Flu Shot Facts for Pregnant women

October 16th, 2014

Pregnancy, Your Immune System and the Flu Vaccine By Maureen Varcasio, RN Pregnant women can protect themselves and their babies by getting the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all pregnant women get vaccinated with the Influenza (Flu) vaccine. During pregnancy […]

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Sports Medicine Expert on Concussion Symptoms and Dangers

October 14th, 2014

Concussion Management. Assessing the Symptoms. By Dr. Eric Small While a headache is among the best-known and first symptoms of a concussion, there are often delayed symptoms that indicate ongoing mild brain damage and require treatment. Ten percent of symptoms don’t present for a week or more. For this reason, it is essential that parents […]

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Northern Westchester Hospital Chief of Endocrinology on Diabetes, Weight Loss, Healthcare Costs

September 24th, 2014

Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Weight Loss Lowers Healthcare Costs By Dr. Jeffrey Powell A recent study found that overweight individuals with diabetes who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their healthcare costs by an average of more than $500 a year. While we always look at better health outcomes […]

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