Would you contradict your doctor?

Or would you just ignore the advice or recommendation of your physician? A recent study published in the July 12 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine says most patients want a say in their medical care, but avoid disagreeing with or contradicting their doctor. The survey of 1,340 adults suggests that respondents fear that contradicting their doctor’s recommendations would … Read More

Heed the warning signs of Pancreatitis

The pancreas, an organ in your upper abdomen, has several important functions. It secretes fluids into the bowel to help you digest your food. It also secretes hormones into the blood, one being insulin which regulates blood sugar levels. When the pancreas becomes inflamed for any reason, it is called pancreatitis.