General Health Topics
Men's Health Women's Health Children's Health Senior Health
Anorexia and other Eating Disorders -WWW Site
Description of anorexia and other eating disorders from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and other Disorders.
Abdominal Pain - Acute -WWW Site
Information about abdominal pain that has recently started.
Abscess or boil -WWW Site
Medline link to multiple sources to learn about various types of abscesses or boils.
Acne -WWW Site
This booklet contains general information about acne. It describes what acne is and how it develops, the causes of acne, and the treatment options for various forms of acne. Information is also provided on caring for the skin.
Acoustic Neuroma -WWW Site
Symptoms of acoustic neuroma, including hearing loss, develop from the tumor pressing on the nerve. But, acoustic neuromas don't invade brain tissue like cancer does.
See description here at the Mayo Clinic website
Acute Sinusitis -WWW Site
How do you tell acute sinusitis from just a cold.
Allergy shots -WWW Site
Do allergy shots make sense for you? Shots may be appropriate for treating your allergies, depending on the following factors......
alpha-fetoprotein -WWW Site
Definition of Alfa-fetoprotein in the Medical Dictionary.
Alzheimer's Disease -WWW Site
Good page to learn about Alzheimer's Disease
Anemia -WWW Site
Description of the many types of anemia by the NIH.
Angina -WWW Site
The most common symptom of coronary artery disease is angina or "angina pectoris," also known as chest pain. Read more from WebMD.
Anorexia Nervosa -CMG Article
General description and treatment of this disease with link to National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries -WWW Site
Description and treatment from NIH
Arrhythmia -WWW Site
What are arrhythmias and who has them?
Arthritis -CMG Article
Arthritis affects nearly half of all people over the age of 65. Symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness and loss of movement in any of the body’s joints.
Asthma -WWW Site
Excellent article about asthma from the NIH.
Asthma Can Be Controlled -WWW Site
This practical, easy-to-read patient education brochure contains basic asthma information for both newly diagnosed and long-term asthma patients. It includes reproducible handouts.
Athlete's Foot (Tinea pedia ) -WWW Site
Athlete's foot is a common infection caused by the tinea fungus. Description from NIH.
Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Disease -WWW Site
Description and treatment from WebMD
Back Pain or bachache -WWW Site
Description from NIH.
Bad Breath -WWW Site
Do you have bad breath? See what causes it and how you can treat it from this Mayo Clinic page.
Bed Bugs -WWW Site
Description from Harvard School of Public Health
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia -WWW Site
General description, diagnosis, and treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
Blood Cancers -WWW Site
Information on blood-related cancers from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Blood Pressure -WWW Site
Whatis it and why is it so important to monitor and maintain in a normal range.
Blushing -WWW Site
Definition and explanation from Medline.
Brain Injury -CMG Article
Brain Tumors -WWW Site
American Brain Tumor Association webpage with all sorts of resources for patients and families dealing with brain tumors.
Breast Cancer -WWW Site
Fact sheet from Breast Research Foundation of America.
Bronchitis -WWW Site
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the main air passages (bronchi) to your lungs. It causes a cough, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Coughing often brings up yellow or greenish mucus. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Read more from MedlinePlus
Burns -WWW Site
Cancer Support Groups -CMG Article
List of National and local cancer support groups
Cancer, What is it? -WWW Site
General description of cancer; what it is and why it happens.
Canker Sores (aphthous ulcers) -WWW Site
Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment and prevention of these painful mouth sores.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -WWW Site
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention of this painful condition."
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome -WWW Site
General description of this condition from the NIH.
Celiac Disease -WWW Site
Contains general information and explains how celiac disease can disrupt the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine
Cellulitis -WWW Site
Description and treatment from emedicinehealth.
Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines - 2004 Update -CMG Article
Cholesterol-management guidelines update has recently been released by the National Cholesterol Education Program outlined by Dr. Jim Powers.
Cirrhosis of the Liver -WWW Site
Provides information on the causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of cirrhosis. Includes a list of additional resources
Cold, Flu and Antibiotics -WWW Site
If you have a cold or the flu, antibiotics will not work. It is important to learn about the potential danger of antibiotic resistance – and what you can do to prevent it. Remember, the power to prevent antibiotic resistance is in your hands!
