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).
Posted on: February 23, 2016
You’ve had a cardiac event – possibly a heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery or angina. Now you’re back home. How do you regain your strength, energy and confidence, while reducing the risk of a recurrence? The answer is: cardiac rehabilitation. Find out from the experienced Master’s-level exercise physiologists at Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program how cardiac rehab can speed your recovery while significantly improving your health and quality of life.
Cardiac rehabilitation, explains Jenna Angelucci, is a medically-supervised, individualized program of exercise and education that helps you recover faster from heart disease and acquire the strength to resume a full life. You are a candidate if you’ve suffered a cardiovascular event such as heart attack, bypass surgery, angina, heart valve repair or replacement, coronary stenting or heart failure. NWH’s outpatient cardiac rehab program requires a physician’s prescription, and besides the core training component, includes counseling in nutrition, stress management and meditation, as well as education in heart disease prevention.
Posted on: January 26, 2016
By Dr. Ronen Marmur
Without your immune system, your body would be open to infection from viruses and bacteria.
Ronen Marmur, MD/PhD
But this helpful ally can sometimes turn on you and mistakenly attack joints, muscles, and even organs. Because no one is sure what triggers autoimmune disorders, diagnosing and treating the problems can be puzzling for patients and doctors. Recognizing some of the potential risks and symptoms can help you get the care you need.
Early diagnosis is crucial to successfully managing autoimmune disorders.
Posted on: January 12, 2016
Something to Cheer About
By Dr. Elie Abemayor
I remember the day when an 18-year-old cheerleader came to see me, she knew something was dramatically wrong—but she didn’t want to talk about it. The normally bouncy high school student was becoming less social, and she was losing weight. She was having bowel issues, and she really didn’t want to talk about it.