At Westchester Health, we have a number of patients who are overweight and come to us for guidance on how to eat a healthier diet. They want to lose weight, lower their blood pressure and take better care of their heart. Others want to maintain their present weight rather than gaining, and still others want to know if they are eating as healthily as they could be. Given the strong connection between your diet and your risk of heart disease, this seems to be a good time to share important information about ways to align your eating habits to help your heart become, or remain, healthy.
According to the Urology Care Foundation, approximately 60% of women and 12% of men will have at least one urinary tract infection, or UTI, during their lifetime. Not only that, the UCF says that UTIs cause more than 8.1 million visits to healthcare providers each year. That’s an enormous number.
Are you worried that someone you love might have a heart attack? Would you know what to do if they did? Do you know there are realistic, effective steps you can take to lower your own risk? At Westchester Health, we have several patients who are concerned about having a heart attack, as well as patients who have had one and are anxious that they might have a second. To impart important information about this potentially life-threatening but treatable condition, we offer this blog and also several helpful resources.
Men go to their primary care physician when they’re sick, their dentist for cleanings and dental work, and an ophthalmologist to get their eyes checked. But who should they see for such sensitive issues as erectile dysfunction or a lump in their testicle? For these and other male-specific conditions, a urologist is the best choice.
At Westchester Health, parents of a newborn (especially if it’s their first child) often come to us wanting to know how to take care of their baby’s umbilical cord. While proper cord care is not very hard or involved, there are several do’s and don’ts to follow, which are explained in the following blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group (excerpted below).
At Westchester Health, we have a number of patients who come to us with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. What concerns us is that many of them aren’t sure which type they have, and/or don’t know the difference between the two. As endocrinologists, we thought we’d offer the following information about both types of diabetes so that there can be less confusion and more understanding about this chronic but manageable disease.
From time to time at Westchester Health, patients come to us having been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a rare endocrine disorder caused by abnormally excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol. It can also be caused by excessive growth of the pituitary gland, known as hyperplasia. Cushing’s disease mostly affects women, but men and even children can also develop it.
Do you often have a dull or burning pain in your stomach that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours? Does the pain seem to flare up when your stomach is empty? Have you been taking Advil, Aleve or aspirin for a long time? If your answer to these questions is yes, you might have a peptic (stomach) ulcer.