Don’t Let a False Positive Prevent you from Getting your Annual Mammo

February 9th, 2017

A false positive screening mammogram is defined as a mammogram that results in calling back a patient for additional imaging. For every 1,000 women having a screening mammogram, 100 are called back for additional images, 20 of those are recommended to have a biopsy and 5 of these women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Reassuring […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Cuts, Breaks, Bruises and Burns

February 6th, 2017

A parent’s worst nightmare – an accidental tumble during a snowball fight, or an unfortunate bout of curiosity with the stove during dinner time and your child runs into your arms, in pain and inconsolable. As parents, it is assumed that our job is to be the superhero and prevent our children from getting injured. […]

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Joint Replacements at Ambulatory Surgical Centers are the Next Frontier

February 3rd, 2017

Today many patients undergoing knee surgery or hip surgery can often go home the same day. By Eric L. Grossman, MD FAAOS, Co-Director, Joint Replacement Surgery, Orthopedics & Spine Institute, Northern Westchester Hospital A recent article in The New York Times stated that physicians are deeply split about whether or not Medicare should allow outpatient […]

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