Health

Thousands of upstate New Yorker’s Risk Blindness

Thousands of upstate New Yorkers with diabetes risk blindness by skipping eye exams Univera funds an effort to raise screening rates in Upstate’s lowest performing county Thirty-nine percent of Univera Healthcare commercial members living with diabetes are at risk for eye disease and even blindness because they aren’t getting their recommended annual diabetic retinal exams, according to a review o... »

Meet GVI’s 1000th TAVR Recipient

Meet GVI’s 1000thTAVR Recipient Santi Corbelli is 87-years old and doing better than ever By Annette Pinder Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) has successfully completed its one thousandth transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to a damaged heart valve site. The 1000thpatient is 87-year-old war veteran Santi Cor... »

Finger Tips: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: My hands fall asleep at night, do yours? by Kevin W. Lanighan, M.D. People in midlife or older may experience numbness in their fingers occasionally, or only at night. You may wonder, “Is this because I am getting older? Is it normal? Could I be sleeping on my hands funny? Maybe it’s because I type on a keyboard all day. Could it be from my neck? Someone told me it is proba... »

Could you have TMJ?

by Jeffrey I. Goldberg DDS PLLC TMJ is typically used to describe pain or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint, where the lower jaw connects to the skull directly in front of the ear and affects twice as many women as men. TMJ disorders can include a range of problems affecting that area, and you may hear people use TMJ to describe headaches, dental problems, as well as neck pain. It is help... »

Laughter Yoga!

by Shannon Traphagen Laughter Yoga is a new take on an ancient form of exercise. First emerging in 1997 in India by physician Dr. Madan Kataria, Laughter Yoga combines yogic breathing techniques with unconditional laughter and creative exercise. Practitioners do not have to master any of the traditional yoga postures. They simply need to laugh — it’s that easy! According to Psychology Today, resea... »

Heart Palpitations: When Should I See a Doctor?

by Annette Pinder Imagine experiencing heart palpitations and feeling frightened. Imagine being able to transmit information about your heart’s rhythm to your doctor in just 30 seconds through an app on your smartphone. Amazingly, a smartphone app linked to a remote patient monitoring platform used by local cardiologist Michael J. Chaskes, M.D. is doing just that. By being able to assess their hea... »

Don’t miss a beat regarding women’s heart health

Heart disease might be seen as something that predominantly affects men, but women are not immune to this potentially deadly condition. In fact, doctors and health care professionals advise women to take serious heed of heart disease, which claims more female lives than breast cancer, other cancers, respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s disease combined. The American Heart Association indicates tha... »

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Heart-Healthy Tips to Follow All Year Long

Heart-Healthy Tips to Follow All Year Long »

Is a Laugh a Day the Key to a Healthy Heart?

February is heart health month, and when it comes to your heart, here’s why laughter really may be the best medicine. It may sound like a barrel of monkeys, but research suggests that a good laugh may just be the punch line for good health. THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR FUNNY BONE  When you laugh, your brain activates a series of neurons called a reward pathway. The reward pathways triggered by humor ca... »

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