Blog, Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Pediatrics, Teens

Everything Parents Need To Know About RSV

By Patricia Scanlon, Writer Originally published in The Well by Northwell Respiratory distress in a child is sure to make any parent anxious. Learn the warning signs of RSV and know when it’s time to head to the pediatrician. Earlier this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert advisory to […]

Blog, Covid-19

What You Need To Know About Breakthrough COVID

By Bruce Farber, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Northwell Health. Article published in The Well by Northwell *Editor’s note: The information in this article is current as of August 16, 2021. We’re updating our COVID-19 and vaccination information as frequently as possible. This data changes quickly, so we urge you to visit the CDC website for the most current […]

Blog, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health

Regular Pap smears can help prevent cervical cancer

Cervical cancer was once one of the most deadly forms of cancer among American women. Now, an easy screening exists that has significantly reduced the incidence and mortality rate associated with cervical cancer in the United States–the Pap smear. Pap screens are recommended for any sexually active female age 21 or over. Dr. Val Petrosian, a gynecologist for […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

Annual Physical Examinations are the Best Form of Preventative Medicine

Annual physical examinations are meant not just for those who are struggling with their health or are being required to receive one–they’re the best form of preventative medicine available. It’s recommended that all individuals over the age of three should receive a physical examination once every year, while newborns and toddlers receive examinations at a […]

Blog, Gastroenterology

Regular Colonoscopies are Critical for Early Detection of Colon Cancer

Scheduling a colonoscopy may not be the highlight of your week, but the procedure is one of the most important preventive measures against cancer. Arranging this screening test should be a health priority for every individual of the appropriate age. When should I schedule my first colonoscopy? Traditionally, routine colonoscopy screenings for asymptomatic people began […]