5 of the Germiest Places in Your Home

Most of us do our best to keep household germs in check. But it’s important to be reminded of the dirtiest places where germs could be lurking. Why? So you can keep these germs at bay and prevent them from … Continue reading

6 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease, the Leading Cause of Death

There are many myths regarding heart disease. Some think it’s just a man’s disease that doesn’t really affect women. Others think that it can be cured with surgery or medication. The facts reveal the reality of heart disease and its … Continue reading

7 Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer that No One Should Ignore

New scientific research from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals that colorectal cancer is on the rise among individuals born after 1990. In fact, the organization reported that those born around 1990 have double the risk of colon … Continue reading

Manage Your Health Anytime, Anywhere with AOA’s Patient Portal

Sometimes interacting with your healthcare provider can be a real pain. If you’re busy with your job and your family, you probably don’t have extra time to wait on the phone to get your lab results or to request a … Continue reading

5 Signs that Food Sensitivity May Be Hurting Your Health

Hives. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. These are the symptoms commonly associated with an allergic reaction. However, sensitivity to certain foods can cause other symptoms. In fact, foods such as dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, shellfish and gluten can cause physical and … Continue reading

6 Steps to STD Control and Prevention

Few people like to discuss them. And some even try to hide their symptoms from others. But the reality is that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) need to be talked about. The key to controlling the spread of STDs is regular … Continue reading

Anti-Zika Antibody Discovery May Lead to Treatment During Pregnancy

Although Zika is no longer a global emergency, it still remains a global threat. As a result, doctors and health officials are continuing to investigate ways to treat the condition. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded several studies … Continue reading

New Study Gives Male Hormonal Birth Control a Shot

For decades, the responsibility of birth control has fallen primarily on the female. Whether it’s in a pill, ring, implant or shot, many women choose hormonal contraception for its convenience and efficacy. However, negative side effects such as stroke and … Continue reading

8 Must-Have Items for Your Hospital Bag

Planning is a big part of getting ready for your baby’s arrival. You’ll probably spend considerable time reviewing baby names, decorating the nursery and babyproofing your home. But one thing that you shouldn’t forget is packing your bag for the … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness: Your Guide to Detection and Prevention

Have you done a self-exam lately? When was your last mammogram? According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer. The same organization reported that about 40,450 women in the U.S. … Continue reading