Posts By: North Shore-LIJ

The Link Between Diabetes and Blindness

Diabetes and blindness often go hand-in-hand. In fact, diabetes is the leading causes of blindness in the US. There are many ways this disease can damage eyes and hurt sight. Although anyone can get cataracts (clouding or fogging of the lens of the eye), people with diabetes get cataracts earlier than most and the condition… Read more »

Dementia Patients Awaken with Music Therapy

Every Monday morning, a group of spousal caregivers meet to share, compare and vent about the challenges of caring for someone with a progressive dementia. One husband, Joe, talks about his wife emptying the dishwasher and putting things away in the wrong place and how he tries to locate his cooking utensils. Joe also complains… Read more »

Women with Epilepsy, Trying to Conceive

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the nervous system and can cause debilitating seizures. Various biological and social differences cause women to experience epilepsy differently than men. As a result, women with epilepsy face different challenges throughout life—for instance, when they try to conceive. Epilepsy affects almost one million American women of childbearing age; nearly… Read more »

Diabetes Myths and Facts

For Diabetes Awareness Month, let’s learn to tell the difference between diabetes myths and facts. There are two kinds of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. They are very different from each other, and so are the ways to manage them.  It’s important to know the difference! Most diabetes information that appears online, in print,… Read more »

Happy X-Ray-versary, Dr. Roentgen

On November 8, 1895, a German physicist named Wilhem Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-ray, so-called because it was an unknown form of electromagnetic radiation. Dr. Roentgen quickly discovered the medical application of the X-ray when he photographed the bones in his wife’s hand on December 22 of that year. He received the first Nobel Prize… Read more »

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Get You Down

Pop quiz! The family is coming to your place for a holiday dinner. Do you feel A) deliriously happy; B) meditative and calm; or C) stressed? If you answered “C,” take some comfort in being a member of the majority. There are plenty of nice things about family gatherings, but they can cause real tension,… Read more »

About that Halloween Letter

A woman in Fargo, ND, denied candy to certain children yesterday. Instead, she gave them a Halloween letter for their parents. The letter read, in part: “Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season. “My hope is that… Read more »

TV Series Launches on Saturday:
Focus onHealth

Focus onHealth, a TV news magazine, debuts this Saturday on WLNY-TV 55/10. The inaugural episode of the new series explores four words no one wants to hear: “You have breast cancer.” It includes interviews with physicians, researchers and patients who share their powerful stories of survival. The series will also cover diabetes, healthcare reform, behavioral… posted in: News, Wellness tags: