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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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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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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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Do I need to worry about carbon-monoxide poisoning when heating my home?

By December 27, 2018 Just the Facts

Produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, including gas, oil, coal and wood, carbon monoxide is an odorless silent killer that displaces oxygen from the bloodstream when inhaled, undermining function of the heart and brain. Read More

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How do I manage the stress of being a caregiver at holiday time?

By October 18, 2018 Just the Facts

“One of the first ways is giving ourselves permission to accept help,” says Heather  Greene, LCSW, Director of Resident and Family Services at Mountainside Residential Care Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Margaretville. “That can be anything from accepting an invitation to dinner to having someone come visit and sit with your loved one.” Read More

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What is holiday heart syndrome, and how can I avoid it?

By October 18, 2018 Just the Facts

It may sound festive, but there is nothing cheerful about holiday heart syndrome, a very real phenomenon in which heart-related emergencies spike around the food-and-drink-centered holidays. Read More

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