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Newswise: Gearing Up for Flu Season: Prevention Is Key

Gearing Up for Flu Season: Prevention Is Key

Stony Brook University

Colder temps during the first months of fall are a stark reminder that people should start thinking about how to prevent the influenza virus, or the flu.

Channels: Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Influenza, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
17-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT
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Stony Brook Children’s Shares Safety Tricks to Keep Halloween a Treat

Stony Brook University

Halloween is meant to be the spookiest time of year, but no parent wants to experience a real scare on the special night. Stony Brook Children’s experts share tips and tricks on how to steer clear from hidden health and safety dangers.

Channels: Fall, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
14-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Gallbladder Survival Guide: Preventing an ER Visit Over Thanksgiving
Released:
23-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Surviving the Holidays with #Diabetes

Surviving the Holidays with #Diabetes

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Diabetes and the Holdiays: Stony Brook Medicine Expert gives tips on how to have an effective diabetes management plan during holiday festivities

Channels: Diabetes, Obesity, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
20-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Expert Shares Tips with Parents on When to Use Antibiotics and When At-Home Remedies May Do the Trick

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Expert Shares Tips with Parents on When to Use Antibiotics and When At-Home Remedies May Do the Trick

Stony Brook Medicine

The CDC’s Get Smart campaign involves a number of initiatives to prevent antibiotic resistance, manage existing antibiotics to preserve their effectiveness and help healthcare providers and families understand when prescribing an antibiotic is appropriate — and when it is not.

Channels: Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Family and Parenting, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
16-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Stony Brook Docs Says Small Steps May Help When Dealing with a Growing Diabetes Problem

Stony Brook Docs Says Small Steps May Help When Dealing with a Growing Diabetes Problem

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Small steps can equal big changes when it comes to diabetes. Stony Brook Medicine's Dr. Joshua Miller explains how to lower your risk for diabetes and pre-diabetes

Channels: Diabetes, Obesity, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
12-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Bracing for a Tough Flu Season

Bracing for a Tough Flu Season

Stony Brook University

In early December, the Center of Disease Control officials warned that the year's flu season could result in more fatalities than in other years. CDC Director Tom Frieden noted that the dominant flu strain circulating this season, H3N2, tends to lead to a greater number of hospitalizations and fatalities than other strains. About half of the flu samples tested in the early stages of this year's flu season were a new H3 subtype of the virus that this year's vaccine is not well prepared to fight.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Influenza, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
7-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST
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Decking the Halls Safely During the Holidays

Stony Brook University

It’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ – but it is also one of the busiest times of year for the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center at Stony Brook University Hospital. As the holidays approach, doctors at the Burn Center are urging people to take extra precautions and to eliminate potential dangers that could lead to serious burn injuries. “Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, we see a significant increase in patients coming in with burns,” said Steven Sandoval, MD, Medical Director, Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center, Stony Brook University Hospital. “Holiday celebrations should be full of joy, but if not careful, could quickly turn tragic.” Dr. Sandoval says many of these burns and injuries can be preventable and shares some tips for a safe holiday season.

Channels: Winter Holidays, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
12-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST
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