Women’s Health

GERD 101: What You Should Know

GERD

After dinner you’re experiencing some painful heartburn, it almost feels like a burning in your chest. You start to feel some regurgitation. This might sound all so familiar if you find yourself suffering from GERD. According to the GERD affects up to 1 in 5 or more of adult men and women in the United States, but many times the ... Read More »

Ask the Doctor- Kidney Stones

Ask the Doctor

According to the National Kidney Foundation, “lt is thought that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives.” In today’s “Ask the Doctor” series, we get some insight from iTriage’s Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wayne Guerra, on kidney stones. Watch the video below to have these questions answered: 1. What is a kidney stone and what are its symptoms? 2. Can I prevent getting a kidney stone? 3. What are the treatment options for kidney stones? Read More »

Q&A With Jessica Rice, Author of “Stage IV…Living for Each Day”

Jessica Rice Living for Each Day

In honor of November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month we hear from Jessica Rice, a blogger who chronicles her journey with Lung Cancer in her blog, “Stage IV…Living for Each Day“. The most astonishing fact in all of this is that Jessica was never a smoker. Researchers from the French College of General Hospital Respiratory Physicians found that nonsmokers made up 11.9% of the ... Read More »

The Cost of Diabetes [Infographic]

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According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States – 7 million are undiagnosed. In 2007, the disease contributed to more than 230,000 US deaths. It contributes to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and even blindness. The rising cost of diabetes now exceeds $174 billion. See the Infographic below ... Read More »

Ask the Doctor- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Ask the Doctor

Dr. Wayne Guerra, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of iTriage answers common questions related to urinary tract infections (UTI). 1. What is a UTI, and what are the symptoms? 2. How can I prevent getting a UTI? 3. Does cranberry juice really help prevent getting a UTI? 4. Will a UTI harm my baby if I am pregnant? 5. What are the treatment options for UTIs? Read More »

The Cold Weather Blues: How to Choose a Psychiatrist

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The summer temperatures have dropped and winter weather wardrobes have taken the place of the summer clothes in your closet. Maybe your mood is dropping as well. According to statistics by depression: Excessive sadness Problems falling asleep Problems concentrating Uncontrollable negative thoughts No appetite Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempt Where Do You Start? According to the CDC, depression is a ... Read More »

A Couple’s Fight With Breast Cancer: Q&A With Photographer Angelo Merendino

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we hear from Angelo Merendino, who chronicled his wife’s fight with breast cancer in a series of photographs, entitled “The Battle We Didn’t Choose.” The collection details the day-to-day realities of breast cancer; hair loss, reactions of people in the street, moments with loved ones. Merendino’s photographs, depicting a raw and personal honesty, ... Read More »

Q&A With Ann Silberman, Author of “Breast Cancer?…But Doctor, I Hate Pink!”

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Today we hear from Ann Silberman, one of the most prominent voices in the breast cancer blogosphere. Her blog, “Breast Cancer?…But Doctor, I Hate Pink!” details her journey with breast cancer, from initial to terminal diagnosis. With wit and flair, Silberman describes telling her children about her disease, her treatment, and how she has navigated the twists and turns of ... Read More »

Could I Have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (UTI) was last month’s most searched condition on the iTriage application. UTIs account for over seven million visits to the doctor’s office each year, and most commonly affect females, though the infection can present in any age or gender. A very common, treatable medical ailment, UTIs may lead to more serious kidney infections if left untreated. Repeat ... Read More »