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Feb 15, 2017
Every year, more women than men die from heart disease. Yet, only one in five women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. It’s time for women to take more notice of this threat. Women need to recognize the risks and signs of heart disease.
Feb 8, 2017
The old saying is “you are what you eat.” While that may or may not always be true, what is certain is that eating healthy foods keeps you healthy. Did you realize that by choosing the right foods you can help prevent vision loss or perhaps even improve your vision? We’ve put together five foods you should be eating to improve your eye health.
Feb 7, 2017
The most important component in the fight against cancer is detecting it as early as possible. Many people, however, either delay or avoid getting screened for cancer. If you haven’t undergone the cancer screenings recommended for your age and gender, let us at Peconic Bay Medical Center help you get the tests you need.
Feb 1, 2017
So, you have been diagnosed, or you are concerned about Age Related Macular Degeneration. There is a ton of information online, but how do you know what you can trust? As always, you should direct any serious questions about your eyes to a professional. Contact Peconic Bay Medical Center to chat with a doctor and alleviate your concern.
Jan 25, 2017
Plantar warts (aka flat warts) are hard skin growths that occur on the bottom of the foot. These non-cancerous growths are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Although there are many different varieties of HPV, not all varieties cause warts on the feet. Once you contract these warts, getting rid of them can be a battle. Therefore, knowing how to avoid the virus altogether is your best bet.
Jan 10, 2017
The fad diets of the good ol' days are a thing of the past, and for good reason! Today's healthy eating advice offers choices that are truly delicious, easy-to-follow, and, with a little commitment, can actually help improve your overall physical health. Read on for 9 quick tips on healthy eating, and then, if you feel super inspired, contact our team at Peconic Bay Medical Center and talk over your new healthy eating plan with a physician.
Dec 21, 2016
According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.6 percent of people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The percentage is even greater among high-risk groups, such as people who have a family history of cancer. You don’t have to wait for cancer to attack, you can take action now.
Dec 7, 2016
Whether you have to choose a skilled nursing facility for an elderly relative quickly or through long-term planning, it can be a tough decision. You want to ensure that your loved one is in a facility that offers the right type of clinical and personal care along with compassionate care. Here are some tips on how to do it.
Nov 16, 2016
For many medical exams, tests, procedures and surgeries, patients must pay a deductible, coinsurance or copay (or a combination of the three). Most health insurance policies, however, provide full coverage for preventative care -- which means patients don’t need to pay anything for these services. Sometimes patients are billed for preventative services, though. If you’ve been billed for a preventative service, here’s how to find out if your insurance plan will cover the charges.
Nov 14, 2016
Red meats include beef, pork and lamb which is a great source of protein, zinc and iron. These are essential nutrients that every pregnant woman should consume in adequate amounts during pregnancy. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health completed a study that found an additional serving of red meat in one’s diet increased the total mortality rate by 13 percent.