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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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How Do I Keep My Kids Safe Around the Pool?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

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

For infants and toddlers, having a closed-off pool area is the key to safety. “Build or install a self-latching gate with childproof locks and, ideally, an audible alert when motion is detected in the water,” says Darshan Patel, MD, Chief of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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What Are the Best Ways to Barbecue Safely?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

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

Outdoor cooking is fun, but beware: Grills, hibachis and barbecues can lead to critical injuries or even death.

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Why Is a Man’s Life Expectancy Less Than a Woman’s?

By April 18, 2019 Just the Facts

For one thing, the female heart is genetically designed to handle pregnancy, which offers protection during childbearing years. “Women’s hearts are able to handle a 30 percent increase in blood volume by the end of the second trimester, while men’s hearts cannot,” says William H. Frishman, MD, MACP, Director of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “Although men have higher rates of sudden death than women, women die at about the same rate as men, just later in life,” says Dr. Frishman. Read More

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At What Age Do Men Need to Do Health Screenings?

By April 18, 2019 Just the Facts

Lisa Ferrara, MD, internal medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), says men should follow these guidelines: Read More

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What Should I Know About Prostate Health?

By April 18, 2019 Just the Facts

Initial symptoms of prostate cancer can be subtle, says J. Keith Festa, MD, Associate Director of Medical Affairs at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, (WMCHealth). Read More

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What Vaccines Does My Pre-teen Need?

By April 18, 2019 Just the Facts

Vaccinations for meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) and human papillomavirus (HPV) are recommended for all adolescents beginning at age 11-12. “Some parents hesitate to give the HPV vaccine at 11-12 years since the disease is sexually transmitted, but the earlier you give the vaccine, the better the protection it provides,” says Sheila Nolan, MD, MSCE, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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