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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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Which Cancer Screenings Should I Get?

By August 18, 2017 Just the Facts

“It’s a good idea to discuss the latest recommendations for cancer screenings with your primary-care doctor during your annual visit,” says Rebecca B. Newman, MD, Medical Director of the Adult Primary Care Center at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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Is Cancer Risk Mostly Hereditary or Environmental?

By August 18, 2017 Just the Facts

“We really don’t know who will get cancer or why,” says Shawn Zimberg, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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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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