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Winter weather can affect each person differently. For those of us with either lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, the cold weather which winter brings can be a real challenge. Many people suffering from arthritis feel especially stiff upon waking in the morning. It can be difficult to get going with your day when it takes longer […]

New York-Presbyterian Hospital offers New Yorkers and others from nearby locations cutting edge emergency medical care at no less than three locations: Weill Cornell at 525 East 68th Street; Columbia Hospital at 622 West 168th Street; and at the Allen Hospital at 5141 Broadway at 220th Street. New York-Presbyterian Hospital prides itself on its goal […]

With the advent of summer the possibility of suffering from heat stroke increases. Over exertion in hot, humid weather when not staying properly hydrated can lead to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. Heat stroke is a kind of hyperthermia, when the body temperature becomes elevated. This happens when the body is not able […]

Sometimes it can be a difficult decision whether or not to visit the emergency room. No matter what you do end up deciding, remember that it is always a good idea to get your primary care doctor involved, the sooner the better. When your primary care doctor is kept informed he will be your guide […]

According to a new study which was published last February in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, it is estimated that about 700,000 Americans visited emergency rooms due to poisoning related to the wrongful taking of prescription drugs in 2007. The estimated cost for this misuse of drugs was given as close to $1.4 billion, […]

With Spring Break quickly approaching, it’s important to think about safety considerations for the family. The many ERs throughout the country, where doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab work, see frequent avoidable injuries and accidents at this time of year. If you’re heading to the beach, make sure that all babies under six months of age […]

Research has shown that more than half of all emergency room visits in the US are for non-emergencies. The trend to use the emergency room as if it were a doctor’s office is wasteful in several ways. First of all, it wastes money. The cost of seeing a doctor in the emergency room can be […]

Often children with asthma sometimes find themselves in the emergency room where an emergency room doctor, such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab will treat them for the difficult breathing asthma sufferers experience. Although the underlying cause of asthma is unknown it often runs in families. What happens is that certain substances which the person with asthma […]

Many parents of young children have had to deal with the illness known as croup at some time. Also known as laryngotracheobronchitis, croup is a respiratory illness which is often caused by a viral infection in the upper airway. The infection causes swelling inside the throat causing an impediment to normal breathing. The interference to […]

Statistics show that most people that come to the emergency room are not in need of emergency care. Here are some things that  you need to know so that you do not become part of this statistic. •    First of all, use good judgment. Become knowledgeable about the signs of serious illnesses which need immediate […]

Its winter, a time of year when people are more susceptible to illness, and do seem to get sick more frequently. One of the more common illnesses which is seen by doctors, usually during  regular office hours, but sometimes by emergency room doctors like Josyann Abisaab, is strep throat. Strep throat is generally not an […]

There is no exact number which determines that someone with high blood pressure should go to the emergency room or dial 911. However, if there are other symptoms accompanying the high blood pressure reading, including severe headache with no known cause, back-pain, severe chest pain or impaired or blurry vision, or any other type of […]

Emergency room doctors, like Josyann Abisaab, MD, deal with an extraordinary range of medical issues on a regular basis. This makes them uniquely qualified to train army medics, who can be the difference between life and death for soldiers on the field, but who may not have the experience necessary to treat the issues with […]

An informed ER patient is one who has a basic understanding of the workings of the emergency room, and so can better appreciate the complex and wide range of medical care that is provided. ER physicians, like Dr. Josyann Abisaab, explain that a visit to the ER frequently involves one or more blood tests, which […]

People often make the mistake of going to the ER when their condition is not an emergency. Not only is this a waste of time and money, it also causes stress and unnecessary disorder in the emergency room. Doctors such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab recommend that you think objectively about the condition you encounter, before […]