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  • Is A Cochlear Implant Right For You?

    Is A Cochlear Implant Right For You?

    Cochlear implants are rising in popularity—since being approved by the FDA in the 1980s, more than 118,000 devices have been implanted in adults and more than 65,000 in children. Though hearing aids are still the best fit for most people with hearing loss, cochlear implants can be very beneficial when standard hearing aid technology is not enough. A cochlear implant is an electronic ...

  • What Is A Seizure?

    What Is A Seizure?

    A seizure is the result of abnormal excessive activity of neurons in the brain. How do seizures present?Seizures can present with abnormal involuntary jerking or twitching movements of the arms or legs. Sometimes people can urinate on themselves or bite their tongue. They can make a strange sound during a seizure and may have difficulty breathing. Some seizures do not involve ...

  • Protecting Prostate Health

    Protecting Prostate Health

    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 ...

  • Most Strokes Are Preventable

    Most Strokes Are Preventable

    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 ...

  • Summer Camp Safety Tips From Phelps

    Summer Camp Safety Tips From Phelps

    Summer is here! It is a time for playing outside, riding bikes, swimming in the pool, and building sandcastles at the beach. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and restrictions are being lifted, many children are excited to return to summer camps this year. Recent AAP guidance supports children participating in these summer activities as they provide multiple benefits to children. ...

  • Chronic Pain Following COVID-19 Infection Is More Common Than You May Think

    Chronic Pain Following COVID-19 Infection Is More Common Than You May Think

    We are continuing to learn more about the lasting effects of the COVID-19 virus. An infection that we first thought primarily affected the lungs, we now know that it can have a significant and lasting impact on many of our bodily functions. Unfortunately, many who have recovered from COVID-19 are now experiencing chronic pain. Pain associated with COVID-19 infection can be grouped into ...

  • Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgeries Becoming Increasingly Popular

    Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgeries Becoming Increasingly Popular

    Traditionally, hip and knee joint replacement surgeries were thought to be big ordeals requiring extensive hospital stays and a lengthy recovery. It’s time to rethink that train of thought.Substantial improvements in medical technology have led to minimally invasive surgical techniques for hip and knee replacement surgery. These procedures now have such positive outcomes that many ...

  • Top Westchester Breast Surgeons Utilizing World-Class Breast Cancer Treatments

    Top Westchester Breast Surgeons Utilizing World-Class Breast Cancer Treatments

    Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can raise many questions and concerns. However, patients in Westchester County can find comfort in knowing the best treatment is available to them, close to home.Your Westchester-based physicians at Northwell Health in Westchester are not only some of the most qualified breast cancer surgeons in the Northeast—they’re also known for proactively ...

  • How To Tell If Its Seasonal Allergies Or COVID-19

    How To Tell If Its Seasonal Allergies Or COVID-19

    It’s that time of the year again. Trees and flowers bloom, sending pollen through the air and onto sidewalks, cars, and ourselves. Those with allergies are starting to feel the symptoms as winter fades into spring and the weather becomes more pleasant. But this year you may be questioning your standard routine: are these symptoms just my standard allergies or is it something I need to ...

  • Telehealth And At-Home Treatment Options Increase For Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    Telehealth And At-Home Treatment Options Increase For Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    While the COVID-19 pandemic drags onward, many are left to worry not just about the virus, but about their regular medical treatments that may have been interrupted by a virus with a lot of question marks.For cancer patients, especially those undergoing treatment, COVID-19 has its own set of challenges.Many individuals with cancer who are undergoing treatments may have compromised ...

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