Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley
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Is CBD Oil Safe and Effective?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis derived from the hemp plant (THC is the chemical that provides the psychoactive effect).

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Which Superfoods Are Best for You?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Within 10 years, medical professionals may be able to customize diets based on a person’s genetic makeup, says Jaclyn Meyer, MS, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at the Diabetes Education Center of HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Kingston.

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How Should Babies Sleep at Night?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Unsafe sleep is the No. 1 cause of preventable infant fatalities, but putting your baby down safely is as easy as “ABC” (Alone, Back, Crib), according to Jennifer Canter, MD, MPH, FAAP, Chief of Child Abuse Pediatrics at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Valhalla.

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What Are the High-Risk Factors for Breast Cancer? Have the Screening Guidelines Changed?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

“Much of it is based on family history,” says Karen Karsif, MD, Medical Director at the Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Suffern. “Most people think only about the mother’s side, but the father’s family is equally important.”

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Do I Need a Shingles Vaccine?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Yes, if you’re over 50, says Harlan Rozenberg, DO, a family medicine physician at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), in Poughkeepsie.

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Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Maintaining a sense of humor, even in the face of a serious medical issue, can be beneficial, says Ellis Lader, MD, Director of the Kingston Division of Cardiology at the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute at HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Kingston.

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20 Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

By August 28, 2019 Features

Two experts from the Redl Center for Cancer Care at MidHudson Regional Hospital offer insights – and dispel myths – regarding breast cancer.

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Treating Anxiety and Depression Through a Partial-Hospitalization Program

By August 28, 2019 Features

HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston offers a helping hand to a Wappingers Falls man struggling emotionally.

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Minimum Pain, Maximum Results: The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

By August 28, 2019 Features

A New Jersey man experiences the benefits of robotic surgery to repair his hernia at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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A Mother and Her Newborn Are Saved by This Very Specialized Team Effort

By August 27, 2019 Features

Two lives at stake were rescued by exceptional skill, coordination and multidisciplinary medical care at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

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