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  • Health Matters: Physical and mental health of our doctors

    Health Matters: Physical and mental health of our doctors

    How's your doctor feeling? Maybe burned out! News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to talk about the pHow's your doctor feeling? Maybe burned out! News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to talk about the p
    How's your doctor feeling? Maybe burned out! News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to talk about the physical and mental health of our doctors.How's your doctor feeling? Maybe burned out! News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to talk about the physical and mental health of our doctors.

    How's your doctor feeling? Maybe burned out! News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to talk about the physical and mental health of our doctors.

    How's your doctor feeling? Maybe burned out! News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to talk about the physical and mental health of our doctors.

  • Health Matters: Dementia

    Health Matters: Dementia

    News 12 discusses things that matter to your health.News 12 discusses things that matter to your health.
    News 12 discusses things that matter to your health.News 12 discusses things that matter to your health.

    The World Health Organization has suggestions on how to slow the progression of dementia. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the disease and the new recommendations.

    The World Health Organization has suggestions on how to slow the progression of dementia. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the disease and the new recommendations.

  • Health Matters: Sunscreen warning

    Health Matters: Sunscreen warning

    A new study finds that some chemicals in some sunscreens can enter your bloodstream and stay for dayA new study finds that some chemicals in some sunscreens can enter your bloodstream and stay for day
    A new study finds that some chemicals in some sunscreens can enter your bloodstream and stay for days. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the realities of sunscreen, the new study and skin cancer.A new study finds that some chemicals in some sunscreens can enter your bloodstream and stay for days. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the realities of sunscreen, the new study and skin cancer.

    A new study finds that some chemicals in some sunscreens can enter your bloodstream and stay for days. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the realities of sunscreen, the new study and skin cancer.

    A new study finds that some chemicals in some sunscreens can enter your bloodstream and stay for days. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the realities of sunscreen, the new study and skin cancer.

  • Health Matters: Protein

    Health Matters: Protein

    New research shows that excess protein intake could be dangerous to your health. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the pros and cons of protein and the new research findings.

    New research shows that excess protein intake could be dangerous to your health. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the pros and cons of protein and the new research findings.

  • Health Matters: Allergy Season

    Health Matters: Allergy Season

    With spring in bloom, many may be suffering from allergies. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso how to tackle allergy season.

    With spring in bloom, many may be suffering from allergies. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso how to tackle allergy season.

  • Health Matters: Measles

    Health Matters: Measles

    The number of measles infections continues to grow in New York City and Rockland County. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss symptoms and prevention, including the pros and cons of the vaccine.

    The number of measles infections continues to grow in New York City and Rockland County. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss symptoms and prevention, including the pros and cons of the vaccine.

  • Health Matters: Acetaminophen

    Health Matters: Acetaminophen

    A new study finds that acetaminophen quiets activity in areas of the brain linked to emotion and motivation. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the drug and its side effects.

    A new study finds that acetaminophen quiets activity in areas of the brain linked to emotion and motivation. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the drug and its side effects.

  • Health Matters: Tuberculosis

    Health Matters: Tuberculosis

    News 12 discusses things that matter to your health.News 12 discusses things that matter to your health.

    With a TB scare at Copiague Middle School, News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss tuberculosis, including symptoms and prevention.

    With a TB scare at Copiague Middle School, News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss tuberculosis, including symptoms and prevention.

  • Health Matters: Measles state of emergency

    Health Matters: Measles state of emergency

    Rockland County recently declared a state of emergency banning anyone without an MMR vaccine from public places due to a measles outbreak. Dr. John Zaso discusses symptoms, the vaccine and how to treat measles.

    Rockland County recently declared a state of emergency banning anyone without an MMR vaccine from public places due to a measles outbreak. Dr. John Zaso discusses symptoms, the vaccine and how to treat measles.

  • Health Matters: National Kick Butts Day

    Health Matters: National Kick Butts Day

    March 20 is National Kick Butts Day - a day for smokers to kick their habit and for non-smokers to help others quit. Dr. John Zaso talks about why quitting is difficult and different options for those who want to stop smoking.

    March 20 is National Kick Butts Day - a day for smokers to kick their habit and for non-smokers to help others quit. Dr. John Zaso talks about why quitting is difficult and different options for those who want to stop smoking.

  • Health Matters: Vaccines without parental permission

    Health Matters: Vaccines without parental permission

    Amid the measles outbreak in some parts of the country, some New York lawmakers are proposing a bill that would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without parental permission. Dr. John Zaso discusses the pros and cons of that bill, and why it's important that young people learn all the facts about vaccines.

