Your oral health directly impacts your overall physical health. “It’s been shown that more bacteria in the mouth increases the likelihood of infections throughout the body,” said Dr. Ben Geisler, Director of the Ossining Dental Program at Open Door Family Medical Center. “There are links, for example, between periodontal disease and both blood pressure and heart […]
The Fight Against HIV PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, has been a game changer in the fight against HIV. The pill has been shown to be up to 99 percent effective in preventing HIV. Yet, earlier this month, a federal court judge in central Texas ruled in favor of a Christian-owned company that argued […]
Early diagnosis saves lives. This mantra is heard throughout the year, but particularly in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Patient advocates at health centers like Open Door Family Medical Center make it a point to remind their patients of the importance of regular screenings, as many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable […]
“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” That’s the thinking behind the mission of the Care Coordination and Outreach team at Open Door Family Medical Center. It’s one thing to provide quality and affordable health care to […]
Seeing a mental health professional can be the most important step one can take to prevent suicide. This advice is particularly timely with September being National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is estimated that three people every hour die from suicide and 55 percent of the population has been affected directly by suicide. The overall […]
Change is Now Critical, Say Pediatricians Childhood obesity has become increasingly prevalent in America. And evidence shows that the pandemic only made it worse – with pediatricians saying now is a critical time for those living here, who seem to be emerging from the far-reaching effects of COVID-19, to make changes in their family’s lives. […]
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