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How Professional Teeth Cleaning Can Prevent Tooth Loss Jun 2nd, 2022

Periodontal (gum) disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. A whopping 46% of adults over the age of 30 show early signs of gum disease. An additional 9% of adults show severe signs of gum disease, also called periodontitis.  At CHW Cares in New York City, New York, our team includes two...

5 Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Risk of Hypertension May 1st, 2022

Hypertension is a long-term condition in which blood pressure levels remain consistently high. Your risk of developing chronic health conditions rises dramatically if your blood pressure is not properly managed. At CHW Cares in New York City, New York, our team works closely with men and women to reduce your...

Common Vision Problems Facing Seniors Apr 6th, 2022

Taking care of your eyes and getting regular exams give you the best chance of keeping your eyes and vision healthy as you age. By the time you reach age 60, eye diseases that cause visual impairments have been developing for years without causing symptoms, but treatments are available when...

Tips for Managing Spring Allergies Mar 17th, 2022

When spring rolls around, do your eyes water? Do you suffer from constant sneezing? If so, you’re in good company. In fact, more than 50 million Americans also suffer from allergies.  The good news is, you don’t have to suffer indefinitely. Allergy testing may be able to help you live well. At CHW Cares, which...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Mar 16th, 2022

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 what...

4 Important Reasons to See a Cardiologist Feb 1st, 2022

We get it: Life is busy! Between family, work, and social responsibilities, it can be easy for routine health care to fall through the cracks. It can be difficult enough to find time for annual physical exams, let alone time for specialty care, such as cardiology appointments. But the truth...

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...

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...