You may have seen it in the news or read it online but here at Westchester Health, we want to emphasize that this is a particularly bad year for the flu — one of the worst in years — and if you have not yet gotten a flu shot, you really should.
Many of my patients with gallstones do not have symptoms and often do not even know they have them until the stones block the ducts of the biliary tract (a gallbladder attack), causing extreme pain that needs immediate medical attention. Gallbladder attacks often follow heavy meals, and they usually occur in the evening or during the night.
Tragically and far too often, children are the victims of deadly gun violence, all across America. To help us understand the cause and scope of the problem and to identify possible solutions that might stem the violence, Nancy R. Beran, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Westchester Health, has written a blog highlighting a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.