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    Heart Disease  
    print Cardiac Catheterization Performed Through the Wrist Can Offer significant advantages
    Compelling new evidence proves that a newer cardiac catheterization technique available at Stony Brook Medicine for two years — and just now beginning to be used nationwide — offers major benefits to patients. Stony Brook physician Luis Gruberg, MD, explains.
    print What You Should Know About Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
    Stony Brook’s Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Center and Ventricular Assist Device Program — the only one on Long Island — have been widely recognized for excellent outcomes, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, and innovative research efforts that are helping many patients — even those with advanced conditions — feel better and live longer.
    video icon The New 320 Slice CT Scanner Enhances Stony Brook's Noninvasive Diagnosis Technologies and Provides Greater Accuracy–5/3/10
    Heart Valve Disease
    print Innovative Approach to Heart Valve Disease
    A new chapter in the diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease has opened at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Drs. Smadar Kort and Sandeep Gupta talk about valve disease and what the Valve Center offers.
    HIV and AIDS
    audio icon What You Need to Know About AIDS Today 
    At Stony Brook we work every day of the year to raise awareness, promote testing, provide early intervention, offer the latest treatments, and serve as Suffolk County's premier resource for children, adults and women who are pregnant with HIV and AIDS.
    Kidney Transplant
    print What You Should Know About Stony Brook's Kidney Transplantation Program
    Wayne C. Waltzer, MD, Director, Kidney Transplantation Services and Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, who has been part of the program from the beginning, discusses the program.
    Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
    print What It Is and Why It's So Effective
    Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery Division is a world-renowned colorectal surgeon and an internationally recognized expert in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases, with over 300 published works on the topic. He is one of just a handful of colorectal surgeons in the U.S. who has mastered intracorporeal laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
    Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
    print What It Is and Why It's So Effective
    Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery Division is a world-renowned colorectal surgeon and an internationally recognized expert in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases, with over 300 published works on the topic. He is one of just a handful of colorectal surgeons in the U.S. who has mastered intracorporeal laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
    Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease
    print Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease: What Parents Need to Know About Children and Lyme Disease.
    With the arrival of warmer weather also comes tick season, and with it the threat of Lyme disease. Parents, especially, need to be aware of the risks of tick-borne disease in children. Dr. Saul Hymes, Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Center at Stony Brook Children's, offers his best advice.
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    print Multiple Sclerosis: Who’s at Risk and How Is It Treated?
    Internationally recognized MS expert Patricia K. Coyle, MD, Founder and Director of Stony Brook's MS Comprehensive Care Center, explains what MS is, how it's managed and how Stony Brook can help.
    printUnderstanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Children and Teens
    Laura Krupp, MD, Program Director, National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at Stony Brook, explains what MS is, how to manage the condition in children and teens, and the unique resources available at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
    Men's Health
    print The Future Is Here: New Guidelines, Diagnostics and Approaches to Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer
    June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, which is the ideal time to get the word about the dramatic changes in the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Stony Brook urologist Dr. Wayne Waltzer explains these major medical advances and what they mean for you.
    Obesity
    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.
    Ovarian Cancer
    audio icon What Women Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer
    Michael L. Pearl, MD, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Division, addresses what every woman should know about ovarian cancer.
    audio icon "Sunflowers" Sculpture, A Symbol of Hope–9/21/09
    Palliative Care
    print What You Need to Know About Palliative Care
    Lynn Hallarman, MD, Director, Palliative Care Medicine, explains what people should know concerning these important services.
