2018 & 2019 Health Matters

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  • Health Matters: More vaping concerns

    Health Matters: More vaping concerns

    A new study shows a growing number of teens are vaping the active ingredient in marijuana. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the study.

    A new study shows a growing number of teens are vaping the active ingredient in marijuana. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the study.

  • Health Matters: Winter weather health

    Health Matters: Winter weather health

    Long Islanders are waking up to a blast of winter weather today! Dr. John Zaso is giving us some tipLong Islanders are waking up to a blast of winter weather today! Dr. John Zaso is giving us some tip
    Long Islanders are waking up to a blast of winter weather today! Dr. John Zaso is giving us some tips on how to deal with it in a healthy way.Long Islanders are waking up to a blast of winter weather today! Dr. John Zaso is giving us some tips on how to deal with it in a healthy way.

    Long Islanders are waking up to a blast of winter weather today! Dr. John Zaso is giving us some tips on how to deal with it in a healthy way.

    Long Islanders are waking up to a blast of winter weather today! Dr. John Zaso is giving us some tips on how to deal with it in a healthy way.

  • Health Matters: Getting cholesterol checked early

    Health Matters: Getting cholesterol checked early

    Experts say adults as young as 25 years old should get their cholesterol checked to help avoid heart attacks or strokes later in life. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss a recent study and how getting checked early can help.

    Experts say adults as young as 25 years old should get their cholesterol checked to help avoid heart attacks or strokes later in life. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss a recent study and how getting checked early can help.

  • Health Matters: Healthy holiday eating

    Health Matters: Healthy holiday eating

    News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss healthy eating habits during the holidays.

    News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss healthy eating habits during the holidays.

  • Health Matters: Heart health

    Health Matters: Heart health

    A study shows that the way to a healthier heart could be as simple as changing your lifestyle and taking the right medicine. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss this latest research.

    A study shows that the way to a healthier heart could be as simple as changing your lifestyle and taking the right medicine. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss this latest research.

  • Health Matters: More Vaping Concerns

    Health Matters: More Vaping Concerns

    It's been a subject making national headlines for months - vaping. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss more vaping concerns.

    It's been a subject making national headlines for months - vaping. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss more vaping concerns.

  • Health Matters: Childhood abuse & trauma

    Health Matters: Childhood abuse & trauma

    A new study links abuse and trauma suffered in childhood to serious medical conditions, including heart disease, later in life. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to break down the study.

    A new study links abuse and trauma suffered in childhood to serious medical conditions, including heart disease, later in life. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to break down the study.

  • Health Matters: Brain damage in football

    Health Matters: Brain damage in football

    There is a push in New York to ban tackle football for kids under the age of 12 due to the possibility of brain damage. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the push for the ban and the possible health issues from those hard hits.

    There is a push in New York to ban tackle football for kids under the age of 12 due to the possibility of brain damage. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the push for the ban and the possible health issues from those hard hits.

  • Health Matters: Safe sleep practices for infants

    Health Matters: Safe sleep practices for infants

    Dr. John Zaso breaks down a new study that found many parents do not follow safe sleep practices forDr. John Zaso breaks down a new study that found many parents do not follow safe sleep practices for
    Dr. John Zaso breaks down a new study that found many parents do not follow safe sleep practices for their infants. He discusses ways to keep your little ones safe in bed.Dr. John Zaso breaks down a new study that found many parents do not follow safe sleep practices for their infants. He discusses ways to keep your little ones safe in bed.

    Dr. John Zaso breaks down a new study that found many parents do not follow safe sleep practices for their infants. He discusses ways to keep your little ones safe in bed.

    Dr. John Zaso breaks down a new study that found many parents do not follow safe sleep practices for their infants. He discusses ways to keep your little ones safe in bed.

  • Health Matters: Vaping deaths

    Health Matters: Vaping deaths

    Vaping is being blamed for deaths across the country, including one in New York. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss what could be causing these deaths and illnesses as a result of vaping.

    Vaping is being blamed for deaths across the country, including one in New York. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss what could be causing these deaths and illnesses as a result of vaping.

  • Health Matters: Gum disease & heart health

    Health Matters: Gum disease & heart health

    A new study has found that your oral health is linked to your heart health. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss how gum disease could be linked to high blood pressure.

    A new study has found that your oral health is linked to your heart health. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss how gum disease could be linked to high blood pressure.

  • Health Matters: Flu season

    Health Matters: Flu season

    The CDC says 8% of Americans can get sick with the flu every year. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss how to stay healthy during flu season.

    The CDC says 8% of Americans can get sick with the flu every year. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss how to stay healthy during flu season.

  • Health Matters: Chemotherapy

    Health Matters: Chemotherapy

    'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek is getting chemotherapy again, after he says his progress regressed. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss what this means and give his perspective on chemotherapy and cancer treatments.

    'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek is getting chemotherapy again, after he says his progress regressed. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss what this means and give his perspective on chemotherapy and cancer treatments.

