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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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What’s the best way to combat spring allergies?

By February 20, 2017 Just the Facts

The good news is, we’re finally getting to the end of snow forecasts for this year. Read More

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How should I talk to kids about tragedy?

By February 20, 2017 Just the Facts

When tragedy strikes, adults need to get out in front of the information flow to and around children, says Abraham Bartell, MD, MBA, 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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Lately, I’ve been hearing of low-FODMAP diet. What is this?

By February 20, 2017 Just the Facts

A low-FODMAP diet can significantly relieve the painful bloating and gas people feel with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read More

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Is it time for knee replacement surgery?

By February 20, 2017 Just the Facts

Your knees just aren’t what they used to be; getting up and down, climbing stairs, sometimes even walking around is painful. Read More

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My spouse has been drinking too much. What’s the best way to address this?

By February 20, 2017 Just the Facts

The first step in talking to a loved one about problematic behaviors is to initiate an honest, open and respectful conversation. Read More

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Can the flu virus put my heart at risk?

By December 21, 2016 Just the Facts

Believe it or not, the heart can become severely damaged from the influenza virus, says Bruce M. Toporoff, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of WMCHealth. Read More

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