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How can I keep fit through the winter?

By December 12, 2017 Just the Facts

It happens every year. As the cold and darkness sets in, fitness can fall by the wayside. But that’s no excuse to let your fitness goals slide. Read More

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Is snow shoveling bad for my heart?

By December 12, 2017 Just the Facts

When it comes to older adults and snow shoveling, know the risk factors, because according to Martin Cohen, MD, interventional cardiologist at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), “Shoveling can be a very dangerous activity for many people, especially those with certain heart conditions, if the right precautions aren’t taken.” Read More

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How can we make sure sledding stays fun?

By December 12, 2017 Just the Facts

During a typical winter season, our pediatric emergency department cares for dozens of children injured while sledding, snow tubing and tobogganing,” says Darshan Patel, MD, Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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Is there a “right” way to wash your hands?

By October 23, 2017 Just the Facts

“Hand hygiene is the most important way to prevent spreading infection to our families, friends and coworkers. Read More

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What is COPD?

By October 23, 2017 Just the Facts

If the costs of cigarettes or fear of lung cancer weren’t good enough reasons to kick your cigarette habit, consider that smoking is the leading cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Read More

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Are You a Compulsive Hoarder?

By October 23, 2017 Just the Facts

Have you ever wondered if having a constantly cluttered home means you are a compulsive hoarder? Read More

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I’ve Started Developing Varicose Veins. Now What?

By October 23, 2017 Just the Facts

If you have unsightly or painful varicose veins on your legs, you are not alone. Read More

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How Can I Support Someone Going Through Cancer?

By August 18, 2017 Just the Facts

Dealing with cancer can be challenging on every level, and even well-meaning friends and family don’t always know how, or when, to offer help. Read More

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Do I Really Need to Wear Sunscreen Year-Round?

By August 18, 2017 Just the Facts

It doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold, rainy or sunny, October or May. Read More

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Should My Preteen Be Vaccinated Against HPV?

By August 18, 2017 Just the Facts

Nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) – and most sexually active people get it in their lifetime. Read More

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