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Signs of an Unhealthy Heart and What to Do About Them

May 10, 2022

New Yorkers are stepping up in amazing and profound ways to save lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. This remarkable act of kindness and generosity by donors and their families leaves a lasting legacy and has given thousands the opportunity to celebrate more birthdays, spend more time with loved ones, and do amazing things […]

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Alternatives To Knee Replacement Surgery And Understanding Their Uses

May 6, 2022

After a patient has knee replacement surgery, their knee implant can last up to 15 years, allowing them to stay active without pain. However, total knee replacement is major surgery. Many patients can find significant pain relief from less invasive treatment methods. Below, Richmond University Medical Center outlines surgical and non-surgical knee replacement alternatives. Physical […]

RUMC’s Gamblers Treatment Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 3, 2022

May 6, 2022 – On May 3, staff from Richmond University Medical Center’s Gamblers Treatment Program were joined by community leaders to celebrate the program’s 40th anniversary. Founded on May 3, 1982, RUMC’s Gamblers Treatment Program was the first gambling specific state funded outpatient program in New York State and is now the longest serving gamblers treatment […]

April Celebrates The Gift Of Life

April 28, 2022

New Yorkers are stepping up in amazing and profound ways to save lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. This remarkable act of kindness and generosity by donors and their families leaves a lasting legacy and has given thousands the opportunity to celebrate more birthdays, spend more time with loved ones, and do amazing things […]

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Signs You May Need A Hip Replacement

April 26, 2022

People who experience hip pain understand how debilitating it can be to deal with. While some patients can find relief through various treatments, others may not. Hip replacements are necessary when other forms of pain management fail to work. There are many other reasons why a patient may need a hip replacement. At Richmond University […]

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Anterior Vs. Posterior Hip Replacement: Understanding The Difference

April 19, 2022

Hip replacement surgery, also referred to as hip arthroplasty, uses artificial implants to replace parts of the hip joint. This surgical procedure can be used to treat patients with conditions such as arthritis or osteoarthritis, which can cause significant joint pain and limit a patient’s ability to function. If a patient is a candidate for […]

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Knee Replacement Timeline: What To Expect After Surgery

April 12, 2022

Over time, normal wear and tear can damage knee cartilage, leading to pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Many patients can manage knee pain with medication and physical therapy. But for those with significant joint damage, knee replacement surgery may be required. After joint replacement surgery, patients need time to rest, recover, and regain strength and function […]

FDNY Leadership Visits RUMC, Tours New Patient Treatment and Service Areas

April 4, 2022

On Friday, April 1, leadership from the FDNY visited Richmond University Medical Center, getting a first-hand look at the hospital’s new Emergency Department, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), surgical suites, and several other capital improvement projects currently underway. Richard Salhany, RUMC’s Chief Administrative Officer and President of the Richmond Health Network, and many of the […]

Federal officials secure over $1.8M for imaging technology enhancements for Richmond University Medical Center

April 1, 2022

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –Thanks to support from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) will soon be home to one of the most advanced forms of interventional medical technology available in healthcare: biplane imaging. The federal legislators secured over $1.8 million in federal funds that were […]

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Lung Cancer Prevention: Ways To Lower Your Risk

March 29, 2022

Lung cancer is a condition that attacks the lung tissue. Those who smoke have an increased chance of developing the disease. However, it also can occur in non-smokers through secondhand smoke or a family history of lung cancer. While physicians can treat cancer central to the lungs, it can become harder to treat once it […]