Colds vs Flu -CMG Article
Description of colds and influenza and their prevention and treatment.
Colonoscopy -WWW Site
Contains patient education fact sheet on the colonoscopy a diagnostic test for gastrointestinal disorders.
Colorectal Cancer -CMG Article
In the United States, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer and is equally common in both men and women. Caught early, it is often curable.
Common Cold -WWW Site
Description and treatment from Medline
Common Foot Problems -CMG Article
Discussion of the most common foot complaints written by Dr. Kip Goh.
Concussion in Sports -WWW Site
Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion in Sports is a technical article describing this injury. Concussion should be defined as a trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) -WWW Site
Causes and treatments from the NIH.
Corns -WWW Site
Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments. Includes pictures.
Coumadin Guidelines -CMG Article
Instructions for people on coumadin.
Cystometric study (Cystometrogram ) -WWW Site
Description of this study of bladder function.
Dementia -WWW Site
Description of Dementia from the NIH.
Diabetes - New Guidelines -CMG Article
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in this country, affecting more than 16 million Americans. To avoid complications such as kidney failure, blindness, amputations and heart attacks people must manage their disease more effectively.
Mary Ann Lewis, RN discusses the more stringent treatment guidelines that have been established for blood sugar target goals and a lower screening age for people at high risk for development of diabetes.
Diabetes Mellitus -CMG Article
Description of this common disease and its treatment.
Digital Rectal Examination -WWW Site
A digital (finger) rectal examination is done to check for abnormalities of organs or other structures in the lower abdomen.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis -CMG Article
Article written by Brendan Brady, M.D. to help understand diverticulosis and diverticulitis.
This common condition occurs in about half of all Americans age 60 to 80, and almost everyone over age 80.
Down Syndrome -WWW Site
Comprehensive portal for links to many web sites relating to Down Syndrome.
Drinking and Driving -CMG Article
List of good websites to visit to gain knowledge about this often fatal problem.
Drug Descriptions -WWW Site
Drug Information from the NIH: Browse by first letter of generic or brand name drug
Dysphagia -CMG Article
Description of difficulty with swallowing and how it is treated.
Ear Wax -WWW Site
Cause and treatment of wax build-up from The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
Earwax Blockage -CMG Article
How to treat ear wax problems.
Eating Disorders -WWW Site
What you need to know about eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.
Elevated Cholesterol -CMG Article
Description of elevated blood cholesterol and links to other articles.
Encopresis -WWW Site
Discussion of encopresis or stool holding from the Mayo Clinic.
End of Life Care for Cancer Patients -WWW Site
Information to help answer some of the questions that many cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers have about the end of life.
Fall Prevention -CMG Article
Ways to prevent this leading cause of death especially in the elderly.
Fecal Incontinence -WWW Site
Explains causes, diagnosis, treatment, and emotional considerations. Also reviews fecal incontinence in children. Includes a list of additional resources
Fibromyalgia -WWW Site
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this chronic condition characterized by widespread pain from the Mayo Clinic
Fish Oil - What’s the Big Deal about Fish Oil? -CMG Article
Discussion of fish oil supplement by Dr. Kip Goh.
Fitness and Nutrition -WWW Site
Multiple links relating to fitness and nutrition including food safety, recipes, sports and athletics, vitamins and food supplements.
Flu - What is it? -WWW Site
The term flu is often used for illness that is not caused by influenza. There are also several different types of flu that are talked about in the media. This website discusses these types.
Food & Drug Interactions -WWW Site
Information about possible interactions between many common prescription and nonprescription (over-the- counter) medications with food, alcohol and caffeine from the FDA.
Food Allergy -WWW Site
What are food allergies and how are they diagnosed? Article from WebMD.
Food Borne Illness -WWW Site
Food-borne disease is caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. More than 250 different food-borne diseases have been described.
Genital Warts -WWW Site
Description and treatment from the CDC
GERD -WWW Site
Also called: Gastroesophageal reflux disease or Heart Burn, Acid Reflux
Giardia Infections -WWW Site
Signs and symptoms described.
