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Five Ways To Help Your Child Stay Healthy and Avoid Diabetes

November 20, 2020
Did you know that children living in the Bronx have the highest levels of obesity in New York City and that nearly one-third of Bronx students are overweight? Being overweight can put your child at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. But, there are ways to help prevent your child from developing this condition.
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Caregiving Tips for Families with Special Needs Children

November 20, 2020
According to the NYC Department of Education, 20% of school-aged children have disabilities. If your family includes a child with special needs, you’re a champion for someone you love. Staying strong for that person also means taking care of yourself and reaching out for support. We’d like to offer some tips and tools that you may find helpful.
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The Home eye awareness month: October

October 28, 2020
Due to the rising incidences of eye injuries in the US, October has been declared the Home Eye Safety awareness month by the Prevent Blindness America Association. The purpose is to dedicate this month to educating people regarding the impact of eye injuries at home and the steps that can be taken to avoid it.
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Halloween Safety: Tips for More Fun, Less Risk

October 27, 2020
Keeping your kids safe on Halloween is always a priority—whether it’s choosing non-flammable costume materials, establishing precautions while trick-or-treating from house to house, or inspecting candy to make sure it’s safe to consume. But this year, risk of coronavirus spread calls for a new level of attention. Here are a few reminders on tips for keeping Halloween safe, including new guidance for having fun while protecting against COVID-19 infection.
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Know the Risks for Breast Cancer

October 23, 2020
Breast cancer is the one of the most common and dangerous types of cancer for women. Before the end of 2020, more than 325,000 new cases of breast cancer are likely to be diagnosed in U.S. women. Understanding risk factors is important to either helping prevent breast cancer or to guide women in seeking early diagnosis and treatment.
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7 Strategies to Promote Healthy Aging

October 2, 2020
Everyone must deal with the normal, expected changes that come with aging. As we grow older, all of us face the potential of weight gain, developing chronic conditions, loss of sex drive, and memory loss or cognitive changes.
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Your Flu Vaccination: More Important Now than Ever

October 2, 2020
This year, we face the unprecedented situation of not only preparing for flu season, but also continuing to protect ourselves against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Your Urinary Tract: Signs of Trouble and What to Do

October 2, 2020
Did you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections that affect both men and women?
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Understanding Diabetic Gastroparesis

September 21, 2020
Gastroparesis is a rare and severe digestive condition affecting only around 4% of the US population. However, if you are diabetic, your chances of developing gastroparesis increase dramatically.
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Immunization Myths: Safety Facts vs. Fiction

September 18, 2020
Like most of us, it’s normal if your focus over the past few months has been on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much national attention on the need for a coronavirus vaccine, now is a good time to revisit the topic of immunizations and important role they play in keeping us safe and healthy.
 
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4 Tips for soothing your psoriasis

September 17, 2020
Nearly 7.5 million Americans suffer with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that often causes severe itching and painful red welts on their knees, elbows, lower back, and other parts of the body. While psoriasis is a life-long condition, there are steps you can take to help alleviate its appearance and the symptoms that come with it.
 
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Learning from Home – Helping your Child Adjust

September 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to require change in the way we navigate through daily life, and that includes your child’s schooling. You’ve already had to deal with adjusting your own work schedule, but now it’s time to think about your child’s development during this “new normal,” especially if they are learning from home. Below are strategies for helping your child adapt to their new schooling situation.
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Breastfeeding: When is it time to stop?

September 2, 2020
August was National Breastfeeding Month, marking awareness of an important aspect of caring for a baby. It’s a topic that carries with it questions and decisions for parents. “Is breastfeeding the right thing for my baby?” Or, if a mother is breastfeeding: “When is it time to stop?” Here, we’re going to offer some information on the topic of breastfeeding and share some professional guidelines and options you may want to consider.
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Caring for someone with suspected COVID-19 at home

May 4, 2020
No matter how cautious we are both inside and outside of the home to avoid exposure to the coronavirus, some of us will get sick. But, even if someone in your household develops symptoms, don’t assume there’s nothing you can do to prevent getting sick yourself. Here are guidelines to help prevent infection even when the virus is in your own household.
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Well-being Guide for Quarantine and Self-isolation

May 1, 2020
For many weeks now, our city has been living under a shelter-in-place mandate, and some of you may have already begun home quarantine or self-isolation even before the official requirement was announced.
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Heart Disease Statistics: How At-Risk Am I?

February 13, 2020
Did you know that February is National Heart Health Month? As Doctors and Cardiologists in the Bronx, we take any opportunity to raise awareness about the dangers associated with heart disease since it's a problem that particularly affects our community.
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5 Ways to Keep Your Heart Sweet This Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2020
Winter isn't going away any time soon, so Valentine's Day is a welcome day of celebration, a reason for us to cuddle up, appreciate loved ones, and warm the cockles of our hearts. And speaking of hearts, it turns out that Valentine's Day provides us with quite a few opportunities to take care of our tickers.
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Get Your Kids Out the Door on Time (Every Time!)

January 27, 2020
Getting the kids out the door on time is  a nightmare for most. If you're that working mom (or dad) who feels like a  tornado hits your house each morning, the kids are always half-dressed and  their teeth possibly unbrushed, leaving you “late again” – it's time to turn things  around.
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How Primary Care Doctors Can Help You Control Diabetes, Lose Weight, and Improve Your Overall Health

January 19, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. is often attributed as saying, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”1
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The 3 Best Exercises You Need to Lose the Excess Weight

January 15, 2020
Did you know that the Bronx has the highest rates of obesity in the city?1 In fact, residents in this neighborhood are predisposed, or vulnerable, to obesity with an 85% increased chance1 of being obese, making it a primary concern with doctors in the Bronx.
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7 Tips on Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

December 23, 2019
For many of us, the holidays are almost synonymous with overindulgence. Starting with Thanksgiving through to New Year's Eve, our intake of calories skyrockets. Come January 1st, we're regretting it all.
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The Flu: Information for Travelers

December 16, 2019
Whether  you're traveling to visit family, or flying south for some winter sun, consider  how you can protect yourself from contracting the flu virus on your travels.
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Take These 3 Actions to Protect Against Flu

December 9, 2019
‘Tis the season...flu season. December through March sees a spike in people contracting influenza.1 Contracting a mild flu is inconvenient and can lead to lost days of work or school, but if you are vulnerable or contract a severe strain of the virus, it can lead to hospitalization or even death. It's a serious business.
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7 Kitchen Eye Safety Tips

December 2, 2019
It’s that time of year again. As we welcome friends and family to reunite in our homes, we’re going to want to spoil them with lots of delicious food, which means that the stove and oven are working overtime.
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Follow these simple steps to keep your skin healthy and looking young

October 28, 2019
Before you go and spend a fortune on expensive face creams that promise to give you healthy and younger-looking skin, you might first want to try these simple, more cost-effective steps.
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3 healthy habits to help your heart this World Heart Day

September 27, 2019
Your heart is working 24/7/365 to keep you going. We can’t give the little guy a break, but we can make his life easier by slowly changing our unhealthy habits and sustaining them.
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