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Hardships, and New Hope, for Sickle Cell Patients

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Jeffrey Glassberg, MD, MA Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology Associate Director of The Mount Sinai Comprehensi...

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: The 'Other' Stroke

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

J Mocco, MD, MS Professor and Vice Chair for Education Director, Cerebrovascular Center Residency Program Director Department of Neurological Surgery ...

The Best Time To Get A Flu Shot Is Now

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

The three most important things to remember are: First, the flu vaccine is safe; second, getting vaccinated can save your life or someone else's; and finally, don't wait until November or December -- get vaccinated now.

The Problem With Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Since there are no recommended screening tests, the best way to catch ovarian cancer as early as possible is to be aware of the symptoms and see a doctor if you have any concerns. Unfortunately, the warning signs can be vague and are often missed or mistaken for gastrointestinal ailments.

Thyroid Cancer: When 'Watchful Waiting' Makes Sense

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Watchful waiting may help many patients avoid surgery altogether, but some people may feel too anxious living with a cancer diagnosis and still decide that surgery is right for them. No matter what the patient chooses, it is vital for the entire team to support his or her decision.

Shingles, A Painful Rash Lying In Wait

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Sam Altstein, DO Medical Director, Mount Sinai Doctors Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health Icahn School of Medicine at Mount S...

Birth Control Options for Women Over 40

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Gillian Dean, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai The Mount Sinai H...

Preventing Diabetes-Related Vision Loss

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Affecting about one in three people with diabetes, this eye disease can cause irreversible vision loss and blindness. The good news is that early detection and treatment can prevent or minimize vision loss, and keeping diabetes under control can reduce your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy altogether.

Endocarditis: Are You At Risk For This 'Silent Killer'?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Endocarditis is an uncommon but potentially deadly disease of the heart. Sometimes deemed a "silent killer," its early symptoms can be relatively mild, causing some people to delay seeking care. But not getting prompt treatment can lead to devastating consequences.

Minimizing Your Risk Of Melanoma -- The Deadliest Form Of Skin Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Hooman Khorasani, MD Chief, Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Minimizing Your Risk of Melanoma --...

What EVERYONE Needs To Know About HPV (Human Papillomavirus) And Vaccination

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Remember, HPV vaccination is effective only if given before an individual is exposed to HPV. Providing the vaccine before a child becomes sexually active insures long-term protection against life-threatening HPV-related cancer later in life.

How To Prevent Falls In Older Adults

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three people age 65 or older falls each year, and more than 700,000 are hospitalized due to a fall injury, most often a head injury or hip fracture.

When Quick Care Could Save Your Vision

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately, preferably from an ophthalmologist (eye MD). If one is unavailable, see an optometrist or primary care physician, or go to the emergency room. Be sure to let them know you need urgent attention.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

When we all think about what we are grateful in life, we think of things that we know that affect us directly on a personal and daily basis, like our lives, our situations, our parents, our friends, etc. But for the food allergic child, the list is completely different.

A Quick Guide to Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

AMD damages cells in the eye's macula, the center portion of the retina that allows you to see objects clearly. There is no cure, but some cases are treatable and vision can often be stabilized or improved with early detection and treatment.

What's New in Breast Cancer Research?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Standard chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, but also kills many normal cells, causing side effects like fatigue, hair loss, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Biologic therapy works by targeting drugs to act against the specific molecular changes that make cancer cells "tick."

4 Advances That Make In Vitro Fertilization More Successful Than Ever

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

For them, dealing with the challenges of infertility can be as stressful as having cancer. Fortunately, the latest advances in in vitro fertilization (IVF) are giving them a better chance than ever of achieving their dreams.

Don't Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Remember, glaucoma is a progressive disease. Early detection and treatment are the only way to prevent glaucoma-related vision impairment and blindness, so make an appointment with your eye doctor today!

Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Ensuring safe water requires water suppliers to monitor this essential resource, but also requires citizenry to monitor the water suppliers.

What You Don't Know About Pain Medications Can Hurt You

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

As a pain management specialist, I field various questions about pain medications. What does the new NSAID warning mean? Is it OK to drink alcohol while I'm on Tylenol? Is OxyContin safe to take long-term? Well, I'm glad you asked.

11 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Year

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Tragedies like this illustrate how important it is for everyone to take the one simple step that can prevent serious illness and even death: get a flu shot every year. In addition to protecting yourself, getting vaccinated against the flu helps protect your loved ones, coworkers, and others who cross your path.

Why Women Need More than 'Female Viagra'

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

It is good news that the FDA is paying greater attention to female sexual health, and that eligible patients will have a new treatment option to try. However, this drug will help only a limited number of women for several reasons.

Ovarian Cancer Treatment: A Guide to Abdominal Chemotherapy

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Keep in mind that there is no "one size fits all" treatment for ovarian cancer. Your doctor should discuss with you all the appropriate treatment options for your individual case, and help you understand and weigh the risks and benefits of each.

Appendicitis: Why Antibiotics May Replace Surgery for Some Patients

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

While the new study shows that antibiotic therapy can successfully treat most cases of acute appendicitis, only further research will help settle whether it should replace surgery as the "gold standard" for initial treatment in the majority of cases.

Advance Care Planning: What No One Wants to Think About But Everyone Should Do

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

And as much as we prefer not to dwell on the fact that we will all die someday, advance care planning can make a potentially difficult, challenging, and painful process easier for the people we love.