Five Things to Know to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites

Human encounters with ticks are skyrocketing as climate change and other factors expand their territory and swell their numbers. New York is home to about 30 tick types, including the blacklegged (deer) tick, which spreads Lyme Disease. As spring warmth draws New Yorkers out of Read More …

13 Tips to Avoid Triathlon Training Injuries

Participating in the Runner’s Edge TOBAY Triathlon and Tri-Relay is no small feat. It holds a premier role in Long Island’s triathlon history. And it allows you to explore different neighborhoods near its starting point in Oyster Bay. It also brings together more than 600 Read More …

7 Ways to Send Kids Back to School Feeling Their Best

More than two million New York students are preparing to go back to school. That means parents are buying school supplies, signing kids up for fall sports and restoring routines. But does your back-to-school checklist include extra health precautions? Michael Green, associate medical director at Read More …

Stay Safe From Heat, Injury on Fourth of July

Fourth of July festivities are a lot more fun when you aren’t sunburned, dehydrated, or have food poisoning. The unfortunate fact is Fourth of July-related injuries are on the rise. Firework injuries alone have increased by 25% over the last 15 years [Consumer Product Safety Commission]. Northwell Read More …

Six Ways to Prepare Your Child for Summer Camp Season

Sunshine and trees. Sunburns and skinned knees. Minor injuries and illnesses are as much a part of summer camp as S’mores. But with a little planning, you can help your kids avoid bug bites and other summer camp bugaboos like poison ivy rashes and dehydration, Read More …

Expert Offers Advice on Avoiding Spring Sports Injuries

New York’s baseball and softball fields will soon fill with children firing off fast balls and sliding into bases. And straining shoulders, spraining ankles, and breaking noses, too. Emergency rooms treat more than 120,000 baseball and softball injuries annually, researchers say. But many can be Read More …

Health Tips for Students Preparing for Finals

School is almost out, but before students hit the finish line, there is one more hurdle: final exams. In a year where many navigated remote learning, preparing for finals can seem particularly challenging. But  Dr. Michael Green, associate medical director of Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, Read More …

Coping With Seasonal Allergies in the Time of Covid-19

With spring finally here, New Yorkers are eager to enjoy the great outdoors. But all that pollen in the air can trigger runny noses and scratchy throats, leaving some people feeling uncomfortable. These conditions are prompting some to question: Am I suffering from seasonal allergies, Read More …