Glaucoma -WWW Site
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and THE leading cause of blindness among African-Americans, and the leading cause of preventable blindness in the U.S.
Glucosamine in the Treatment of Arthritis -CMG Article
Dr. Chip Sahler discusses Glucosamine which is a nutritional supplement derived from the shells of lobsters, crabs, and shrimp. It has been shown to be of potential benefit in the treatment of osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis).
Glucosamine Sulfate and Osteoarthritis -CMG Article
Dr. Kip Goh has summerized the information regarding the dosage of glucosamine which has been shown to be beneficial in treating osteoarthritis
Glucose Tolerance Test -WWW Site
The glucose tolerance test is a laboratory method to check how the body breaks down (metabolizes) sugar.
Gout -WWW Site
Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Read this article from WebMD.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome -WWW Site
Also called: Acute idiopathic polyneuritis, Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy, Infectious polyneuritis, Landry-Guillain-Barre syndrome
H. pylori and Peptic Ulcer -WWW Site
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. Researchers believe that H. pylori is responsible for the majority of peptic ulcers.
Halitosis (Bad Breath) -WWW Site
Causes and treatment.
Head Injury -WWW Site
A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury.
Heart Attack -WWW Site
Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans today, and heart attack is the most visible sign of heart disease. You will find a complete explanation of what heart attack is, prevention guidelines, patient information and more, all accessible in this section.
Heart Burn (GERD) -WWW Site
Heartburn/GERD (Acid Reflux)Health Center from WebMD.
Heart Health - Numbers that count -WWW Site
Important numbers to keep in mind for a healthy heart: cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, salt intake and more
Hepatitis B -WWW Site
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes a wide spectrum of manifestations, ranging from asymptomatic seroconversion, subacute illness with nonspecific symptoms (eg, anorexia, nausea, or malaise) or extrahepatic symptoms, and clinical hepatitis with jaundice, to fulminant fatal hepatitis. This website discusses this important disease.
Herniated, "slipped" or "ruptured" disk in spine -WWW Site
Description and treatment fromAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Herpes - Genital Herpes -WWW Site
One in six Americans aged 14 to 49 are infected with genital herpes, making the virus — herpes simplex 2 — one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hiccups -WWW Site
Discussion of hiccups from the Mayo Clinic.
High Blood Pressure -WWW Site
Many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure or kidney failure. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.
HIV Testing -WWW Site
Information about HIV testing from the CDC. Find an HIV testing site near you.
Holiday Stress -CMG Article
Hospice -CMG Article
Description of services offered by hospice.
Hypothyroidism -WWW Site
What is hypothyroidism? Description from Mayo Clinic.
Immunization Questions -WWW Site
Latest information on all types of immunizations including childhood immunizations, hepatitis and flu.
Impetigo -CMG Article
Indigestion -WWW Site
Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting. This article discusses the causes and treatment of this common condition.
Infectious Mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr Virus) -WWW Site
Information about this desease from National Center for Infectious Diseases.
Information on Pre-diabetes -CMG Article
What is prediabetes and can you prevent it from progressing to diabetes.
INR Testing (Prothrombin Time Testing) -CMG Article
Prothrombin time is a laboratory test used to evaluate the effects of a patient’s anti-coagulant medication. Elaine Sulkey, RN discusses the reasons for this test and how Canandaigua Medical Group patients can schedule the test.
Intestinal Gas (Bloating) -WWW Site
From Medicinenet.com - Learn about intestinal gas (belching, bloating, flatulence) including causes, how it is evaluated, and how excessive intestinal gas is treated
Irritable Bowel Syndrome -WWW Site
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to crampy pain, gassiness, bloating, and changes in bowel habits.
Knee Surgery and Replacement -WWW Site
Information from the NIH.
Lactose Intolerance -CMG Article
Approximately 30 million adult Americans have lactose intolerance. What is it and what are the symptoms?
Liver Disease -WWW Site
The term "liver disease" applies to many diseases and disorders that cause the liver to function improperly or cease functioning. See descriptions of some of these diseases on this wedsite from the NIH.
Low Back Pain -CMG Article
Dr. Kip Goh discusses low back pain which is one of the most common afflictions seen in the medical office. Ninety-five percent of patients with low back pain have a musculoskeletal condition or “mechanical problem” related to muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.
