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Allen G. Meek, MD
What Should You Know About RapidArc® - a Technological Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment?

Recent reports show that the cancer survival rates in the U.S. have continued to rise, attributed not only to innovation but also to development of better and safer ways of delivering existing therapies. We spoke with Allen G. Meek, MD, Chair and Clinical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology ...

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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...

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Lauren Krupp, MD
What Should You Know About Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Children and Teens?

Lauren Krupp, MD, an internationally recognized expert on multiple sclerosis (MS), talks about what MS is, how to manage the condition in children and teens, and the unique resources available at Stony Brook ...

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Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PHD
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: What It Is and Why It's So Effective

Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, is a world-renowned colorectal surgeon and an internationally recognized expert in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases, with over 300 published works on the topic ...

Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PHD
Patricia Coyle, MD
What Should You Know About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Internationally recognized MS expert Patricia K. Coyle, MD, Founder and Director of Stony Brook's MS Comprehensive Care Center, talks about recognizing the symptoms of MS, managing the condition and how Stony Brook can help ...

Patricia Coyle, MD
Howard Adler, MD
Learn Important Facts About Prostate Cancer

Howard L. Adler, MD, Director of the Prostate Care Program, shares what men need to know now-especially about prostate cancer ...

Howard Adler, MD
Robert Parker, MD
What Are The Things That Make a Difference For Childhood Cancers?

While a diagnosis of cancer is always bad news, there is good news when it comes to survival rates and promising treatments. Robert I. Parker, MD, FAAP, Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs, Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Associate Director ...

Robert Parker, MD
Chris Lascarides, MD
What are the guidelines for colon cancer screening?

Of course, not many of us look forward to a colonoscopy, but for detecting colorectal cancers and other gastroenterologic disorders, it remains ...

Chris Lascarides, MD
Avram Gold, MD
What Should Know About Sleep Disorders?

Avram R. Gold, MD, Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center, provides information about sleep disorders and how to get a better night's sleep. According to the American Sleep Association, ...

Avram Gold, MD
Brian J. O'Hea, MD
What Do You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Treatment?

Brian J. O'Hea, MD, Chief of Surgical Oncology, and Director of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center, answers questions concerning what women need to know about seeking the optimum treatment for breast cancer ...

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What are some good safety tips for parents of teenage drivers? Read Answer Read Answer

Thomas K. 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
Allen G. Meek, MD
What Should You Know About RapidArc® - a Technological Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment? Read Answer Read Answer

Allen G. Meek, MD
Professor, Chair and Clinical Director 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
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: What It Is and Why It's So Effective Read Answer Read Answer

Roberto Bergamaschi, MD
Chief, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Patricia Coyle, MD
What Should You Know About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Read Answer Read Answer

Patricia Coyle, MD
Acting Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Howard Adler, MD
Learn Important Facts About Prostate Cancer Read Answer Read Answer

Howard Adler, MD
Director, Prostate Care Program
Colette Pameijer, MD
What Should You Know About Skin Cancer? Read Answer Read Answer

Colette Pameijer, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Robert Parker, MD
What Are The Things That Make a Difference For Childhood Cancers? Read Answer Read Answer

Robert Parker, MD, FAAP
Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Chris Lascarides, MD
What are the guidelines for colon cancer screening? Read Answer Read Answer

Chris Lascarides, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Avram Gold, MD
What Should Know About Sleep Disorders? Read Answer Read Answer

Avram Gold, MD
Director of Sleep Disorders Center
Brian O'Hea, MD
What Do You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Treatment? Read Answer Read Answer

Brian O'Hea, MD
Director, Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center
Sergey Kunkov, MD
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Sergey Kunkov, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Emergency Department
Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
Yefim R. Sheynkin, MD
How is male infertility defined and what are the treatment options? Read Answer Read Answer

Yefim R. 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, FAAP
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
John C. Pomeroy, MD
What Should You Know About Autism? Read Answer Read Answer

John C. Pomeroy, MD
Founding Director, The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
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
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Michael Egnor, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Paula Denoya, MD
What is colorectal cancer? Read Answer Read Answer

Paula Denoya, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Suzanne D. Fields, MD
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Suzanne D. Fields, MD
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
Yefim R. 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 R. Sheynkin, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
Director, Male Infertility & Microsurgery

Anupama Chawla, MD
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Anupama Chawla, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lynn Hallarman, MD
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Lynn Hallarman, MD
Director, Palliative Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Asa Viccellio, MD
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Asa Viccellio, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Catherine Kier, MD
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Catherine Kier, MD
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
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
I am overweight and have a family history of diabetes. Can I do something to prevent getting the disease? Read Answer Read Answer

Christine Conway, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine
Robert Richards, MD
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Robert Richards, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Raja 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 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
Harmeet Singh Narula, MD
I am overweight and have a family history of diabetes. Can I do something to prevent getting the disease? Read Answer Read Answer

Harmeet Singh Narula, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Catherine Tuppo, PT
Everything I hear and read about staying healthy and losing weight mentions exercise. I haven't exercised for many years. How can I get started with an exercise program and avoid injuring myself? Read Answer Read Answer

Catherine Tuppo, PT
Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
Stony Brook University Medical Center
David L. Brown, MD
I am a 55 year-old woman who suffered a heart attack two years ago. Since that time I have had no additional problems with my heart. My primary care doctor recently told me I was doing so well I could stop my aspirin. Is this true? Read Answer Read Answer

David L. Brown, MD
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Richard Bronson, MD
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Richard Bronson, MD
Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine




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