10 Mar 21
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COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

SBH has initiated a COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Program for patients who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody infusions can reduce the likelihood of requiring hospitalization. You or…

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18 Dec 19

SBH Health and Wellness Center

The long-awaited SBH Health and Wellness Center is scheduled to open in Fall 2020. Dr. David Perlstein discusses the importance of this to the community.

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14 Dec 19
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Women In Medicine

It was 1980, a very different time for women in medicine, when Dr. Judith Berger, a freshly minted medical school graduate waddled into a Brooklyn hospital to begin her internship.…

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3 May 19

Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

A manager from the hospital’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) uses a wand-like device to swab the door knobs, bed rails, TV remote and other “high touch points” in the patient’s…

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3 May 19

Creating an Asthma Center of Excellence

Asthma is as indigenous to the Bronx as malaria is to sub-Saharan Africa. The Bronx’s asthma death rates are three times higher than the United States’ average, with hospitalization rates…

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4 Jan 19
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Increased Incidence of Flu in NYC

 Dr. Judith Berger, director of infectious diseases at SBH, speaks to News 12 the Bronx about the increase incidence of flu in New York City and the importance of…

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3 Jan 19
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Physician/Pharmacist Collaboration

Dr. Valery Chu, a clinical pharmacist in the SBH Center for Comprehensive Care (CCC), freely admits that when she started working five years ago in the CCC – a center…

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6 Dec 18

Suicide and Saving Patients

Anthony Bourdain, American chef and TV personality; Kate Spade, fashion mogul; Robin Williams, actor and comedian; Ernest Hemingway, writer; Vincent Van Gogh, painter. What did they have in common? Fame…

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6 Dec 18
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Podiatrists in the ER

An ambulance rushes a 29-year-old man to the SBH emergency department after a high-speed motorcycle accident. In addition to internal injuries, the patient is soon found to have suffered multiple…

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6 Dec 18
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SBH Welcomes First Class of Pharmacy Residents

This past June, SBH welcomed two first-year general pharmacy residents and one second-year emergency medicine pharmacy resident to its inaugural clinical pharmacy post-graduate program. The general program offers core rotations…

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11 Jun 18

‘Stop The Bleed’

This is a program that is intended to stabilize a patient with an open wound until First Responders arrive. This is the final slide in the “Stop the Bleed” presentation…

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31 May 18

Cooper Gardens Housing Development

As you can see by walking or driving down Third Avenue, the health and wellness center and affordable housing project across the street is moving along steadily, scheduled to open…

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5 May 18
Sr. Nissan Nahmias, Director of SBH Bariatric Surgery

SBH to Offer Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a disease that affects about 78 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control, one that has been linked to more than 40 diseases including type 2…

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5 Feb 18
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Helping Our Community Breathe Easier

Mariana Sanchez, a Community Health Worker (CHW) with a.i.r. bronx, recently visited the home of a family struggling to help three of their five children control their asthma. During her…

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5 Feb 18
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SBH Launches Healthy Beverage Zone (HBZ)

By officially launching the Healthy Beverage Zone (HBZ), SBH Health System has become part of a Bronx-wide movement to promote healthy beverage options for all who work, live in and…

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20 Dec 17
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Eating for Two

When you are pregnant, you need more nutrients than before. Eating healthy is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your baby during pregnancy. You may be “eating…

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8 Dec 17
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10 Crazy Myths about Pregnancy

Dr. Mary Gratch has heard a lot of tales about pregnancy during her many years as an obstetrician and gynecologist (Ob/Gyn) at SBH Health System. Some are superstitions passed down…

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10 Oct 17
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Newborn Baby Basics

Being a new parent can be both exciting and intimidating. Knowing what to expect from your newborn can help ease the anxiety. The following are some useful information for your…

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3 Oct 17
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Residency is No Trip to the Beach

Residency is a grind, a torturous path that any physician can attest to. It’s a three-, four- or five-year odyssey marked by backbreaking hours, little sleep and the need to make…

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28 Sep 17
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Is it ADHD or a Sleep Disorder?

Could those childhood symptoms consistent with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), actually be suggestive of a sleep disorder? “The symptoms of ADHD and sleep deprivation due to obstructive sleep apnea…

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19 Sep 17
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Making Community Pharmacists Part of the Team

Roger Paganelli, owner of the Mt. Carmel Pharmacy, remembers the difficulties he faced juggling the six prescriptions he took following knee replacement surgery. “I’m only 52, this (being a pharmacist)…

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8 Sep 17
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A Look at New Technology

SBH Health System will be introducing exciting state-of-the-art technology in the upcoming months that offers strong benefits to patients in the community. Here is a brief look at two exciting…

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28 Jul 17
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The Recipe for Recovery

The smell of freshly baked bread is comforting, warm, and undeniably delicious. To smell freshly baked bread while recovering in your hospital bed – well that’s simply magical. Thanks to…

