HOSPICE CARE: FACT Vs FICTION
JANUARY 11, 2016 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
One should consider hospice, and have a discussion with hospice, when you have a loved one that is frequently visiting emergency rooms and hospitals for the same chronic condition. Conditions like terminal cancer, terminal congestive heart failure and advanced Alzheimer’s Disease.
The idea of hospice is for us to die with dignity and die with our families close to us, not into a sterile, cold environment like a hospital intensive care unit. Studies have shown that people under hospice live a little bit longer, live a lot better and die a lot better than they do in the overused intensive care units of hospitals today. Have a conversation with your doctor, and your doctor can always then direct you to even more knowledgeable organizations and centers where, again, people can come out to your house and sit down in the comfort of your living room to have this difficult conversation.
If you have questions, ask. Remember, Knowledge is Power and you have to be an informed consumer to make the right choice.
Salerno Medical Associates’ Dr Alexander Salerno talks Hospice Care: The Facts Vs Fiction. Hospice – Terminal Illness – Dying with Dignity. Find out why #Knowledge Is Power.
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DIZINESS IN THE ELDERLY
JANUARY 4, 2016 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
One of the top, most common complaints I see in the geriatric elderly population, in my office, is the complained of dizziness. So as a senior you should mention dizziness because dizziness results in fear of falling. Fear of falling results in changing your lifestyle and then ultimately a poor quality of life. When you look at dizziness, in some instances there are curious, cause sometimes it could be due to a complication of a sinus infection, something called labyrinthitis, in which case there are some medicines that can help. And then also, when it comes to just general, overall dizziness, Tau Chi, which is an exercise, has been shown to dramatically improve balance and reduce falls in the elderly.
So, again, not always do you have to go to a bottle and yet a pill, sometimes you have to actually go to putting in some time, effort. And in most instances, a form of exercise that correct and rectify dizziness, balance, gait disorder, all of which can lead to falls and emergency room visits. If you have questions, ask.
Remember, Knowledge is Power and you have to be an informed consumer to make the right choice.
Salerno Medical Associates’ Dr Alexander Salerno talks Dizziness in Elderly & Seniors: Causes & Treatment. Knowledge Is Power.
TREATMENTS INCLUDE: Pharmacological options (medications)
DECEMBER 28, 2015 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
Hi, my name is Dr. Salerno and this is my cat, Suki. We’re here today to talk about a serious condition called clinical depression. This is a medical condition that affects over 50% of patients entering your primary care doctors office. Yet often times, it goes undiagnosed and untreated.
The symptoms of clinical depression vary, it can be anything from sleep disturbance to appetite disturbance to changes in energy level that can affect both your social and your professional life. When it comes to treating clinical depression we have a variety of options.
The traditional options include pharmacology and the non-traditional options include biofeedback and pet therapy, in fact, cats have been shown to really help patients who are suffering from depression and other medical conditions like hypertension. If you think you’re suffering from clinical depression, have a conversation with your clinician.
Knowledge is Power, you can’t fix a problem until he acknowledged that one exists.
Salerno Medical Associates’ Dr Alexander Salerno talks Clinical Depression: Causes and Treatment. Learn why Knowledge Is Power.
TREATMENTS INCLUDE: Pharmacological options (medications)
DECEMBER 20, 2015 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
Bipolar disorder is a condition that is, by the definition, “bi” having two phases.
The first phase is mania, which oftentimes, patients actually love because they’re extremely productive, they have high energy, they’re accomplishing many things. Unfortunately, the other part of bipolar depression is the depression part and that’s the real challenge, because these patients, during that phase, have no energy, no motivation, can’t get out of bed, no productivity, no social interaction. It’s just a complete polar opposite.
Bipolar disorder, there’s not really a one-size-fits all approach. Treatment options include non-traditional methods like biofeedback and one-on-one counseling, the more traditional pharmacological options, which include medications, but the most important thing is you really just need to acknowledge that there is a problem and that starts by having a conversation with your physician or your
Again, Knowledge is Power. You can’t fix something until you realize that it exists.
