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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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Understanding Artificial Insemination and IVF

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by Laura Shin Trying to conceive a baby can be a challenging time for some couples, and when it comes to understanding the different fertility treatments that are available, it can be even more stressful. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an effective and well-known procedure. It involves removing eggs from the woman’s body, fertilizing the [&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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Diagnosis in Question

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Caregivers seek answers for Lewy Body Dementia By Joseph Alexiou Eight years ago Norma Loeb, now 57, was regularly taking her mother, Lillian, to a geriatrician after the 80-year-old Bronx native began experiencing memory loss. The doctor hesitated to diagnose Lillian with Alzheimer’s disease due to her alertness and cognitive abilities. Then he noticed the elder woman’s shuffling and head movements, which were [&hellip
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Caring For Each Other

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Sheila Warnock, founder of ShareTheCaregiving, speaks about the need for a group By Deb Sperling Sheila Warnock and co-author Cappy Capossela first published Share the Care in 1995 after a group of 12 friends, including the authors, took care of a working divorced mother who was diagnosed with cancer while also raising two teenagers. “We [&hellip
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Doctors Aren’t Completely Pumped by Insulin Pumps

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‘You can be stupid and be OK on a pump, but it’s better if you’re smart.’ By Joseph Alexiou This past July, the New England Journal of Medicine released a study showing that people with Type 1 diabetes—the metabolic disease with high levels of blood sugar caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin—were able to more effectively reduce their levels [&hellip
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Insulin No Longer Plan B for Type 2 Diabetics

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New drugs for ‘adult’ diabetics is also changing care By Mariah Summers Treatment methods for Type 2 diabetes are rapidly changing with the development of new drugs and the erosion of the stigma around insulin use. The disease, also referred to as adult onset diabetes, is usually diagnosed in adulthood and carries a number of misconceptions, [&hellip
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Eff Cancer

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Yael Cohen tells cancer where it can go By Deb Sperling When Yael Cohen’s mom got cancer, she was pissed. So pissed that she made a T-shirt that expressed how she felt: “F*** Cancer.” “It was meant to be something she wore privately at home while she was recovering,” Cohen explains. “But my mother is [&hellip
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The Benign Good News

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One woman explains her breast biopsy experience and urges others to get checked By Francine G. Burke “We saw something in your films.” These are the most-dreaded words after your tits have gone through Pancakeville. It was finally explained to me that breasts, cysts, fibrous tissue and the like will flatten under the X-ray machine [&hellip
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