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Drowsy Driving Awareness Week

Lack of sleep can have serious consequences on the roadways. Drowsy driving is a major threat to public safety. To bring heightened awareness to the perils of driving while sleep deprived, the National Sleep Foundation declares November 5-12 as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week ®. Anita Bhola, MD, FCCP, FAASM, discusses how lack of sleep contributes to motor vehicle accidents, the amount of sleep people should get to be at their best behind the wheel, and her best tips to remain alert while...


It's Back to School Time: Are Your Kids Sleeping Well?

Anita Bhola, MD, FCCP, FAASM discusses the importance of sleep in kids' performance and attendance in school, and adjusting them back into their school sleep routine. She also touches on pediatric sleep apnea and the relationship between sleep and ADHD.


What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a multidisciplinary service that focuses on relieving pain, suffering and distress for both patient and caregivers affected by an advanced illness. It can be given along with existing treatments to promote quality of life and preserve an individual’s goals and values while they are undergoing curative treatments. Sue Martino, NP, and Kirti Joseph, MD, help listeners learn more about palliative care for patients with advanced illness and how St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is...


Alternatives to CPAP for Sleep Apnea

Dr. Anita Bhola explains some little known risk factors, treatments and medical conditions associated with sleep apnea. She discusses non-CPAP treatments and safety concerns that can result from a lack of quality sleep.


Manual Therapy and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Manual Therapy is hands-on care where the physical therapist identifies the tissues and areas that can be corrected with joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, nerve gliding, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. John Guerriero, PT, DPT, discusses how manual therapy is used with individualized exercises to allow patients to return to their favorite activities and/or maximize their recovery and function.


Do You Have Sleep Apnea? A Sleep Study May Have the Answers

Sleep apnea prevents a solid night of rest. Lack of sleep can impact your overall health. Additionally, there are many health concerns related directly to sleep apnea. Dr. Anita Bhola, Medical Director of SLCH Cornwall Sleep Center, discusses obstructive sleep apnea and the ways in which treatment can help you get the restorative sleep you need.


Anterior Approach To Hip Replacement: Less Pain and Shorter Recovery Times

Surgical technique advancement is geared to improve patient outcomes. The anterior approach to hip replacement means the hip is accessed via the front of body instead of from the side or rear of the hip. This technique may reduce recovery times and improve long-term results. Dr. Kenneth Rauschenbach, discusses the latest advancements in hip replacement and how the anterior approach can get you back to the activities you enjoy sooner with less pain and a shorter recovery time.


Is Pain in Your Foot or Ankle Keeping You From Activity?

If you suffer from pain in your foot or ankle, you know how debilitating it can be. The pain can be caused by many issues including sports injuries, trauma-related fractures, bunions and Achilles tendon disorders. Brian Reade, DPM, FACFAS, discusses the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common ailments that affect the foot and ankle, so that you can get back to running, walking, dancing, or any of the activities that you enjoy.


Common Misconceptions About Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Radiation oncology is important in the treatment of cancer, and Cornwall Radiation Oncology Services (CROS) is committed to providing the highest-quality care to residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond. Shana Coplowitz, MD, dispels some common misconceptions people have about radiation therapy, the safety precautions taken and why it might be the right treatment option for you.


The Genetics of Breast Cancer

It's estimated that one in eight U.S women will develop breast cancer over the course of her life. How does your genetics play a role in developing breast cancer? Umangi Patel, MD, discusses how your genetics can increase your chances of developing cancer, who may be a candidate for genetic testing, and what decisions you may have to consider after receiving a genetic diagnosis.


Quadriceps Sparing Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery, also known as Knee Arthroplasty, can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. Dr. John McLaughlin discusses Quadricep Sparing Knee Replacement, a recently developed technique for performing the surgery without detaching muscles or tendons.


St. Luke's Initiatives for Improving Patient Safety

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) has received the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award, ranking the hospital among the top five percent in the nation. SLCH received this designation for three consecutive years. SLCH is the only hospital in New York State to be awarded such distinction. In her role as a physician leader, Dr. Gina Del Savio has been instrumental in helping implement several key initiatives. She discusses these initiatives as a way to improve patient safety...


Lymphedema Therapy

Many patients experience lymphedema during their course of cancer treatment. Allison Langlitz discusses Lymphedema therapy at St. Luke's Cornwall, as a way to help minimize the symptoms and swelling associated with Lymphedema.


The Importance of a Really Good Nights Sleep

If you're among the 70 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder, it's important to know that an inability to get quality sleep not only impacts how you feel every day but also can seriously affect your overall health. Those who consistently have problems sleeping are at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, driving accidents and other conditions. In this very important podcast, Arun Agarwal, MD, Medical Director, SLCH Center for Sleep Medicine, Fishkill,...


Preventing Kidney Stones Through Better Nutrition

Kidney stones are material that forms from substances in the urine. Many kidney stones pass out of the body without help from a doctor, however, there are times when a stone will not go away. This is when your physician might recommend medical intervention to dissolve the stone. In this podcast, Yu-Kuan Lin, MD, discusses kidney stones and how your diet can make a big difference in the formation of stones.


Colon Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

Did you know that getting a simple colonoscopy can save your life? Javier Ruiz, MD, discusses colonoscopies as one of the best colon cancer preventive screening tests out there.


How the Warning Signs of Heart Disease are Different in Women than in Men

It is well known that men are at greater risk than women for heart disease, however, the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. There are many misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. In this podcast Jack Tighe, MD, discusses heart disease symptoms in women, red flags to pay attention to and how you can reduce your risk by knowing your numbers and making healthy lifestyle choices.


Coronary Calcium Scoring for Early Detection of Heart Disease

Buildup of calcium, or calcifications, are a sign of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Coronary calcium scoring is one of the most advanced cardiac diagnostic tests available today. A simple, noninvasive test, the calcium test is one of the best tools used to detect early signs of heart disease, greatly reducing a patient’s risk of a sudden heart attack. Listen to this podcast as Jack Tighe, MD, Medical Director of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, discusses...


Can Regenerative Medicine and Lipogems Help with Arthritis?

According to the CDC, the varying types of Arthritis affect more than 53 million people in the U.S. and the pain involved can affect every part of a patients’ life. The promising field of Regenerative Medicine is working to restore structure and function of tissues that may have been damaged by arthritis. Dr. Wasik Ashraf discusses exciting new orthopedic technologies including Lipogems and the promising field of regenerative medicine.


Alternatives to Narcotics in Pain Control

If you suffer from chronic pain, you should know that there are many effective treatment options for chronic pain that do not necessarily involve opioids. Dr. Wasik Ashraf discusses alternatives to narcotics in pain control, and the treatment options available at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.