We live in a world where we are constantly connected. We always have our phones in our hands and we can be reached at any time. But this constant connectivity can actually be a big pain in the neck and it all comes down to how you look at it… literally. “Text neck” refers to…Details
Imagine you’re in the hospital and your doctor or nurse mentions that they have a pet therapy program and asks if you’d be interested in having a dog visit you. You say yes and soon thereafter a dog and its handler arrive. You interact with and pet the dog. After they’ve gone, you notice you…Details
When we think of fiber we often think of digestive health. But fiber does more than just keep you regular, it is also beneficial in fostering heart health. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t get enough fiber in their diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, men and women under the age of 50 should…Details
We’ve all heard that you should get your annual flu shot, however less than half of those eligible get immunized. For those of us who are generally healthy with a normal immune system, the flu is just an inconvenience that we may or may not get. So what’s the urgency in getting vaccinated? By getting…Details
For some of us, winter is the season of beautiful snow falls that coat the trees and ground giving everything a fresh, powdery, dream-like look. But winter can also be treacherous. We’ve all seen someone slip and fall on a patch of ice, and may have even fallen ourselves. Extremely cold temperatures mixed with snow,…Details
Don’t shop ‘til you drop this holiday season. Here are some helpful tips on preventing back pain while holiday shopping:
We have all had our blood pressure taken at a regular doctor visit; however most of us don’t truly understand why those numbers are so important. Having high blood pressure is a big health concern, but what does it all really mean?
Lorraine, a former smoker with a 35-pack year smoking history, had asthma since she was a child. In 2013, she was struggling to push herself to get things done, she had difficulty breathing. The Coram resident went to her pulmonologist Dr. Jay Barbakoff who recommended that she have a lung cancer screening. She met the…Details
Back pain affects eight out of ten people at some time in their lives. In fact over 33 million Americans are currently experiencing back pain. There are simple things that people can change to prevent recurring back pain and one of those is correcting poor posture.
According to the American Brain Tumor Association, nearly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors – tumors that originate in the brain – are expected to be diagnosed this year. Brain tumors do not discriminate. They come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their symptoms. The key to understanding a tumor’s symptoms is…Details