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  • Say Goodbye To Chronic Hip Pain At NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

    Say Goodbye To Chronic Hip Pain At NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

    Annette Douglas, 71, proudly trekked up and down the hills of her Riverdale neighborhood every day until about three years ago, when annoying hip pain first slowed her down. The annoyance progressed into debilitating pain that kept her from the things she enjoys most—climbing her hills and, even worse, playing with her grandchildren.“I had no quality of life because of the pain,” ...

  • Should You Be Double Masking? The Reasons Why Wearing Two Masks May Be Advised

    Should You Be Double Masking? The Reasons Why Wearing Two Masks May Be Advised

    With the recent spread of new coronavirus variants, some people have begun wearing two masks at the same time—double masking. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance that confirmed that wearing well-fitted masks or wearing two masks offers added protection.Here are some tips from NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital to understand the ...

  • Monitoring Epilepsy Saves Lives

    Monitoring Epilepsy Saves Lives

    As the number of epilepsy cases rise, the Epilepsy Monitoring Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital has expanded to serve patients of all ages.More Americans have epilepsy now than ever before, and the number is only increasing. At least 3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy, and New York State has the fourth-highest number of people with active epilepsy in ...

  • Life Is Hectic Now, But Don’t Put Off Your Breast Cancer Screening

    Life Is Hectic Now, But Don’t Put Off Your Breast Cancer Screening

    In 2020, we’ve let nonessentials fall by the wayside to focus on surviving the pandemic. That’s understandable … but as we adjust to the challenges of a new way of life, do not think of breast cancer screening as nonessential.The American Cancer Society notes that many individuals are putting cancer screenings on hold this year. It is important to remember cancer doesn’t take a break. ...

  • The 6 Essential Health Exams Every Man Needs

    The 6 Essential Health Exams Every Man Needs

    Men in the U.S. are less likely than women to regularly see a doctor for preventive care, research shows. Unfortunately, this often results in men not seeking medical care until a disease or health issue has advanced.“There is no demographic that utilizes healthcare resources less than men between the ages of 18 and 45, followed closely by men ages 45 to 64,” says Dr. Joseph ...

  • A Slow And Safe Return To Exercise This Year

    A Slow And Safe Return To Exercise This Year

    Nick Stodolski, performance specialist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute in Scarsdale, shares winning tips to help you safely return to your peak fitness level or team sport. As fitness fanatics and athletes look ahead to returning to peak performance when the coronavirus crisis subsides, the advice from sports medicine professionals is “slow and steady wins the ...

  • 5 Things To Know About Colorectal Cancer And Prevention

    5 Things To Know About Colorectal Cancer And Prevention

    Though largely preventable, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., as the American Cancer Society (ACS) alarms. Younger people are at risk for getting the disease – the ACS estimates that in 2021 approximately 10.3% of new colorectal cancers occur in people under age 50.“Colorectal cancer is no longer a disease that only affects older populations,” ...