If you’re a woman between 35 and 50 years old and suddenly begin to have extremely heavy, intense and prolonged periods along with pain and pressure in your abdomen, you may be among the up to 80 percent of women affected by uterine fibroids, or benign tumors that form in the smooth muscle of the uterus. Here, F. Michael Shaw, MD, Director of Gynecology at the Institute of Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital, discusses non-surgical and surgical remedies.
Suddenly, with no warning, you feel terrible pain shooting from the base of your neck, through your shoulder, down your arm and into your fingers. You’re not aware of doing anything to set it off. What’s happening? By Dr. John M. Abrahams, FAANS, Chief of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Spine Surgery Section of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute, Northern Westchester Hospital.
Groundbreaking liver cancer treatment improves patient outcomes and increases survival rates.
Nearly 40,000 adults are diagnosed with primary liver cancer each year in the United States. Up until recently, very few effective treatments for liver cancer were available, resulting in exceptionally low survival rates when compared to other types of cancer. Read on to learn what is liver cancer and its associated risk factors, and learn how embolization therapy for liver cancer treatment works–the new, groundbreaking procedure that improves patient outcomes and increases survival rates.
Gravity takes its toll on all parts of our body, but one of the first areas to show our age is the sagging skin and puffy bags around the eyes. The area around the eyes is the first place we focus on when meeting new people and engaging in conversation. Here, I’ll explain what you need to know when considering blepharoplasty. By Dr. Douglas A. Roth, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital.
Being diagnosed with a movement disorder such as Parkinson’s can lead to an entirely different way of life for both patient and caregiver. Those diagnosed, may experience slight tremors in the hands or limbs, which may signal the first sign of the disease. Over time, motions may become limited and speech may soften or become less pronounced. Husbands, wives, children and friends often become the caregivers – tending to their loved ones needs, but sometimes forgetting that they too need to be cared for. If you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a movement disorder it’s important to get the support you need before the disease starts to affect your quality of life. Whether you are a patient or caregiver, read on to learn about opportunities within your community that will empower you to fight back against movement disorders. By Michael Silverman, Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness at Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) Chappaqua Crossing.