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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...

A Bump on the Head or a Concussion? How to Tell the Difference.

By Nuvance Health Neurologists  |  7/29/2020

Learn how to spot the signs of a concussion and what to do if you think you may have one Summary: Falls and bumps to the head that occur during exercise or while working around the home can lead to concussions in adults. If you th...

What you need to know about colorectal cancer care during a pandemic

Summary: Nuvance Health patients with colorectal cancer continue to receive treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nuvance Health has resumed colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer. If someone is experiencing unusual gastro...

Coconut oil: The skinny on saturated fat

The consumption of coconut oil has caused controversy in the health and nutrition world over the last few years.  Recently, it has made its way to the top of list of questions asked by patients, family members and friends. Th...

Detox diets: Do they actually work?

You may have heard of some of the popular detox diets in the media, such as the Master Cleanse, the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse or the Lose 1 Pound a Day diet. Some of these require a person to consume specific liquids at certai...

When to resume daily activities after coronavirus

By Patricia Shannon, MD  |  7/1/2020

As COVID-19-related restrictions continue to be lifted, you may find yourself weighing the risks and benefits of doing certain activities. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, you should consider the prevalence ...

Six Tips for Cancer Prevention

By Nuvance Health Oncologists  |  7/1/2020

Learn about how you can lower your cancer risk and maintain your overall well-being even during a pandemic   Summary: Lowering your risk of cancer may be the last thing on your mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s impo...