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Varicose Veins
Making You Blue?

Take Steps Now Against Heart Disease

Breast Awareness
and Screenings

Gynecologic Cancers

Treating the Aches
of Arthritis

Say Goodbye to Shin Splints

The Misbehaving
Thyroid Gland

About The
Methodist Hospital

Varicose Veins Making You Blue?
Nearly 30% of Americans are troubled with varicose veins. "For some people, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic problem," says Imran Mohiuddin, M.D., a cardiovascular surgeon with the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center.
Take Steps Now Against Heart Disease
"Charlie's Angels" star Kate Jackson underwent cardiac surgery to correct a hole in her heart. Oscar winner Patty Duke lives with coronary heart disease. Comedic actress Phyllis Diller suffered a heart attack in 1999, and celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates lives with tachycardia, or rapid heartbeat.
Breast Awareness and Screenings
If you've ever felt a twinge of guilt about skipping a monthly breast self-examination (BSE), give yourself a break. The American Cancer Society (ACS) suggests that, although you may choose to do BSEs, they needn't be performed on a strict schedule.
Gynecologic Cancers
When it comes to "female issues," have you noticed there's a tendency for people to whisper or not say anything at all? But a condition as serious as a cancer of a woman's reproductive system cannot be detected or treated by silence.
Treating the Aches of Arthritis
More than 40 million Americans suffer from some type of arthritis, making it one of the most common medical problems in America.
Say Goodbye to Shin Splints
If you jog or exercise on a regular basis, you're probably familiar with that aching pain that sometimes occurs in your lower leg. This is known as shin splints – a condition that occurs when muscles are overtaxed or when tiny stress fractures develop in the tibia, the bone at the front of your lower leg.
The Misbehaving Thyroid Gland
Researchers estimate that more than 27 million Americans have thyroid conditions. Thyroid disorders are five to 10 times more common in women than in men, and the symptoms go unrecognized and undiagnosed in half of all cases.
About The Methodist Hospital
The Methodist Hospital in Houston is one of the nation's largest private, nonprofit general hospitals. Dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, Methodist has a 90-year legacy of medical breakthroughs, such as the world's first multiple-organ transplant in the 1960s, gene therapy for prostate cancer and the first islet cell transplants in Texas.
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