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Sep 9, 2016
Diabetes is a medical condition that causes your blood glucose to be too high. Also called blood sugar, glucose comes from the food you eat and is made in your liver and muscles. Your blood carries it to all your body's cells where it's used for energy.
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Sep 6, 2016
Anemia occurs when you have too little hemoglobin in your red blood cells or when you don't have enough red blood cells. The result is a reduced amount of oxygen in your bloodstream.
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Sep 1, 2016
If you're experiencing knee pain, you may think it's time for a knee replacement. To determine if surgery will help, you'll need to speak to an orthopedic surgeon on Long Island. Doctors generally delay knee replacement surgery for as long as possible and try non-invasive measures like pain relief medications, physical therapy and assistive devices. However, when these options no longer work, knee replacement surgery is often necessary.
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Aug 23, 2016
Massage has been used for thousands of years to improve health, reduce stress and decrease muscle pain. But did you know it's also beneficial for pregnant women? Modern research has established that prenatal massage can help pregnant women and should be considered complementary care during pregnancy. Here are some ways a prenatal massage can benefit you during pregnancy.
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Aug 16, 2016
Your orthopedic surgeon will tell you how to care for your incision following knee replacement surgery. However, he or she may not tell you how to get your home ready for your recovery. Most patients need 12 weeks to recover from a knee replacement. However, that time frame can extend as long as six months if you have complications or an unusual case.
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Aug 11, 2016
There's quite a bit of conflicting information about how often you should get a mammogram. Unfortunately, there's no clear-cut answer. It simply depends on your situation and your comfort level.
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Aug 8, 2016
A new school year is right around the corner and so are the back-to-school colds. Fear not, you can help you kids avoid many common illnesses by taking simple precautions. Here are some tips for getting through cold and flu season unscathed, courtesy of the medical professionals at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
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Aug 3, 2016
If you don't like needles, you'll be out of luck this flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in June that the popular FluMist nasal spray hasn't worked in recent years and shouldn't be used during the upcoming flu season.
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Jul 29, 2016
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women are 100 percent more likely to seek preventive care than men. That's a significant statistic given that myriad health conditions are treatable if you seek care at a Long Island medical center early enough.
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Jul 26, 2016
When you're expecting, it's important to get regular exercise. Keeping your body healthy can reduce pregnancy-related issues like lower back pain and could shorten the amount of time you spend in labor.
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