Author Archives: Dr. Gerald Morris

Hematuria: 10 Causes of Blood in the Urine

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Blood in the urine is medically referred to as hematuria.  There are two main types of hematuria: gross and microscopic.  Gross hematuria can be seen in the urine with the naked eye.  Microscopic hematuria is visible only under a microscope.  Blood in the urine can come from anywhere in the urinary tract.  The urinary tract   …Continue Reading


11 Common Skin Rashes in Children

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Rashes in children are a common occurrence. They represent a reaction and consist of a noticeable change in the texture or color of the skin. Symptoms may include redness, scaling, itching, pimples, bumps, hives, or cysts. Determining the cause of a rash in children can be challenging. Common causes of rashes in children include infections   …Continue Reading


10 Treatments for Prostate Cancer

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November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and men should consider getting screened for prostate cancer with a digital rectal examination (DRE) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test.  The DRE Involves a physician inserting a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to palpate, or feel, any abnormalities in the prostate.  The American Cancer Society (ACS)   …Continue Reading


The 12 Most Common Adult Skin Disorders

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The skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs of the body. Adults may suffer from a variety of skin disorders with tremendous variation in symptoms and severity. The causes of adult skin disorders may be genetic (hereditary), infectious, degenerative, or allergic. A great deal of adult skin disorders are benign (not   …Continue Reading


10 Topical Treatments for Acne

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Acne is a chronic skin disorder characterized by blackheads (open comedones), white- heads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, and/or nodules. It is the most common skin condition in the United States. The lesions of acne may or may not be accompanied by inflammation. The primary cause of the disorder is the blockage of hair follicles   …Continue Reading


12 Herbs and Dietary Supplements Beneficial to Health

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Today, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is enjoying great popularity.  According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 40-percent of adults report using CAM.  Physicians often combine CAM with mainstream medical therapy, which is called integrative medicine.  CAM encompasses ancient healing systems (e.g. ayurveda from India and traditional Chinese medicine), homeopathy, and naturopathy.  Herbs and dietary supplements   …Continue Reading


Top 12 Cancers in the United States

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Cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.  Cancer may be caused by genetic mutations, as well as environmental and lifestyle factors.  Environmental and lifestyle factors that may increase the risk of developing cancer include smoking, heavy alcohol use, obesity, lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, and exposure to pollution.  Most cancers   …Continue Reading


10 Common Causes of Hip Pain

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Hip pain is a very common complaint seen by physicians. It may affect individuals of any age. In a study done at Johns Hopkins Medical School, 14.3-percent of adults 60-years and older reported significant hip pain on most days over the preceding 6-weeks. Hip pain may be caused by a wide variety of problems including   …Continue Reading


10 Causes of Jaundice in Adults

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Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, sclera (whites of the eyes), and mucous membranes by bilirubin. The word “jaundice” is derived from the French word jaune, which means yellow. Bilirubin is a yellow-orange pigment found in bile, a fluid made by the liver. Bilirubin is produced when the liver breaks down old red   …Continue Reading


The 10 Most Common Causes of Knee Pain

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The knee is the largest joint in the body and knee pain is a common complaint across all age groups. It may be due to a diverse range of causes including sudden injury, overuse injury, or an underlying medical condition. The location and severity of knee pain varies depending on the root cause. The thighbone   …Continue Reading