Breast Cancer Update: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Well over 200,000 American women will get a diagnosis of breast cancer this year. Treatment and surgical procedures have come a very long way, but that doesn’t remove the fear this disease brings with it. Host Monica Sweeney, MD, gets an update on state of the art treatment from Donna-Marie Manasseh, MD, Director of the one-year-old Breast Cancer Center at Maimonides Medical Center. For more information about the Maimonides Breast Cancer Cancer Program , visit http://www.maimonidesmed.org

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 67. Original airdate 10/02/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Beneficial Breastfeeding: Healthbeat Brooklyn

NYC’s Dept. of Health and Human Hygiene wants hospitals to encourage new moms to breastfeed their babies and discourage them from using formula, when possible. Why is breastfeeding so good for infants and what are some of the obstacles young mothers encounter with it? Host Monica Sweeney, MD, talks with Maureen Liberth, a clinical nurse specialist from Lutheran Medical Center, and Marsha Page, who’s breastfed her two children. For more information about NYC Dept of Health’s Latch On program, visit http://www.nyc.gov

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 64. Original airdate 06/05/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

I Said, “Get Your Hearing Checked!” : Healthbeat Brooklyn

When’s the last time you had an examination for your hearing? Too many of us take it for granted, so at Kings County Hospital Ctr, an audiologist tests an adult as well as a three-week-old baby. An Ear, Nose Throat specialist also talks about surgical procedures and new cochlear implant technology. For more information about getting a Comprehensive hearing exam at Kings County Hospital Center, visit http://www.nyc.gov/kchc

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 61. Original airdate 03/06/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Meals for Moms: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Delighted, but drained…overjoyed, but overtired. Safe to say this is how almost all mothers of newborn babies feel, so at a time when boiling water for coffee seems like a lot, one group of Brooklyn moms started a good-neighbor policy of providing a number of home-cooked meals for each other. For more information about Meals for Moms, send an email to nicole.fabri@clearenergybrokerage.com

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 61. Original airdate 03/06/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Our Elders and Their Meds: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Are seniors being given too many drugs, both prescription and OTC? Definitely, says Dr. Louis Mudannayake, Medical Director of the Cobble Hill Health Center. He talks to host Monica Sweeney, MD, about what he sees among the patients at his facility, but they also talk about the broader state of geriatric medicine in our culture. For more information about geriatric medicine at Cobble Hill Health Center, visit http://www.cobblehill.org

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 61. Original airdate 03/06/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Even One a Day is Bad!: Healthbeat Brooklyn

So maybe you smoke — or even mooch — one or two cigarettes a day. That doesn’t really count, does it? Find out what Michael Lucchesi, MD, Medical Director at Downstate Bay Ridge tells his patient about the risks in holding out for that last puff. For more information about the plight of the ?Light Smoker? at Downstate Bay Ridge, visit http://www.downstate.edu/bayridge

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 60. Original airdate 02/07/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Keeping Your Sight: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Back in the studio, the doctor who gave Dr. Sweeney her exam — Douglas Lazzaro, MD, Chair of Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate ? gives her his findings, and describes some leading dangers to healthy vision, like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetes. For more information about keeping your sight at Long Island College Hospital, visit http://www.downstate.edu/ophthalmology.

From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 60. Original airdate 02/07/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

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