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Debunking Medical Myths

Debunking Medical Myths

Nearly every day, there are news stories about “breakthroughs,” “scientific findings” and “promising research.” There are also countless online medical resources, including many that publish unproven medical myths. With so much information out there of varying degrees of quality and accuracy, it can be very difficult to decipher the facts from fiction when it comes […]

The Importance of Gender-Specific Research

The Importance of Gender-Specific Research

While there has been considerable publicity about the gender pay gap, it’s by no means the only inequality that women face on a widespread basis. We’ve learned that gender differences matter in all aspects of health and disease and we should not assume that study results for men are the same as for women. Historically, […]

Integrative Medicine: A Holistic Approach to Healthcare

Integrative Medicine: A Holistic Approach to Healthcare

What Are the Benefits of Integrative Medicine? Integrative medicine is about teaching healthier habits and treating the whole person and not just specific symptoms. The benefits are often far-reaching and long-lasting for patients. Integrative medicine can be an excellent tool for sustaining good health, as well as for treating chronic issues and painful or debilitating […]

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The Facts about Organ Donations

According to Donate Life America, nearly 120,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for an organ transplant. In other words, the largest football stadium in the US couldn’t fit all the patients on the national transplant waiting list. Unfortunately, more than 20 patients will die each day because of a lack of lifesaving […]

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Protect Your Vision with a Comprehensive Eye Examination

It’s likely that you undergo regular vision screenings every year or so, particularly if you wear corrective lenses. “While vision screening is ideal for identifying vision problems,” says Dr. Anne Sara Steiner, MD, Director of the Northwell Health Ocular Service Center, “it cannot take the place of a comprehensive eye examination designed to identify even […]

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Take Action to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer doesn’t get the same amount of attention as some high-profile cancers, but it should. Many women are surprised to learn that colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Found most often in individuals who are 50 and older, this […]

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Providing More Help for Caregivers

The cycle-of-life is most poignant when faced with the challenge of caring for an ill or frail loved one. While there are few things in life that are more rewarding than being a caregiver, the role can be overwhelming. According to recent estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 65 million Americans provide […]