Thyroid Nodules: Best to Check that Lump in Your Throat

As an endocrinologist, one of the most common medical conditions that I look for during a physical examination is the presence of thyroid nodules. These are solid or fluid-filled lumps that form within your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastbone. They are quite common and fortunately, […]

Echocardiogram: Knowing the State of Your Heart

When you visit a cardiologist, you may be confused as to why you need an echocardiogram when you just had an electrocardiogram. They are actually two different tests that provide somewhat different information. An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is printed on a sheet of paper and provides a snapshot of the electrical patterns of your heart […]

Knowing the Rhythm of Your Heart

One of my favorite hobbies is playing tennis. During practice, my coach reminds us that we need to focus on our timing, movement and preparation for each stroke. As I thought about that advice, I realized those words summarized the function of the heart. Timing – the electrical system is the spark of life that […]

Exercise for Your Heart and Your Well-Being

As we age, we lose muscle mass and strength.  This process is accelerated in persons who are not physically active.  Physical activity keeps us healthier and living longer, while decreasing the risks of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and dementia, to name a few. Any activity is better than none. It […]

Atrial Fibrillation Explained

Atrial fibrillation is a common condition that stems from an electrical disturbance in the upper chambers of the heart and leads to a rapid, unsteady heartbeat. While it is fully treatable, it can be a signal of more dangerous underlying conditions – and should be examined thoroughly. Patients who experience atrial fibrillation usually feel a […]

The Fountain of Youth May Be in Your Kitchen

Did you know there is a common factor that contributes to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s and premature aging?  That factor is inflammation, and a growing number of studies suggest that inflammation can trigger these serious health issues, and more. Did you also know that treatment for inflammation can be found in your kitchen? […]

ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley to Sponsor “Village with a Heart” Fundraiser

ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley is a proud sponsor of this Saturday’s “Village with a Heart” fundraising event in downtown Nyack. Participating shops and restaurants in Nyack will offer heart-healthy specials and will donate $1 to the American Heart Association for every purchase made on Feb. 1. The event, produced by p.ross boutique and the Nyack […]

Eat Like the French for Better Health

Open the newspaper, turn on the radio or television, or read the magazine covers in the checkout line at the supermarket and you’ll be bombarded with tips and tricks for weight loss. Eat for your blood type, or only raw produce, or no carbs, or protein shakes, or powerhouse smoothies. Our country has a mind-boggling […]