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Pfizer COVID19 Booster Update

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized by the CDC, but only for certain people age 18 years and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine more than 6 mos. ago.

Oct 1st, 2021
Going For A Ride - The Benefits Of Biking

Cycling is fantastic exercise, benefiting your overall health and fitness. As a regular activity, cycling can be exceptionally good for cardiovascular fitness, as well as toning muscles, improving physique, and boosting body image.

Aug 26th, 2021
Tips For Getting To A COVID-19 Vaccine In NYC

We continue to hear stories about how confusing and inaccessible the process is just to get to a website that actually works and lets one schedule an appointment. As of yet, there seems to be very little coordination between all of the different...

Mar 4th, 2021
Where & How To Get Your NYC COVID-19 Vaccine

New Yorkers in Phase 1a & 1b ARE NOW eligible, those groups include the following: Age 65 and older. A patient in a Nursing home regulated by the NYS Department of Health (DOH).

Jan 14th, 2021
How to Avoid Holiday Heart Syndrome

Tis the season of giving and receiving, holiday gatherings and overindulgences. The combination can create what Dr. Philip Ettinger described as "Holiday heart syndrome" (HHS) for the first time in 1978.

Dec 25th, 2020
It's OK To Worry About Your Local Movie Theaters

It’s a beautiful, sunny morning, and spring is in the air. There should be a bounce to your step as you prepare to decamp from your home, meet your friends for coffee, head into the office, and begin another wonderful day.

May 4th, 2020
Optimism May Be Positively Good For Your Heart

A recent NY Times article cited a number of recent long-term studies that linked greater optimism to a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic ailments, and to fostering "exceptional longevity."

Mar 16th, 2020
Top Heart Healthy Apps & Devices For 2020

In 2017, Stanford University researchers began a study sponsored by Apple that looked at the effectiveness of cardiac apps installed in the Apple Watch. Last month, those researchers published their paper in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Breaking Medical News: Fasting

I have attached a link to a recent review of intermittent fasting, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Many of you have asked me about this method of weight loss.

Jan 9th, 2020
Sleep & Heart Disease - Dangerous Bedfellows

One of the least mentioned factors that can contribute to heart disease is sleep. There are several risk factors that people can’t control such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, and family history.

Oct 29th, 2019
The Detrimental Effects Of Too Much Sitting

Sitting for long periods is a near daily occurrence for millions of people in modern society due to office jobs and other lifestyle circumstances. Sadly, this situation does not feed into your hopes of promoting good health.

Oct 12th, 2019
Are You Getting The Exercise You Need?

Staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. Most Americans don’t get enough exercise and, therefore, don’t reap the health benefits.

Aug 27th, 2019