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The Mechanics of Metastasis: How Cancer Spreads

Cancer is arguably the most chronicled and feared disease in human history. Until recent decades, a cancer diagnosis was largely a death sentence. With the exception of some cancers, hearing the words, “You have cancer,” meant that it was time to put your affairs in order. When I had metastatic melanoma in 2011 at the

Child with Allergy

Signs That Your Child May Have An Allergy

If you’re a sufferer, fall allergies can be the bane of human existence.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that 50 million Americans are at the mercy of some type of allergen.  Seasonal allergies occur when the immune system has a grudge against a particular protein and commits an all-out assault to eliminate the substance

flu

Pick a Virus, Any Virus: The Flu and its Cousins

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans come down with the seasonal flu each year. The CDC estimates the exact number to be anywhere between 5 – 20% of the population annually. The range is wide because the virus and its myriad strains are highly unpredictable, much to the dismay of hard-working public health officials

cancer

The Mechanics of Metastasis: How Cancer Spreads

Cancer is arguably the most chronicled and feared disease in human history. Until recent decades, a cancer diagnosis was largely a death sentence. With the exception of some cancers, hearing the words, “You have cancer,” meant that it was time to put your affairs in order. When I had metastatic melanoma in 2011 at the

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Do You Really Know Your Greens ?

We know greens are good for us, but do we really understand the difference between them? Probably not. It turns out that they all reap different health benefits. We turned to Nutritionist Naomi Smith to dissect the five main greens you would buy at the grocery store- and included some delicious recipes to try. Kale:

ebola

Ebola. What You Need to Know.

Ebola is a terrifying disease. And an outbreak of Ebola is a scary scenario to imagine. It conjures up images of Dustin Hoffman in a hazmat suit, working desperately to save humanity. Lately, Ebola has also been inspiring heated jabs in the comment section of all your favorite news outlets. And while, “Your mom’s a

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flu

Pick a Virus, Any Virus: The Flu and its Cousins

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans come down with the seasonal flu each year. The CDC estimates the exact number to be anywhere between 5 – 20% of the population annually. The range is wide because the virus and its myriad strains are highly unpredictable, much to the dismay of hard-working public health officials

Child with Allergy

Signs That Your Child May Have An Allergy

If you’re a sufferer, fall allergies can be the bane of human existence.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that 50 million Americans are at the mercy of some type of allergen.  Seasonal allergies occur when the immune system has a grudge against a particular protein and commits an all-out assault to eliminate the substance

flu

Pick a Virus, Any Virus: The Flu and its Cousins

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans come down with the seasonal flu each year. The CDC estimates the exact number to be anywhere between 5 – 20% of the population annually. The range is wide because the virus and its myriad strains are highly unpredictable, much to the dismay of hard-working public health officials

Doctor Talk

How to Talk with Your Doctor

Planning Your Doctor Visit A Partnership How well you talk with your doctor  is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, talking with your doctor isn’t always easy. In the past, the doctor typically took the lead and the patient followed. Today, a good patient-doctor relationship is a partnership. You

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Medicaid Turns 49 & Jackson Heights begins to HEAL

Medicaid celebrated an anniversary just over a month ago. A 49th Anniversary, that for more than 49 million Americans, is something to truly commemorate. Back on July 30th, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a historic program. One that would save the lives of millions of low-income families, disabled, aged, and vulnerable citizens.

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Green Thumbs For a Worthy Cause

I have always wanted to be a carpenter.  There is something immensely satisfying about working with your hands and seeing the fruits of your labor.  Or better yet, knowing that your handiwork brings joy to the lives of others.  They say it’s never too late to chase your dreams.  With that in mind, I embarked

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Medicaid Turns 49 & Jackson Heights begins to HEAL

Medicaid celebrated an anniversary just over a month ago. A 49th Anniversary, that for more than 49 million Americans, is something to truly commemorate. Back on July 30th, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a historic program. One that would save the lives of millions of low-income families, disabled, aged, and vulnerable citizens.

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Medicaid Turns 49 & Jackson Heights begins to HEAL

Medicaid celebrated an anniversary just over a month ago. A 49th Anniversary, that for more than 49 million Americans, is something to truly commemorate. Back on July 30th, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a historic program. One that would save the lives of millions of low-income families, disabled, aged, and vulnerable citizens.

Spring

Spring is here!

5 Tips To Transition From The Winter Blues To Sunny Spring

It’s supposedly Spring time in New York, but it sure doesn’t feel that way. At least not consistently yet. That makes it much harder for everyone to really kick those winter blues and get our bodies ready for warm weather. We can’t promise these tips will produce the heat we’ve been craving, but we know

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Doctor Talk

How to Talk with Your Doctor

Planning Your Doctor Visit A Partnership How well you talk with your doctor  is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, talking with your doctor isn’t always easy. In the past, the doctor typically took the lead and the patient followed. Today, a good patient-doctor relationship is a partnership. You

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