    Pancreatic Cancer
    print What You Should Know About Pancreatic Cancer
    Kevin Watkins, MD, Chief, Upper Gastrointestinal and General Oncologic Surgery Group, explains what pancreatic cancer is and the latest treatments now available at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
    print Breakthroughs in Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
    Kevin Watkins, MD, Chief, Upper Gastrointestinal and General Oncologic Surgery Group talks about pancreatic cancer risk factors and the latest treatments now available at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
    Patient Testimonals
    audio icon Our Patients Tell Our Story–4/12/10
    Four patients share their stories
    print Childhood Cancers: The Most Common Questions From Parents Answered 10/13 
    Robert Parker, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, discusses childhood cancers. 
    print Childhood Cancers: The Things That Make a Difference 
    Robert Parker, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, discusses advances in treatment that help ensure that children receive optimal care.
    print Advancements in Treatment for Children with Bone Cancer 
    Dr. Robert Parker, Director of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology, and Dr. Khan talk about the advantages that these latest treatment options offer patients and their families.
    print Childhood Leukemia: The Future Looks Bright 
    Laura Hogan, MD, is a pediatric oncologist and childhood leukemia expert at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. At the age of three, she was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood leukemia. By the age of six, with her health fully restored, Dr. Hogan went on to lead a completely normal childhood. She has devoted her life’s work to children with ALL.
    Pediatric Arthritis
    print icon What Parents Should Know About Arthritis and Children
    Although most people associate arthritis with aging, the fact is, one in 1,000 children is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. As part of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, Pediatric Rheumatologist Dr. Julie Cherian addresses the most common questions from parents – and discusses what they can do if they suspect their child may have arthritis.
    Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat
    video icon What Parents Need to Know About Tonsillectomy
    Wasyl Szeremeta, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist and Division Chief of Pediatric ENT at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, wants parents to be more aware of tonsillectomy, the third most common surgery in the U.S. for children. Here, he talks about when and why a child should have a tonsillectomy and why specialized pediatric expertise is so important.
    Pediatric Hypertension
    video icon Pediatric Hypertension: A Growing Problem with Long-Term Health Risks
    People rarely think that children can have high blood pressure. But the reality is that hypertension is becoming a growing problem among children and teens. Dr. Robert Woroniecki, Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, and Dr. Katarina Supe-Markovina, Director of the new Pediatric Hypertension Center at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, discuss what every parent needs to know.
    Premature Birth
    print icon Prematurity – What Research Shows You Can Do to Prevent It
    Dr. Paul Ogburn Jr., Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Stony Brook Medicine talks about proven practices – some of them quite simple – that lead to healthy, full-term pregnancies.
    print icon What You Should Know About Premature Birth
    Shanthy Sridhar, MD, Chief, NICU Medical Director, Fellowship Director discusses prematurity and neonatal and perinatal care.
    print icon Leading the Fight Against Premature Births
    In the United States, one in eight babies is born too soon, translating into more than a half million premature births a year. Not only is prematurity the number-one cause of newborn death, but it also puts surviving infants at risk for severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Drs. J. Gerald Quirk and Shanthy Sridhar discuss the depth of resources Stony Brook offers the community — and why those at risk for premature birth are referred or transferred to Stony Brook.
    Preventing Sports-Related Injuries
    audio icon Preventing Sports-Related Brain, Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
    Robert Galler, DO, FACOS, Co-Director of the Comprehensive Spine Center treats a wide range of injuries suffered by patients, including those with head trauma from bicycle accidents, spinal cord injuries from surfing and concussions resulting from participating in contact sports. Here, Dr. Galler talks about the most common sports-related injuries he encounters—and ways to prevent them.
    audio icon Preventing Sports-Related Injuries–8/18/13
    Frederick Gutman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedics; Director, Neurosurgery Inpatient Service; discusses brain and other neurologic injuries associated with athletes including tips for safety in sports and how to treat an injury before it becomes a long term problem.
    Prostate Cancer
    audio icon Men's Health Update: The Latest on PSA Screenings and Prostate Cancer
    Because prostate cancer is the number-one solid organ cancer in the country yet has an extremely high survival rate — upwards of 85 to 90 percent — Howard L. Adler, MD, FACS, Director of the Prostate Care Program, encourages men to educate themselves.
