Top Doctors share their expertise on health topics.
"Risk factors for the development of Barrett's esophagus include being a white male over 50 years of age, GERD symptoms at least once a week for five or more years, presence of a hiatal upper stomach hernia and obesity," said Dr. James Grendell, chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola. Click here to read more. (Nov. 27, 2012)
Dr. Pamela Weber, an ophthalmologist in Commack and Shirley who specializes in retina disorders, said that daily disposable lenses don't require chemical disinfection or cleaning, nor do they need to be stored in contact lens cases that can become contaminated. Click here to read more. (Nov. 19, 2012)
Dr. Bernard Nash is an infectious disease specialist in West Islip and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University, photographed at his office in West Islip. To prevent flu, physicians recommend people in a long list of risk groups -- which includes those older than 65, pregnant women, people with asthma and those with diabetes -- get a flu vaccine, Nash said. Click here to read more (Nov. 13, 2012)
Asthma inhalers bring tremendous relief to wheezing patients, and advances in recent decades have made them more effective. But they're also more complicated, requiring careful use. Click here to read more (Oct. 28, 2012)
Though prostate cancer is the most common kind of cancer to strike men, not all men require the same treatment plan. “When first diagnosed, men feel they need to act immediately,” Dr. Louis Kavoussi said. “But as most prostate cancers are slow-growing, they have a significant amount of time to make a decision.” Click here to read more (Oct. 16, 2012)
"Initially, there was an epidemic of injuries as we transitioned from manual typewriter to word processing," says Dr. Craig Rosenberg, chairman of rehabilitation medicine at North Shore-LIJ Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Click here to read more. (Aug. 21, 2012)
Allergy testing is the way to determine exactly what's triggering a possible allergic reaction from a pet, said Dr. Sharon B. Markovics, who's board-certified in allergy and immunology and based in Manhasset. Click here to read more. (Aug. 20, 2012)
Eating disorders can affect the very young. “Most people think of it as an adolescent or college-age problem,” said Dr. Marc S. Jacobson, director of pediatric metabolic medicine at ProHealth Care Associates in Lake Success. However, he said, “over time, we're seeing it appear in younger and younger people.” Click here to read more (Sept. 4, 2012)
"If your child has the diagnosis of any type of leukemia, there is almost always a chance for cure," says Dr. Lawrence C. Wolfe, associate director of hematology and safety in the division of pediatric hematology / oncology at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. Read more here (Sept. 11, 2012)
With his office in Great Neck and in practice for over 25 years, Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione is the Chairman of Orthopedics for North Shore LIJ, specializing in sports medicine, particularly knee, shoulder and elbow problems. (Aug. 14, 2012) Click here to read more on bone loss.
Dr. Jessica Jacob, an obstetrician/gynecologist, performs a sonogram in her office in New Hyde Park. Click here to read more about tips on prenatal care. (Aug. 6, 2012)
Kenneth Hupart, M.D., Chief of Division of Endrocrinology, Diabetes, and Metablolism at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, talks to John Duncan, M.D., resident, about a chart used for diabetes. Click here to read more about tips for diabetes. (July 31, 2012)
Dr. Harvey Pollak with one of his patients, Dr. Ed Rosenthal of Jericho, New York. Click here to read more about tips for your physician appointment. (July 18, 2012)
Oncologist Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. (Jul. 10, 2012) Click here to read more about tips for your oncology appointment.
Dr. Pamela Basuk, dermatologist, examines a patient in her office for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Bay Shore. (July 3, 2012) Click here to read more about steroid creams.
Dr. Martin E. Kessler, 58, who has been a practicing plastic surgeon for over 27 years, at his office in Rockville Centre. (June 26, 2012) Click here to read more about Botox.
Louise Spadaro, M.D., checks blood pressure during a healthy heart check for Gloria Aluttto of New Hyde Park in her office located at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn. (June 18, 2012) Click here to read more about a racing heart.