How Sweet It Is

New ads from Coca-Cola claim artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, used in Diet Coke, "give people great-tasting options they can feel good about." But is aspartame a safe alternative to sugar? "It's controversial," explained ...

Prescribing the Solution

No one wants to admit that they have a drug problem, but we have to be honest with ourselves: Staten Island has one. Prescription drug abuse has had a hold on the borough for many years affecting Islanders of all walks of life. Death from these ...

Man Up for Men's Health Month

Last month, actress Angelina Jolie captured headlines when she announced she voluntarily had a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene. The gene greatly increased her risk for breast cancer. But did you know that breast cancer is ...

Tis’ the Season for Sneezing!

Spring is here, regardless of Staten Island Chuck's prediction. But don't go rolling down the windows and dropping the rag top on the car just yet. Nothing welcomes the warm weather like allergies. Here are a few tips to save your sinuses and ...

Don't wait until next March to prevent colon cancer!

Time for a checkup; did you schedule a colorectal screening last year like we discussed? If you're reading this and think that it sounds familiar, it's not Déjà vu. It's just important that we talk about colorectal health ...

Your Business Plan: A Matter of Heart

February is the shortest month of the year, but it can have the longest impact on your life. It's American Heart Month, a nationwide movement in support of healthier communities and healthier lives. And all across the U.S. the American Heart ...

New Year: New You!

Dr. Strange is the associate chairman, Department of Medicine, and vice president, South Site Medical Operations.
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