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Protect yourself against colon cancer

When the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons revised its colon cancer screening age to 45 from 50, it made major news. We talked to Dr. Sanghyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, for more information. Protect yourself against colon cancer...

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 3:07pm

Get to know your gallbladder

You’ve almost certainly heard of the gallbladder, but likely only when someone you know needs to have it removed or is experiencing pain due to gallstones. To find out more, we talked to Dr. Matthew Dong, assistant professor of surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. What is the...

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:58pm

The subtle signs of a heart attack

Now that he’s an “ambassador” for WW (formerly Weight Watchers), actor and director Kevin Smith has been doing press and talking about his 58-pound weight loss. The actor was prompted to shed the pounds after he suffered massive heart a year ago at age 47. He didn’t see it coming. For Heart...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:47pm

Why blacks and Hispanics are at higher risk of heart disease

February, the month of Valentine’s Day, is also, fittingly, American Heart Month. Most people know this, thanks to numerous awareness campaigns and activities like walks and other fundraisers. What people might not know is that while heart disease is the leading killer for all Americans, African-...

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:24pm

What you need to know about your thyroid

Everyone is probably aware that they have a thyroid gland, and that it is related to metabolism, but many people don’t know how it functions in the body. January is Thyroid Awareness Month, so we spoke to Dr. Terry Davies, professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease and...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:07pm

Mt. Sinai launches its "Man Cave" prostate health center

Fewer than 2 in 100 men between the ages of 40 and 64 get screened for prostate cancer.  According to the Mount Sinai Health System and the Milana Family Foundation, the problem is cultural. With the unveiling of Mount Sinai's "Man Cave" prostate health and treatment center, they...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:58pm

How to have a peaceful holiday

The holidays are supposed to joyful -- but for many, the time is anything but. Political divisions, family tensions, the pressure to spend can be overwhelming. We talked to Dr. Igor Galynker, associate chairman for research in the department of psychiatry, and founder-director of the Richard and...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 8:36pm

Staying healthy during cold and flu season

Cold weather is here, and so is cold and flu season. Most of the time, you just have until a cold or flu runs its course, but not always. We talked to Dr. Nicholas Genes, associate professor of emergency medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to find out where to go when, and why...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:26am

Everything you need to know about lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is “the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.” Lung Care Awareness Month is winding down, but the issue never stops...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:18pm

Ask Mount Sinai: Managing weight as you age

The last few weeks of the year are filled with celebrations — Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, to name just a few. And those celebrations are filled with food. Though managing weight is a year-round business, holidays celebrated with rich food — followed by the evergreen New Year...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 1:10pm

Ask Mount Sinai: Understanding diabetes

November starts this month, and brings with it National Diabetes Awareness month. According to the  In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes. To understand more about the condition, we spoke with Dr. Grenye O’Malley and Dr. Deena Adimoolam, both assistant...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 1:09pm

Ask Mount Sinai: Thyroid cancer. Know the risks

According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in 2018 — and 75 percent of those will be in women. Even though women are, for unknown reasons, at higher risk of getting thyroid cancer, anyone in any age group can get the disease. We talked to Dr...

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:45am

Ask Mount Sinai: What you need to know about food poisoning

Stomach ache, vomiting, fever -- they’re symptoms of many conditions, and we’ve all had one or more of them at some point. But a common cause is food poisoning, and it’s something we hear about all the time: supermarkets and restaurant chains make headlines regularly for...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:41pm

Back to School: Why kids need to play more than one sport

School is just back in session for most kids, and with the start of the academic year comes decisions about extracurricular activities. While sports are healthy and character-building, focusing on a single sport might not be the way to go for every kid. We talked to Dr. Alexis Colvin, an associate...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:33pm

Stay healthy in the summer heat

Summer may be less than a month old, but we are already feeling the heat -- a lot of fit. We talked to Dr. Elizabeth Garland, director of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and associate professor, environmental medicine and public health, pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 2:45pm

Ask Mount Sinai: Protect yourself from ticks this summer

Most people know ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, and that if you have a pet, a monthly preventive is a must. Those are serious matters, but they aren’t the only ones; according to a report last month from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “illnesses from mosquito, tick,...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Ask Mount Sinai: How to avoid workplace injuries

Sitting at your desk seems like it might put you at low-risk for workplace injuries; how much can you possibly hurt yourself tapping on a keyboard? Way more than you might think, it turns out. Working in an office involves hours of being sedentary, staring at a screen and repetitive motion, all of...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:29am

Groundbreaking new treatment can halt progression of cornea disease

If we’re lucky, the worst trouble most of us will have with our eyes can be remedied with glasses or contacts. But eyes are delicate parts of our anatomy, and problems that require deeper intervention aren’t uncommon. In one such condition, keratoconus, the cornea — the clear...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 1:08pm