Northern Westchester Hospital Pediatric Pulmonologist on Kids and Asthma

September 22nd, 2014

Managing Childhood Asthma by Lynne Quittell, MD The soft wheeze or whistle as a child breathes. The chin tucked and chest pinched as he coughs incessantly. These are signs of childhood asthma, a maddening, frightening condition for kids and parents — and a leading cause of ER visits for children. While in the past asthma […]

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Safe Satisfying Seafood

September 18th, 2014

Savory and Satisfying Seafood by Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN There are plenty of fish (and shellfish) in the sea, but sometimes it’s difficult to know which are the best choices. Seafood is a delicious protein source that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that boost heart and brain health. The current recommendation from the 2010 […]

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Study: Genetic Testing for Ashkenazi Jews

September 10th, 2014

Study: Ashkenazi Jewish Descent as a Criterion for Genetic Testing by Nancy Cohen, MS, CGC A new study, Population-based screening for breast and ovarian cancer risk due to BRCA1 and BRCA2 (abstract available in PubMed), suggests that population screening of Ashkenazi Jews for BRCA mutations may be beneficial because the cancer risks of those without […]

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