Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition caused by inflammation of the thick tissue, or fascia, that run along the bottom of the foot. Who gets it? Typically, long distance runners, people with low arches who run in shoes without proper arch support, and those with a muscular imbalance in the hips or pelvis which places more stress on one leg than the other. Here are some tips for relieving the pain by one of our Westchester Health specialists, podiatrist John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS.
During the long winter months, it is especially important for diabetics to take certain steps to keep their feet healthy. Winter moisture, cold and dryness can easily cause numbness and decreased circulation, increasing the risk of a diabetes foot problem.
Approximately 1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo. In the 18- to 30-year-old age group, that number increases to almost 30%. For parents giving permission and for teens getting tattoos on their own, be careful and be safe if you decide to get a tattoo or piercing, says Dr. Mason Gomberg, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his recent blog.
Measles is a serious infection that causes significant illness and in some cases, death. Here at Westchester Health, we strongly recommend vaccinating your child against the measles. NOTE: The measles vaccine DOES NOT cause autism.
Westchester Health Associates’ 130 provider-physician practice to expand its ambulatory services’ network throughout the region.
KATONAH, N.Y. – Sept. 18, 2015 – PRLog — Westchester Health Associates and North Shore-LIJ announced yesterday that they have signed a letter of intent for its 130 provider-physician practice to join the health system, increasing the North Shore-LIJ presence in Westchester County. The letter of intent allows North Shore-LIJ and Westchester Health Associates to enter into exclusive negotiations with the goal of executing a final agreement this fall.