Gut health – diet, screening for cancer, and exciting developments

A conversation with distinguished NYC-based gastroenterologist

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | September 11, 2017

Your ‘gut’ is comprised of multiple components, and is one of the few parts of your body that has direct contact with the environment. If you were to follow your food, it would begin in your mouth, continue down your esophagus, into your stomach, through three segments of the small intestine, and on to your …

Overcoming infertility challenges with in vitro fertilization

Leading expert discusses infertility, in vitro fertilization, and the ethical implications of family planning

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | July 31, 2017

Starting a family is undeniably life-changing. We take into account everyday factors such as our age, our living arrangement, our careers and maybe even our friends. On a broader level, we look at evolving concepts such as birth and death rates, maternal and paternal age, and the balance of population and resources. In the backdrop …

Understanding your heart health: top cholesterol myths

Obesity medicine expert debunks the top cholesterol myths she experiences in practice

By Alexandra Sowa, MD, MA | July 11, 2017

“But, doc, I don’t eat eggs, shrimp and anything with cholesterol in it! How can my numbers be bad?”  That is generally the flabbergasted reaction I get from patients who are disappointed that their cholesterol markers aren’t optimal, even after giving up dietary cholesterol and fat.  Their befuddlement is only made worse when I tell …

Choosing the best specialist for your medical questions

Finding the right specialist requires technology and intelligent guidance from a trusted physician

By Jessica Spiegel | June 29, 2017

Most people struggle to find the right specialists to address their medical questions. Many rely on referrals from friends, while others use internet searches to find a doctor within a 10-mile radius. Unfortunately, this can lead to frustration and limited choices. Recent technical advances in secure communication and data structuring and analysis have created an …

When confronted with a new diagnosis, managing an ongoing health issue, or contemplating surgery, today’s healthcare system makes it difficult to feel confident in your next steps. Finding the right specialist is especially hard. Once you do, preparing for the consultation will make the difference between a session that yields a confident next step, and …

Renowned NYC hand surgeon on the future of orthopedics

A discussion on choosing the right surgeon and the importance of translational medicine

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | June 21, 2017

The human hand is comprised of 27 bones, 29 joints, at least 123 named ligaments – and has countless uses. Our hands are a structure not only of great complexity, but also of tremendous utility. Think of how much you can accomplish by using them. Whether striving to achieve success as an architect, a musician, …

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