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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spring is in the air, which means that millions of pollen grains are floating through the air, too. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Learning how to deal with allergies can make the difference between enjoying spring weather or sneezing your way through the season.
Two out of every three American adults are overweight or obese, according to figures from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. One of the major barriers preventing people from maintaining a healthy weight is lack of information about how to lose weight. Understanding healthy weight loss, including the role of exercise, is essential to dropping those extra pounds.