Posted on: May 25, 2016
The largest population of people with COPD is American veterans, who suffer from higher rates of lung function decline, COPD progression, deterioration in health status, increased risk of hospitalization and death. Dire statistics. COPD is a common, preventable and treatable disease. It is under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated; this can be reversed with pulmonary rehabilitation.
by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital
Posted on: April 26, 2016
A newer spine surgery technique called cervical spine disc replacement leaves you far more mobile than traditional spinal fusion. By Dr. Marshal D. Peris, Co-director of Spine Surgery at the Orthopedic and Spine Institute of Northern Westchester Hospital
If you have discomfort – such as neck or arm pain – due to problems with cervical spinal discs (those in your neck), you’ve probably heard of the spinal fusion procedure, a common surgical solution, which locks cervical vertebrae together permanently after removing damaged discs. While this spine surgery offers excellent results, you need to know about a newer technique, called cervical spine disc replacement that leaves you far more mobile. Here, I explain this advanced and exciting treatment option, and help you determine if you might be a candidate.
Posted on: March 31, 2016
Age-Defying Benefits of Non-Surgical Facelifts
By Dr. David A. Palaia
The earlier in life you take a proactive approach to skincare, the fewer additional treatments you’ll need to repair problems or simply maintain a healthy, vibrant look. It’s important to know that there have been major advances in non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures. These include the medical-grade HydraFacial, as well as non-surgical laser and radiofrequency skin-tightening and skin-resurfacing technologies. Here, I explain how these newer procedures offer remarkable time-freezing results with far less visible surface damage, less discomfort, and only a minimal time investment on your part.
Posted on: March 15, 2016
Endometrial Cancer: Reducing Your Risk
By Dr. Iris Wertheim
Unlike breast cancer, endometrial cancer is not often the focus of media
Iris Wertheim, MD
Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Program, Northern Westchester Hospital
attention, and is rarely cited as a health consequence of obesity. So you may be surprised to learn that endometrial cancer – cancer of the lining of the uterus – is the most common gynecological cancer in the U.S, and that there is a known link between obesity and this disease. Here, I raise your awareness of endometrial cancer, and offer empowering advice to every woman about reducing her risk.
Endometrial cancer arises in the glands of the lining of the uterus. It is the most prevalent gynecological cancer in the United States, affecting 50,000 women annually.
Posted on: March 15, 2016
Football season is still months away, but concussion concerns in the sport are in the headlines year round.
Recently, a new study found that tackling methods that protect the head may be increasing the risk of leg injuries. However, the findings don’t reveal an actual link—just an association. And there may be other explanations for this unsettling news.
In the study, researchers at the University of Iowa in Iowa city tracked NCAA football-related concussions and other injuries for five years. During the period of the study, teams were instituting new protocols and rules that encouraged leading with the shoulders rather than the head, protecting defenseless receivers, and banning horse collar tackles (in which a player is pulled down by the shoulder pads at the neck).