Low Back Pain Cause and Treatment -WWW Site
Good description of lower back from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Lung Cancer -WWW Site
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death in both men and women and is caused by smoking in 80% of cases.
Lyme Disease and other Tick-borne Diseases -CMG Article
Macular Degeneration -WWW Site
Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older.
Macular Degeneration in the Elderly -CMG Article
Dr. Kip Goh discusses the use of nutritional supplements to treat this disease.
Measles -WWW Site
Directory of factsheets, articles, and news releases about measles.
Medical Abbreviations -WWW Site
Search through our database of over 200,000 medical, biotechnical, pharmacology and healthcare acronyms abbreviations by using our search engine boxes.
Medical Advice for International Travel -CMG Article
Dr. Kip Goh offers advice for those planning a trip abroad.
Medical Tests Explained -WWW Site
WebMD list that describes a variety of medical tests.
Meningitis -WWW Site
Information from the Meningitis Research Foundation
Meningitis Questions & Answers -WWW Site
Description of meningitis from the CDC.
Mental Illness -WWW Site
What is Mental Illness: Mental Illness Facts
Mercury & Thimerosal in Vaccines -WWW Site
Discussion of mercury and thimerosal in vaccines from the CDC.
Migraine -WWW Site
More than 26 million Americans suffer from migraine. This information is being offered by the the NIH to assist headache sufferers in the management and treatment of their condition.
Milk requirements in children and adults -WWW Site
Description of suggested intake of cow's milk in infants, children and adults.
MRSA Infection -WWW Site
MRSA infection is an infection with a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is resistant to some antibiotics.
Multiple Sclerosis -WWW Site
Information from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Multiple Sclerosis -CMG Article
Dr. Jim Powers discusses this disease.
Muscle Cramp -WWW Site
Description, cause and treatment from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Night Terrors -WWW Site
Night terrors can occur at any age, but they are most common in young children.
Nurse Practitioners at CMG -CMG Article
Who are nurse practitioners and what do they do at the Canandaigua Medical Group.
Obesity -CMG Article
Onychomycosis -WWW Site
Onychomycosis (OM) refers to a fungal infection that affects the toenails or the fingernails.
Osteoporosis, Prevention and Treatment -WWW Site
Osteoporosis is a major threat to Americans. In the United States today, 10 million individuals already have osteoporosis, and 18 million more have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for this disorder.
Parkinson's Disease -WWW Site
Parkinson's disease is both chronic meaning that it persists over a long period of time, and progressive meaning that symptoms grow worse over time. Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system that occurs most commonly in the middle-aged and elderly (although approximately 10 percent of sufferers are under age 40).
Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) -WWW Site
Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) is a blood test that looks at how long it takes for blood to clot. It can help tell if you have bleeding or clotting problems.
Perforated Ear Drum -WWW Site
Causes and treatment including a pictureof the ear canal and ear drum.
Plantar Warts -WWW Site
Warts are the most common infection of the skin caused by a virus. Plantar warts grow on the plantar, or bottom surface of the foot.
Pneumonia -WWW Site
American Lung Association discusses the cause, symptoms and treatment of pneumonia.
Poison Ivy and other Poisonous Plants -WWW Site
Description of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac on the website of American Academy of Dermatology.
Poisonous Plants -CMG Article
Post-Menopausal Calcium Replacement -CMG Article
Dr. Jim Powers discusses the need for calcium supplementation for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
PPD (Tuberculosis)skin test -WWW Site
Description of the test used to diagnose tuberculosis.
Prescription drugs information -WWW Site
Prescription drug information and news for professionals and consumers.
Prostate Cancer -WWW Site
Discussion of causes and treatment of this cancer from National Cancer Institute.
Rabies -WWW Site
Rabies information and clinic schedule from the Ontario County Public Health Department.
Requesting Prescription Refills -CMG Article
In order to meet the prescription needs of our patients the following guidelines can help to make the process smoother.
Rosacea (Acne Rosacea) -WWW Site
RSD/CRPS -WWW Site
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints, and bones. More info from the Neurology Channel.
