Posts by Jennifer Kherani, MD

Many people, having become familiar with their own healthcare needs and nuances, have seemingly become their own amateur healthcare professional. Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies and old prescriptions are kept organized in medicine chests, creating an impromptu apothecary. Everything from monthly headaches to recurrent sinus infections and conjunctivitis are cut off at the pass by savvy former […]

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 […]

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, […]

Thoughts from our Medical Director: Countering a Public Health Crisis

Bacterial resistance to available antibiotics

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | May 23, 2017

Thanks to the great minds of microbiology, we live at a time when maladies like sinusitis are often reduced to the inconvenience of a quick trip to the pharmacy for a course of antibiotics. Vaccines have prevented and eradicated diseases which formerly wiped out millions. However, we often take these luxuries for granted and assume […]

Top cosmetic procedures for aging skin

Leading dermatologist discusses ways to keep your skin young and healthy

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | May 9, 2017

Skin is not only our largest organ, but also one of our greatest protectors. It serves as a barrier to infection, thermally regulates our body, and allows us to sense pressure, pain and temperature. While this proficient armor does regenerate itself, its abilities to do so diminish with age, and it also faces the risk […]

Is DNA genetic testing worth it?

What can you learn from genetic testing?

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | April 25, 2017

In 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) completed sequencing the human genome. Since then, this fascinating and rapidly-evolving field has ignited imaginations with the possibility of unlocking our personal blueprints, complete with individualized disease predictability and curative remedy. There is a wealth of information to be unraveled from our chromosomes; yet, as Albert Einstein once […]

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