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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...

Four COVID-19 Nutrition Tips for People with Cancer

Don’t let the pandemic stop you from accessing high-quality food that promotes healing during cancer treatment Summary: Although it may be more challenging than usual to access healthy foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are...

COVID-19 y Telemedicina

By Eunice Hoolihan, MD  |  6/25/2020

A comienzos de marzo del 2020, como consecuencia del aumento de casos de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad, la gente comenzó a disminuir su exposición a otras personas y finalmente, desde el 03/19/2020, con el comienzo de la cuarenten...

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

By Shantala Sonnad, MD  |  6/25/2020

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...

Telemedicine offers home visit-like experience for primary care patients

By Eunice Hoolihan, MD  |  6/19/2020

In March, as COVID 19 cases were more prevalent in our country and community, we started to decrease our exposure to other people. Eventually, on March 19, the stay-at-home order came through, changing the way we practice and seek...

Cardiovascular care in the time of COVID-19

By Gregory Katz, MD  |  6/18/2020

It’s astounding to think about how much COVID-19 has changed our lives since the beginning of the pandemic. Almost every aspect of normal life has been disrupted, and this has been felt as deeply in the medical system as anywhere ...

5 tips to reduce falls risk and injuries from falls for older adults

Tip 1: According to the National Council on Aging, more than 25 percent of adults 65 and over report falling each year. And one out every 10 reports a fall-related injury each year. Most of these falls occur in or around the home....

Make the switch to meatless meals for better health

By Roufia Payman, DT, CDN  |  5/4/2020

If you could make one small change today to improve your nutrition and overall health, here’s what it is: Spend one day a week as a vegetarian. Simple as that. Beginners tend to think vegetarians just eat vegetables and fruits. An...

Bariatric patients shares how to stay healthy – even during a pandemic

By Nuvance Health staff  |  5/4/2020

Social isolation during the coronavirus crisis posed challenges for many, but for some people struggling with obesity, the changes that happened rapidly involving grocery shopping, business closures and non-essential work made it ...

Young stroke victim shares experience, anxieties

By Nuvance Health staff  |  5/4/2020

In honor of May’s stroke awareness month, Poughkeepsie resident Jenna Williams, 38, recalled the Sunday in early January when the unbelievable happened. That morning, Jenna woke up feeling dazed, dizzy and unrested. She tried to g...

Advances in Lung Cancer Care Lead to a Decrease in Overall Cancer Death Rate

By Faiz Bhora, MD  |  3/4/2020

Summary: The American Cancer Society (ACS) published a report stating that cancer deaths in the United States fell by 2.2 percent in 2017, marking the largest-ever single-year drop in overall cancer mortality. Although lung cancer...

Fight colorectal cancer; get screened

By John Choi, MD  |  2/27/2020

Most people should have their first colonoscopy at age 45, to look for polyps, which are abnormal tissue growths. Polyps can be cancerous or become cancerous, depending on what type they are, but they tend to not cause any symptom...

Nourishing the Heart

By Indrani Dhar  |  2/21/2020

While heart health can be achieved in a variety of ways, including exercise, not smoking and limiting alcohol, what we choose to eat is perhaps the most important element for both physical and mental well-being. These nutritional ...

From stroke to soccer: How a love of the sport helped in recovery

A stroke left Poughkeepsie resident Steve Johnson’s body limp. But his love of soccer and weeks of rehabilitation helped him regain strength and return home a new man. “I never knew this could happen — I was an active person,” he ...

Reducing your risk of developing breast cancer

By Susan K. Boolbol, MD, FACS  |  12/10/2019

Dr. Susan Boolbol shares some tips on preventative measures and screening recommendations applicable to both women and men. While there has been debate over what age individuals should have their first mammogram, it is important t...

Helpful tips for a healthy holiday season

By Patricia Shannon, MD  |  11/26/2019

Tis the holiday season. With it comes not only fun and excitement, but stress, overeating and dread. Eating foods that are usually off limits, trying to be everything to everybody and spreading ourselves too thin can lead to sickn...

Halloween safety for your trick-or-treaters

By Christina Mezzone, DO, FAAP  |  10/17/2019

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable kid holidays of the year. They dress as someone or something else, knock on the door of strangers and are rewarded with a bowl filled with the best candy. But for parents, there are some chil...

The Wholesome Whole Grains

By   |  9/3/2019

Happy National Whole Grains Month! Whole grains and protein help keep you full and energized. Sharon Hospital’s executive chef, Joann Robinson, offers this savory, nutrient-rich Shakshuka breakfast bowl recipe that includes three ...