Approximately 20 million Americans have thyroid disease, and the vast majority have no idea, which is why January’s Thyroid Awareness Month provides an opportunity to learn more about this common condition. Just above your collarbone, there is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. That’s your thyroid. It produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how...
Hypertension is elevated blood pressure. There are usually no symptoms, so people often don’t even know they have it, unless they visit a doctor regularly. Unmanaged, it can lead to heart attack and stroke, but it can also lead to other serious health issues, such as kidney disease. In fact, hypertension is the second leading cause, after diabetes, of kidney disease and kidney failure (end-stage...
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We know you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination process. We’d like to do our best to answer some of them.Distribution of the vaccine is a complicated process highly regulated by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). The DOH determines who will...
In the United States, more people—men and women—die from lung cancer each year than any other type of cancer. Common symptoms may include chest pain, wheezing and shortness of breath, persistent exhaustion, unexplainable weight loss, and constant coughing, which is partly why this type of cancer is often diagnosed in advanced stages: These symptoms may be mistaken for other illnesses, or written...
This “most wonderful time of the year” can be very challenging on a number of levels. While uncertainties and restrictions surrounding COVID-19 may prevent large family gatherings, it likely will not interfere with the temptation of holiday treats. In fact, due to the year we’ve had, those temptations may be harder to avoid than ever before. But that doesn’t mean making healthy choices...
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