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Losing Weight Reduces Your Risk of These Chronic Conditions Nov 1st, 2019

A staggering 60% of American adults are either overweight or obese. When you carry excess weight, you’re at an increased risk for a number of serious health conditions. On Park Avenue in New York City, acclaimed family medicine doctor Richard Firshein, DO, is passionate about customizing a precision-based weight loss...

Understanding Food Allergies and Your Treatment Options Oct 1st, 2019

A food allergy isn’t a simple inconvenience or a trivial issue. The potentially serious — and even life-threatening — condition affects one in an estimated 32 million people in the US, including one in every 13 kids. If you have a food allergy, proper diagnosis and treatment can go a...

The Link Between Obesity and Sciatica Sep 1st, 2019

It’s well-known that obesity is a culprit related to numerous serious health conditions, from cardiovascular disease to diabetes. It might surprise you to learn that obesity is also a factor related to the debilitating lower back and leg pain associated with sciatica. Sought-after integrative medicine expert Dr. Richard Firshein has...

Here's How Meditation Can Help Treat Your Insomnia Aug 2nd, 2019

Does your insomnia have you tossing and turning all night? If you regularly have trouble falling or staying asleep, your quality of life can seriously suffer. Before you turn to a prescription sleep aid or another invasive remedy, try meditation. Studies show that practicing mindfulness before bed each night can...

Is Stress Causing Your Migraines? Jul 1st, 2019

Stress tops the list of factors shown to trigger migraines. Dr. Richard Firshein, a leading authority in the fields of Integrative, Anti-Aging, and Precision-Based Medicine, works closely with you to diagnose your condition, manage the frequency and severity of your attacks, and diminish your pain via medication and alternative approaches,...

Recognize the Most Common Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and the Best Treatment Options Jun 10th, 2019

Self-diagnosis is tricky thing, but you know your own body, so if things seem off, don’t ignore the signs of a potential medical problem. If you are experiencing certain symptoms that you can’t explain — like joint stiffness, excessive fatigue, and unexplained weight gain, to name a few — you...

3 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Treat Asthma May 1st, 2019

If you’ve ever had an asthma attack, you know they can be terrifying experiences. Your chest may tighten, you may struggle to breathe, and you may become anxious and begin to hyperventilate. I should know; 30 years ago I experienced a life threatening asthma attack which landed me in the...

How DNA Testing Can Give You A Great Understanding of Your Health Risks Apr 8th, 2019

If you’re health-conscious, striving to do what’s best for your overall well-being, you might want to consider the benefits of DNA testing. Dr. Richard Firshein is an integrative medicine physician offering the innovative DNA testing services you need to better understand your health and potential risk factors that influence it....

Learn About Our All-Natural Approaches to Managing Menopause Symptoms Mar 5th, 2019

Menopause — which occurs after full 12 months without a menstrual cycle — happens to all women, with the average age in the United States being 51. Some women experience menopause sooner, due to a hysterectomy or cancer treatment. Regardless of when you experience menopause, you may have symptoms that...

6 Fibromyalgia Solutions That Work Feb 1st, 2019

It’s estimated that 4 million to 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia and, if you’re one of them, you already know the life-changing pain and fatigue that accompanies the disease. At Firshein Center, located in New York’s Upper East Side, we understand that fibromyalgia is a complex condition that impacts how...

3 Important Facts About Colitis You Need to Know Jan 18th, 2019

Colitis, also known as ulcerative colitis, is a chronic bowel disease characterized by inflammation. Your immune system responds to tissue injury in a way that brings about redness, pain, and swelling in your large intestine. As the innermost part of your colon becomes inflamed, sores called ulcers can form. While...

Overcome Insomnia for Good Without Drugs Dec 17th, 2018

If you have problems falling asleep, or staying asleep, and you’re left struggling throughout the day as a result, you’re not alone. More than one-third of the population in the United States isn’t getting the sleep they need, and 1 in 10 have chronic issues with insomnia. While this disorder...