Sleeping

Sleeps impact on your health

Most people are aware that it's important to get a good night's sleep, so they are prepared for the challenges of the coming day, whether that be for adults going to work, youngsters going to school, or toddlers who are undergoing dramatic physical and mental development. However, getting a good night's sleep is also very important for your health.
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CT Scan

A Life-saving Scan

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the majority of patients present at an advanced stage when the disease is incurable.   It is estimated that over 80% of lung cancer could be cured if detected early and surgically resected.
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Depression

Determining Depression

At least 16 million people in the US suffered at least one episode of depression in the year 2012, and this represented about 7% of the total population at that time. The prevalence of depression in America is thought to be much greater than that however, since many cases go undiagnosed and unreported.
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exersicing

The Over-Under on Exercise Amount and Heart Health

The Under:

They say life is all about moderation, whether it comes to eating, spending, or working – but what about exercising? There is no doubt that too little exercise leads to heart problems such as coronary artery disease, strokes, high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Sadly, most Americans are not exercising enough!
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check-up

How often should you get a check-up?

Some people are fairly conscientious about making regular appointments to visit their doctor, although most people aren't quite that regular, and find it very easy to procrastinate until years end up passing. No one likes to hear bad news, especially when it comes to their health, but the consequences of not seeing your doctor regularly can sometimes be quite severe.
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Of elephants, mice and men

Over the past few weeks, I was busy reviewing medical news regarding topics I’m passionate about and can’t resist to write about them; cancer, supplements and elephants. What? Elephants? Besides seeing them in the zoo with my kids I have paid very little attention to them until I heard they don’t get cancer.
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Coronary artery disease

Interventional Cardiology for Coronary Artery Disease

Interventional cardiology consists of a series of non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures performed to treat cardiovascular disease. During a typical interventional cardiology procedure, a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or wrist and guided to the heart, enabling doctors to repair damaged vessels or other heart structures.
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Prenatal

The Baby Steps to Prenatal Care

Being a first time parent can be overwhelming. A successful pregnancy and a healthy baby do not occur accidentally, and preparation for delivery is paramount from day one. Some couples spend countless hours reading and researching what to do. Luckily, we here at Mount Sinai Medical center have some basic steps you can take when it comes to prenatal care, to ensure your little one has the best chances of a healthy life.
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Heart

Deciphering the Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is well recognized by both the scientific community and the general public as one of the major causes of death. It is defined by any one of a number of abnormal conditions that involve dysfunction of the heart and blood vessels. Although this definition is quite broad, studies frequently relegate CVD to just “heart disease” and “strokes”, two terms commonly understood by the public.
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Mosquito

The Buzz On Zika

With South Florida becoming ground zero for the spread of the Zika virus here in the U.S., many still have questions on the virus and who it impacts most. While pregnant women are the most at risk, when it comes Zika, they aren’t the only ones who need to keep a cautious eye out.
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Is there a connection between Heart Disease and Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) commonly occurs in the same stage of a man’s life as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Though the two might actually have been occurring at the same time, symptoms of ED commonly precede symptoms of CVD; so many men with ED are unaware they are suffering from CVD as well. What could be the connection between these seemingly unrelated conditions?.
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