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Yesterday • Posted by Letha Daniel, MD, Fidelis Care Medical Director • in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, In The Community
March is Women’s History Month, a time to recall the many accomplishments women have made in our society. As I reflect upon the observance, I am drawn to my own path to becoming a doctor. My earliest memories are filled with emergency room visits and hospitalizations related to my childhood asthma and food allergies – which often led to life-threatening reactions. The scene was always the same. It was dark outside, I would be hurried into the car, and taken to a local hospital on Staten Island. I have vivid flashbacks of opening my eyes to doctors, nurses, and medical staff around me, as I lay helpless on the hospital bed.
Friday • Posted by Dr. Thomas Raskauskas, OB/GYN and Fidelis Care Senior Medical Director • in Women's Health
Endometriosis is a disease in which cells normally seen lining the uterus (womb) grow outside the uterus. It can cause inflammation, scar tissue, and pain, especially during menstrual periods. Endometriosis may also cause reproductive health issues like infertility. Who Can Have Endometriosis? Anyone with an active uterus can be affected by endometriosis. About 10% of women, mostly in their 30s and 40s, are affected by endometriosis.
Friday • Posted by Dr. Alan J. Wieder, Fidelis Care Medical Director and Internist • in Health and Wellness
Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon or rectum grow out of control. It is the one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Almost 3,000 New Yorkers die from the disease every year. The risk is higher after age 50. Screening is important and can save lives. When found early, treatment is more likely to be successful. Talk to your primary care provider (PCP) about colorectal cancer and screening tests.
Friday • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Dental Health
In observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Fidelis Care Community Relations team visited the newly opened Hometown Health Centers dental clinic in Schenectady to tour the facility and learn more about its operations. The clinic provides primary and preventive care, consultation, oral surgery, and emergency treatments. It cares for about 16,000 patients a year, which equates to 28,000 appointments, or more than 2,300 per month.
Last Week • Posted by Dr. Nicole Belanger-Reynolds, Fidelis Care Medical Director • in Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Women's Health
This year, Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place from February 26 to March 3. This week raises awareness and promotes understanding about eating disorders. It is a good time to offer help and provide resources for support. Eating disorders are mental health problems that cause dangerous behaviors involving weight and food. These eating behaviors can cause serious health problems and sometimes result in death. Eating disorders can happen to anyone, but are much more common in women. Common eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.
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