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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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What Foods and Drinks Should Be Avoided or Emphasized During Pregnancy?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

“Food is what builds a baby’s body, so you need the highest-quality nutrition to have a healthy pregnancy,” says Dean Bloch, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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Are Earbuds Safe?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

It’s tempting to crank up your headphones during a summer run or while lounging in the sun, but always be careful when wearing earbuds, cautions Harlan M. Rozenberg, DO, a family physician at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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What Are the Best Ways to Protect the Skin From Summer Heat?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

We all know that the sun can cause sunburn, but it’s easy to forget that concrete surfaces, strollers, metal bleachers, slides and other play equipment also can burn sensitive skin after just one to three seconds of exposure.

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What Are the Signs of a Concussion?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

Concussion awareness is at an all-time peak, and “proper identification, with prompt removal from contact activities, is key to a safe recovery,” says Nicholas Belasco, DO, a sports medicine specialist and Director of the Concussion Management and Rehabilitation program at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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