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  • Get The Attention You Deserve At The Phelps Hand, Wrist, And Elbow Center

    Get The Attention You Deserve At The Phelps Hand, Wrist, And Elbow Center

    Did you know that common daily activities such as typing, writing, or playing sports can impact the health of your hands, wrists, and elbows? If pain in your upper extremities is interfering with your everyday life, it’s time to seek medical attention. At the Phelps Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Center, we offer complete, multidisciplinary care to treat upper extremity pain.Some common upper ...

  • How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is Used In Medical Treatment

    How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is Used In Medical Treatment

    What is hyperbaric medicine?Hyperbaric medicine is the specialty that uses high pressure oxygen to treat a number of complex medical conditions. The treatment involves using a hyperbaric chamber to increase pressure while the patient breathes 100% oxygen, which significantly increases the oxygen level in the blood stream and subsequently all cells of the body. Hyperbaric chambers may be ...

  • Celebrating The Holidays While Suffering From Reflux

    Celebrating The Holidays While Suffering From Reflux

    Reflux affects nearly 40% of the population, and as those who suffer know, holiday indulgences often exacerbate the symptoms. A person suffering from the symptoms associated with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, LPR, or Gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, may feel anxiety and stress around the holidays and the idea of meals out or hosted by family and friends that can trigger flare ups.LPR ...

  • The Effect Of COVID-19 On Preventative Cancer Screenings

    The Effect Of COVID-19 On Preventative Cancer Screenings

    Early detection of cancer cells is critical for survival outcomes, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an untold number of cancers to go undiagnosed and untreated. As the world entered lockdown in 2020, many people postponed annual preventative cancer screenings, as a way to avoid the virus. To this day, many are yet to reschedule.Based on data collected by the Northwell Health Cancer ...

  • Get To The Root Of Back Pain With Specialized Treatment

    Get To The Root Of Back Pain With Specialized Treatment

    The average American will suffer with some sort of back pain or spinal injury in their lives. However, the root cause and manifestation of back pain is different for everyone. At the Phelps Spine Institute, we understand that not all back pain is the same. We work with each of our patients to offer a variety of solutions for back issues. While the cause of back pain may vary, we have ...

  • Introducing Phelps Hospital’s Concierge Program

    Introducing Phelps Hospital’s Concierge Program

    At Phelps Hospital, we’re doing everything in our power to lower barriers to quality healthcare. That is why we’ve implemented our new concierge program to simplify access to care for all of our patients.The Phelps concierge program, through Northwell Health, offers a single point of contact for all community members to our Reflux Center, the Spine Institute, lung cancer screening, ...

  • Is A Cochlear Implant Right For You?

    Is A Cochlear Implant Right For You?

    Cochlear implants are rising in popularity—since being approved by the FDA in the 1980s, more than 118,000 devices have been implanted in adults and more than 65,000 in children. Though hearing aids are still the best fit for most people with hearing loss, cochlear implants can be very beneficial when standard hearing aid technology is not enough. A cochlear implant is an electronic ...

  • What Is A Seizure?

    What Is A Seizure?

    A seizure is the result of abnormal excessive activity of neurons in the brain. How do seizures present?Seizures can present with abnormal involuntary jerking or twitching movements of the arms or legs. Sometimes people can urinate on themselves or bite their tongue. They can make a strange sound during a seizure and may have difficulty breathing. Some seizures do not involve ...

  • Protecting Prostate Health

    Protecting Prostate Health

    Prevention, a pillar of good health, includes screening to detect and treat diseases early. There is debate, however, about the value of prostate cancer screening for men who have no symptoms. Although such screening may lead to early detection and treatment, it may also reveal cancer that needs no treatment. You and your doctor will base the benefits of screening on your individual ...

  • Cancer Care At Phelps—Advanced Technology And Compassionate Care, Close To Home

    Cancer Care At Phelps—Advanced Technology And Compassionate Care, Close To Home

    Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health, is at the forefront of innovation in cancer care, using advanced technology, testing, and treatments. Colorectal cancer, unlike other cancers, is preventable if detected early. However, only 63% of patients over age 50 had some form of screening like a colonoscopy or Cologuard testing. We are prepared and eager to beat those statistics in our community ...

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