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How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins for Good Jan 3rd, 2022

Varicose veins affect around 25% of adults and usually appear on the lower legs as blue or purple ropy veins on the legs. While these veins may not hurt or cause significant issues, it’s a good idea to have a vein specialist take a look before they become problematic.  At...

Why Asthma Can Be Worse in Winter and Steps to Manage Attacks Dec 6th, 2021

For the 25 million Americans who have asthma, winter can be the most challenging time of year to stay healthy.  The cold and dry conditions that occur during winter months can cause your airways to constrict and make it harder to breathe normally. These incidents, known as asthma attacks, can...

Don't Let Diabetes Sneak Up on You: Learn These 6 Early Signs Nov 7th, 2021

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States, affecting more than 34 million people. Unfortunately, of those 34 million, nearly 8 million are undiagnosed.  Another 88 million people (1 in 3 people in the U.S.) have pre-diabetes, which means they are at risk of...

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams Oct 3rd, 2021

We know getting your teeth cleaned and checked is unlikely at the top of anyone’s favorite ways to spend an hour. Even so, you don’t want to skip these regular appointments. In this blog, the dental team at CHW Cares in Washington Heights, Manhattan, explains why. Protect your oral health...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Sep 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

Hold the Salt and More: 6 Lifestyle Tips for Lowering Your High Blood Pressure Sep 2nd, 2021

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common chronic health condition affecting about 45% of adults in the United States. Uncontrolled, your high blood pressure may increase your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. But you can take steps to lower your numbers — and...