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Taming the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Beast

If you’ve ever had butterflies, a nervous stomach or felt your stomach tied in knots, you know how much your emotions can take a toll on your gut. In fact, stomach discomfort is one of the most common health complaints women have. Dr. Bethany DeVito, Director, Gastroenterology Health Center for Women, North Shore University Hospital […]

Health Tips, April 1, 2015

No gain from joint pain: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects about 1.3 million Americans and nearly three times as many women as men. If you have a family history of RA and suffer joint pain, talk to your doctor. Early diagnosis can prevent the development of RA’s more severe complications. Learn more about rheumatology care. Ward […]

Health Tips, March 22, 2015

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Control your weight, control your destiny: About half of all women who had diabetes during pregnancy will develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. You can reduce your risk by exercising and keeping your weight down. Learn more ways to lower your diabetes risk through our endocrinology program. Take […]

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Getting Help for Endometriosis: The Sooner the Better

Model, actress and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has something in common with one out of 10 American women, and it’s not just a love of food. It’s a disease called endometriosis. “Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting women’s reproductive systems, and it’s a major cause of infertility and pelvic pain,” explains Dr. Tamer […]

Health Tips, March 3, 2015

Tame your migraines: Migraines can be a lifelong condition, causing severe headaches coupled with nausea and vision changes. Prescription medications, as well as drinking water, resting in a quiet, dark spot and applying a cool cloth to your head can help. Learn more about migraines. Screen for cancer in advance: Regular screening tests can help […]

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Simple Secrets for a Healthy Lifestyle

March is National Nutrition Month – a friendly reminder that our eating and exercise habits really do affect our health. We all want a healthy body but often find it hard to fit nutritious eating and exercise into our busy lives. Anyone can do it, though. All it takes is a little motivation and planning. […]

Health Tips, February 14, 2015

Don’t pull that trigger: Some foods are sure triggers for heartburn. To avoid that burning sensation in your chest or throat, skip citrus fruits, spicy and fried foods, onions and tomato-based staples such as sauce and salsa. Learn more about digestive health. Keep your options open: In the years before menopause (called perimenopause), your periods can become […]

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Dental Serenity Now: Reclaiming Your Dental Health

When Jerry Seinfeld talked about being a “rabid anti-dentite,” a lot of us could relate. Fear of going to the dentist is so widespread that a third of all Americans suffer untreated tooth decay, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But why suffer in silence when the solution might be as […]