Dr Mannys Notes

The thyroid is one of those functional parts of the body that doesn’t get a lot of attention until it starts having problems. Although this little gland in your neck is a small one, it produces the thyroid hormone...
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer begin routine screening at age 50. The most common screening method is a colonoscopy to check for masses and remove polyps that may be pre-cancerous. Colorectal...
At first glance, the Apple Watch Series 3 seems very similar to its predecessor, the Apple Watch 2, which was released just last year. Most early reviews focus on the device’s newest feature, LTE connectivity, which allows users to...
Nobody likes the sound of an infection dubbed the human papillomavirus (or HPV). For such a long-named infection, it does relatively little harm to the many Americans who test positive for it every year. In fact, a great majority...
At just the beginning of hurricane season, several major storms have already posed devastating threats to the US. As you know, Hurricane Harvey took a serious gouge out of Texas recently, flooding many low-risk streets, taking lives, demolishing homes...
How do you feel about coffee? If you live in America, chances are that you drink it regularly. At several hundred million cups per day, Americans have turned coffee-drinking into more than a nice addition to breakfast. It’s an...
You know how important your digestive system is to your life, but you might not think about its importance in your normal day to day. For instance, the liver plays an enormous role in digestion and other essential functions...
New research holds out hope for those suffering from an insidious and debilitating illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The primary symptom is difficult to prove and sometimes impossible to get healthcare providers to...
Going on vacation is an exciting time, especially if you’ve planned a trip abroad. Now, with travel agencies offering resort packages and all-inclusive trips, you can enjoy the beauty of another country more easily than ever. Since you’ll be...
For most kids, school has officially started again, meaning days filled with learning, homework, new friends, and of course, team sports like football. Your child might be looking forward to another season of hard football training, and he might...