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    Age More Healthfully
    audio icon The Question on Everyone's Mind: What Can I Do to Age More Healthfully? 
    Suzanne D. Fields, MD, geriatric medicine specialist, answers questions on this topic.
    ALS–Stony Brook's Comprehensive Care Clinic
    print What Should You Know About ALS?         
    Rahman Pourmand, MD, Professor of Neurology, describes the Stony Brook approach to ALS.
    Alzheimer's
    print What You Should Know About Alzheimer's Disease         
    According to the National Institute on Aging, between 2.4 million and 5.1 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's Disease. However, as the population ages, the number of cases is expected to climb. Dr. Mark Sedler, MPH, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, along with Dr. Darlene Jyringi, MPS, Gerontologists and Program Director, Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center of Long Island address some of the most common questions about Alzheimer's.
    Anal Cancer
    print Learn About the Signs and Symptoms of Anal Cancer         
    One of the cancers that receives less attention than others but is just as important to be aware of is anal cancer, which occurs in 1 in 600 adults nationwide. Survival rates are greatly affected by how early it is detected. Dr. Paula Denoya, a colorectal surgeon with a specialty in anal cancer, talks about what people need to know and what they can do right now about this disease.
    Atrial Fibrillation
    print What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation          
    Atrial fibrillation or AFib is a type of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat – and it’s a common, serious but treatable cardiac condition. AFib affects more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. AFib makes it five to seven times more likely you’ll have a stroke than the general population. Clots caused by AFib can also travel to other parts of the body, and cause damage. Dr. Eric Rashba explains how AFib can be managed, as well as the latest treatment approaches.
    Bariatric Surgery
    print What You Should Know About Bariatric Surgery
    Dr. Aurora Pryor shares what is involved in bariatric surgery, Stony Brook's approach and procedures offered.
    print What You Should Know About Diabetes and Obesity
    Aurora Pryor, MD, talks about the relationship between diabetes and obesity.
    Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant Services
    print The Importance of World-Class Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant Services
    Michael W. Schuster, MD, Director, Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Program; Director, Hematologic Malignancies, discusses this topic.
    Brain Injury
    print What You Need to Know About Preventing Brain Injury in Children
    Michael Egnor, MD, shares steps that parents can take to help prevent brain injury in their children.
    print What You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injury
    Marc J. Shapiro, MD, FACS, FCCM, Chief of General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, and Burns, discusses what you need to know about traumatic brain injuries and, most important, how to prevent them.
    printAnswers to Common Questions About Breast Cancer Treatment
    Brian O'Hea, MD answers some of the most common questions women ask after they have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The bottom line is that every woman's situation is different, and treatment needs to be tailored to the type of cancer, personal and family history, tolerance levels for treatment and personal preferences. Dr. O'Hea's perspective, as one of the area's premier breast cancer surgeons, gives women information to serve as discussion points with their doctors.
    Car Safety – Child and Teen
    print What Parents Need to Know about Child and Teen Car Safety
    The facts couldn’t be clearer: Car accidents are the number-one cause of accidental deaths in children ages 0-19 nationally. And in New York State, Suffolk County has the highest teen death rate from auto accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are also responsible for an alarming proportion of disabling injuries. The experts at Stony Brook Children’s want you to not only be aware of this problem, but also to take action to keep your children and teens safe.
    Cancer
    print After Cancer: What Can Children Expect?
    Thanks to major medical advances in the past decade, 90 percent of kids who had cancer during childhood survive. And with this encouraging news comes a question that most parents never considered during those intense weeks and months of treatment: What are the long-term effects of the disease and/or the therapies? Dr. Laura Hogan, an expert on pediatric cancer survivorship, talks about what they are and how to address them.
    print Collaborative Approach Helps Women at High Risk for Cancer
    While genetic testing has existed in some form for the past 30 years, awareness of its availability has recently been heightened through education and media exposure. This leads to many questions: Do I need to be tested, what type of test is right for me, where do I start, what steps should I take, and where should I go if I need treatment? Drs. Michael Pearl and Barbara Nemesure explain how a newly created program for those at high risk for breast and ovarian cancers can answer these questions.
    Cardiac Imaging for Children
    print What You Need to Know About Specialized Cardiac Imaging for Children
    Most children’s hearts are healthy. But if there is a suspected problem, because pediatric heart problems are indeed so rare, it is vital to quickly and thoroughly investigate them. Dr. James Nielsen explains what parents need to know.
    Cervical Cancer
    print What You Need to Know About Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment of Cervical Cancer
    Melissa Henretta, MD, MPH, FACOG, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Michael L. Pearl, MD, FACOG, FACS, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Stony Brook Medicine and gynecologic oncologists at Stony Brook Cancer Center, want women to stay informed on what they can do to protect their cervical health, as well as what options are now available for treatment.
