Many cancers are either curable or highly treatable if they are detected early. That’s why screening for detectable cancers at appropriate times and intervals is so important. Dr. Coty Ho, Chief of Medical Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler joins us in this edition of Health Connection to discuss cancer screening for men and women.
What are the most important cancer screens for men? (first question)
What are the most important cancer screens for women? (skip to 00:44)
Who should have a colonoscopy and when? (skip to 01:14)
Recently, the government revised the guidelines regarding mammograms. What are your thoughts on this? (skip to 01:43)
What about the risks of false positives in cancer screenings? (skip to 02:52)
Does the PSA test for men make a difference in prostate cancer survival rates? (skip to 03:35)
In addition to making us lethargic and grumpy, inadequate sleep, particularly when it’s chronic, can lead to serious health problems. The U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. James Stocks talks about getting a better night’s sleep.
What is a better night’s sleep? (first question)
What stands in the way of a good night’s sleep? (skip to 00:45)
What are some of the more successful strategies for getting a better night’s sleep? (skip to 02:45)
Can chronic pain affect sleep quality? (skip to 03:28)
What does it say about the quality of my sleep if I never have dreams? (skip to 03:51)
If by my best estimation I’m getting a good night’s sleep, why am I still tired? (skip to 04:39)
Is there any harm in relying on prescription sleep medications like Ambien and Lunesta? (skip to 05:04)
Is self-medicating for sleep with drugs like Tylenol PM safe? (skip to 05:53)