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The Dos and Don’ts of Health Care: Choosing Wisely

August 25, 2016 admin 0

On April 4th, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, in collaboration with Consumer Reports, issued a call to arms for health care providers to limit the use of 45 common medical tests and procedures. Requesting nine of our nation’s most important medical societies to weigh in, the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports released […]

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Natural Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure: The Most Effective Exercises

August 25, 2016 admin 0

In part one of our series on natural treatments for high blood pressure, we looked at how changing your eating patterns can help reduce blood pressure. In this installment, we’ll examine various types of exercise and the role exercise plays in treating hypertension. Don’t love the idea of high-intensity aerobic exercise? While it’s true aerobic […]

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8 Super-Healthy Summer Foods to Enjoy Right Now

August 25, 2016 admin 0

It’s summer — that amazing time of year when fresh, delicious produce abounds. Many of summer’s fruits and vegetables are brimming with secret health benefits. Here are some of our favorites and why they’re particularly good choices to make in the summer. 1. Corn Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. And did you know […]

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Sh*t New Yorkers Wait For

August 25, 2016 admin 0

On the long list of things people associate with New York City—the Empire State Building, pizza, yellow cabs, and Broadway—another, less-appealing aspect of life in Gotham are the long waits. New Yorkers are well-versed in the art of waiting for everything from the subway to a table at their favorite restaurant. And with a population […]

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Staying Healthy in a Polluted City

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Air pollution is a major problem in America, and not just because of the unprecedented damage it’s causing to the environment. According to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2015 report, almost half of the US population lives with dangerous pollution levels. The report ranked cities by year-round particle pollution, short-term particle pollution, […]

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Do You Have an HDHP?

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Despite its scary-sounding moniker, an HDHP isn’t a new social disease; it actually stands for “high deductible health plan.” Not being aware of your HDHP status may not put your health at risk, but it could definitely put a major hurt on your wallet if you don’t go in eyes wide open. HDHPs–also known as […]

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Do You Know the Signs of Kidney Disease?

August 25, 2016 admin 0

When Jason Chirichigno was a medical resident, he’d see it all the time: a patient would come in complaining of a few seemingly banal symptoms — a little extra fatigue, a little shortness of breath. Maybe a loss of appetite. Then, as the One Medical Los Angeles provider puts it, “Bam — they’d be in […]

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Helping Children Deal With Trauma

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Kristen Scarlett remembers watching a soccer game with her young boys the weekend after the Paris terrorist attacks. Commercials about solidarity with Paris kept airing, so her sons, ages 6 and 9, asked what it meant. Instead of changing the subject, Scarlett, one of our licensed mental health counselors in Manhattan, took the opportunity to […]

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Do You Know the ABCs of Health Care?

August 25, 2016 admin 0

  After finally figuring out your insurance, you’re ready to pick your perfect primary care provider. But — surprise! — the decision-making process isn’t as straightforward as you’d expected. Despite what TV shows Doogie Howser, Dr. Quinn, and House have led you to believe, an MD is not the be-all, end-all of medical degrees (although it’s […]

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Mindfulness Therapy as Effective as Depression Medications

August 25, 2016 admin 0

For many people, depression can be  shrouded in shame and secrecy, but it’s no secret that the most common treatment typically comes in the form of a pill. And recently, even more Americans are turning to medication to alleviate depression symptoms. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reported that the rate of antidepressant use […]

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