Category Archives: Expert Health Advice

Ask the Urologist: What You Need to Know about PSA and the Increase of Metastatic Prostate Cancer in the US

Posted on: August 19, 2016

By Dr. Warren Bromberg  

In 2012, the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) stunned the medical and lay community with its recommendation against routine prostate-specific antigen tests or, PSA screenings, for prostate cancer. This screening can detect high levels of PSA that may indicate the presence of prostate cancer. The Task Force gave PSA screening a grade of “D” primarily based on the results of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovary (PCLO) trial, reported in 2009, which showed no difference in prostate cancer incidence or mortality between the screening and control groups after 7 years. Since this seminal declaration, screening has decreased from 33% to 18.7% in men aged 55-69 years, the age range generally thought to be most critical in identifying and treating the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.

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Pulmonary Function Testing: How well are your lungs working?

Posted on: July 22, 2016

A Pulmonary Function Test  or “Breathing Test,” measures your lung capacity or how well the lungs are working.

Who is a candidate for a Pulmonary Function Test?

By Dr. Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Critical Care Services at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.

People who are experiencing shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, snoring, or exercise-induced breathing difficulties may need to consider the value of these breathing tests.

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Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Exercise Possible After Surgery

Posted on: July 20, 2016

What is an Alter G treadmill and what does it offer obesity surgery patients?  Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program explains.

New York bariatric surgeonHow do you define health? While many think of it as the absence of a labeled medical problem, or not requiring daily medications, health really means being active and able to perform strenuous exercise. In fact, the distance traveled on a treadmill correlates well with survival.

Unfortunately, for many obese individuals there are significant barriers to exercise. Increased weight reduces respiratory capacity and increases load on the joints, making sustained exercise not possible for many afflicted patients. However, a ground-breaking anti-gravity treadmill is making the impossible a reality.

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Workplace Ergonomics: Make Your Desk Work For You

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Battling Chronic Office Fatigue from Your Work Environment

Monday through Friday, your shoulders are tight and your neck aches. By Sunday afternoon you start to feel a bit better, but the pain returns on your first day back to work. If that sounds familiar, your workplace ergonomics are probably out of whack. Easing your pains may be simpler than you realize, though.

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Advances in Cosmetic Surgery for Veterans

Posted on: May 26, 2016

From one veteran to another:  continuing to care for those who have sacrificed so much.

With Memorial Day upon us, our thoughts turn to those who gave their lives in service of our country. This day of remembrance, along with Veterans Day, holds additional significance for me because I served in the Army as a plastic surgeon. In fact, I was inspired to enter the field of plastic surgery after learning how reconstructive surgery helped smooth the return to civilian life for Vietnam Veterans.

by Dr. Michael Rosenberg, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Center for Plastic Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital

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