The issues are in our tissues – how movement can release negative emotions

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN Did you ever have a stressful day and then feel reinvigorated after participating in some form of physical activity? That’s because our minds and bodies are intimately connected; we tend to hold negative energy in our bodies. In other words, the issues are in our tissues. The good news is…


The “new normal” in safe surgical care

According to a poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians, nearly one third of Americans have delayed health care during COVID-19. There can be many fears about coming into a hospital when you’ve been told to stay home and social distance. As restrictions gradually loosen and we embrace a new normal, some people…

Russell, Wading River

When Russell Brown was admitted to Mather Hospital in 2015 with an infection in his foot and his sugars spiraling, he knew it was time for a change. “I had tried dieting. I’ve dieted and lost a hundred pounds and gained it right back,” said Mr. Brown. After developing diabetes at 30 years old, he decided it was time for a more permanent solution to keep the weight off and his sugars under control. Mr. Brown was then introduced to Arif Ahmad, MD, director of Mather Hospital’s Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery™.