Health in Forest Hills, NY

Negative thoughts can lead to stress. In this SilverSneakers Fit for Life Challenge video, learn how to deal with thoughts that give you “an icky feeling.”

Some experts say that the annual physical is a waste of time. For older adults or people 65+, here are four reasons why it’s not.

What is attachment, and why is so often said that we should let go of it? Dave and Minjae discuss attachment and how to overcome it, and why it's so importan...

Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests.

by Phil La Duke Whenever I try to talk to a construction worker about safety—usually after they have done something amazingly unsafe—I get the same response “I know all that; we had to take that OS…

The meniscus is a crescent-shaped piece of cartilage between the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia), and its job is to stabilize the knee and absorb shock. Damage to the meniscus, which is called a meniscal lesion, can occur from an injury or due to gradual changes over time, which come with age. Patients with meniscal lesions who have knee pain and difficulty performing daily activities…

Loneliness in aging parents is not only sad, but it makes them more vulnerable to scam artists posing as if they ran lottery or sweepstakes contests. Here are 7 tips on things we can do to help our aging parents beat lonely times. We can keep them safer from those predators when we help them stay engaged.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common injuries in athletes. These injuries are seen in a variety of sports, but athletes who participate in sports that involve lots of cutting movements-like basketball, soccer and football-are at a particularly high risk. Once an ACL tear occurs, the patient is usually presented with two options: treating it surgically with a procedure called an ACL…

Pain is necessary for our survival and something that we all experience to a certain degree from time to time. But dealing with pain on a regular or constant basis is not normal and requires appropriate treatment to address it. In addition to treating what's called musculoskeletal pain—a term used to describe any pain that affects the bones, muscles or other connecting structures—education is another tool…