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2013-11-04 23:00:06

"Something as simple as a fall can be devastating for older men and women," says Dr. Evelyn Granieri, chief of geriatric medicine and aging at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. "Before the cold weather arrives, it is important to prepare." New York, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your...

2013-11-01 23:00:13

Patricia Nicholas, a registered dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, says you can avoid this psychological turmoil by adding “new favorites” to the traditional dishes. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Holiday dinners are filled with heaping dishes of comfort foods, fattening favorites and savory treats. It is no wonder these meals often leave us feeling stuffed with guilt and holiday remorse. Patricia Nicholas, a registered dietitian at...

2013-10-31 23:00:18

Dr. Roger Yurt, director, and Nicole E. Leahy, R.N., M.P.H., manager of outreach and community education of the Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, have joined with the New York City Fire Department to offer the following holiday fire prevention tips New York, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 The activity and excitement of the holidays tend to make people less careful when they should be more cautious. In the United States, there are an estimated 47,000...

2013-10-30 23:00:14

Dr. William Reisacher, director of The Allergy Center in the Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, says, “During the winter, families spend more time indoors, exposing allergic individuals to allergens and irritants like dust mites, pet dander, smoke, household sprays and chemicals, and gas fumes — any of which can make their lives miserable." New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Ten Tips to Tackle...

2013-10-29 23:02:27

“When the temperature outside drops, our blood vessels narrow to prevent our bodies from losing heat. This is a natural response that can also put people with heart conditions and those involved in strenuous exercise at greater risk of having a heart attack,” says Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Learn How to Keep Your Heart...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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