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Is it Time to Consult a Fertility Specialist?

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Ali Nasseri, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Fertility Center

If getting pregnant has been a challenge for you and your partner, you're not alone. Infertility issues affect an estimated 1 in 10 couples in the United States; but this rate increases with increased maternal age. Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.  
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Beating Seasonal Allergies

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Marjorie Slankard, M.D., Director of Allergy and Immunology

After a seemingly never-ending winter, temperatures have finally warmed from and spring is in the air — literally. In fact, people with spring allergies are most likely already experiencing sneezing, watery eyes and fatigue because of tree pollen.
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Safeguard Your Children from Accidental Poisonings

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Jeffrey Bienstock, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, The Valley Hospital

This week (March 16 to 22) is National Poison Prevention Week, a good time to issue a reminder to parents to check their homes for poison dangers and take steps to protect their children from accidental poisonings.  
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Losing Sleep Over Daylight Saving Time?

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Jeffrey P. Barasch, M.D., FACCP, FAASM, Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Center for Sleep Medicine

This week, you may you feel a little more tired than usual as your biological clock adjusts to the start of daylight saving time, which officially began at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
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14 Ways to Show Love for Your Child This Valentine's Day

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Jeffrey Bienstock, M.D., Director of Pediatrics

Valentine’s Day is a special day that many of us celebrate by showing our loved ones how much they mean to us.  The following are some Valentine's Day tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics ( that can make any day special for you and your child.
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Stay Safe in the Snow

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Joseph Yallowitz, M.D., Director of Emergency Medicine

The No.1 winter-related reason for visits to Valley’s Emergency Room this winter (aside from the flu) has been injuries from slips and falls on ice-covered surfaces. With another winter storm bearing down on the area we urge you to take steps to reduce your risk of injury.
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New Hope for Persistent, Difficult-to-Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Posted on January 24, 2014 by Suneet Mittal, M.D., Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory; and Jason Sperling, M.D., Subspecialty Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery and Surgical Atrial Fibrillation Program

At least 2 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation (or AFib), a disorder of the heart’s intricate electrical system.We are pleased to be among the few hospitals in the New York metropolitan area to offer a new, minimally invasive hybrid approach to restore normal heart rhythm in even the most difficult to treat patients suffering from atrial fibrillation.
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Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Robert Korst, M.D., Medical Director, Blumenthal Cancer Center; and Director of Thoracic Surgery

Earlier this month a government panel recommended annual lung scans for current and former smokers at high risk for developing lung cancer.  
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A Tragic Reminder of the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Posted on December 5, 2013 by Jeffrey P. Barasch, M.D., FACCP, FAASM; Medical Director, The Center for Sleep Medicine at The Valley Hospital

The engineer at the helm of the Metro North train that derailed on Sunday in the Bronx may have fallen asleep at the controls right before the train went off the track, according to some reports. This tragic accident serves as a poignant reminder of the dangers of drowsy driving.  
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Mark the Date for the Great American Smokeout and Make a Plan to Kick the Habit!

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Robert Korst, M.D., Medical Director, Blumenthal Cancer Center; and Director of Thoracic Surgery

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smokeout—which always falls on the third Thursday of November—is just two days away. If you're a smoker or tobacco user who's been looking for some inspiration, this might just be it. On November 21, the ACS encourages smokers across the nation to use the date to make a plan to quit, even if only for the day.
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