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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 has made great strides in improving patient safety in recent years. St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) has received the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award, ranking the hospital among the top 5% 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...


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 Agarwall, 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.


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...


Cardiac Rehabilitation: Low Cost, Low Tech, Great Medicine!

Have you or a loved one experienced a cardiac event? If so, your physician may prescribe cardiac rehab. According to the American Heart Association, cardiac rehabilitation programs can "extend overall survival" and "improve quality of life" for those with coronary disease. St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital's Center for Cardiac Rehabilitation has earned the Distinction of Excellence from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, ensuring patients that they are...


Do You Suffer From Dizziness? We Are Here to Help!

Roughly 90 million Americans suffer from dizziness. Dizziness or imbalance frequently has treatable underlying causes. Balance testing is designed for anyone with dizziness, vertigo, difficulty judging distance, people with an increased risk of falling and anyone who has fallen once in the past year. The Balance Center at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is designed to help individuals who experience vertigo, dizziness and other balance related problems. We perform diagnostic tests of the...


Treatment Options for BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

In recent years St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital has been increasing education and engagement across all areas of Urology care. One such condition is benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is the most common disorder of the prostate, and the most common diagnosis made by urologists for men in age group of 45-74. Joining the show to discuss benign prostatic hyperplasia, and treatment options available to help with bothersome symptoms is Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli. He is a board certified urologist and...


ED Patient Success Story: Howard Montanye

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately one in five men over the age of 20, including more than half of men who are at least 40 years old. ED often causes intimacy issues between a man and his partner. The good news is that there is help available. Here to discuss ED and the impact it can have on a mans life, his partners life and his overall health, are Dr. Jaspreet Singh. He is a board certified urologist with St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, and Howard Montanye. He is a Patient...


Erectile Dysfunction: Help is Available

According to the American Urological Association, erectile dysfunction affects more than 30 million men in the United States and is especially common in men who have had prostate surgery, and/or are dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity. Often, men who have an issue with their sexual abilities may be reluctant to speak with their physician, feeling quite embarrassed even discussing it. Here to discuss ED, treatment options and why men shouldn't be...


Stop the Bleed: The Training Program That Can Save Lives

Stop the Bleed: Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Here to tell us about this important national awareness campaign is Dr. Thomas Robb. He is the Medical Director of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Trauma Program.


Is Bariatric Surgery An Option for You?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 12.5 million Americans are severely overweight. Obesity can cause many health problems and put you at a higher risk for diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and more. Bariatric Surgery is a life changing event that requires a team approach for long term success. The team at The St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery works with each...


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