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  • Avoiding Bug Bites And Everything That Comes With Them

    Avoiding Bug Bites And Everything That Comes With Them

    Bugs are essential. There are millions of species out there, helping to keep our planet in balance. They pollinate our food and recycle the world’s nutrients. But some of our many-legged co-inhabitants have other, less appealing roles to play as the bearers of itchy bites and unpleasant illnesses.Mosquitos and ticks are the two most common culprits. Thankfully, the mosquitos of ...

  • Summer Safety Tips From Phelps Hospital

    Summer Safety Tips From Phelps Hospital

    Enjoy your summerThe weather is warmer, school is out, and the sun shines just a little bit longer—that’s right, it’s summer! As you and your children prepare for the summer, Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health, wants to ensure you’re staying safe while having fun in the sun.Will COVID-19 affect my summer plans?When planning for summer activities, consider safe practices before, during, ...

  • Are All Face Masks Created Equal?

    Are All Face Masks Created Equal?

    A few months ago, the sight of a masked person approaching your house or passing you on the street might have been enough to give you—or anyone—pause. Now, streets and stores are filled with a colorful array of mask-wearing strangers. The masks are pink or blue or leopard; they sport the logos of our favorite superheroes, sports teams, and cartoon characters; and some have even been ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bicycle Safety Tips To Carry You Through Summer And Beyond

    Bicycle Safety Tips To Carry You Through Summer And Beyond

    There are few things more exhilarating than zooming downhill on a bike. When I used to live in New York City, I rode my bike to work nearly every day. It was a healthy habit, and the daily exercise felt great! Only the snow would send me to the subway. There is no question, riding a bike is as fun now as it was when I was a kid. But it can also be dangerous. Accidents happen. Yet, there ...

  • Chemical Versus Mineral: How To Find The Best Sunscreen For You

    Chemical Versus Mineral: How To Find The Best Sunscreen For You

    Dear Doctor,My kids are spending a lot more time outside now that the weather is warmer. I’m seeing some moms switching to mineral sunscreen this year. Should I be using it instead of what I’ve relied on for years?Sincerely,“Searching for SPF”Dear Searching:Kudos to you for being on top of sun protection. Shielding kids’ skin from the sun’s damaging rays is essential: Sunburns during ...

  • What Parents Need To Know About MIS-C

    What Parents Need To Know About MIS-C

    Dear Doctor,As the parent of three young kids, I’m kind of freaked out by the recent news that there’s a new life-threatening complication of COVID-19 in children. What do we know about this problem, and how worried should I be?Sincerely,“Panicked Parent”Dear Panicked:It’s totally understandable that you’re concerned about this new complication called multisystem inflammatory syndrome ...

  • Phelps Spine And Back Pain Services Offer Minimally Invasive Surgery And Comprehensive Care

    Phelps Spine And Back Pain Services Offer Minimally Invasive Surgery And Comprehensive Care

    Your spine is an essential part of your body, constantly working while you stand, sit, and sleep. When you experience discomfort in your back and spine, managing that pain can be a challenge. The Spine and Back Pain Program at Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health offers a comprehensive approach, including customized treatment plans and pain management ...

  • Most Strokes Are Preventable, According To The Experts At Phelps Hospital

    Most Strokes Are Preventable, According To The Experts At Phelps Hospital

    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 ...

  • Cold, Allergies, Or COVID-19? Deciphering Your Sniffles And Sneezes Through A Pandemic

    Cold, Allergies, Or COVID-19? Deciphering Your Sniffles And Sneezes Through A Pandemic

    Life in the time of COVID-19 has many of us overanalyzing every throat tickle, sneeze, and, sometimes, even our stool. Should I be concerned about that nose drip? Is my chest tightness anxiety? Or a symptom of something else?With the unknowns of the pandemic plaguing us all, some people are worried that even mild symptoms are a sign of the virus. Having allergy season in full swing ...

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