10 Sep 16
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Feeding Your Picky Eater

Many parents worry about what their children eat and don’t eat. Picky eating habits are common among toddlers, preschoolers, as well as children in grade school. A child that is…

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30 Aug 16
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Asthma In The Bronx

It’s no surprise that the Bronx has the highest incidence of asthma in America. Heavy traffic, construction, overcrowded living conditions, a high rate of smokers and poor compliance result in…

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22 Aug 16
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8 Ways To Combat Contact Lens Discomfort

Many people who wear contact lenses also suffer from allergies. This combination can make allergy season especially hard on contact lens wearers. Symptoms of allergies can include dry, itchy, puffy…

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17 Aug 16
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Screen Time and Children

How much time does your child spend in front of a screen? Screen time includes time spent watching television, using a smartphone, tablet, computer, playing video games or other electronic…

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8 Aug 16
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Those Who Have Thrived

SBH Health System takes pride in its ability to develop and mentor staff and help them grow both professionally and personally. During our 150th year, we celebrate the stories of…

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20 Jul 16
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The Truth About Sun Safety

Dr. Charles Gropper examines common myths and uncovers the truth about sun safety. Myth #1: It’s a cloudy day, so I don’t need to worry about applying any sunscreen. Fact:…

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29 Jun 16
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On The Night Shift

Healthcare is a round-the-clock business. Whether it’s 2 pm on a Thursday or 5 am on Halloween, someone will always be in need of care. For more than 290 SBH…

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28 Jun 16
New Way of Gardening in the City

New Way of Gardening in the City

Dr. Appelbaum on Container Gardening If you live in cramped surroundings that stop you from growing your own vegetables, like many in the Bronx, container gardening could be the answer.…

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15 Jun 16
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Common Injuries of the Summertime

Summertime means everyone is outside… It also means that many more people will find themselves getting injured. To help you get the most out of the great weather, here are…

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9 Jun 16
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Dr. Ernest Patti Named Teacher of the Year

Dr. Ernest Patti, senior emergency medicine physician and president of the SBH medical staff, poses with students at Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education after receiving its Faculty Appreciation Award…

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22 Apr 16
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8 Spring Health Tips

After a very long winter, activities and exercise are now being planned for the outdoors. In order to have a healthy and injury-free change of the seasons, be sure to…

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9 Apr 16
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The Facts About Teen Gun Violence

A young gang member is carried in by his brothers and dropped onto the trauma stretcher after being shot repeatedly by a rival gang member. “Trauma Code to the Trauma…

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9 Apr 16
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‘Maybe the IUD’ Is Right For You?

A new city program is intended to prevent unwanted pregnancies among women who recently gave birth. While the teenage pregnancy rate has declined slightly in recent years, there is still…

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9 Apr 16
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Signs of a Troubled Teen

Oh it’s just a phase. They’ll grow out of it is a phrase that many parents of teens often find themselves repeating. But how can you tell the difference between…

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9 Apr 16
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Teen Dating Violence

For many teens, there’s nothing more exciting than getting a text or Facebook notification from a crush. But what happens when that excitement turns into fear and anxiety? Each year,…

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9 Apr 16
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Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, which was created by the American Diabetes Association. The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at SBH Health System, which is the only…

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4 Apr 16
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BCMS Doctors’ Day Recognition Event

Bronx County Medical Society hosted its 13th Annual Doctors’ Recognition Day Symposium, Poster Presentations & Physicians’ Exposition at Mercy College. Dr. James Croll, medical director of the SBH Hemodialysis Center,…

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4 Apr 16
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Dr. Lisa Van Eyndhoven Featured on CBS 2

CBS’s Max Gomez interviews Dr. Lisa Van Eyndhoven about a new procedure in pediatric dentistry. Silver diamine fluoride is used to free cavities before they affect the rest of the…

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27 Jan 16
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Dangers of Sexting

A Parent’s Guide to Avoiding Digital Drama To today’s young people, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat can be as seductive as cigarettes, weed and alcohol once were…

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27 Jan 16
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Mind & Body Wellness in One Place

The way we receive healthcare services has changed over the past few years. Healthcare providers today are taking a more “holistic” approach to patient care. Holistic means treating mind and…

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27 Jan 16
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Depression and You

By Dr. Carmen Casasnovas Psychiatrist, SBH Health System Depression is a serious condition that affects many Americans. It can make everyday tasks such as getting up in the morning or…

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27 Aug 15
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Is Your Asthma Under Control?

If you or anyone in your family suffers from asthma, you know how important it is to have an asthma action plan. An action plan provides diagnosis and treatment based…

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25 Aug 15
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Are You Gluten Intolerant?

By Dr. Andrea Culliford In the last few years, more and more foods are being advertised as gluten-free, and restaurants have become more accommodating by offering gluten-free dishes. But what…

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25 Aug 15
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FAQ about Midwifery

By Julie Crocco, CNM In the U.S., over 350,000 women have given birth with midwives in the last year. And the numbers are climbing each year. There are many advantages…

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25 Aug 15
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10 Reasons to Have Your Baby at SBH

By Dr. Mark A. Rosing At SBH, we specialize in giving our patients peace of mind. When moms-to-be step through our doors, they can expect only the best. Your comfort…

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24 Aug 15
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The Hidden Dangers of Earbuds

Whether you are jamming to your favorite tunes or catching up on your favorite TV show, earbuds are great little devices to have around. But did you know that they…

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29 Apr 15
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Protect Your Child with Toothprints

Children are precious to our lives and now there is another way to protect them. The SBH department of dentistry is providing pediatric patients with Toothprints, a revolutionary identification system.…

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29 Apr 15
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Springtime in the Bronx

Healthy Activities for the entire family By Nicole Perrino, BronxMama.com As the snow melts and New York City finally begins to thaw, we start to look for activities that will…

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