The Fidelis Care Blog

3/11/2024 • Posted by Alysha M. Metty, MS, OTR/L, Fidelis Care Utilization Review Clinician • in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, In The Community
It’s amazing the influence one generation can have on the next. When I look in the mirror, I see my mother’s eyes. I have my grandmother’s creativity and love for music. Over and over, physical traits are passed from generation to generation, along with interests, talents, personality, and character traits. One thing it shows clearly - we influence others more than we think we do. And this doesn’t just happen in families. Each person has their own sphere of influence regardless of their family ties. As I look at my life, I can clearly see that I have been influenced strongly by the women who have come before me.
3/6/2024 • Posted by Dr. Nicole Belanger-Reynolds, Fidelis Care Medical Director • in Health and Wellness
March is National Nutrition Month. Eating nutritious foods is a good way to keep healthy. With higher food prices, it can feel hard to put healthy food on the table. Here are some tips to enjoy nutritious foods without going over your budget.
3/4/2024 • 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.
3/1/2024 • 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.
3/1/2024 • 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.
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