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Holiday Asthma and Allergy Tips
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Holiday gatherings and spending more time indoors exposes many people to a variety of allergen triggers.
Four Ways to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance
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Overusing antibiotics encourages stronger bacteria to grow, which do not respond to antibiotics.
75 WESTMED Physicians Make “Top Doctors” List
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In addition to WESTMED physicians in internal medicine, pediatrics and primary care, doctors from 27 specialties are listed.
It Takes a Team to Control Diabetes
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A great deal can be done to prevent the complications of diabetes that used to be seen years ago.
CDC Says Preteens Need Only 2 HPV Shots
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Studies have shown that two doses of Gardasil, the current HPV vaccine, work just as well as three doses in kids ages 9-14.
Study: Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy
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Foods that are naturally high in calcium may even help protect the heart, Johns Hopkins University researchers are saying.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Again a Top Fundraiser!
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WESTMED Happy to be Part of the Amazing Turnout
It’s National Case Management Week!
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WESTMED’s case managers play a unique role in the delivery of high quality and cost-effective healthcare services.
Protect Your Health with Breast Cancer Screening
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Our Comprehensive Breast Center offers a full array of services to detect, diagnose and treat breast diseases and conditions quickly, accurately and compassionately.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine is Now Available at WESTMED
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Announcing hours and locations for flu shots. Make an appointment today.
Call When It
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Over the past year, WESTMED has significantly grown our number of locations to make our quality, efficient and coordinated care available to more patients in Westchester and now Fairfield counties.
National Falls Prevention Week is September 22-28
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WESTMED’s Physical Therapy Department will perform fall risk assessments (free) at 5 medical offices.
WESTMED Fall Events
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Check at all of the great events coming to WESTMED this Fall.
A New Shingles Vaccine on the Horizon?
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A vaccine called Zostavax is already in use to protect against shingles.
Do Antibacterial Products Beat Soap and Water?
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It’s “no soap” for any health benefit of antibacterial soaps and body washes.
HHS Awards Mega-Contract to Develop Zika Vaccine with Preventive Genetic Codes
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Vaccine will use messenger RNA, or mRNA technology to generate immune response in people.
New York + 4 Other Cities to Share $2.4M to Fight Zika
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New York City will receive an additional $700,000 to step up and coordinate responses to Zika.
Put Safety on the Back-to-School List
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CDC Resources to keep children safe—in and away from school.
 WESTMED Allergists Comment on EpiPen Issue
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We encourage you to have a conversation with your allergist to discuss what is best for you.
“A to Zika” Twitter Town Hall All Day Today
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Submit your questions to U.S. public health experts about the Zika virus on Twitter using #AtoZika.
Dr. Wendy Proskin in Consumer Reports Story on HPV Vaccine
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Dr. Proskin says that WESTMED pediatricians generally give the vaccine, called Gardasil, to girls starting at age 12.
CDC Advises Pregnant Women: Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika
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Travel to “the sun and fun capital of the world”—Miami Beach--should be avoided by pregnant women.
WESTMED Chosen for National Preventive Initiative
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This program for Medicare patients will involve assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease and developing a targeted plan to prevent it.
Consumer Reports IDs Supplement Ingredients to Avoid
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15 dietary supplement ingredients may be potentially harmful.
Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay
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Here is what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control advises when it comes to the best ways to prevent bug bites.
The Basics of Food Safety
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Safe cookin’ is a necessary ingredient for good cookin’.
WESTMED Welcomes Orthopaedic Associates of Stamford
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OAS brings an additional 50 people to WESTMED’s healthcare team.
Heat Safety Tips
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Here are some important heat safety tips from the American Red Cross.
Grilling and Barbeque Safety
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Here are some FDA tips for safely getting food to your picnic.
Rye Location Weekend Closure Dates
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WESTMED's Rye location, located at 1 Theall Road, will be closed due to the building's air conditioning system is being replaced.
WESTMED Launches New Spine Center
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WESTMED Medical Group is announcing the rollout of the WESTMED Spine Center, featuring a multi-specialty team approach to spine care.
WESTMED Diabetes Education Program Earns ADA Recognition
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ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
Southern Westchester OB/GYN Associates of Yonkers Joins WESTMED
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The OB/GYNs provide the full spectrum of obstetrical and gynecological services, which will be enhanced by WESTMED’s state-of-the-art clinical laboratory.
WESTMED Docs Make Best Doctors List
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WESTMED ups its number of physicians on the Best Doctors list to more than a dozen.
WESTMED Expands at Ridge Hill Location in Yonkers
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WESTMED has expanded to the first floor of its Ridge Hill location.
WESTMED Earns National Recognition from the CDC for BP Control
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The award is given to medical practices that have helped their adult patients achieve blood pressure control rates at or above the Million Hearts target of 70 percent.
Today is National Day of Action for High Blood Pressure Prevention
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It’s the third year that WESTMED and 150 medical groups and health systems nationwide have joined in May 5th as a Day of Action for high blood pressure prevention.
May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S.
WESTMED Gets Highest Recognition as NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home
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It recognizes WESTMED for going beyond the role of the primary doctor managing a patient’s acute medical needs.
Low-Fat Diet Cuts Breast Cancer Risk: New Study
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Women staying on a low-fat diet for about 8 years reduced their risk from invasive breast cancers.
Do You Have a Healthcare Proxy?
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Saturday, April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day.
USC Study:  Drinking Coffee Reduces Risk of Colorectal Cancer
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The benefits are across the board for all types of coffee--caffeinated, decaffeinated, even instant.
Experts Say Kids’ Drinks Have Too Much Sugar
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A new study has found that many fruit juices and drinks for kids load them up with a full day’s worth of sugar in a single serving.
Workouts May Be A Brain’s Best Friend
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New research shows the benefits exercise can have on brain health as we age.
What’s the Best Approach to Quitting Smoking?
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The “cold turkey,” abrupt approach to quitting smoking holds the best chance for success.
WESTMED Announces a New Comprehensive Weight Loss Center
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WESTMED announces the rollout of its new Comprehensive Weight Loss Center.
Winter Weight Loss Slump
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With the winter months, there’s an increase in melatonin, which has been found to act on appetite, and you may be tempted to eat more.
CDC Warns of Cancer Risk from Types of Laminate Flooring
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Certain types of laminate flooring emit formaldehyde.
Sunny-side up News for Egg Lovers
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Egg lovers who are watching their dietary cholesterol will like the latest news about one of their favorite proteins.
Should Women Skip the Spuds Before Pregnancy?
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Some researchers are suggesting that women who are looking to become pregnant should resist the french fries and mashed potatoes.