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.
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
Posted on: May 25, 2016
American veterans encounter a wide variety of environmental inhalational exposures, leaving them vulnerable to a lifetime of pulmonary diseases. Pulmonary rehabilitation can effectively treat respiratory disorders suffered by deployed military personnel.
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.