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MICHAEL PEARL, MD.

Cervical Cancer: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed each year. When detected early, this cancer has a very high survival rate. Melissa Henretta, MD, MPH, FACOG, Clinical Assistant Profes....


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CHRIS LASCARIDES, MD.
What are the guidelines for colon cancer screening?

3 Good Reasons To Get a Colonoscopy   Of course, not many of us look forward to a colonoscopy, but for detecting colorectal cancers and other gastroenterologic disorders, it remains the gold standar....


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CATHERINE KIER, MD.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, chronic disease caused by a defective gene that affects the lungs and digestive system. The defective gene causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, which causes infection and respiratory ailments and obstructs the pancreas, blocking the production of important digestive enzymes that help the body break down and absorb food.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, chronic disease caused by a defective gene that affects the lungs and digestive system. The defective gene causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, which causes infection and respiratory ai....


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BRIAN DURKIN, DO.
What is Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression or MILD?

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) affects more than 1.2 million people each year in the U.S. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is performed to treat LSS. What are the treatment options for LSS?
Traditionally....


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RAJA A. JABER, MD.
I am a 57-year old man beginning to feel the signs of aging. My joints hurt when I get up in the morning. I've gained weight. My blood pressure is rising and I'm frequently tired. To make matters worse, I have a family history of diabetes, prostate cancer and heart disease. What should I be doing to get better?

There are universal principles of maximum health and there are specific recommendations for you given your symptoms and family history. Good nutrition, exercise, rest, adequate social support and emotional balance are the pillars of health. At Sto....


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ROBERT RICHARDS, MD.
What is Capsule Endoscopy?

Capsule endoscopy (also known as wireless capsule endoscopy) is a new technology that allows doctors to see inside the small intestine by having the patient swallow a miniature camera that is stored inside a capsule device. The capsule is about the size o....


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THOMAS LEE, MD.
What are some good safety tips for parents of teenage drivers?

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of teen deaths in the United States. In our community on Long Island, despite the recent decrease in accident admissions among children and adolescents, motor vehicle accidents continue to be the major reas....


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CATHERINE NICASTRI, MD.
I just turned 50, what can I do to stay healthy and age gracefully?

Eat Right and Maintain an Active Lifestyle
Aging does not have to be "downhill" from age 50 and beyond. Good diet, exercise, mental stimulation and Socialization can result in successful aging. Research shows that how we age depends....


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WAYNE WALTZER, MD.
I am a 55 year-old man. At my annual medical exam, my doctor told me that my PSA level is elevated. What does this mean?

About the PSA Test
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced in the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man's blood. Because it can be used to detect disease, it is sometimes called a biolo....


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ASA VICCELLIO, MD.
When is it an Emergency?

Unsure of when to go to the Emergency Department? Asa Viccellio, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, describes the classic, general symptoms signaling an emergency. He notes that there may be other more specific signs as well, so if yo....


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MICHAEL PEARL, MD.

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MICHAEL PEARL, MD.

Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Professor,

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine



SATISH NAGULA, MD.
What is the relationship between chronic heartburn and cancer? Read Answer Read Answer

SATISH NAGULA, MD.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 



CHRIS LASCARIDES, MD.
What are the guidelines for colon cancer screening? Read Answer Read Answer

CHRIS LASCARIDES, MD.

Chris Lascarides, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology



AZIN ABAZARI, MD.
What is corneal transplant? Read Answer Read Answer

AZIN ABAZARI, MD.

Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

Stony Brook Ophthalmology



AZIN ABAZARI, MD.
What is Keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) transplantation? Read Answer Read Answer

AZIN ABAZARI, MD.

Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

Stony Brook Ophthalmology



THOMAS LEE, MD.
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THOMAS LEE, MD.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Surgery Division
President, SBUH Medical Board



BRIAN DURKIN, DO.
What is Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression or MILD? Read Answer Read Answer

BRIAN DURKIN, DO.

Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Chronic Pain Management at Stony Brook



TAMARA WEISS, MD,MS.
What Should You Know About RapidArc® - a Technological Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment? Read Answer Read Answer

TAMARA WEISS, MD,MS.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Vice Chairman for Clinical Services

Department of Radiation Oncology



LAUREN KRUPP, MD.
What Should You Know About Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Children and Teens? Read Answer Read Answer

LAUREN KRUPP, MD.

Co-director, National Pediatric MS Center
Co-director, Comprehensive MS Center
Director, SBU Neuropsychology Research



ROBERTO BERGAMASCHI, MD,PHD.
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ROBERTO BERGAMASCHI, MD,PHD.

