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Headache or migraine: How you can tell the difference

By Hida Nierenburg, MD  |  10/23/2020

Knowing the symptoms of headaches and migraines can help you get the right treatment and feel better faster Summary: A headache can cause pain in the head, face, or upper neck and can vary in frequency and intensity. There are dif...

What you need to know about sudden cardiac arrest

By Sankar Varanasi, MD  |  10/16/2020

According to the American Heart Association’s most recent report, “Heart and Stroke Statistics — 2020 Update” there are more than 356,000 cardiac arrests that happen outside of the hospital setting each year in the U.S., with near...

Flu is coming: Learn facts vs. myths

By Nuvance Health Primary Care  |  10/16/2020

1. Myth: The flu is something only the frail and elderly need to worry about. Fact: The CDC reports the 2019-2020 flu season was atypical in that it was severe for children under age 5 and adults aged 18 to 49. In fact, 36 percent...

What you need to know about breast cancer screenings and care during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Susan K. Boolbol, MD, FACS  |  10/8/2020

It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect time to talk with our communities about screenings and care for breast cancer. Breast cancer doesn’t stop, patient care doesn’t stop, and healthcare doesn’t stop — even in...

Trick or treat? COVID-19 considerations to help parents plan a healthy Halloween

Understanding the risks of traditional Halloween activities and asking health questions can help you protect your child while preserving fun   Summary: Halloween may look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

Struggling to conceive? Weight could be the culprit

By Vadim Meytes, MD  |  10/1/2020

For women who are trying to get pregnant, weight can affect their chances of conceiving. Women who are significantly overweight, especially those with a high body mass index, are more likely to have irregular periods and not ovula...

What you need to know about atrial fibrillation

By Sankar Varanasi, MD  |  9/25/2020

At least 2.7 million Americans have atrial fibrillation (AFib), a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart-related complications including stroke, heart failure and blood clots. A normal heart contracts and relaxes ...

How much damage does COVID-19 really cause on the heart? ​

By Gregory Katz, MD  |  9/15/2020

Does COVID-19 cause heart damage in athletes? The scary headlines after a recent report of cardiac involvement in COVID-19-positive college football players made a lot of young and otherwise healthy athletes across the country thi...

What you need to know about neurological symptoms after COVID-19

Although only a small number of patients report neurological concerns after recovering from COVID-19, a healthcare clinician should investigate “brain fog” and other symptoms   Summary: A small number of people who recover fr...

COVID-19 vs. flu: How to tell the difference, and what to do if you get sick

Although your healthcare clinician may be able to help you figure out which illness you have, the best thing to do is avoid getting sick in the first place Summary: COVID-19 and flu symptoms are similar, so it may be difficult to ...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Masks and Exercising

By Gregory Katz, MD  |  8/26/2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the COVID-15 has been a real problem for many of us. No, that isn’t a typo — the COVID-15 is the 15 pounds many of us have gained since gyms closed and we have been spending much more of our ti...

Migraine and weather triggers: Tips to manage your symptoms

By Hida Nierenburg, MD  |  8/21/2020

Although researchers have not identified a scientific correlation between migraine and weather, some people experience an increase in symptoms during hot, humid months Summary: Many people who get migraines experience worsening sy...

In-Person or Online? Health Considerations to Guide Your Back-to-School Decisions

With deadlines to choose between various educational options looming, asking the following questions can help you weigh your student’s options and protect your family’s well-being Summary: As schools release plans to reopen in the...

Cardiac patient warns against delaying care due to COVID-19

Arthur Piebes has a cautionary tale about delaying care during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the height of the crisis, Piebes began experiencing symptoms of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can lead to...

Preparing for the new school normal

By Nuvance Health Pediatricians  |  8/7/2020

Anxiety may be high for families as school districts release more information on their safety plans this summer. And, while returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic may feel very different – at least for a while –  he...

Gynecologic cancer specialist stresses the importance of continued care during COVID-19 pandemic

By Linus Chuang, MD, Chair of OB/GYN  |  8/7/2020

With patient safety precautions in place at Nuvance Health, women should not postpone gynecologic cancer screenings or treatment due to COVID-19 concerns Summary: Women who need screening or treatment for gynecologic conditions or...

Physical and Emotional Wellness Checklist

By Nuvance Health staff  |  8/7/2020

Wellness isn’t just determined by our physical health. Many factors contribute to our overall sense of well-being. Dr. Jodi Friedman, a geriatrician, and Allison Gould, a social worker, both with Nuvance Health’s Center for Health...

Woman receives “life-changing” migraine care at Nuvance Health

Former California resident gets migraine care back on track after relocating to New York, and receives unique opportunity to participate in a clinical trial. Summary: Ashley suffered with migraine for years until she found an effe...

Kids and Concussions: Know the Signs and When to Seek Treatment

By Nuvance Health Neurologists  |  7/29/2020

As communities reopen and kids begin to resume summertime activities, parents should learn to recognize signs of concussion and know how to get the proper care   Summary: Falls, collisions, and bumps to the head that occur du...

Don’t Delay Care for Lung Conditions or Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thoracic surgeon stresses the importance of continuing screenings and care for lung disease, and offers an innovative approach to treat post-COVID-19 trachea problems   Summary: Individuals with lung conditions or concerns sh...