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  • Colorectal Cancer: What You Need To Know And How The Phelps Team Can Help

    Colorectal Cancer: What You Need To Know And How The Phelps Team Can Help

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy diagnosed in the United States, excluding skin cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates that there are approximately 145,600 new cases each year. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. However, unlike many other cancers, it is preventable if detected early, which is why colonoscopies are ...

  • Home Is Where The Work Is: How To Keep Your Cool—And Get Things Done—When You’re Teleworking

    Home Is Where The Work Is: How To Keep Your Cool—And Get Things Done—When You’re Teleworking

    If you are accustomed to working in a cubicle maze, perhaps the idea of telecommuting during the coronavirus crisis sounds kind of dreamy: you, smiling in stretch pants, sipping your favorite coffee, watching a light breeze flutter the kitchen curtains, and hearing nothing but the sound of your fingers on your laptop keys.The reality more likely includes a garbled conference call, a ...

  • Stuck At Home And Hungry? Here’s What To Eat

    Stuck At Home And Hungry? Here’s What To Eat

    Dear Doctor,My child’s school is closed, and I’m stuck working from home. I want to stock up on some essentials so I can avoid the stores in the coming weeks, but also don’t want to get stuck eating processed junk. What should my shopping list look like?Sincerely,"Holed Up and Hungry"Dear Hungry,With many people stuck at home for the foreseeable future—whether they’re in mandated or ...

  • Don’t Live In Pain, Learn More About A Knee Replacement Today

    Don’t Live In Pain, Learn More About A Knee Replacement Today

    Exceptional orthopedic care, available at PhelpsWe know knee pain can affect your quality of life and put a strain on performing daily activities. At Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health, our dedicated orthopedic team is here to help. Our orthopedic surgeons are experts in many surgical techniques for knee replacement and will tailor their approach to fit your specific needs.What causes ...

  • Heart Healthy Eating According To Phelps

    Heart Healthy Eating According To Phelps

    Hearts aren’t on everyone’s mind this month just because of Valentine’s Day; February is also American Heart Month. This month raises awareness regarding heart health with the goal of preventing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. One of the major ways to prevent heart disease is adopting a heart healthy way of eating. This includes ...

  • Are You Ready To Be Heart-Healthy?

    Are You Ready To Be Heart-Healthy?

    It’s always a great time to create a new and improved, healthier version of you. A good way to start a healthier lifestyle is to think about ways you can lower your risk of developing heart disease.Understanding heart disease risk factorsTraditional risks of heart disease can be categorized as non-modifiable (genetic) or modifiable. But remember, the same parents that gave you your high ...

  • Are You Ready To Consider Bariatric Surgery?

    Are You Ready To Consider Bariatric Surgery?

    The team at Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health understands that weight loss is truly a journey, and that it can sometimes be a long and stressful one. We are committed to supporting you and helping you make the best choices along the way. Your doctor can help you determine whether weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, might be right for you. The goals of bariatric surgery ...

  • Heart Health At Every Age: Your Decade-By-Decade Guide To A Healthy Heart

    Heart Health At Every Age: Your Decade-By-Decade Guide To A Healthy Heart

    The statistics are staggering: More than 2,000 people die of heart disease in this country every day. That’s an average of one death every 40 seconds. And while the risk of heart disease increases with age, it’s never too early to get into healthy habits that help protect this essential organ. In fact, the younger you start, the better off you’ll be. “Atherosclerosis, which is a ...

  • HPV: Dispelling The Top Five Myths

    HPV: Dispelling The Top Five Myths

    HPV — Human papillomavirus — is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, affecting 80 million — about one in four — Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. In most cases, HPV goes away without medical treatment and does not cause any health problems. But some types can cause health problems ...

  • Yes, You Should Get A Flu Shot This Year

    Yes, You Should Get A Flu Shot This Year

    As a pediatric infectious disease specialist, this time of year—flu season—is one of my busiest. I’ve heard just about every myth there is out there about influenza and the flu vaccine. Here are a few things I wish everyone knew about the flu.1. The flu shot isn’t 100 percent effective—but it doesn’t need to be.You may have heard people say, “I’m not getting the flu vaccine, it doesn’t ...

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