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Jul 21, 2016
You're more likely to experience a tick bite during the summer months. Ticks are more active and you spend more time outdoors which increases your chances for tick bites. It's important that you take all precautions to prevent tick bites. That's because ticks carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause various diseases in humans.
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Jul 18, 2016
Anyone who spends the summer months at a pool, knows the dangers of swimmer's ear. It develops when water sites in the ear for a prolonged length of time allowing bacteria to grow. The condition can be quite painful and will usually require a trip to a PBMC Health doctor for prescription ear drops.
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Jul 14, 2016
Tick bites are a common problem during the summer months when people spend more time outdoors and ticks are more active. These parasitic arachnids carry a host of diseases that can be passed to humans who are bitten.
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Jul 5, 2016
There's a lot of talk about gluten these days, with gluten-free products popping up on the shelves at the grocery store. But what does it mean to have an gluten intolerance? And is it possible that you are allergic to gluten?
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Jun 20, 2016
Did you know summer colds can last up to two weeks? So, how can we avoid this and lessen our risk of catching a summer cold and flu? Peconic Bay Medical Center, one of eastern Long Island’s top hospitals, wants to share with you how to avoid colds and flu during the summer.
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Jun 15, 2016
The world of health care is complex. We encounter problems when making a first-time appointment with a primary care doctor, getting a referral to a specialist, or when having a procedure approved and scheduled takes too much time.
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Jun 7, 2016
Many patients are too afraid to have surgery that will improve their life. There's even a name for this, it is called "tomophobia." But if you suffer from tomophobia and have surgery scheduled or you want to schedule it but are too afraid, the following is evidence why PBMC is a choice you should consider.
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Jun 2, 2016
Do you know that there is a comprehensive group of surgeries designed to help you reduce weight when you have failed to drop pounds by exercise and diet or have an urgent need to lose weight for medical reasons? These surgeries all fall under the term of bariatric surgery. At Peconic Bay Medical Center, we have a program for bariatric surgery at the Richard B. Rubenstein, MD Center for Bariatric Surgery.
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Apr 29, 2016
Every day, we make a series of small choices that can add up to have a major impact on health. While many people feel intimidated by the need to stay healthy, making small lifestyle changes can pay large dividends. Consider the following everyday activities that could help to improve your health.
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Apr 22, 2016
Physical therapy is a medical discipline that focuses on improving the function of your body following injury, surgery or a chronic medical condition. Your Peconic Bay Medical Center physical therapist is skilled in techniques that improve soft tissue health, increase flexibility, promote a greater range of motion and reduce pain. Undergoing a thorough evaluation can help your doctor and physical therapist create an individualized treatment plan to restore your health.
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