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Child Heart Disease on the Rise

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Let’s face it: Children are getting fatter, and as the obesity rate rises in this nation, so too does heart disease. Years ago, in my neighborhood, I used to watch the children get off the school bus, dump their books and go outside to play until it was dinner time. Now they get off the [&hellip
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Keep the Beach Fun by Avoiding Ticks & Lyme Disease

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Special Sections

Summer is upon us, when Manhattanites flee the sweltering heat of the city for the beautiful beaches of Long Island and Fire Island, where woodland creatures, deer, raccoon, mice and opossums wander amidst densely wooded areas, spreading the threat of Lyme disease. July is peak season for Lyme disease because it’s the time when ticks [&hellip
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The Book on Viagra and Other ED Drugs

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Sex & Relationships, Special Sections

By Dr. Cynthia Paulis Erectile dysfunction or impotence occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. If this is an ongoing problem, it can be a sign of a serious health condition that needs evaluation, such as heart disease or poorly controlled diabetes. Oftentimes treating the [&hellip
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Urologist Says PSA is Still Important for Prostate Screening

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

If you ask my cousin Sonny, the only reason he is alive today is because of free bagels and a PSA test. “Our local hospital was offering a free men’s prostate screening test, and afterward they served free coffee, bagels and donuts,” he said. “My friends and I would hang around, compare our numbers and [&hellip
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Pay Attention to Children’s Hyperactivity

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Our Town, West Side Spirit

“Boys will be boys” attitude can delay help for attention deficit disorder  Donna Greenstein knew something was wrong with her son, but no one believed her. The mother of four first had two daughters and went through the usual pediatric milestones with them. Then her son was born and began to grow up. “He would [&hellip
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