Posts Tagged ‘health’

House Calls in the 21st Century

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

By Laura Shin Dr. Alexander Krishtul began visiting his patients in their homes several years ago as a favor. It became so popular that he made it a regular part of his business. Today, house calls are a defining part of his practice and are also his favorite. “I love it,” said Krishtul, physician at [&hellip
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Helping the Brain Grow

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Science of the mind and its implications for the treat-ment of emotional disorders By Lucy Barish Until about 15 years ago, scientists believed humans were born with all the brain cells (neurons) they would ever have. However, with new methods in brain imaging, they have learned that the brain does, indeed, grow. This is called [&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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Customers and Pharmacist Reminisce as Goodrich Closes

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-Goodrich Pharmacy(JS) By Adel Manoukian Goodrich Pharmacy on 70th Street said goodbye to the Upper West Side neighborhood it had occupied for the past 40 years at the end of June, to the dismay of residents and owner Frank Cammarata. The mom-and-pop pharmacy was forced to shut its doors due to low insurance reimbursement rates and increasing [&hellip
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Medical Miracles of the Upper East Side

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FE-Bob-Dwyer By Beth Mellow Hospitals are populated with the ailing, those on the brink of permanent disability or even death. You can find relatives whispering to each other in waiting rooms, wondering if their loved ones will recover and lead fulfilling lives. Whether it’s cancer eating away at healthy cells or an oppressive depression wearing away [&hellip
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West Siders, Nutritionists Weigh in on Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Restriction

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Eat & Drink, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FE&FW-Soda Ban By Helen Matsumoto and Rebecca Harris Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month his plan to institute a citywide ban on the sale of sugary beverages over 16 ounces, health experts, politicians, vendors and consumers have weighed in passionately on both sides. Manhattan’s Upper West Siders are no exception. Some praised the mayor’s fight against [&hellip
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Swimming 101 for Adults

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Continuing Education, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Healthy lifestyle By Laura Shin From stress relief to reducing the risk of heart disease, there are many reported benefits to swimming. And on a hot summer day in New York City, it’s also a great way to cool off. These are just a few reasons why some adults who never learned to swim are signing up [&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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Soda Ban Sweet Music to Some East Siders

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, Opinion and Column, Our Town

Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his plan to institute a citywide ban on the sale of large sugary beverages, health experts, politicians, vendors and consumers have weighed in passionately on both sides. While many prominent people from former president Bill Clinton to the chair of nutrition at the Harvard School Public Health have voiced their [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Wellness for Seniors The elder support organization DOROT offers inexpensive wellness classes for seniors on the Upper West Side. This May and June, they will be holding regular sessions as well as one-time workshops to promote mental and physical health. On Tuesdays from 10–11 a.m., a licensed social worker facilitates a group chat to discuss [&hellip
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