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What is the flu and how is it different from the common cold?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Q- WHAT IS THE FLU AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM THE COMMON COLD?The flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the influenza...

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Why Should I Exercise?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Q- Why Should I Exercise?The merits of exercise - from preventing chronic health conditions to boosting confidence and self-esteem - are hard...

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What is High Blood Pressure?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Q- What is high blood pressure?  Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart...

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What is "MRSA"?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD  Q- I have been hearing a lot about "MRSA" in the news ... What is it?Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA...

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Summer Safety Tips from Doctor B

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Bicycle  Safety- Buy a bike that is the right size, not one your child has to "grow into." Oversized bikes are especially...

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Is It Better to wash my Hands with soap and water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer (IE. Purell)?

Ask The Doctor - Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD       Q- IS IT BETTER TO WASH MY HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER OR AN ALCOHOL BASED HAND SANITIZER (IE. PURELL)? The main...

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I know smoking can cause cancer but how else does it affect the body?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Q- I know smoking can cause cancer but how else does it affect the body?The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an...

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I’ve Been Hearing About the Mumps in the News… What is It?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD    Q- I've been hearing about the Mumps in the news... what is it?Mumps is a contagious disease, caused by a virus which typically...

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I got the swine flu shot last year… Do I need it again?

Ask The Doctor -Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MDaskdoctorb@yahoo.comQ- I got the swine flu shot last year... Do I need it again? and is it different from my regular flu shot?During last year's...

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What is Croup?

Ask The Doctor Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD askdoctorb@yahoo.com Croup (or laryngotracheobronchitis) is a respiratory condition that is usually triggered by an acute viral infection of the upper...

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What is Arthritis?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement. There are over 100...

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Are we in New York in any danger from the leaking nuclear power plant in Japan?

Ask the Doctor    Q- Are we in New York in any danger from the leaking nuclear power plant in Japan?A number of federal agencies, including the Department of Energy (DOE), the...

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I have heard that fish oil is beneficial for me…is that true?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Q- I have heard that fish oil is beneficial for me...is that true?A - There is evidence from multiple studies that omega-3 fatty acids in the...

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I was told my son might have ADHD...what is it?"

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood....

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What is Gerd?

Q- I was told that I might have GERD? What is it and is it treated? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the...

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What is Carbon Monoxide?

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD   Q- I was told to install Carbon Monoxide detectors in my house...what is it and why should I worry?  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that...

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All About Portions

By Shmuel Shields, Ph.D., N.Y.S. Certified Nutritionist     With summer inching closer each day, now is the ideal time to focus on taking off those extra pounds and inches. ...

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High blood pressure

Ask The Doctor- Edward (Ellie) Bennett, MD     Q- What is high blood pressure?  Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when...

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