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Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Maimonides Medical Center recently honored its volunteers with a special Recognition Ceremony & Luncheon at Paradise Manor. Over 400 guests celebrated the contributions of 1,911 volunteers, who collectively gave a remarkable 257,000 hours of service to the Medical Center in 2016.

Welcoming remarks were given by Maimonides President & CEO Kenneth D. Gibbs. “We’re inspired by your selflessness and deeply indebted to each one of you,” he said to the hundreds of volunteers present. “You make our hospital a better place for patients and staff.”

Special guest speaker First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, thanked volunteers for making a difference at Maimonides. “You have a positive impact on families and patients every

Devices performed almost as well and are much cheaper, but they aren't regulated, researchers note

A handful of over-the-counter "personal sound amplification products" fared as well as an expensive hearing aid in helping people pick up more words in conversation, researchers report.

While the study took place in a sound booth, "in this controlled environment, some of these devices helped people with mild to moderate hearing loss as well as a hearing aid," said study author Nicholas Reed. He

Dr. Jerome Adams has taken bold moves against opioid abuse crisis in the state

Dr. Jerome Adams, Indiana's Health Commissioner and an advocate for needle-exchange programs with a tough stance on the opioid crisis, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. surgeon general.

Leaders in health and medicine applauded the nomination.

"From everything I've seen, Dr. Adams is a very serious and capable physician and public health official," said Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, an

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

A dip in a pool, stream or lake on a hot summer day is refreshing, but take some precautions to avoid bacteria and parasites that might lurk in the water.

"One of the worst offenders is the kiddie wading pool," said Dr. Christopher Ohl, a professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

"Warm, shallow water and kids in swim diapers -- which don't do a good job of containing

It's an easy, inexpensive way to get moving and reap the health benefits, experts say

Call it a step in the right direction: More and more Americans are trying to walk their way to better health.

The number of adults who took up walking for exercise or as a way to get from place to place increased significantly between 2005 and 2015, federal health officials reported Thursday.

During that time, the percentage of women who walk increased from 57 percent to 65 percent. Among men, the