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Health pearls

We live in an era of maybe “too much" medical information. As most of us know, medical information and opinions can drastically change over time. 

In Health Pearls, we will try to summarize some recent scientific studies for you in the hope that the information will help you lead a more healthy life. However, we hope we won’t have to oscillate back and forth, telling you one week to stop doing what we were advising the prior week! We do not claim to be experts in all medical fields but rest assured that we do practice what we preach.

We hope all the pearls we will be gathering will help you on your journey to good health and happiness!


Epistaxis - or everything you ever wanted to know about nosebleeds
written by Hosai Todd Hesham, MD
on Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

It is winter and to my practice that means several daily calls with the complaint of nosebleeds, otherwise known as epistaxis. It is truly amazing how much blood can come out of a person's nose. Perhaps, /amazing/ is not a word most people would use to describe it. Words like scary, terrifying, alarming may be more appropriate. This is what I remind myself whenever I see a ...

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Intermittent Fasting - Is there any scientific basis for it?
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Sunday, 19th January, 2020

Intermittent fasting has become popular both for weight loss and health improvement.  People have adapted this to be anything from alternate day fasts, drastically restricting calories for 2 days each week(a 5:2 plan), or restricting eating to a certain number of hours per day, usually 8-12 hours.  Is there any  scientific reason to believe it works? A recent review article ...

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BULLETIN: It's NOT Too Late - Get Your Flu Shot NOW!
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Saturday, 11th January, 2020

As you can see by the map, the flu season is up and running all across the United States.  It’s an unusual season, in that influenza B, which is usually more common later in the season, is starting up strong.  It is usually more common in children, but that’s the only one I’ve seen so far in my office in adults.  The high dose flu vaccine that is given to seniors ...

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Challenging Family Scripts and Setting Healthy Boundaries During the Holidays
written by Emily Cook, PhD, LCMFT
on Sunday, 24th November, 2019

As a marriage and family therapist, I was asked to speak at a recent Lady Docs gathering about family interactions that play a prominent role during this holiday season.  Feel free to journal as the group did last week as we explore family relationships. As therapists, we treat people as part of a family system and we focus on personal transformation as the agent of change ...

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Diabetes, fiber and the micro biome
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Thursday, 14th November, 2019

One of the talks at the conference was “Beyond Carb Counting: Why Plant-Based Nutrition is Sweet Medicine for Insulin Resistance”. It was delivered by Dr. Michelle McMacken, a board-certified internal medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. She is vegan and is deeply involved with encouraging her patients to adopt plant-based ...

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Food as Medicine
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Thursday, 7th November, 2019

I had the pleasure of returning to my alma mater in the Bronx - Montefiore Hospital - where I did some of my clerkships in medical school, and the majority of the clinical work during my pulmonary fellowship.  It’s been renovated so much in the 31 years since I’ve been there that the only building I recognized was the concrete garage across the street. This conference, ...

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2019 National Race to End Women's Cancer
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Monday, 4th November, 2019

This morning, my husband and I and several friends met at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. for our third 5K run/walk for National Race to End Women’s Cancer, to support the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.  Gynecologic cancers include Ovarian, Cervical, Endometrial/Uterine, Vulva and Vaginal Cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society statistics, there were 110,070 ...

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Weight Bias
written by Robyn Pashby, Ph.D.
on Monday, 14th October, 2019

If you are living with overweight or obesity, then you may have already experienced a host of weight-related consequences. No, I am not referring to the standard medical warnings you’ve heard over the years, like monitoring your blood pressure or being tested for diabetes. Instead, I am referring to the pervasive weight-related bias that affects people living with obesity ...

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Cataract Surgery: Laser vs. Traditional
written by Thu Pham, M.D.
on Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

Do you need cataract surgery and are wondering if laser cataract surgery is right for you? Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed and successful surgeries performed in medicine. Of course, as with any surgery, there are risks involved.  In some cases, laser-assisted cataract surgery may reduce those risks and improve your outcome.  A femtosecond laser uses ...

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Helping Others - Tips Related to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
written by Julie Bindeman, PsyD
on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

It seems that every cause has a day, week or month to bring awareness and that we can be inundated with these messages. With that in mind, this post is about an issue that most people don’t talk much about or know how to respond to: pregnancy and infant loss. October signifies the awareness of these kinds of losses with October 15th being the “Day of Light” where at ...

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