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What’s the Best Way to Be Safe Around Fireworks?

By June 14, 2017 Just the Facts

“If you’re entertaining with fireworks this summer, it’s critical to take all safety precautions,” says Mariana Shaut, Administrative Director of Emergency Services at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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Any Advice for Preparing for an Empty Nest?

By June 14, 2017 Just the Facts

It may not be an actual illness or diagnosis, but empty nest syndrome is the very real sense of loss commonly experienced by parents when their children leave home. Read More

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Could Social Media Be Making Me Tired?

By June 14, 2017 Just the Facts

If you feel like you’re never well-rested, you may want to reconsider your social media habits, says Abraham Bartell, MD, Director of Pediatric Psychiatry at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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What’s the Right Age to Introduce My Child to Peanuts?

By June 14, 2017 Just the Facts

Forget everything you’ve ever learned about slowly introducing peanuts to your baby, because according to Subhadra Siegel, MD, pediatric allergist and immunologist at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the recommendation to avoid peanuts with babies is a thing of the past. Read More

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What Are the Signs of Heatstroke and How Can I Prevent it?

By June 14, 2017 Just the Facts

According to Steven Beenstock, DO, family medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), when the heat index rises above 90°F, so does your risk for heatstroke. Read More

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How Do I Keep My Family Safe in the Hot Weather?

By June 14, 2017 Just the Facts

To beat the summer heat and avoid heat- related illnesses, it’s important to stay well-hydrated, especially on days when heat and humidity are high, says Ivan Miller, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital, all members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).
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I’m a 40-year-old male. Any special health advice?

By April 24, 2017 Just the Facts

“An annual physical exam becomes very, very important once you reach 40; this is when vascular disease becomes more common, leading to heart disease, stroke and circulatory problems,” says Parag Shah, MD, internal medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).
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How likely is it that my child could be allergic to bee stings?

By April 17, 2017 Just the Facts

According to Subhadra Siegel, MD, pediatric allergist and immunologist at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), less than 1% of children in the U.S. have a life-threatening allergy to bee stings. Read More

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How can I prevent Lyme disease?

By April 17, 2017 Just the Facts

Lyme disease is so pervasive here in the Hudson Valley region, it almost feels impossible to avoid. Read More

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Is getting sunburned really a big deal?

By April 17, 2017 Just the Facts

“Sunburn, even one bad sunburn, can significantly increase your risk of melanoma,” says Xiang (Eric) Dong, MD, the Associate Director of Surgical Oncology at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital, both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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