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  • IUD Use To Treat Endometriosis

    IUD Use To Treat Endometriosis

    Endometriosis can affect women from their first menses through menopause. It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s, but can become symptomatic in the teenage years. It is a disorder that occurs when the menstrual tissue lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It typically causes pelvic pain when it presents in teenagers, and the growths are most commonly found ...

  • Safe Sleeping For Babies

    Safe Sleeping For Babies

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3,500 babies in the U.S. are lost each year due to sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following safe sleep practices for newborns and infants: Always place your ...

  • Summertime Eye Protection: Prevent Eyelid Cancer With These Tips

    Summertime Eye Protection: Prevent Eyelid Cancer With These Tips

    The skin on your eyelid is the thinnest and most sensitive skin on your body. Almost 10% of skin cancer cases occur on the eyelid. This area of the body is easily damaged by sun exposure with more than half of eyelid cancers developing on the lower part of the eyelid. The most common type of eyelid cancer is basal cell carcinoma which can generally be removed with surgery. Less common ...

  • Stress, Anxiety And COVID-19

    Stress, Anxiety And COVID-19

    Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. Everyone reacts differently to difficult situations, especially when it’s a situation that necessitates social distancing, isolation and quarantine. Multiple challenges daily can push you beyond your ability to cope. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and ...

  • Heart Disease And COVID-19:  Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

    Heart Disease And COVID-19: Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

    If you have a pre-existing heart disease and become ill with COVID-19, you are at a higher risk for a heart attack or developing congestive heart failure. This is likely due to a combination of the severity of the viral illness and its increased demands on the heart (fever causes rapid heart rate, for example), compounded by low oxygen levels and an increased likelihood for blood clot ...

  • COVID-19 And Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes:  What You Need to Know

    COVID-19 And Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

    Presently, data shows that children, adolescents and young adults with well-managed endocrine conditions, such as diabetes, are not at increased risk of getting infected or becoming severely ill with the coronavirus. However, poorly controlled diabetes can weaken their immunity and thereby increase the risk of getting infected. There are some indications that otherwise healthy, but ...

  • How Does COVID-19 Affect Diabetics?

    How Does COVID-19 Affect Diabetics?

    Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 are more serious in people with diabetes, according to the CDC. Why is this? 1) The immune system of diabetics does not function as well, which makes it harder for their bodies to fight the virus; and 2) the coronavirus appears to thrive in an environment of elevated blood glucose levels which makes the healing response to any infection slower. ...

  • I Am A Cancer Patient. What Should I Be Doing to Protect Myself During the COVID-19 Crisis?

    I Am A Cancer Patient. What Should I Be Doing to Protect Myself During the COVID-19 Crisis?

    Cancer patients need to adhere to particular guidelines to maintain their health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. This is especially pertinent for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. It’s important to point out that individuals with any underlying medical condition, no matter the age, are at increased risk of developing complications from infection with ...

  • Senior Health: Keeping Anxiety And Stress at Bay

    Senior Health: Keeping Anxiety And Stress at Bay

    As cases of the novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19 continue to increase worldwide and particularly here in New York State, researchers have learned that older adults and people with chronic health conditions may be particularly susceptible to the respiratory illness, which can cause pneumonia and symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea and shortness of breath. The coronavirus is a ...

  • Pregnancy And COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    Pregnancy And COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says women who are pregnant should be monitored more closely than the general population since they are known to be at risk of severe viral illness. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which make them more susceptible to complications from viral respiratory infections. If you are pregnant, you should take the ...

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