Detecting and Treating Colon Cancer

March 3rd, 2017

Colon cancer remains the third most common cancer in both men and women. However, only one in three eligible Americans begin to be screened for colon cancer at the recommended age of fifty-years-old. What is stopping people from taking the lifesaving step of screening? Unscreened individuals may avoid the procedure out of fear of the […]

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Local vs. Organic Shopping

February 27th, 2017

Are you a health conscious consumer wondering whether it’s worth buying local or organic food? It’s a valid question without a simple answer. By Caryn Huneke, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Let’s start with what the terms local and organic mean. While there are no government regulations defining “local,” it is generally referred to […]

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Finding Relief from Acid Reflux Disease

February 20th, 2017

Your stomach produces acid in order to digest food. If things go properly, that acid remains in your stomach, finally passing into your intestines. However, if you have acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, stomach acid leaks backward and upward, “refluxing” into the esophagus, the tube leading from your mouth […]

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