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Know the Facts Behind These Age-Old Health Myths

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

Gary Rogg, MD, internal medicine physician at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), confirms and dispels some age-old health myths. Read More

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Sleep Disorders, Schedules, and More Commonly Asked Sleep Questions

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

How much sleep should I be getting?

Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST, Clinical Manager of the Sleep Center at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Poughkeepsie, says good sleep hygiene means seven to eight hours on a regular schedule in “a dark, quiet, cool environment. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and screen time close to bedtime.” Read More

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What Are the Guidelines for Pre-operative Fasting?

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

Patients must strictly follow fasting rules, also known as NPO Guidelines (NPO means “nothing by mouth,” from the Latin nil per os), prior to admission for procedures requiring anesthesia to avoid risks, including pulmonary aspiration, respiratory compromise, regurgitation and postoperative dehydration. Read More

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At What Age Should I Have a Colonoscopy?

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

“The age at which colorectal cancer screening should start is dependent on multiple factors, including age, family history and personal history,” says Kristopher Korsakoff, MD, gastroenterologist at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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Is Sitting at My Desk for Too Long Unhealthy?

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

Recent studies on the effects of long periods of sitting are a hot topic, says Rocco A. Chiappini, MD, Regional Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at HealthAlliance Hospitals and MidHudson Regional Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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What is snow blindness – and is it serious?

By December 27, 2018 Just the Facts

“Snow blindness, also known as photokeratitis, is a painful condition of the cornea that’s similar to a sunburn,” says Adam Jacobson, MD, Chief Resident in the Department of Ophthalmology at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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What injuries are most commonly associated with skiing? Will a helmet help prevent injuries when I sled or ski?

By December 27, 2018 Just the Facts

According to Paul Llobet, MD, Chief Medical Officer of HealthAlliance Hospitals, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), unpredictable terrain and changing weather heighten the risk of injuries on the slopes. Read More

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Are chocolate and red wine good for my heart?

By December 27, 2018 Just the Facts

Yes, as long as you sip and savor rather than guzzle and gorge. Read More

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Do I really need to wear sunscreen in the winter?

By December 27, 2018 Just the Facts

You may have stashed your swimsuit, but keep sunscreen in rotation year-round. Read More

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How can I keep my family safe while sledding?

By December 27, 2018 Just the Facts

Unfortunately, thrill rides down local hills send over 20,000 children to emergency rooms each year. Read More

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