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Q&A with Dr. Steven Berlin

Submitted by Steven Berlin, MD

Steven Berlin, MD, OB/GYN, with Beebe Women’s Healthcare – Bayside, has been practicing in the community for 25 years, and he’s dedicated to bringing our community the newest innovations in treatment and care. “For the past 25 years, I’ve made this my life’s career, and women’s health means more to...
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Smoking & Your Vein Health

Submitted by Carlos Neves, MD

While smoker’s cough is your lungs’ unmistakable way of letting you know they’re in trouble, your veins send a more subtle signal of their damage from cigarette smoke. And it’s best to listen — smoking kills about as many people through damage to the heart and blood vessels as it does to the lungs...
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Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know

Submitted by Harry Anagnostakos, DO

Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. There are more than 95,000 new cases each year in the United States. As with most cancers, the key to beating colorectal cancer is catching it early. Now is a great time to talk to your doctor if you have concerns about your colon...
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Expert Care During Childbirth Saves Mothers’ Lives

Submitted by Bridget Buckaloo, MSN

Having a baby should be a joyous experience. However, complications can arise. Between 2 and 5 of every 100 women who give birth in the United States will experience a postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is defined as the loss of more than 500 milliliters (mL) of blood (about half a quart...
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Honest Conversations About Treatment Goals Can Ease Your Final Days

Submitted by Dr. Michael Salvatore

Don’t wait until it’s too late to make a plan It’s not easy to talk to anyone about the end of life, and it’s even harder to hear it. Over my career treating patients with life-threatening conditions at Beebe Healthcare, I have often had to repeatedly deliver bad news to patients and their families...
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The Benefits of Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

Losing weight and keeping it off can be a life-long struggle for some. In certain cases, people are unable to lose the weight necessary to be healthy. If you are struggling, talk to your primary care provider about whether you might be a candidate for surgical weight loss programs. Then, call my...
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Give the Gift of Heart Health to Your Sweetheart this Year

Submitted by Lourie Cherundolo, MS, RDN, LDN

Is it a coincidence that February is American Heart Month and also includes Valentine's Day? We think not! This year, we encourage you to give your sweetheart something that is not only sweet, but that is also good for their heart! Here are some suggestions: Red Wine. Red wine should be consumed in...
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Stressed Out? Kick that Habit Today!

According to Dr. Dean Ornish, founder of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, “Chronic emotional stress can make things worse in so many ways. It can worsen blood pressure, it can worsen the blockages in your arteries, and it can precipitate irregular heart rhythms—and that’s just the effect on your heart!”...
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Avoid the Blues After Heart Surgery

This article was first published in the Winter 2019 Beacon: The Resolve Issue. Read more from the issue. EVERY 40 SECONDS, someone in the United States has a heart attack. In many cases, when a patient comes into the Emergency Department with a heart attack, they will end up having a cardiac...
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Eating With Intention

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

This content is part of the Winter 2019 Beacon Magazine: The Resolve Issue. Read more from the issue. Achieving success means tracking your progress, being flexible, being willing to revise goals, and rewarding yourself when you are successful. EAT THOUGHTFULLY “The foods you choose to fuel your...
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