• BREAST CANCER - RISK FACTORS
  • BREAT CANCER RISK FACTORS
  • ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
  • LIVING WILLS AND END OF LIFE DECISIONS
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    BREAST CANCER - RISK FACTORS

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    BREAST CANCER - RISK FACTORS

    DECEMBER 27, 2016   VIDEO   BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO

    Hi I’m Dr. Alexander Salerno and today we’re going to have a conversation about breast cancer, the second most common occurring cancer in the U.S.

     

    So it’s really important that you know your risk factors some risk factors that cannot be changed or altered include gender, age and family history, Other factors include dense breasts, ethnic background and race. Studies show caucasian women are more likely to get breast cancer compared to Asian, Latino and African-American women.

     

    So what are some of the modifiable risk factors that you can do to reduce your chance of getting breast cancer? Limiting alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy weight, diet and exercise, and quitting smoking. If you have a child, breastfeeding has been shown to lower the risk of breast cancer as well. And finally, hormone therapy. If you need to be on hormone therapy it’s best to discuss the options with your doctor and together to choose a short-term therapy and ideally replace it with non-hormonal therapy when or if possible.

     

    So if you’re concerned about breast cancer. talk your doctor. Ask some questions. Remember, knowledge is power.

    BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

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    BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

    JANUARY 9, 2017   VIDEO   BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO

    I’m Dr. Alexander Salerno. Did you know that breast cancer, after skin cancer, is the second leading cancer in American women today? Regular check-ups and screenings play a major role in early detection and treatment. But recent, new, conflicting guidelines from various national organizations has led to confusion for many women. So, let’s break it down.

     

    Until recently, the standard guideline for a mammogram was age 40 for most women. Now, the American Cancer Society has changed our recommendations to 45 and older. The American College of OB-GYN still recommend starting at the age of 40. While the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends waiting until the age of 50. The three groups also differ on how often a mammogram should be performed.

     

    The American Cancer Society suggests screenings between the ages of 45 and 54, annually, and then every two years thereafter. The American College of OB-GYN recommends annual checkups and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends every two years.

     

    So which choice is right for you? Well, this is an important conversation you need to have with your doctor. Whether you go early, whether you go later, it’s going to be based on your own personal background, family history and the facts.

     

    So more than ever it’s important to you ask questions, get answers and remember knowledge is power.

    ALZHEIMERS DISEASE - TRUE OR FALSE

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    ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

    JANUARY 1, 2017   VIDEO   BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO

    Hi, I’m Dr. Alexander Salerno and today we’re gonna have a conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease. This is a topic very near and dear to me because my grandmother lived and died with Alzheimer’s Disease.

     

    Alzheimer’s Disease is a disorder that affects the memory and the brain; things like higher reasoning, learning, remembering gradually become destroyed as the disease progresses. It’s a debilitating disease, not only to the patient , but also to the family and loved ones. So today we’re going to separate the facts versus fiction about Alzheimer’s disease.

     

    True or false? If you suffer memory loss like forgetting your keys or where your glasses, are you’re developing early Alzheimer’s. False. Senior moments are not Alzheimer’s disease. Memory loss is experienced by most of us at some point in time. It is a cause for concern when the functioning of daily living activities and the ability to communicate are affected.

     

    True or false? Only older Americans are subjected to Alzheimer’s Disease. False. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can affect people as early as 30, 40 and 50 years of age. This is usually due to a dominant gene that is passed on from one generation to another.

     

    True or false? Alzheimer’s Disease is fatal. False. The disease itself is not fatal, but Alzheimer’s Disease can lead to conditions such as pneumonia, falls and trauma, and gradual debility and malnutrition. Patients typically live eight to ten years after diagnosis is made.

     

    True or false? Alzheimer’s can be cured. This too is false. Currently, there are no treatments that can prevent or cure Alzheimer’s Disease.

     

    We only have medications to slow the rate of progression. If you have questions about Alzheimer’s Disease, have a conversation with your doctor.

     

    Ask questions. Remember, knowledge is power.

    LIVING WILLS AND END OF LIFE DECISIONS

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    LIVING WILLS AND END OF LIFE DECISIONS

    MARCH 22, 2017   VIDEO   BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO

    Hi, I’m Dr. Alexander Salerno and today we’re gonna have a conversation about "Living Wills" and "End of Life Care."

     

    Do you have a #LivingWill? No matter what your age or #health, you need one. #UHIP joins local leaders including Judge #ChandraCole, #PasterDanaOwens and #RobertIannaccone of #StMichaelsMedicalCenter to explain why. Watch this short video and share with your loved ones. It could be the most imortant decision you make in your #healthcare.

     

    *NOTE* The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional.

     

    #endoflife #healthcareproxy #livingwills #eldery #senior #seniorhealth #health #healthcareproxy #terminalillness

     

    Ask questions. Remember, knowledge is power.