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  • How To Handle Youth Sports During COVID-19

    How To Handle Youth Sports During COVID-19

    The relaunch of youth sports in the setting of COVID poses many challenges to sports medicine professionals and parents alike. Sports play a central role in our family, and with three active young boys, the pandemic has drastically altered this part of our lives.My 9-year-old son is a competitive swimmer. Before the pandemic hit New York he had just qualified for Junior Olympics, a goal ...

  • Cancer Care At Phelps—Advanced Technology And Compassionate Care, Close To Home

    Cancer Care At Phelps—Advanced Technology And Compassionate Care, Close To Home

    Colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable.Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health, is at the forefront of innovation in cancer care, using advanced technology, testing, and treatments. Colorectal cancer, unlike other cancers, is preventable if detected early. However, only 63% of patients over age 50 had some form of screening like a colonoscopy or Cologuard testing. We are ...

  • Let Phelps Help You Improve Your Balance And Prevent Falls

    Let Phelps Help You Improve Your Balance And Prevent Falls

    In honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 22, 2020, Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health is committed to educating our community about preventing falls and improving your balance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of 4 older adults fall each year in the United States. Phelps wants to help you stay safe and physically active so you can ...

  • How To Protect Your Prostate Health, According To Phelps Hospital

    How To Protect Your Prostate Health, According To Phelps Hospital

    Prevention, a pillar of good health, includes screening to detect and treat diseases early. There is debate, however, about the value of prostate cancer screening for men who have no symptoms. Although such screening may lead to early detection and treatment, it may also reveal cancer that needs no treatment. You and your doctor will base the benefits of screening on your individual ...

  • According To Phelps, Thyroid Disease Is Common, Especially In Women

    According To Phelps, Thyroid Disease Is Common, Especially In Women

    The thyroid: your body’s regulatorAt the front of your neck, under your voice box, there is a butterfly-shaped organ whose release of hormones affects every part of your body, regulating functions such as your temperature, metabolism, and heartbeat. It is your thyroid gland.Thyroid glands commonly malfunction, typically by over- or under-producing hormones. More than 12% of the U.S. ...

  • Here’s How To Get Your Kids Away From Screens And Playing Outside

    Here’s How To Get Your Kids Away From Screens And Playing Outside

    Dear Doctor:Like many families, we are coming off a few months with the kids cooped up inside. Summer is officially in full swing, but camp and other summer sports are either canceled or curtailed, and I’m becoming concerned with keeping my kids physically active. What strategies can I use to get them off their screens and outside without turning into a 24/7 nag?Signed,“Housebound But ...

  • Pausing Pregnancy Plans During A Pandemic

    Pausing Pregnancy Plans During A Pandemic

    Dear Doctor,My partner and I were planning to start trying for a baby this year—but then COVID-19 hit. Now, instead of excitement at the thought of growing our family, I find myself worrying about all of the uncertainties. Do you think it’s still safe to try and get pregnant right now?Sincerely,“Pondering Parenthood”Dear Pondering:There's no right or wrong when it comes to family ...

  • 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 ...

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