    Amid the measles outbreak in some parts of the country, some New York lawmakers are proposing a bill that would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without parental permission. Dr. John Zaso discusses the pros and cons of that bill, and why it's important that young people learn all the facts about vaccines.

  • Health Matters: Strokes

    Health Matters: Strokes

    Actor Luke Perry's death from a stroke has sparked a conversation. Dr. John Zaso discusses the symptoms, treatment and different types of strokes that can affect anyone.

    Actor Luke Perry's death from a stroke has sparked a conversation. Dr. John Zaso discusses the symptoms, treatment and different types of strokes that can affect anyone.

  • Health Matters: Spring allergy season

    Health Matters: Spring allergy season

    Spring allergy season is right around the corner. Dr. John Zaso discusses the best remedies for allergies, and what people can do in their yards to help alleviate some of the effects.

    Spring allergy season is right around the corner. Dr. John Zaso discusses the best remedies for allergies, and what people can do in their yards to help alleviate some of the effects.

  • Health Matters: Opioid prescriptions

    Health Matters: Opioid prescriptions

    A new study says the powerful painkiller Fentanyl is being unnecessarily prescribed to an alarming number of patients. Many believe the FDA and opioid manufacturers need to do more to monitor the drug. Dr. John Zaso discusses the painkiller and what needs to be done to better monitor prescriptions.

    A new study says the powerful painkiller Fentanyl is being unnecessarily prescribed to an alarming number of patients. Many believe the FDA and opioid manufacturers need to do more to monitor the drug. Dr. John Zaso discusses the painkiller and what needs to be done to better monitor prescriptions.

  • Health Matters: Vaccines

    Health Matters: Vaccines

    Teen and childhood vaccines are in the news again after a defies his parent and gets a vaccine without their consent. Dr. John Zaso discusses what vaccines protect against, how effective they are and recommends who should get certain vaccines and at what age.

    Teen and childhood vaccines are in the news again after a defies his parent and gets a vaccine without their consent. Dr. John Zaso discusses what vaccines protect against, how effective they are and recommends who should get certain vaccines and at what age.

  • Health Matters: Artificial intelligence at hospitals

    Health Matters: Artificial intelligence at hospitals

    Artificial Intelligence software is now making its way to Northwell Health hospitals. The software will identify at-risk patients, and it hopes to avoid more re-admissions to hospital care. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the software's pros and cons.

    Artificial Intelligence software is now making its way to Northwell Health hospitals. The software will identify at-risk patients, and it hopes to avoid more re-admissions to hospital care. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the software's pros and cons.

  • Health Matters: Extreme cold precautions

    Health Matters: Extreme cold precautions

    When it comes to extreme weather, experts say it takes more than just bundling up to stay safe and warm. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses how to stay safe in the extreme cold and symptoms of life-threatening conditions.

    When it comes to extreme weather, experts say it takes more than just bundling up to stay safe and warm. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses how to stay safe in the extreme cold and symptoms of life-threatening conditions.

  • Health Matters: Alzheimer's blood test

    Health Matters: Alzheimer's blood test

    A new study shows a blood test could predict if someone will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses how the blood test works, and how effective treatment would be.

    A new study shows a blood test could predict if someone will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses how the blood test works, and how effective treatment would be.

  • Health Matters: U.S. cancer death rate drops for at least 25th straight year

    Health Matters: U.S. cancer death rate drops for at least 25th straight year

    Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say.

    Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say.

  • Health Beat: Flu season

    Health Beat: Flu season

    The end of December saw over 5,000 confirmed cases of the flu in New York. East Meadow pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses flu symptoms, the flu vaccine and just how much time is left in the flu season.

    The end of December saw over 5,000 confirmed cases of the flu in New York. East Meadow pediatrician Dr. John Zaso discusses flu symptoms, the flu vaccine and just how much time is left in the flu season.

  • Health Beat: Opioids vs. Over-the-counter pain meds

    Health Beat: Opioids vs. Over-the-counter pain meds

    A new study in the Journal of American Medical Association finds that powerful painkillers are no better over the long term than many over-the-counter pain medications. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the study and the pros and cons of powerful opiods.

    A new study in the Journal of American Medical Association finds that powerful painkillers are no better over the long term than many over-the-counter pain medications. East Meadow Dr. John Zaso discusses the study and the pros and cons of powerful opiods.

  • Health Beat: Christmas tree do's and dont's

    Health Beat: Christmas tree do's and dont's

    Real Christmas trees are festive and add a great holiday touch to your home, but they do need care and attention. 

    Real Christmas trees are festive and add a great holiday touch to your home, but they do need care and attention. 

  • 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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