The Surprising Benefits of Donating Blood

Amid a worsening blood shortage, New York-Presbyterian experts explain how donating blood not only helps someone in need, but also offers health benefits for the donors themselves. very two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires a blood transfusion, according to the American Red Cross. The benefits of donating blood include helping people injured in accidents, […]

Extreme Obesity, And What You Can Do

Too much weight can take a toll on your body, especially your heart. The good news is that there are steps you can take to get healthier — and even losing a little body weight can start you on the right path. Why lose weight? If you’re extremely obese, losing weight can mean “less heart disease, […]

Health benefits of eating well

A well-balanced diet provides all of the: energy you need to keep active throughout the day nutrients you need for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy and help to prevent diet-related illness, such as some cancers Keeping active and eating a healthy balanced diet can also help you to maintain a healthy […]

When Is Back or Neck Pain an Emergency?

Jan 12, 2019 Kevin R. O’Neill, MD, MS Spine Surgeon Most people experience back pain or neck pain at some point in their lives—and most cases are not an emergency. Bouts of spine-related pain can usually be managed at home with an over the counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drug, OTC pain reliever or ice and heat. […]

Stress and your health

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. But […]

Chest pain: A heart attack or something else?

August 29, 2020 What makes you worry that chest pain is serious, like a heart attack When is chest pain serious? That dull burning feeling in your chest doesn’t seem to be going away, and even feels like it is getting worse. Is it a heart attack, or something else? It’s a vexing question, one […]

What Is Nausea? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

By Paula Derrow Medically Reviewed by Justin Laube, MD Reviewed: December 16, 2020 Nausea is a symptom everyone dreads. You’ve almost certainly experienced that queasy feeling at one time or another — perhaps while reading a book in a moving vehicle, or maybe after eating something that didn’t agree with you. Whatever the cause, “nausea” is […]

How to stay healthy and what to do if you get sick

Campus life brings us together. Whether you’re living in a residence hall, studying at the library, going to class or attending an event, you’ll be close to your fellow Buffs. While this togetherness can bring relief after a potentially isolating year, it also creates opportunities for illnesses and diseases to spread. Here are some ways […]

Mental Health and Sleep

Updated April 15, 2022 Written by Eric Suni, Staff Writer Medically Reviewed by Alex Dimitriu, Psychiatrist Fact Checked – Our dedicated team rigorously evaluates every article, guide, and product to ensure the information is accurate and factual. Learn More Our dedicated team rigorously evaluates every article and guide to ensure the information is factual, up-to-date, […]

15 possible causes of abdominal pain

Abdominal, or stomach, pain refers to discomfort in the space between the chest and pelvis. Most cases of abdominal pain are mild and have a variety of common causes, such as indigestion or muscle strain. Symptoms often resolve quickly on their own or with basic treatment. Abdominal pain, especially with severe or chronic symptoms, can […]