LISS Doctors are Top!

Congratulations to the wonderful, caring physicians at Long Island Spine Specialists for once again being named NY TopDocs and Top Doctors! Dr. Dowling, Dr. Mermelstein, Dr. DeWal, Dr. Basra, Dr. Choi, Dr. Sanelli and Dr. Abbasi all received the honor. NY TopDocs uses a comprehensive qualification questionnaire, research & an in-depth screening process to identify …

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Cyber Safety over the Holiday Season

With under a month now to Christmas, many people are starting to attend company Christmas parties and social events. As the date gets closer we all start to wind down for a well-deserved break with our families, so we can come back next year to do it all again. However, there is a lurking threat …

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Turkey Time Saver

With so much cooking to do for Thanksgiving, consider cooking your turkey a day ahead. To maintain the safety (and taste) of the turkey, follow these tips: 1.     Once the turkey is roasted, let it stand for 20 minutes after removing it from the oven. 2.     Slice turkey breasts; legs and wings may be kept …

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Cutting Sugar for 9 Days Made Kids Look Healthier

Kids who cut processed sugar from their diets for just nine days had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar — a finding that supports the idea that sugar itself is a major culprit in heart disease and diabetes, researchers said Tuesday. And it suggests that it doesn't take long to reverse the harmful effects …

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Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down

You’re sound asleep, and then, without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it’s a common, somewhat mysterious pain that happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. “They tend to happen more frequently as we age,” says sports …

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Lifting Without Hurting Your Back

Most people lift things of varying size and weight throughout the day without concern for back injury. It is usually after a back attack or spine injury that a patient becomes aware of the importance of proper posture and body mechanics when lifting. At our practice, we’d like to help you prevent back injury from …

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Want a Better Spring Garden? Do This Now!

Invest in soil prep now We have time to devote to soil prep now—the frenzied activity focused on flowers and fruits is finished. We can have our soil tested, put all those falling leaves to good use, and plant cover crops to our gardens’ advantage. These steps will result in an ever-improving healthy soil. Be aware that …

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Halloween Pet Costumes: Safety Guidelines

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's SUPERDOG! Costumes aren't just for people. Pet owners love spreading the Halloween fun by dressing their four-legged friends up as superheroes, scary ghosts and famous celebrities. Tiffany Donhauser Thomas, a mother and pet owner, who works in a veterinarian's office in Florida, says that she dresses up her Pyrenees …

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Drinking This Juice Could Make You Stronger

A new study found that drinking beet juice boosts muscle performance by 13 percent. Researchers were looking specifically at how nitrate-heavy foods, like concentrated beet juice, helped patients with heart failure improve muscle function. The small-scale study found that patients who drank beet juice had improvements in strength that you’d normally see after months of …

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