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Understanding Uterine Fibroids and their Risk Factors

What Are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids – also called leiomyomas – are noncancerous growths of the uterus. In fact, they almost never become cancerous. Uterine fibroids grow in the tissue of the uterus, often during a woman’s childbearing years. They have no set growth pattern. Some appear rapidly while others grow steadily over time. In […]

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain. The reasons vary greatly. Fortunately, there are ways you can minimize the discomfort and improve pain management. Below are 5 things you can do to relieve your back pain: 1. Stay Active Activity is often the best medicine for back pain. Studies show that people with short-term, […]

You May Be Able To Treat Your Varicose Veins Or Spider Veins For Little Out-Of-Pocket Cost

The leaves are turning. There’s a chill in the air. The end of the year is quickly approaching. In all the holiday frenzy make time to take care of yourself. Now is the time to make sure you’re getting the maximum benefit from your health insurance plan. If you’ve been putting off a procedure – […]

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Meet Joseph W. Yedlicka, Jr., M.D., FSIR

Dr. Yedlicka, Jr. is director of vascular and interventional radiology at Community Hospitals. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with Honors from Rush Medical College (M.D. 1982). He subsequently completed two years of general surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and four years of diagnostic radiology training at Loyola […]