Ruptured Eardrum -CMG Article
Schizophrenia -WWW Site
Description of the type of mental illness.
Sciatica -WWW Site
Pain in lower back and leg.Description and treatment from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Seasonal Depression -CMG Article
Description and links for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Sed Rate (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate) -WWW Site
Description of clinical labortory tests
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) -CMG Article
General description of SARS with links to the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control.
Sinus Infection -WWW Site
Sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages.
Sinusitis -WWW Site
A lot of people mistake a particularly bad cold for sinusitis. Many of the symptoms are the same, including headache or face pain, a nasty runny nose and nasal congestion. How can you tell the difference?
Skin Cancer -CMG Article
Sleep - Normal and Abnormal Patterns -CMG Article
Sleep Deprivation -WWW Site
Good link for learning about many aspects of sleep and the effects of deprivation.
Slipped Disc -WWW Site
In most instances, back pain is simply the result of unusual exertion, fatigue or a twist or sharp movement, but in some cases, there has been an injury to the spine and medical attention is required.
Smoking cessation - Quitting Smoking -WWW Site
Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death. About half of the people who don't quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems. Quitting smoking is important for your health and provides many benefits.
Sports Related Head Injury -WWW Site
Each year, more than 750,000 Americans report injuries sustained during recreational sports, with 82,000 involving brain injuries. In fact, brain injuries cause more deaths than any other sports injury.
Stroke: know the signs -WWW Site
Avoid treatment delays: know the signs of stroke
Sweating -WWW Site
Causes both normal and abnormal and what you can do about it.
Tanning Salons pose risks to teen-agers -CMG Article
Tanning beds are frequently used by people who wish to look healthy. What are the dangers to this practice?
TB (Tuberculin) tine test -WWW Site
The tuberculin tine test is used to determine whether someone has come in contact with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
Test for Color Blindness -WWW Site
Do you think your are color blind? Take this simple test online.
Testicular Cancer -WWW Site
Cancer of the testicle is the most common cancer in men 15 to 35 years old.
Tetanus (Lockjaw) -WWW Site
Tetanus (Lockjaw) disease and vaccine info from the CDC.
Thyroid Problems -WWW Site
Description of thyroid disease from ehealth.com
Tinea Versicolor -WWW Site
Description of Tinea versicolor which is a common skin condition caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin’s surface. (from American Academy of Dermatology)
Tobacco Use and Your Health--What To Do -CMG Article
Travel Questions, Required immunizations etc. -WWW Site
Health information on specific destinations. What to know before you go from the CDC.
Tuberculosis -WWW Site
Tuberculosis (TB) -WWW Site
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.
Ulcerative Colitis -WWW Site
Outlines the symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and risks and benefits of several drugs and kinds of surgery to treat this disease
Understanding Allergies -WWW Site
Do you find yourself sneezing at certain times of the year? Do your eyes start to itch every time you go near your neighbor's dog or cat? Do you have allergies?
Understanding Your Lab Tests -WWW Site
From a public resource on understanding your lab testing.
Varicose Veins -WWW Site
When veins become abnormally thick, full of twists and turns, or enlarged, they are called varicose veins. Read more about this topic from emedicinehealth.com.
Vitamin D -WWW Site
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D from the NIH.
Vitamin K and Coumadin Therapy -CMG Article
Vitamin Supplements -WWW Site
Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets from the NIH
Warts -WWW Site
Information about warts from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Warts and Plantar Warts -WWW Site
Information about warts on any area of the body except the genitals.
West Nile Virus -WWW Site
NYS Dept. of Health answers some questions regarding this infectious disease.
What Are The Symptoms Of Testicular Cancer? -WWW Site
Dr. Dean Edell discusses the symptoms of testicular cancer.
What is a virus -WWW Site
Description of viruses, how they are spread, what diseases are caused by viruses and how we can fight them.
Women and heart disease -WWW Site
Women are at risk for heart disease and heart attacks, just like men. It is a myth that only men have heart attacks. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women past menopause. Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.
Women and heart disease -WWW Site
One in two women will eventually die of heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 27 who will eventually die of breast cancer. Discussion about these diseases by the American Heart Association.
Yeast Infections -WWW Site
Description and treatment from NIH.