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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...

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...