    Child Life Services
    print What Every Parent Should Know About Our Child Life Services – 3/14
    Michael Attard, MA, CCLS, Child Life Specialist, at Stony Brook Children's Hospital explains how Child Life Services can help make children and their families comfortable during their healthcare experience.
    Children's Emergency Care
    print Common Questions About Pediatric Emergency Care
    Parents need to know what type of emergency care is available for their children if they become acutely ill or injured. Sergey Kunkov, MD, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, provides some important information about pediatric emergency care.
    Children's Obesity
    print What Parents Need to Know About Their Child’s Weight
    Today, one in three children can be classified as overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for serious health problems. Rosa Cataldo, DO, MPH, Director of the Healthy Weight & Wellness Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, discusses what parents can do now to keep their child at a healthy weight and get them on the road to a healthy life.
    Children's Weight & Wellness
    print What Parents Need to Know About Their Child’s Weight
    Today, one in three children can be classified as overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for serious health problems. Rosa Cataldo, DO, MPH, Director of the Healthy Weight & Wellness Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, discusses what parents can do now to keep their child at a healthy weight and get them on the road to a healthy life.
    Colorectal Cancer
    audio icon Colon and Rectal Cancer: Prevention and Treatment
    Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and Paula I. Denoya, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, answer questions on what you need to know about this highly treatable and often preventable cancer.
    audio icon Colorectal Cancer: Highly Preventable, Highly Treatable
    Paula I. Denoya, MD, Chief, Colorectal Surgery discusses this topic.
    Dental Health
    print Giving Children on Long Island Increased Access to State-of-the-Art Dental Care
    Dr. Maria Ryan discusses why dental health is key to overall good health, what a children’s hospital can offer, and how Stony Brook Children’s has made access to dental care a priority for the children of Long Island.
    print What You May Not Know About Dental Health Could Surprise You
    Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD, discusses what you can do to maintain optimal oral health but also underscores the surprising connection between oral health and overall health.
    Diabetes
    print What You Should Know About Diabetes and Obesity
    Aurora Pryor, MD, talks about the relationship between diabetes and obesity.
    Diabetes (Children/Pediatric)
    print What You Need to Know About Diabetes in Children
    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. An illness that can affect people of all ages, including infants and children, diabetes has two primary forms: Type I, which is the autoimmune form, and Type II, which is linked to body weight. Pediatric endocrinologists, Thomas A. Wilson, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, and Jennifer Osipoff, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, discuss diabetes in children and the treatments available at Stony Brook Children's Service.
    Epilepsy
    audio icon What You Should Know About Epilepsy and Seizures
    Mary Andriola, MD, Director, Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and the Long Island Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, shares what everyone should know about epilepsy.
    Flu
    audio icon What You Need to Know About the Flu: Your Top Questions Answered
    Concerned about flu season? Wondering if you and your children should get vaccinated? Saul Hymes, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases with Stony Brook Children's Hospital, addresses the most common concerns about flu season and, more importantly, what you can do now to protect yourself and your children.
    Gastroenterology
    audio icon Colon Cancer: Early Detection Is Key
    Colon cancer causes more than 600,000 deaths annually worldwide and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. However, with timely screenings, this cancer can be prevented. Dr. Chris Lascarides, a board-certified gastroenterologist at Stony Brook University Digestive Disorders Institute, talks about what people need to know about this disease.
    audio icon Understanding, Diagnosing and Treating Women's Gastrointestinal Health Issues
    Dr. Isabelle von Althen describes the gender-specific differences that exist in caring for and treating gastrointestinal conditions and disorders in female patients.
    Gynecological Cancer
    audio icon The Importance of a Gynecologic Oncologist
    Gynecologic cancer accounts for about 10 percent of annual cancer deaths for women in the United States. Dr. Michael Pearl and fellow gynecologic oncologist Dr. Melissa Henretta explain how women can benefit from knowing more about the role of a gynecologic oncologist.
    audio icon Gynecologic Cancer Fact Sheet
    Handwashing
    audio icon What You Need to About Handwashing
    Francina Singh, RN, BScN, MPH, CIC, a registered nurse with a master's degree in public health and a certification in Infection Control, and Director of Healthcare Epidemiology, talks about why handwashing is so important, especially in a hospital environment.
    Head and Neck Cancer
    audio icon Innovative Minimally Invasive Techniques for Head and Neck Cancer
    Ghassan J. Samara, MD and Mark F. Marzouk, MD, surgeons in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery explain the newest techniques to treat head and neck cancer.

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