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  • Health Beat: Uterus transplants

    Health Beat: Uterus transplants

    Each week a local doctor discusses hot-button topics in health and medicine.Each week a local doctor discusses hot-button topics in health and medicine.

    Doctors in Brazil they have successfully delivered a baby from a transplanted uterus. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the transplant and what it means for the future of more transplants and births.

    Doctors in Brazil they have successfully delivered a baby from a transplanted uterus. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the transplant and what it means for the future of more transplants and births.

  • Health Beat: Autism

    Health Beat: Autism

    Each week a local doctor discusses hot-button topics in health and medicine.Each week a local doctor discusses hot-button topics in health and medicine.

    The government's latest estimate shows that one out of every 40 American children are diagnosed with autism. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses how children are screened for autism and what progress parents can see with an early diagnosis and treatment.

    The government's latest estimate shows that one out of every 40 American children are diagnosed with autism. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses how children are screened for autism and what progress parents can see with an early diagnosis and treatment.

  • Health Beat: Romaine lettuce & E-coli

    Health Beat: Romaine lettuce & E-coli

    With E-coli fears growing regarding Romaine lettuce, federal health officials are recommending people avoid all types of leafy lettuce. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the recall on Romaine, and other health precautions we should be taking around the holidays.

    With E-coli fears growing regarding Romaine lettuce, federal health officials are recommending people avoid all types of leafy lettuce. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the recall on Romaine, and other health precautions we should be taking around the holidays.

  • Health Beat: Alcohol use screenings

    Health Beat: Alcohol use screenings

    A new task force is recommending adults over 18 should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use during primary care visits. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso breaks down the recommendations for screenings, as well as CDC guidelines on how much alcohol should be consumed.

    A new task force is recommending adults over 18 should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use during primary care visits. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso breaks down the recommendations for screenings, as well as CDC guidelines on how much alcohol should be consumed.

  • Health Beat: Effects of energy drinks

    Health Beat: Effects of energy drinks

    East Meadow pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses a new study that shows energy drinks reduce blood vessels' diameter, restricting blood flow and oxygen delivery.

    East Meadow pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses a new study that shows energy drinks reduce blood vessels' diameter, restricting blood flow and oxygen delivery.

  • Health Beat: Peanut allergies & Halloween safety

    Health Beat: Peanut allergies & Halloween safety

    East Meadow pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses the recent uptick in peanut allergy cases, and how to keep your kids with allergies safe on Halloween.

    East Meadow pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses the recent uptick in peanut allergy cases, and how to keep your kids with allergies safe on Halloween.

  • Health Beat: Adenovirus outbreak

    Health Beat: Adenovirus outbreak

    After a deadly outbreak of adenovirus at a New Jersey facility, Dr. John Zaso discusses why this strain of the virus is deadly, symptoms of the virus and how to possibly prevent it.

    After a deadly outbreak of adenovirus at a New Jersey facility, Dr. John Zaso discusses why this strain of the virus is deadly, symptoms of the virus and how to possibly prevent it.

  • Health Beat: Supplement products

    Health Beat: Supplement products

    A recent study found that many supplements sold at stores may not be good for us. Dr. John Zaso discusses ingredients in dietary supplements that may or may not be good for us.

    A recent study found that many supplements sold at stores may not be good for us. Dr. John Zaso discusses ingredients in dietary supplements that may or may not be good for us.

  • Health Beat: AFM

    Health Beat: AFM

    AFM, or acute flaccid myelitis, is a sickness that can cause partial paralysis. Some doctors say the virus is Polio-like. Dr. John Zaso discusses the similarities between the viruses, the symptoms, treatment and how to prevent the spread of AFM.

    AFM, or acute flaccid myelitis, is a sickness that can cause partial paralysis. Some doctors say the virus is Polio-like. Dr. John Zaso discusses the similarities between the viruses, the symptoms, treatment and how to prevent the spread of AFM.

  • Health Beat: E-cigarette usage

    Health Beat: E-cigarette usage

    Researchers at the RAND Corporation say after studying 2,000 young people, those who use e-cigarettes at a young age are more likely to end up smoking cigarettes. Dr. John Zaso discusses the RAND study, as well as ways to identify if a young person is addicted to e-cigarettes.

    Researchers at the RAND Corporation say after studying 2,000 young people, those who use e-cigarettes at a young age are more likely to end up smoking cigarettes. Dr. John Zaso discusses the RAND study, as well as ways to identify if a young person is addicted to e-cigarettes.

  • Health Beat: Meningitis

    Health Beat: Meningitis

    Meningitis is a common concern on campuses this time of year. Dr. John Zaso discusses risk factors of bacterial meningitis. He also discusses the symptoms to look out for, when to see a doctor, treatment and prevention.

    Meningitis is a common concern on campuses this time of year. Dr. John Zaso discusses risk factors of bacterial meningitis. He also discusses the symptoms to look out for, when to see a doctor, treatment and prevention.

  • Health Beat: High blood pressure

    Health Beat: High blood pressure

    A new study links genes to high blood pressure. British researchers looked at 1 million people, and A new study links genes to high blood pressure. British researchers looked at 1 million people, and

    A new study links genes to high blood pressure. British researchers looked at 1 million people, and say they found 535 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure. Dr. John Zaso, of East Meadow, talks about the study that is now being used to estimate hereditary causes for blood pressure.

    A new study links genes to high blood pressure. British researchers looked at 1 million people, and say they found 535 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure. Dr. John Zaso, of East Meadow, talks about the study that is now being used to estimate hereditary causes for blood pressure.

  • Health Beat: Breast cancer in Sept. 11 first responders

    Health Beat: Breast cancer in Sept. 11 first responders

    Dr. John Zaso talks about the link between male first responders and breast cancer.Dr. John Zaso talks about the link between male first responders and breast cancer.

    Dr. John Zaso talks about the link between male first responders and breast cancer.

    Dr. John Zaso talks about the link between male first responders and breast cancer.

  • Health Beat: Flu shots

    Health Beat: Flu shots

    The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying all children should get the flue shot before the end of October. Dr. John Zaso discusses children going back to school and the flu shot.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying all children should get the flue shot before the end of October. Dr. John Zaso discusses children going back to school and the flu shot.

  • Health Beat: Oppressive heat

    Health Beat: Oppressive heat

    It's been hazy, hot and humid, which can be dangerous weather for some. Dr. John Zaso discusses ways to stay cool in the oppressive heat, as well as signs of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

    It's been hazy, hot and humid, which can be dangerous weather for some. Dr. John Zaso discusses ways to stay cool in the oppressive heat, as well as signs of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

  • Health Beat: Tech companies in the medical world

    Health Beat: Tech companies in the medical world

    Facebook is teaming up with NYU in the hope to use artifical intelligence to make MRI exams faster. Dr. John Zaso discusses the use of artificial intelligence at the doctor's office, as well as gives some tips for MRIs.

  • Health Beat: Children and Screen Time

    Health Beat: Children and Screen Time

    This week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses children and screen time, after the American Heart AThis week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses children and screen time, after the American Heart A

    This week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses children and screen time, after the American Heart Association reinforced recommendations to limit screen time for children.

    This week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses children and screen time, after the American Heart Association reinforced recommendations to limit screen time for children.

  • Health Beat: Lyme Disease

    Health Beat: Lyme Disease

    This week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses the increasing risk of tick bites and how to preventThis week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses the increasing risk of tick bites and how to prevent

    This week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses the increasing risk of tick bites and how to prevent them.

    This week, pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses the increasing risk of tick bites and how to prevent them.

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