Salerno Medical Associates’ Dr Alexander G Salerno talks about Bipolar Disorder: Causes and Treatment. Learn why Knowledge Is Power.
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ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDER
DECEMBER 13, 2015 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
Salerno Medical Associates’ Dr Alexander Salerno addresses Anxiety & Panic Disorder: Causes and Treatment. Learn why Knowledge Is Power.
Anxiety disorder and panic disorder, they’re medical conditions. In the old days it was considered taboo, and a sign of weakness, but really it’s a medical condition no different than asthma or hypertension or heart disease. These disorders are due to chemical imbalances in the brain, but also can present with physical manifestations. They can imitate stroke, they can imitate heart attack, they can imitate migraine headaches, they could imitate irritable bowel syndrome.
So that’s why we call anxiety the great imitator. About 50% or more of patients that walk through a primary care doctors door, every day, has a form of anxiety that goes completely undiagnosed and unmanaged. There’s not a test, there’s not an x-ray that can tell us about whether or not you have anxiety, it’s truly based on the good old fashioned history and discussion and communication that you have with your physician.
If you have questions, ask. Knowledge is Power. You can’t fix a problem until you recognize one exists.
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SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
DECEMBER 7, 2015 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
Seasonal Affective Disorder is exactly what the word sounds like. Seasonal changes affect our mood. So when we go from summer to winter, with the change in the time and change in the weather, it certainly has an direct impact on our mood, on our energy and our overall well-being.
The symptoms for seasonal affective disorder can vary. It can be as subtle as sleep disturbance, change in diet, change in appetite, change in energy levels to more serious conditions in that sense that it can affect your daily activities of living from work to social relationships to professional activities and outcomes.
Treatments include biofeedback, light therapy, exercise, weekend trips even out of the Northeast region. Some of these have been really shown to benefit seasonal affective disorder. Change the location, you changed the mood. If you feel that you’re suffering from seasonal affective disorder, don’t be shy, have a conversation with your clinician or doctor.
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END OF LIFE CARE - ARE YOU PREPARED
NOVEMBER 1, 2016 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
Do you have a plan for your "End of Life Care"? It's a subject not many of us want to discuss but it could be one of the most important decisions you make in your healthcare. UHIP's Dr. Alexander Salerno visited Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange, NJ to educate and empower parishioners and show them that Knowledge Is Power. He also brought along representatives from Grace Healthcare Services to help congregants understand and learn more about the importance of advance directives. Please take a moment too watch and share this importance video. Help us empower you and those you love. #proxy #hospice #terminalillness #endoflife #UrbanHealthcareInitiativeProgram #advancedirective
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HEPATITIS C - PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
DECEMBER 19, 2016 VIDEO BY DR. ALEXANDER SALERNO
Did you know that the Center of Disease Control reports that as many as five million Americans today are infected with the Hepatitis C virus.
Hep C is caused by a virus which ultimately infects the liver. In due time, Hep C can result in liver failure, otherwise termed cirrhosis, and in some instances may progress the liver cancer.
Hep C is primarily spread through blood-borne products. Some common modes of transmission of Hepatitis C include IV drug use, unprotected sex, sharing razors, scissors, toothbrushes with an infected person. Also tattooing and body piercing can increase your risk if proper hygiene is not practiced. If you were born between 1945 and 1965, your chances of Hepatitis C maybe higher.
Presently, there is no vaccine for Hepatitis C like we have for Hep a and Hep B, but there are new treatments that can cure Hepatitis C in as much as ninety-six percent of cases. So if you have questions about Hepatitis C, ask your doctor. Remember, knowledge is power.
Millions have it and may not know it. It is #curable. Don’t stay #silent. Get checked and #protect yourself! #KnowledgeIsPower.