    The Future Is Here: New Guidelines, Diagnostics and Approaches to Prostate Cancer
    June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, which is the ideal time to get the word about the dramatic changes in the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Stony Brook urologist Dr. Wayne Waltzer explains these major medical advances and what they mean for you.
    print Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
    John Fitzgerald, MD, Urologic Oncologist, answers questions about new treatment options for prostate cancer, including robotic-assisted surgery.
    Safety and Nutrition for Young Athletes
    audio icon What You Should Know About Preventing Children's Sports Injuries
    James Penna, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, answers questions on this topic.
    Skin Cancer Prevention: Sun Safety
    audio icon Summer Sun Safety: What You Absolutely Need to Know Now
    Maribeth Chitkara, MD, a pediatric hospitalist with Stony Brook Children's Hospital, discusses summer safety and skin cancer prevention steps you can take today to keep yourself, your family and your children safe all summer long.
    Skull Base Tumors
    audio icon Skull Base Tumors: What They Are and What to Do About Them
    As neurosurgeon Raphael P. Davis, MD, explains, a skull base tumor can be life-threatening, but there are new options for treatment.
    Sleep Disorders
    audio icon What You Need to Know About Sleep Disorders
    Avram R. Gold, MD, Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center, provides information about sleep disorders and how to get a better night's sleep.
    audio icon Sleep Disorders in Children
    According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 69 percent of children age 10 and under experience some type of sleep problem, and of these, about half might need medical attention. Catherine Kier, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep specialist, discusses sleep disorders in infants and children, and what measures you can take to promote better sleep.
    Stroke
    video icon Dangers of a Stroke–12/13/09
    Candice Perkins, MD, director, Stroke Center, and Henry Woo, MD, director, Cerebrovascular Center, discuss how strokes are caused, their warning signs, and new therapies designed to limit damage and reduce disability, including medication, catheter-based and open neurosurgeries.>
    video icon Stroke: Why Being at the Right Place at the Right Time Matters
    Two of the world's foremost experts on stroke, Henry H. Woo, MD, a cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon, and David Fiorella, MD, a neurointerventional radiologist, discuss the signs and symptoms of stroke and the latest treatment options.
    video icon Advances in Surgical Techniques
    video icon Are You At Risk of Stroke?
    video icon Know the Signs of Stroke
    video icon Meet Dr. Henry Woo
    video icon Stroke 101
    video icon What You Need to Know About AVMs
    Thyroid Cancer
    video icon What You Need to Know About Thyroid Cancer
    Tamara Weiss, MD, MS, Vice Chairman, Clinical Services, Department of Radiation Oncology, talks about thyroid cancer and how to treat it.
    Tonsillectomy
    video icon What Parents Need to Know About Tonsillectomy
    Wasyl Szeremeta, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist and Division Chief of Pediatric ENT at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, wants parents to be more aware of tonsillectomy, the third most common surgery in the U.S. for children. Here, he talks about when and why a child should have a tonsillectomy and why specialized pediatric expertise is so important.
    Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers
    video icon What You Need to Know About Thyroid Cancer
    Tamara Weiss, MD, MS, Vice Chairman, Clinical Services, Department of Radiation Oncology, talks about thyroid cancer and how to treat it.
    Vascular Disease
    video icon What you Should Know About Vascular Disease
    Apostolos Tassiopoulos, MD, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, talks about three major vascular conditions that can jeopardize your health, and why it’s best to identify and treat underlying causes before symptoms appear.
    Vehicular 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 Hospital want you to not only be aware of this problem, but also to take action to keep your children and teens safe.
    Water Safety - June 2013
    video icon Summer Water Safety: What You Absolutely Need to Know
    With Long Island's miles of beaches and acres of pools, Maribeth Chitkara, MD, a pediatric hospitalist with Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, gives tips on water safety. Dr. Chitkara is one of Long Island's most committed advocates for summer safety, and shares steps you can take to keep yourself, your family and your children safe all summer long.

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