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NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY 2023
Committed to fostering an environment that encourages others to feel safe and open about their identities, our offices partnered with Northwell Health in celebrating National Coming Out Day; an annual awareness day dedicated to supporting and celebrating ‘coming out’ as LGBTQIA+.
INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY 2023
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held annually on August 31 in remembrance of those gone too soon from overdose deaths, those impacted by overdoses, and in an effort to prevent future overdoses. IOAD marks a pivotal event in Northwell's mission to raise awareness about overdose prevention and provide essential support to our fellow team members and the communities we serve. Participating in IOAD, Healthcare Associates in Medicine distributed dozens of Narcan kits and educational materials to our community members. Barriers were broken and heartfelt stories were shared; most notably, a personal recount from an NYPD officer sharing his experiences and offering valuable advice to the team.
CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCTORS FOR 2022
Congratulations to our providers that were selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2022! With elite designation dating back as early as 1999, our providers continue to receive annual recognition for their outstanding accomplishments and dedication to their fields.
The selection process to earn the title of Top Doctor® has made Castle Connolly a trusted source for consumers to find quality care. Physicians must be nominated by a peer and vetted by Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. Doctors cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. Doctors cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide. Honors are given by providing the best possible patient care and earning the respect of their associates.
THE FUTURE OF JOINT REPLACEMENT
As seen in the May/June 2021 issue of Industry Magazine, Dr. Jules David Hip-Flores discusses how joint replacement surgery significantly reduces pain and mobility issues immediately after surgery, kick-starting the patient's recovery process. To learn more about the innovative methods implemented by Dr. Hip-Flores and the rest of the Joint Replacement Team at SIUH, click here.
BASEBALL IS BACK IN FULL SWING
April 1st marked the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball Season. Opening Day is special for baseball fans across the country. To our orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Reilly, it holds a deeper meaning. In recognition of 20 years of diligent service to the NY Yankees as their Minor League Team Physician, Dr. Reilly was presented an award from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.
NO PAIN, ONLY GAIN
Thanks to a successful hip replacement performed by our orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Hip-Flores, local realtor Tom Laresca was back to work just one week after surgery. Click here for the full story and here to watch a video about Mr. Laresca's recovery from total hip replacement surgery.
SLIME & PLAY-DOH HELP SOOTHE CHILDREN IN TIMES OF STRESS
Featured in National Geographic is our pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Marie Briody explaining how substances like Play-Doh and slime are soothing to children. "Positive sensory input is activating more of the parasympathetic nervous system so we feel that we're OK." Click here to learn more about how slimes and squishies soothe children in times of stress. Plus there are 5 DIY squishy recipes you can try at home to help your child de-stress.
STRUGGLING WITH REMOTE LEARNING?
Our neuropsychologist Dr. Marie Briody, and our board certified pediatric neurologist Dr. Steven Schwartzberg are featured in National Geographic discussing how sensory input affects children's behavior and learning. Click here to learn tips to help your child with some of the most common unfocused behavior, and let us know what works for you!
CENTER FOR HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT
With the recent expansion of the Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, our board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Hip-Flores performed the first joint replacement at SIUH’s south site. Click here to learn more about how the OR team, including our board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Gross, introduced its Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for total joint replacement patients and methods to minimize the use of narcotics after surgery.
ON-AIR WITH ELVIS DURAN OF Z100!
Good news! HCA's very own Dr. Vincent Ruggiero and staff received a shout-out on today's Elvis Duran Show for taking great care of Elvis' mother-in-law! Dr. Ruggiero is one of our orthopedic hand, wrist, & elbow specialists, along with Dr. Lauren Grossman. He is mentioned at the 5:30 mark in this Daily Highlight clip.
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Pain Management Physician Glenn Babus, DO shares his thoughts on the pros and cons with medical cannabis as an alternative treatment for chronic pain.
SPECIAL NEEDS INTERVIEW
Neuropsychologist Marie Briody, PhD was recently featured on "Special Needs Topics", hosted by Frank James. She discusses in depth the importance of early detection when experiencing neurological conditions such as dyslexia.
DAYTIME NAPPING, A SIGN OF ALZHEIMER'S
November 7, 2019 - HCA's Orthopedic Surgeon, Alexander Tejani, MD explains the "growing pains" with growth spurts and how parents and young athletes can manage the physical and mental effects it has in an article on TeamUSA.org, the official website of the U.S. Olympics and Paralympics.
GETTING OLDER, SLEEPING LESS?
October 8, 2019 - Silver Century Foundation - Neurologist Steven H. Lin, MD provides his expertise on sleep issues within older adults and how to help with the disorder.
SI JOINT PAIN? HERE'S WHAT TO DO
May 9, 2019 - Pain Management Physician, Dr. Glenn Babus discusses sacroiliac (SI) joint pain within an article published by Openfit. Dr. Babus shares valuable exercise routines to help prevent the dysfunction as well as exercises to avoid if diagnosed with SI joint pain.
CORRELATION BETWEEN MEDIA USE AND ADHD
November 26, 2018 - NYMetroparents - Dr. Schwartzberg discusses new study shows a correlation between media use and ADHD.