Chief, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery



PATRICIA COYLE, MD.
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PATRICIA COYLE, MD.

Acting Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center



HOWARD ADLER, MD.
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HOWARD ADLER, MD.

Director, Prostate Care Program



ROBERT PARKER, MD.
What Are The Things That Make a Difference For Childhood Cancers? Read Answer Read Answer

ROBERT PARKER, MD.

Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center



AVRAM GOLD, MD.
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AVRAM GOLD, MD.

Director of Sleep Disorders Center



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BRIAN O'HEA, MD.

Director, Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center



SERGEY KUNKOV, MD.
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SERGEY KUNKOV, MD.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Director, Pediatric Emergency Department
Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital



YEFIM SHEYNKIN, MD.
How is male infertility defined and what are the treatment options? Read Answer Read Answer

YEFIM SHEYNKIN, MD.

Associate Professor of Urology
Director, Male Infertility & Microsurgery



ROBERT PARKER, MD.
What Should You Know About Dealing with Childhood Cancers? Read Answer Read Answer

ROBERT PARKER, MD.

Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center



MARY ANDRIOLA, MD.
What Should You Know About Epilepsy and Seizures? Read Answer Read Answer

MARY ANDRIOLA, MD.

Professor of Neurology
Director of Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and the Long Island Comprehensive Epilepsy Center



MICHAEL POON, MD.
What are the benefits of a 320-slice CT scanner for patients with chest pain or a suspected heart attack? Read Answer Read Answer

MICHAEL POON, MD.

Professor of Department of Radiology
Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging



SATISH NAGULA, MD.
What is Barrett's Esophagus? Read Answer Read Answer

SATISH NAGULA, MD.

Assistant Professor of Medicine



MICHAEL EGNOR, MD.
What are the best ways to help prevent brain injury in children? Read Answer Read Answer

MICHAEL EGNOR, MD.

Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery



PAULA DENOYA, MD.
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PAULA DENOYA, MD.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery



SUZANNE FIELDS, MD.
What Can I Do to Age More Healthfully? Read Answer Read Answer

SUZANNE FIELDS, MD.

Chief, Division of Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine



YEFIM SHEYNKIN, MD.
My wife and I are both 38. We have three kids and are considering permanent sterilization. We've decided upon vasectomy, but I'm very concerned about pain and recovery time. I've heard about a less invasive vasectomy performed without a knife. Is that possible? Read Answer Read Answer

YEFIM SHEYNKIN, MD.

Associate Professor of Urology
Department of Urology
Director, Male Infertility & Microsurgery



ANUPAMA CHAWLA, MD.
What is celiac disease and how is it diagnosed? Read Answer Read Answer

ANUPAMA CHAWLA, MD.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology



LYNN HALLARMAN, MD.
What is palliative care? Read Answer Read Answer

LYNN HALLARMAN, MD.
Director, Palliative Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology


ASA VICCELLIO, MD.
When is it an Emergency? Read Answer Read Answer

ASA VICCELLIO, MD.
Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine


CATHERINE KIER, MD.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, chronic disease caused by a defective gene that affects the lungs and digestive system. The defective gene causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, which causes infection and respiratory ailments and obstructs the pancreas, blocking the production of important digestive enzymes that help the body break down and absorb food. Read Answer Read Answer

CATHERINE KIER, MD.

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology



WAYNE WALTZER, MD.
I am a 55 year-old man. At my annual medical exam, my doctor told me that my PSA level is elevated. What does this mean? Read Answer Read Answer

WAYNE WALTZER, MD.
Professor & Chair
Department of Urology


CHRISTINE CONWAY, MD.
There is so much confusing and contradictory information in the media about screening tests for women.  What should I believe? Read Answer Read Answer

CHRISTINE CONWAY, MD.

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine

Medical Director, Ambulatory Operations



ROBERT RICHARDS, MD.
What is Capsule Endoscopy? Read Answer Read Answer

ROBERT RICHARDS, MD.

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine



RAJA A. JABER, MD.
I am a 57-year old man beginning to feel the signs of aging. My joints hurt when I get up in the morning. I've gained weight. My blood pressure is rising and I'm frequently tired. To make matters worse, I have a family history of diabetes, prostate cancer and heart disease. What should I be doing to get better? Read Answer Read Answer

RAJA A. JABER, MD.
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine


CATHERINE NICASTRI, MD.
I just turned 50, what can I do to stay healthy and age gracefully? Read Answer Read Answer

CATHERINE NICASTRI, MD.

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine



RICHARD BRONSON, MD.
Why does a pregnant woman miscarry? Read Answer Read Answer

RICHARD BRONSON, MD.

Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine


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