Back to School: Getting Kids Back on a Sleep Schedule
Friday, August 8, 2014
Discover tips on how your child can get a full night's sleep to help with their health, safety and best performance in school.

Guide to Summer Safety
Friday, July 4, 2014
Hot summer weather continues, and with it comes an assortment of leisure activities as New Yorkers flock to beaches, pools, playgrounds and backyard barbecues. A variety of strategies for safely navigating these cherished activities.

Dangers of Leaving Children in Hot Vehicles
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. Learn how you can prevent your child from becoming a victim of heat stroke.

Myth or Fact: Sugar Makes Children Hyperactive
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Parents have long blamed sugar for causing hyperactivity. Is sugar really making your kids bounce off the walls? 

Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Two-thirds of Americans are planning to get away this summer, many of whom plan to travel abroad. Learn how you can stay safe during your travels.

Myth or Fact: Plucking Gray Hair Causes More to Grow Back
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Many people think that plucking gray hair will cause more to grow back in its place. Is this common belief a myth or a fact?

Myth or Fact: Your Heart Stops Beating When You Sneeze
Thursday, June 12, 2014
There are many cultural beliefs about sneezing, including the notion that the heart stops beating momentarily during a sneeze, essentially "killing" you for an instant, which is why it’s common for someone to "bless you" after a sneeze. Is there truth behind the popular belief?

Is Gluten Making You Sick?
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from a food intolerance that can't be tested called gluten sensitivity, and most are unaware they even have the condition. Learn if you are showing the warning signs.

How to Survive a Heart Attack When You Are Alone
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Nearly half occur before the patient even reaches the hospital. Learn what you can do to increase your chance of survival if you are alone.

Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk with BMI
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
BMI is used by physicians to determine what proportion of a person's body weight is from fat. How important and accurate is the calculation?

Myth or Fact: Milk is Good for Your Bones
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The long promoted idea that drinking milk is good for your bones may be controversial.

Myth or Fact: Looking at a Computer Can Hurt Your Eyes
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Are computers, smartphones and tablets ruining our eyes?

Myth or Fact: Coffee Causes Headaches
Saturday, March 22, 2014
As the world's most widely used psychoactive stimulant, what affect does caffeine have on headaches, if any?

Warning Signs for Alzheimer's Disease
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Early detection of Alzheimer's can be beneficial in accessing potential treatments and providing better planning. Learn about the warning signs that can help you or a loved one.

Everyday Activities That Can Make Your Spring Allergies Worse
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Limiting your exposure to pollen goes beyond simply not spending time outside, as many everyday activities can worsen allergy symptoms.

Myth or Fact: Exercise is Too Risky if You Have Heart Disease
Thursday, January 23, 2014
After a heart attack, it is understandable that a person might be hesitant to put any added stress on their heart. But should you lay off exercise for good?

Myth or Fact: Weight & Cholesterol Are Best Indicators for Heart Health
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Some people believe that they are safe from having a heart attack if they maintain a healthy weight and cholesterol levels. However, there are other factors, such as your family history, which may not be as apparent. 

Digestion Tips for Thanksgiving
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
On Thanksgiving, turkey and stuffing usually come with a side of indigestion and acid reflux. Dr. Rabin Rahmani, Gastroenterologist, discusses what we can do to aid digestion before, during and after Thanksgiving dinner.

Halloween Candy Guide
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
While filling up on sugary sweets is never a good idea, some types of candy do less damage to your teeth than others. Dr. Julius Berger, Director of Dentistry, discusses the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to Halloween candy.

The Most Common Orthopedic Injury On and Off the Court
Monday, November 19, 2012
"Injuries found on the professional basketball court are just as common in the general population,” notes Dr. John Munyak, Sports Medicine Specialist and courtside Team Physician to the Brooklyn Nets. Dr. Munyak, a seasoned physician for NBA players, has treated and helped prevent many injuries for various professional athletes, as well as his own patients. So what injury does he see most frequently in his office and at the Barclays Center?

Myth or Fact: Weightlifting at a Young Age Can Stunt a Child’s Growth
Thursday, November 15, 2012
With the child obesity epidemic at a national high, many parents are looking for fun ways to encourage exercise. However, many question whether certain exercises, such as weight training, can harm a child and stunt their growth. 

