Many summertime activities put you at risk for infections and other health hazards. A few precautions can help keep you and your family safe and healthy.
A low-dose CT scan can find lung cancer in its earliest stages, before a patient shows symptoms. Lahey is a pioneer in this type of lung cancer screening, testing more than 5,000 patients since 2012.
Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, is a mosquito-borne infection that is often fatal. EEE is rare, with most cases occurring in Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and Florida.
Robotic surgeries combine the precision of technology with the expertise of the surgeon. The procedures are revolutionizing medicine in many areas, including transplant and other complex surgeries.
Ticks, mosquitoes and other organisms spread an increasing number of illnesses. These are called vector-borne diseases, and you can take steps to protect yourself.
West Nile virus causes a mosquito-borne infection that is usually mild and goes away on its own. About one out of 150 people with this infection develop a serious illness that can be life-threatening.
Mastectomy rates increased in the years following Angela Jolie’s decision to have a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. At Lahey, the “Jolie Effect” is beginning to take a downswing.
Pertussis, also called whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial infection. The DTaP vaccination can help prevent pertussis or lessen the episodes of violent coughing that are the hallmark of this disease.
Charlotte Rickert is a volunteer in Hospital Admissions at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. She is one of more than 200 volunteers who work through the Volunteer and Community Services program at Lahey.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun cause skin cancer and other skin damage every season of the year. Sun-safety techniques can protect your skin.
After a surgical weight loss procedure, it’s important to follow specific eating and drinking instructions for 48 hours.
Many people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, don’t know they have it. Bruce Campbell, MD, explains the health risks of high blood pressure and how you can protect yourself.