to suppress bad genes or activate good ones if we practice healthy habits. The first step to using that knowledge to your advantage: creating a family medical history.
Why do we think health start at the tonsils? The fact is that your oral health affects your systemic health and vice versa. Here’s how.
When Alzheimer’s Disease strikes, everyone’s thoughts naturally go to the person who’s received the diagnosis. But people who will be caregivers need support as well.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Tennessee. Dr. Phillip Burns offers 7 things women should know about breast cancer.
I was diagnosed with lupus when I was 11 years old and have been coping with it for the past 29 years. As a teen, I believed that my health depended solely on my prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the foods I put in my body could also have a significant effect.
As a runner, it’s incredibly important to take care of yourself from head to toe (literally!) by preventing and treating blisters with the right tools and techniques. Try these tips for avoiding painful blisters.
Did you know that sickle cell disease (SCD) is most prevalent in the African-American population?
As a doctor and a patient, I know simple prevention is quick, easy and saves lives. Let’s review essential health screenings for men.
A child’s ear infection may be a common occurrence, but it can be prevented. Learn the symptoms and ways to prevent your child from developing the painful condition.