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SPOTLIGHT ON: WISDOM TEETHNovember 2017

This month Dr. Jacques Doueck interviews Dr. Saar Amrani Why do so many people need to remove their wisdom teeth? If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth they can cause a multitude of problems, such as: •  Infection– Without enough room for the wisdom tooth to come in, Read More »

By Dr. Jacques Doueck

SPOTLIGHT ON: PREVENTING A HEART ATTACKOctober 2017

What is coronary artery disease? The coronary arteries are the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the presence of fatty deposits, or plaque, within the walls of the arteries. As the plaque accumulates it causes narrowing of the inside of the blood vessel and begins to interfere with Read More »

By Dr. Jacques Doueck

SPOTLIGHT ON: VARICOSE VEINSSeptember 2017

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins, also known as varicose or varicosities, are swollen, bulging superficial veins, usually in the legs, which appear as purplish-bluish “bumps” protruding from under the skin. Spider veins (a “cousin” of varicose veins) are bulging tiny veins underneath the skin which are frequently arranged in the form of a spider Read More »

By Dr. Jacques Doueck

SPOTLIGHT ON: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – THE “SILENT KILLER”August 2017

This month Dr. Jacques Doueck interviews Dr. Albert Matalon Dr. Albert Matalon Dr. Albert Matalon is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He specializes in hypertension and kidney disease. Why is high blood pressure (hypertension) called the “silent Read More »

THIS MONTH DR. JACQUES DOUECK INTERVIEWS HEMATOLOGIST DR. MARK SONNENSCHINE SPOTLIGHT ON: ANEMIAJuly 2017

What is anemia? Anemia develops when you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body. What are the symptoms of anemia? If you’re often tired even though you've slept well, you may have anemia. Anemia can cause problems with memory or mood. Headaches, weakness, dizziness, and numbness or coldness in Read More »

THIS MONTH DR. JACQUES DOUECK INTERVIEWS NOTED NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST DR. GAD KLEINJune 2017

Dr. Klein is a fellowship-trained clinical neuropsychologist. He evaluates children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of disorders and injuries, including concussions, learning disabilities, and ADHD. He can be reached at 516-642-0191. Is it a Concussion or Just a Bump on the Head? What is a concussion and is it something to worry about? Read More »

By Dr. Jacques Doueck

THIS MONTH DR. JACQUES DOUECK INTERVIEWS EDWARD J. GINDI, M.D.May 2017

Allergies: Why you should care….  …what you can do Edward Gindi isBoard Certified in Pediatrics, Immunology and allergy detection in adults and children. The director of Laser Light MD, he is experienced in laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation for men and women. What are allergies? Think of allergies as a “super charged” immune system. Normally, when Read More »

By Dr. Jacques Doueck

ANTIBIOTIC RISKSApril 2017

Cliff McDonald, MD, is a former officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service and is currently the Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC. This division seeks to protect patients and healthcare personnel and promotes safety and quality in healthcare delivery systems. Dr. McDonald is an expert Read More »

THIS MONTH DR. JACQUES DOUECK INTERVIEWS NOTED PODIATRIST, DR. JEFFREY KNOBEL. HEEL SPURS, PAINFUL FEET, AND INGROWN TOENAILSMarch 2017

What is the main cause of heel pain? Our feet are created with arches. Just as bridges and buildings are designed with arches to be able to support great weight, our feet were created with arches to support our body weight. When the arch starts to collapse, pressure on the ligament on the bottom of Read More »

CATARACTS, GLAUCOMA, AND SEVERE VISION IMPAIRMENTFebruary 2017

This month, Dr. Doueck interviews Dr. David Pinhas, an ophthalmologist, on the protocol and risk factors for common vision ailments. Is there a procedure that people with very thick glasses can undergo so as not to be reliant on them? Yes. Premium Intra Ocular Lenses (IOL) can be implanted so that the patient no longer Read More »

By Dr. Jacques Doueck
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