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  • Most Strokes Are Preventable

    Most Strokes Are Preventable

    What is a stroke?Your brain needs oxygen to function, and it receives oxygen in the blood. If something like a clot deprives your brain of the oxygen it needs, your brain cells will die, along with the functions they control, such as memory, movement, or speech. This is a stroke.According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the fifth ...

  • Summer Camp Safety Tips From Phelps

    Summer Camp Safety Tips From Phelps

    Summer is here! It is a time for playing outside, riding bikes, swimming in the pool, and building sandcastles at the beach. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and restrictions are being lifted, many children are excited to return to summer camps this year. Recent AAP guidance supports children participating in these summer activities as they provide multiple benefits to children. ...

  • Chronic Pain Following COVID-19 Infection Is More Common Than You May Think

    Chronic Pain Following COVID-19 Infection Is More Common Than You May Think

    We are continuing to learn more about the lasting effects of the COVID-19 virus. An infection that we first thought primarily affected the lungs, we now know that it can have a significant and lasting impact on many of our bodily functions. Unfortunately, many who have recovered from COVID-19 are now experiencing chronic pain. Pain associated with COVID-19 infection can be grouped into ...

  • Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgeries Becoming Increasingly Popular

    Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgeries Becoming Increasingly Popular

    Traditionally, hip and knee joint replacement surgeries were thought to be big ordeals requiring extensive hospital stays and a lengthy recovery. It’s time to rethink that train of thought.Substantial improvements in medical technology have led to minimally invasive surgical techniques for hip and knee replacement surgery. These procedures now have such positive outcomes that many ...

  • Top Westchester Breast Surgeons Utilizing World-Class Breast Cancer Treatments

    Top Westchester Breast Surgeons Utilizing World-Class Breast Cancer Treatments

    Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can raise many questions and concerns. However, patients in Westchester County can find comfort in knowing the best treatment is available to them, close to home.Your Westchester-based physicians at Northwell Health in Westchester are not only some of the most qualified breast cancer surgeons in the Northeast—they’re also known for proactively ...

  • How To Tell If Its Seasonal Allergies Or COVID-19

    How To Tell If Its Seasonal Allergies Or COVID-19

    It’s that time of the year again. Trees and flowers bloom, sending pollen through the air and onto sidewalks, cars, and ourselves. Those with allergies are starting to feel the symptoms as winter fades into spring and the weather becomes more pleasant. But this year you may be questioning your standard routine: are these symptoms just my standard allergies or is it something I need to ...

  • Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet

    Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet

    What is a plant-based diet?A plant-based diet focuses on whole, minimally processed plant-based foods. It involves limiting animal products and making fruits, vegetables, and plant proteins the star of your plate. It emphasizes nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans and limits foods like meat, dairy, and eggs.Why eat a plant-based diet?Eating a plant-based diet is ...

  • Telehealth And At-Home Treatment Options Increase For Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    Telehealth And At-Home Treatment Options Increase For Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    While the COVID-19 pandemic drags onward, many are left to worry not just about the virus, but about their regular medical treatments that may have been interrupted by a virus with a lot of question marks.For cancer patients, especially those undergoing treatment, COVID-19 has its own set of challenges.Many individuals with cancer who are undergoing treatments may have compromised ...

  • A Reminder From Phelps Hospital Not To Delay Your Health

    A Reminder From Phelps Hospital Not To Delay Your Health

    Why health screenings are important:Knowing your risk factors for disease is one of the first steps toward prevention and treatment. At Northwell Health, we recommend regular health screening tests so that you truly understand your risk factors. Then you and your primary care physician can work together to address health problems before they start.What are health screenings?Health ...

  • What’s In The COVID-19 Vaccine?

    What’s In The COVID-19 Vaccine?

    The COVID vaccines being rolled out do not use inactive virus to build immunity, rather messenger RNA (mRNA) technology as a novel way of preventing illnessSandra Lindsay’s bravery and wisdom spoke volumes when she became the first person in the US to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “Healing is coming,” she said directly after getting the shot, iconic yet profound words that will ...

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