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Intuitive Eating: Honoring Hunger and Fullness

Thanks to COVID-19, more people are eating at home. Whether that means takeout or cooking, the pandemic has changed eating habits. Along with more meals at home, more virtual meetings and social isolation have caused increased dev...

Holidays and Your Heart

By Gregory Katz, MD  |  12/22/2020

Every year around the holidays, there’s a spike in cardiovascular symptoms leading to more doctor’s visits, hospital admissions and new prescriptions. This spike in cardiac issues around the holidays was first described in the 197...

Why we make (and break) New Year’s resolutions, and 4 tips to help you achieve your goals

By Charles Herrick, MD  |  12/11/2020

Nuvance Health psychiatrist discusses the psychology behind New Year’s resolutions, why we often give up, and how to increase the chances of success   Summary: Research shows that as many as 50 percent of adults in the United...

How to celebrate New Year’s during the pandemic

Here are tips for how to celebrate 2021 while also protecting yourself, family, and friends from COVID-19   Summary: It’s important to consider COVID-19 safety as you make plans to ring in 2021. Decision-making regarding wher...

Woman has “fantastic” outcome after surgery to treat tongue cancer

By Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD   |  11/24/2020

Renee Rizzi had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her tongue at Vassar Brothers Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic Summary: When Renee Rizzi was diagnosed with tongue cancer, she turned to Vassar Brothers Medical C...

Nuvance Health receives $15,000 grant for neurosciences medical education

  Nuvance Health will use funding from Theranica to educate clinicians about the use of electroceuticals to treat neurological conditions and diseases Nuvance Health received a $15,000 grant for neurosciences medical educatio...

COVID-19: Finding Hope in the Winter of our Discontent

By Charles Herrick, MD  |  11/24/2020

There are so many articles now on how to cope with our growing COVID-19 fatigue in the face of a surge that I am even wary to remind you of these truisms: “Get plenty of rest, eat healthy, drink moderately, exercise regularly, con...

Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

By Gregory Katz, MD  |  11/24/2020

It’s ironic that a month culminating in the carb-heavy gluttony of Thanksgiving is National Diabetes Month , but maybe that’s appropriate for America in 2020. The diabetes burden in America is enormous and somewhat astounding. Abo...

Brain health supplements: What you need to know

Research shows that “brain-boosting” supplements could expose individuals to harmful drug interactions or side effects Summary: A study published in the medical journal Neurology: Clinical Practice found that over-the-counter diet...

How to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic

Here are tips for how to preserve holiday traditions while also protecting yourself, family, and friends from COVID-19   Summary: Many people are rethinking their holiday traditions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. D...

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 ...