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  • How To Treat Seasonal Allergies Holistically, According To Phelps

    How To Treat Seasonal Allergies Holistically, According To Phelps

    It has been shown that seasonal allergies are a result of increased inflammation in the body, stemming from a weakened immune system. Ninety percent of your immune system’s defenses originate in the intestine, so maintaining a healthy GI tract ultimately plays an important role in reducing the effects of allergens. One way to achieve this is to avoid medications such as antacids, NSAIDS ...

  • 5 Holistic Activities To Help You Manage Stress, While Managing It All

    5 Holistic Activities To Help You Manage Stress, While Managing It All

    You’re a mother, a caretaker, a provider and so much more. You’re constantly surrounded by people who need your help, which leaves little time for you. In many ways, women are pushed into juggling multiple roles while trying to maintain a perfect work/life balance, and this is often what causes stress.His Stress vs. Her StressWe all experience stress, but what makes stress different for ...

  • When Pain Comes Knocking, Are Opioids The Answer?

    When Pain Comes Knocking, Are Opioids The Answer?

    “You can’t talk about pain without addressing the use of opioids, because of their potent ability to reduce pain,” said Yili Huang, DO, board certified pain management anesthesiologist and director of the Phelps Pain Center.Opioids can be effective for acute pain, such as that resulting from an injury or surgery, but they should only be used for a period of 3-7 days. They may also be ...

  • Phelps Eases Anxiety In Breast Cancer Patients With Unique Approach

    Phelps Eases Anxiety In Breast Cancer Patients With Unique Approach

    “With advanced procedures and the latest technology, a patient can literally have breast cancer one week and be cancer-free the next,” said Alice Police, MD, FACS, Northwell’s regional director of breast surgery in Westchester County. Police has developed a comprehensive breast program at Phelps and Northern Westchester Hospitals that cuts through the typically long process so treatment ...

  • Interventional Radiology: Using Art To Heal

    Interventional Radiology: Using Art To Heal

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Interventional radiology (IR) was developed approximately 40 years ago and continues to evolve, with the ongoing introduction of new treatments for a rapidly expanding array of conditions that once required open surgery. An interventional radiologist performs minimally invasive, targeted procedures using imaging techniques. The ability to view arteries, veins or ...

  • Why Does Your Knee Hurt? Phelps Has The Answer

    Why Does Your Knee Hurt? Phelps Has The Answer

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Knee pain, unfortunately, is common among people of all ages. Various conditions or injuries can cause the pain, and each is treated differently. Following are some of the reasons why your knee may hurt.Arthritis – Three Common Types Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a “wear-and-tear” condition that occurs when the hard, slippery tissue that ...

  • Not Just An Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Know The Signs Of Heart Disease

    Not Just An Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Know The Signs Of Heart Disease

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Heart disease can manifest in many different ways. Most people are familiar with the description of an “elephant sitting on the chest” as a sign of angina and possible heart attack. Unfortunately, that is only one of many symptoms that can come with heart disease. Knowing some of the unusual symptoms, and, more importantly, “trusting your gut” and seeking help ...

  • Stay Healthy! How To Avoid Colds And The Flu, According To Phelps Hospital

    Stay Healthy! How To Avoid Colds And The Flu, According To Phelps Hospital

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- If there’s one thing sure to take the happy out of your day, it’s coming down with a cold, or worse yet, the flu. Every year between December 1 and February 28, nearly 65 million Americans contract the flu. Numbers for the common cold are even higher. Most adults average two to three colds a year, and children have even more. Colds and flu are caused by viruses ...

  • Phelps Hospital Helps Keep Seniors Safe Behind The Wheel

    Phelps Hospital Helps Keep Seniors Safe Behind The Wheel

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- In today's car-centric world -- especially in a place like Westchester County -- the inability to drive can feel like a loss of independence. This is especially true with seniors, who, as they age, can find themselves unable to safely operate a vehicle. While the normal aging process can slow reaction times and on-road awareness, studies have shown that ...

  • Phelps Hospital Seeks Donations For Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Phelps Hospital Seeks Donations For Hurricane Relief Efforts

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- To help those affected by Hurricane Maria, Phelps Hospital is sponsoring a local collection effort to bring urgently needed supplies to the people of Puerto Rico.The hospital is only able to accept specific items, which must be unopened, within expiration date and in their original packaging. These include:Diapers (infant, toddler and adult sizes)Baby wipesBaby ...

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