Expert Insights

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Keys to Healthy Aging

Although many Hollywood actresses would like us all to believe that it’s possible to stay forever young, the reality is that the aging process is an inevitable part of life. With more than 13 percent of the U.S. population now over the age of 65, healthy aging is a goal that an increasing number of […]

Health Tips, August, 2015

1: Know the Symptoms of a Heart Attack: Women often don’t get the classic heart attack symptoms that men experience, such as crushing chest pain that radiates down one arm. Many women experience vague or even silent symptoms. However, there are some common symptoms of a heart attack to watch out for including a tightening […]

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Back Pain Management and Prevention

If you’ve ever awakened with a backache or suffered through a few days of limited mobility, you know firsthand how debilitating back pain can be. When you’re in pain, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. Without a doubt, back pain can be disconcerting and leads many to seek medical advice. However, in […]

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Maintaining Balance throughout Life

Spinning is a game that young children often enjoy. You may even remember yourself spinning and finding it fun trying to pick yourself up after losing your balance. Yet, feeling dizzy or unsteady is no laughing matter when you’re an adult. Although balance issues are certainly more common in older adults, they can occur at […]

Health Tips, July 10, 2015

1: Avoid Getting Overheated during Exercise: It’s normal for your body temperature to rise during exercise; but during the warm summer months, it’s easy to get overheated. This can lead to dehydration and a variety of other heat-related symptoms, including headache, nausea, weakness, dizziness, fainting and cramps. To prevent heat-related illness, drink plenty of water […]

Health Tips, June 29, 2015

Enjoy the Bounty of the Season: There is no shortage of options when it comes to summer produce. Visit your local farmers’ market and enjoy freshly picked fruits and vegetables, perfect for dining al fresco. Choose strawberries, which are high in vitamin C — a powerful antioxidant that gives you natural sun protection and can […]

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Strategies for Staying Safe and Healthy This Summer

The warm weather brings many opportunities to relax, unwind and have fun. While we all know the basics of outdoor safety, each summer there is an increase in emergency room visits and a spike in certain types of injuries and illnesses. Dr. Penny Stern, Director, Preventive Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System, says, “During the summer, […]