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Medical massages heal the body, decrease pain

Massage therapy is one of the simplest and most basic avenues to prevent illness and maintain a strong, healthy and vital body and mind. Massage hastens the body's natural inclination toward health and balance by generating circul...

Keep children's asthma symptoms at bay this summer

By Michele Goldman, FNP  |  7/9/2018

Summer has finally arrived, and that means outdoor fun, exercise and new adventures for families. However, a change in routines, activities, caregivers and environments can impact children with asthma. Summer preparedness While en...

Poison ivy can threaten spring and summer activities, but it doesn’t have to spoil the great outdoors.

By Shantala Sonnad, MD  |  6/28/2018

Education is the key to preventing the itchy, red rash caused by this leafy nuisance. Should you still come in contact with the waxy, three-leafed plant, read on to find out how to prevent and treat poison ivy. Everyone should hav...

Farmers Markets: Where Food is Medicine

By Indrani Dhar  |  6/28/2018

Farmers markets are now cropping up throughout the Hudson Valley and if you haven't been to one yet, there's plenty of time to grab your reusable bag and head outdoors for some fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables all season lon...

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By   |  6/22/2018

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder. It is the most common cause of dementia, a term used to describe a group of symptoms related to a decline in memory and other cognitive skills, often severe...

The benefits of 3-D Mammography

By Dr. Donald Lien  |  6/15/2018

There are presently 4,272 certified facilities in the nation offering patients digital breast tomosynthesis, more commonly referred to as 3-D mammography, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Last May, there w...

Drugs that stop migraine pain, prevent attacks

By Hida Nierenburg, MD  |  6/14/2018

Got a migraine? Here's how to treat it. You may need a prevention medication, which is used to decrease the frequency, severity and duration of your attacks. You may also need a rescue medication that helps eliminate pain more rap...

Could your headache be a migraine?

By Hida Nierenburg, MD  |  6/14/2018

Migraines are very common, but their unpredictability can bring a significant amount of stress and fear to those who get them. A migraine usually begins with warnings signs that can happen hours to days before the onset of pain. P...

Stop the fuss: Tricks for kids to eat vegetables

By Roufia Payman, DT, CDN  |  6/14/2018

If you have a young, picky eater in your family, you are probably all too familiar with the meal-time battle, prolonged dinners, the pinched noses and endless whining. But forcing a child to gag down foods that ...

Family fitness for summer

By Dorothy Page, MD  |  6/5/2018

It's June and if you are the average parent then you know what is happening before the end of the month. School's out! Now that you've taken two minutes to scream silently in your mind, wring your hands and bury your face in your ...

What is occupational therapy?

April is Occupational Therapy Month What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association as “the therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase develop...

Oral Cancer 101: A Guide to Risks, Symptoms and Treatments

By Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD   |  4/5/2018

There were 49,670 new oral and oropharyngeal cancer cases in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. Dr. Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD, a maxillofacial, head and neck surgeon at Health Quest Medical Practice gives an over...

Colorectal cancer: Who is at risk, and how can it be prevented?

By Pranat Kumar, MD  |  3/20/2018

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and it is important to learn more about the disease and how it can be prevented or best treated. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United Stat...

The physical therapist's guide to running

By Drew Matsen, PT, DPT, OSC, CSCS  |  3/9/2018

I work as a full-time outpatient physical therapist at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn. I mostly work with patients suffering from orthopedic injuries. These range from general back pain to sports injuries, including from running....

Pelvic or abdominal bulge could be a sign of a hernia

By Lee Farber, DO  |  3/6/2018

About 1 million hernia repairs are performed each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the tissues that hold ...

5 lifestyle changes to help prevent cancer

February is National Cancer Prevention Month , an annual movement dedicated to educating the public on the fact that up to 50 percent of cancers develop from preventable causes. I interviewed Rosie Rosati of the Mesothelioma + Asb...

High blood pressure, the silent killer of FDR

Through the centuries, U.S. presidents have had many different ailments, including some that remained secret during their term or completely undetected. When president Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in 1945, for example, it was pr...

Get patriotic with this Presidents' Day workout!

By Drew Matsen, PT, DPT, OSC, CSCS  |  2/15/2018

Iconic presidents like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were very strong in their principles and leadership skills. In honor of Presidents' Day, we present a patriotic workout inspired by our forefathers to give you physical ...

My aging parent: How to prevent malnutrition

By Peter Fish, MD  |  2/13/2018

Geriatric patients often lose their sense of taste and appetite. As a result, they eat less and don't get enough nutrients. Caregivers need to understand that loss of appetite and weight is a normal part of aging, and that medical...

Rethink indoor tanning beds this winter

By James Nitzkorski, MD  |  2/2/2018

Tanning is a multibillion-dollar industry, so of course they would have you believe artificial tanning is safe. It is not safe. The truth—proven by scientific research—is the longer people use sunbeds, the greater their risk, espe...