Myth or Fact: As You Age, You are More Likely to Injure Yourself While Exercising
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Exercise can be daunting for anyone, but many older individuals are often hesitant to start an exercise routine. Many fear that they will injure themselves because it’s unsafe to start due to their current state of health. But is it true?

Myth or Fact: Stretching Will Prevent Exercise-Related Injury
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Should you stretch when you exercise? It’s usually the first and last thing people do when they workout. But does it help prevent injury – or are we just wasting time?

Myth or Fact: People with Fair Skin Are More Likely to Get Skin Cancer
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
People with fair skin often freckle, and are more likely to burn - so does that mean they have a higher risk of skin cancer? Oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Burdette-Radoux, delivers the verdict.

Myth or Fact: Scratching Poison Ivy Will Cause it to Spread
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Myth or Fact? You may be tempted to scratch poison ivy to relieve the itch - but will it cause the rash to spread? Dr. Burnstein, Director of Ermatology, helps us determine the truth.

Choose the Best Backpack for Your Child
Friday, August 10, 2012
The start of the new school year is right around the corner, and many parents are making their “Back-to-School Checklist.” While not on the top of most lists, special attention needs to be paid to the type of backpack children use, and how they choose to wear it.

Brooklyn is Going to the Olympics
Monday, July 30, 2012
What mental and physical skills do these talented athletes possess in order to perform at such a high level? Maimonides physicians weigh in and analyze the extraordinary abilities of our own Olympic-bound Brooklyn athletes.

What Does it Take to Be an Olympic Sprinter?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sprinting requires full body strength and uses different types of muscle fibers than other forms of running.

What Does it Take to Be an Olympic Fencer?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
While spectators may pay attention to a fencer's blade-wielding abilities, proper footwork and balance are the keys to success.

What does it Take to Be an Olympic Swimmer?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Competitive swimming takes a lot of commitment and demands the body to be highly efficient, especially when breathing.

What does it Take to Be an Olympic Basketball Player?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A basketball player's journey to the Olympics  is unique because, unlike many Olympic events, basketball is a team sport. This requires athletes to have a different mindset during competition.

What Does it Take to Be an Olympian?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
What mental and physical skills do these talented athletes possess in order to perform at such a high level? Maimonides physicians weigh in and analyze the extraordinary abilities of our own Olympic-bound Brooklyn athletes.

Summer Foot Health
Monday, June 25, 2012
Summer is here! But fun in the sun may bring some unwelcome foot problems. Learn how to stay healthy.

How Brooklyn Summers Make it Hard to Breathe
Monday, June 25, 2012
It’s officially summer and the we're definitely feeling the heat. Sun protection and bug repellent aren’t the only things we have to worry about. Respiratory problems are more common during the summer months as heat and humidity can make it difficult to breathe and often exacerbate current lung and respiratory health conditions.

Your Pregnancy Questions Answered
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pregnancy is a time of joy, discovery and excitement. But what if you don’t know what to expect when you’re expecting? Our specialists have identified three of the most commonly asked questions to help you on your way to motherhood.

What You Need to Know: Caring for an Aging Parent
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It can be difficult when the parent-child relationship shifts and the child must take on increasing responsibility in the care of his or her parent. Sometimes aging parents won't admit they need help, while others don’t realize that they need it. That’s where you come in. In order to do what’s best to maintain your parents’ health and well-being, it’s important to think about several considerations when planning the future of their care.

Health Alert: Brooklyn Ranked One of the Least Healthy Counties in New York State
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thought ranking systems were only for fantasy sports teams or yelp reviews? Think again. In a 2012 ranking of residential health, Brooklyn ranked 54th out of the 62 counties in New York State.

Recipe for Health: Is Brooklyn Food Giving You Heartburn?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Brooklynites love their food, especially those go-to New York favorites such as pastrami, pork dumplings, pizza, and coffee. But these beloved foods could be responsible for creating pain and discomfort (and we’re not talking about feeling stuffed after eating an extra slice… or two… of pizza!).

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