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Things You Can Try Right Now to Stop Snoring

November 18, 2022

Life can be hectic. Between work, exercise, spending time with family, and enjoying hobbies, days can be exhausting. This makes it so important to get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, sleep may not come as easy for those who snore or sleep near those who snore. Snoring can keep loved ones awake or wake the […]

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Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer: Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

November 14, 2022

Many sicknesses are common aspects of life, such as colds and stomach bugs. However, other diseases like cancer have a much more significant impact on human lives and often affect patients’ family members as well. One such condition is lung cancer. While lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths globally, there are ways […]

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What Is a Heart Stress Test and When Do You Need One?

November 8, 2022

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body – and for good reason. Moving blood throughout the body keeps it alive and active. But when the heart is not working as it should, this can be a cause for concern for a patient and their physician. Fortunately, several tests are […]

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Rash on Your Breast: Why You Should Rule Out Inflammatory Breast Cancer

October 12, 2022

If you notice a rash on your breast, it is probably best to get it checked by a physician or other medical professional. In rare cases, a rash on the breast can be an early symptom of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). That is why making an appointment with a breast and women’s health specialist should […]

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Early Signs of Breast Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore

October 10, 2022

The American Cancer Society recommends that women at average risk for breast cancer should start scheduling annual mammograms to screen for the condition between the ages of 40 and 44. Unfortunately, breast cancer is not an uncommon diagnosis, and while these cancers affect mostly women, men are also at risk. As more people become aware […]

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Foods to Avoid Before a Colonoscopy

October 6, 2022

When it is time for a routine gastrointestinal (GI) screening, you will be asked to avoid certain foods for a few days before the procedure. This colonoscopy prep diet makes it easier for your system to clear itself out, which ultimately allows physicians to get a better look at the condition of your colon, or […]

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Understanding Nuclear Heart Stress Tests and When They Are Needed

October 4, 2022

Patients who have a problem with their heart or symptoms that point to heart trouble may be asked to undergo an exercise stress test. There are several types of these types of tests, including a stress echocardiogram and an electrocardiogram (EKG). Another type of exercise test used to evaluate the heart is the nuclear heart […]

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Do Mammograms Hurt? What to Expect and How to Minimize Pain

September 23, 2022

Mammograms help screen for and locate abnormal areas in the breast that may be cause for concern. However, many patients fear that the process will be painful. Richmond University Medical Center is proud to provide a Breast and Women’s Center in Staten Island, New York, that offers comprehensive services, including mammograms, exams, biopsies, and more. […]

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What Conditions Can a Colonoscopy Detect?

September 16, 2022

Colonoscopies are crucial for diagnosing and detecting problems within the gastrointestinal and digestive systems. Patients that present with symptoms, including abdominal pain, cramping, bowel changes, and unexplained weight loss, will often be recommended for a colonoscopy to detect or rule out more serious health issues. Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, NY has G.I. […]