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18 Jul 17
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Free Yoga Classes for Employees

Over the last decade, yoga has enjoyed incredible success in the United States, especially in places like New York City where there are more yoga studios than Starbucks. Despite its…

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20 Jun 17
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Summertime Allergies and Asthma

Summertime means lots of outdoor activities, exercise, sun, heat, sand, surf, BBQ’s, travel, and plenty of fun. However, it can be a challenging time for those folks who have asthma…

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12 Jun 17
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Understanding and Reading Food Labels

Like the table of contents in a book, nutrition labels help explain what’s inside of the food you are eating. The Nutrition Facts label is always printed on the outside…

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11 Jun 17
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Eating Tips for a Healthy Diabetes Diet

If you have diabetes eating right means focusing on a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups, eating in moderation, and sticking to regular mealtimes. By doing this,…

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10 May 17
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Melon Cooler

Ingredients 1 (4-pound) cantaloupe, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute (Splenda, Equal,…

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18 Apr 17
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SBH Offers Free Oral Cancer Screenings

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly one…

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17 Apr 17
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SBH To Hold Surgery Lecture Series

The Department of Surgery at SBH Health System is presenting a monthly lecture series in 2017 on surgical topics of interest to primary care practitioners. The CME series is suitable…

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30 Mar 17
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Saving Lives in the Cardiac Cath Lab

The call comes into the hospital’s emergency department, letting doctors know that an ambulance is on its way with the victim of a possible ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (or STEMI).…

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23 Mar 17
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Best Spring Foods

There’s something about springtime that makes us all feel like young kids. Include these spring foods in your diet and start feeling like a kid year-round! Asparagus This nutritional powerhouse is…

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8 Mar 17
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A Woman’s Guide to Mental Health

As a woman – whether a daughter, sister, mother, wife, or grandparent – you need to stay in good physical and mental health. Good mental health is as important as…

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27 Feb 17
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Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

Eating healthy food packed with vitamins and minerals is important at any age. As people get older, however, changes in the body can affect how it processes food. Certain nutrients…

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21 Feb 17
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Healthy Kids and Healthy Smiles

Laughter, good advice, presents, and good oral health – all these await your children at their next dental visit. Children’s dental visits are intended to be educational sessions, where kids…

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17 Feb 17
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Asparagus, Leek & Mushroom Frittata

Yield: 4 servings INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only) 1 12-ounce bunch thin asparagus, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces…

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20 Jan 17
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Super-Healthy Smoothies

Smoothies are a delicious and easy way to eat healthfully and are a great meal or snack options. They’re also beneficial for people with a decreased appetite or who have…

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30 Dec 16
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Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This quick and easy recipe is rich in nutrients and free of any egg or nut. It’s the perfectly allergy-friendly meal for when hunger strikes. Ingredients: – 15 oz can…

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27 Dec 16
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Taking The Long Way

The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes. In New York, it’s even longer, averaging at 36 minutes each way. According to several studies, the…

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15 Dec 16
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The Patient Experience Affects Us All

Everyone is a patient at some point in their lives. Whether you are going for a routine check-up or taking your mother in for knee surgery, the patient experience impacts…

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14 Nov 16
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Sugar, Too Much of a Sweet Thing?

How much sugar do you and your family consume? If the majority of your food is processed, you’re likely consuming too much. What exactly is processed sugar? Processed sugar is…

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29 Oct 16
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Diabetes and Eating

Anyone can tell you that it is a good idea for people with diabetes to stay away from candy and cake. But proper nutrition for people with diabetes is not…

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18 Oct 16
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Beyond The Lab Coat: The Actor

The lab coat or scrubs they wear do not define who they are. Many SBH physicians have special passions, talents, and accomplishments that exist outside the hospital. As you’ll read…

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14 Oct 16
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Beyond The Lab Coat: The Opera Singer

The lab coat or scrubs they wear do not define who they are. Many SBH physicians have special passions, talents, and accomplishments that exist outside the hospital. As you’ll read…

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10 Oct 16
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Beyond The Lab Coat: The Biker

The lab coat or scrubs they wear do not define who they are. Many SBH physicians have special passions, talents, and accomplishments that exist outside the hospital. As you’ll read…

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7 Oct 16
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Trauma Center Re-accredited

SBH has gone through the rigorous process of trauma center reaccreditation by the American College of Surgeons on behalf of New York State and been successfully reaccredited as a trauma…

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7 Oct 16
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Beyond The Lab Coat: The Paleontologist

The lab coat or scrubs they wear do not define who they are. Many SBH physicians have special passions, talents, and accomplishments that exist outside the hospital. As you’ll read…

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2 Oct 16
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Beyond The Lab Coat: The Ironmen

The lab coat or scrubs they wear do not define who they are. Many SBH physicians have special passions, talents, and accomplishments that exist outside the hospital. As you’ll read…

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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
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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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