Gallbladder removal surgery: Am I a good candidate?

Gallstones are small, hardened lumps that can build up in the gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ near your liver that stores a digestive fluid called bile. If you have signs and symptoms of gallstones

Get involved in agricultural safety

For farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers, safety is a top priority all throughout the year. But by designating this time in March as Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, farming

Seizures and epilepsy: creating a seizure action plan

Seizures are temporary episodes of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. This abnormal electrical activity can lead to signs and symptoms that range from mild to severe, including an abnormal

How to talk with your kids about fear and violence

The media is a common trigger of anxiety and fear—mass shootings, international war and other modern-day conflicts are prevalent in the 24-hour news cycle. But for children, alarming events can elicit

What you can do to avoid falls

Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of accidental injury, death and morbidity in older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of 4 American seniors

Reducing cancer risks on the farm

In today's world, more and more people are surviving cancer than ever before thanks to important advances in cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Even so, cancer remains one of the

Pediatric fever: When is high too high?

It's normal to feel nervous when your child has a fever. Fortunately, in most healthy children, fevers are rarely dangerous and can usually be well-managed at home with some simple, research-backed

What to expect: your first visit to a gastroenterologist

A gastroenterologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract includes several organs and structures

Signs you might need hearing aids

Hearing aids are wearable or implantable devices that help amplify sounds and make sounds more distinct. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 7 percent of people in