  • Health Matters: Teaching kids about 9/11

    Health Matters: Teaching kids about 9/11

    News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss ways to help have the difficult conversation about 9/11 with children.

    News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss ways to help have the difficult conversation about 9/11 with children.

  • Health Matters: Vaping side effects

    Health Matters: Vaping side effects

    There are reports of lung spots showing up in young Americans who vape, including several cases on Long Island. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the side effects, and how the damage could be permanent.

    There are reports of lung spots showing up in young Americans who vape, including several cases on Long Island. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the side effects, and how the damage could be permanent.

  • Health Matters: Back to school tips

    Health Matters: Back to school tips

    Kids across Long Island are heading back to school next week. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss ways to get kids back into the school routine and ways to keep them healthy.

    Kids across Long Island are heading back to school next week. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss ways to get kids back into the school routine and ways to keep them healthy.

  • Health Matters: Immediate vaping side effects

    Health Matters: Immediate vaping side effects

    A new study claims there's a danger in vaping. According to researchers, e-cigarette use could immediately affect your blood vessels. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the study.

    A new study claims there's a danger in vaping. According to researchers, e-cigarette use could immediately affect your blood vessels. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the study.

  • Health Matters: Social media and teens

    Health Matters: Social media and teens

    A new study suggests social media could be harmful to mental health in teenagers. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the study and the ways social media could be harmful to teens.

    A new study suggests social media could be harmful to mental health in teenagers. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the study and the ways social media could be harmful to teens.

  • Health Matters: Exposure to blue light

    Health Matters: Exposure to blue light

    Some say exposure to 'blue light,' or rather your computer, phone or TV, could be make falling to sleep harder. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss why turning off your devices before you go to bed is a good idea.

    Some say exposure to 'blue light,' or rather your computer, phone or TV, could be make falling to sleep harder. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss why turning off your devices before you go to bed is a good idea.

  • Health Matters: Antihistamines to treat children's colds

    Health Matters: Antihistamines to treat children's colds

    They may not offer much help - but a new study finds a growing number of children are being prescribThey may not offer much help - but a new study finds a growing number of children are being prescrib
    They may not offer much help - but a new study finds a growing number of children are being prescribed antihistamines to treat colds. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to speak about antihistamines.They may not offer much help - but a new study finds a growing number of children are being prescribed antihistamines to treat colds. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to speak about antihistamines.

    They may not offer much help - but a new study finds a growing number of children are being prescribed antihistamines to treat colds. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to speak about antihistamines. 

    They may not offer much help - but a new study finds a growing number of children are being prescribed antihistamines to treat colds. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to speak about antihistamines. 

  • Health Matters: Hot weather safety tips

    Health Matters: Hot weather safety tips

    As the temperatures heat up to possibly dangerous levels, Dr. John Zaso has some tips to keep cool and stay safe in the hot, humid weather.

    As the temperatures heat up to possibly dangerous levels, Dr. John Zaso has some tips to keep cool and stay safe in the hot, humid weather.

  • Health Matters: Acute Flaccid Myelitis

    Health Matters: Acute Flaccid Myelitis

    There's a new warning from the CDC that the 'season' for the childhood disease Acute Flaccid Myelitis is about to begin. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the symptoms and prevention of AFM.

    There's a new warning from the CDC that the 'season' for the childhood disease Acute Flaccid Myelitis is about to begin. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the symptoms and prevention of AFM.

  • Health Matters: Fourth of July safety

    Health Matters: Fourth of July safety

    For many, the Fourth of July means time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors and fireworks. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss how to enjoy the holiday safely.

    For many, the Fourth of July means time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors and fireworks. News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss how to enjoy the holiday safely.

  • Health Matters: Think twice before taking medications

    Health Matters: Think twice before taking medications

    Dr. John Zaso says new research indicates that drugs used to treat depression, dizziness and overactive bladders may be linked with dementia in older adults.

    Dr. John Zaso says new research indicates that drugs used to treat depression, dizziness and overactive bladders may be linked with dementia in older adults.

  • Health Matters: Healthy eating

    Health Matters: Healthy eating

    News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss healthy eating habits, such as what to eat and how much to eat.

    News 12 sits down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss healthy eating habits, such as what to eat and how much to eat.

  • Health Matters: Battle against Alzheimer's

    Health Matters: Battle against Alzheimer's

    Scientists at the University of New Mexico say they have developed a vaccine that could protect against Alzheimer's. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the vaccine, how it works and why some believe it could lead to a cure.

    Scientists at the University of New Mexico say they have developed a vaccine that could protect against Alzheimer's. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss the vaccine, how it works and why some believe it could lead to a cure.

  • Health Matters: Work burnout

    Health Matters: Work burnout

    Work burnout is being recognized as a global health phenomenon. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss work burnout, and ways to prevent the stressful work environment.

    Work burnout is being recognized as a global health phenomenon. News 12 sat down with Dr. John Zaso to discuss work burnout, and ways to prevent the stressful work environment.

  • 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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