Hi, I’m Dr. Wachtel and I’m going to talk about thickened, ugly nails. Many patients come in our practice telling me that their nails are thick, white, yellow, brown, have an odor, they hurt, and other issues because they’re so thick, they get ingrown toenails from them. What is this condition The condition is normally called onychomycosis, or fungal nails. Fungal nails become very thick, white, yellow, and brown, and brittle they break, cause ingrown toenails, and they hurt. For some patients they don’t hurt, and unfortunately they become very unsightly. It is very common to start out with one nail.
And have almost all of your nails affected by this terrible fungal infection. The first thing that we typically do, if we think that there is a fungal infection, is we might consider biopsying the nail and sending it to a certain kind of lab that can diagnose fungal infections in the nail. At that point, we have to make the decision as to how we’re going to go about treating it. One way is an oral antifungal, but there are risks and concerns with the oral medications. There are other ways a topical, and we will send patients home and.
Have them thin their nails out very well, so that when they apply the medicine, it works properly. Lastly, there is exciting laser treatments now available in our practice. Laser is a beam of light that heats tissue at a certain wavelength and thereby kills the fungal nail. There are other treatments that we recommend to take home, topicals to apply to the nail, topicals to the skin, if there is fungus in the skin, and even a shoe tree that will kill fungus in the actual shoe. Fungus is complex, it is not contagious from one human to another human,.
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Living with Cancer Teds Story The Nebraska Medical Center
My name is Ted. I retired after 32 years in family practice. About 6 years ago, I developed a cancer in my stomach. I didn’t realize at the time how sick I really was. about two days after they told me this was probably pancreatic cancer, Dr. Sasson called me and said this doesn’t look like a solid tumor like most pancreatic tumors are. He said it looks more cystic and I think I can get it. That was on a Wednesday. Friday I was in the operating room. He did a rather.
Complicated procedure that took a little while. keeping busy is very important. I always told my patients, if you get the diagnosis of cancer, there are several things to remember. First, you are going to feel like a ton of bricks hit you. In this day in age, try to dispel the element of fear. There’s so much they can do for so many types of cancer. When I was in med school, there were many tumors that were considered death sentences. Leukemia, hodgkins, lung cancer, colon cancer. You did what you could, but the rest of it was palliative care. That’s no longer true. It’s much.
Easier now to encourage others, but it’s easier to be encouraged myself. Because I’ve seen first hand what can be done. There are uncertainties. You talk with your family and the first question they ask is, how long you got I don’t know. That’s not up to me. You worry, what’s my family going to do if something happens to me Or how long am I going to be around Am I going to see my grandkids grow up, this kind of thing. You learn to roll with the punches. I’ll admit it’s easier for some than others.
1do not be afraid to talk about it. 2 don’t be concerned that you have uncertainties about it. Because you will. 3 try not to be afraid. 4 be sure that you have the best help available for you. they’re not always easy. The biggest thing I’d advise people is don’t be afraid to talk about it. With friends, a support group, family, physician. You have to be frank with your physician. How am I doing If things are taking a turn for the worse, what do I do now.
It never hurts when you receive the diagnosis of cancer or any disease that could take your life to get your affairs in order. To do things you know you want to do. Make a list to be somewhat introspective. Look inside and say, what do I really want with the time I have left one of the things we hope to do rephrase that going to do this fall is go to England. Never been there, but always wanted to see it. We did a trip through the Canadian Rockies.
Recently. It was magnificent. I’d never been to Hawaii. So we decided we’d do that. These are all things I’m glad I did. Not to say I might not go back there, but at least I’ve been there and seen them. I don’t think it hurts to look at things like that so long as you don’t look at them so much that you don’t get anything done. don’t be afraid to talk about it but don’t be afraid to listen. Listen to others, other ppls experience listen to what your doctor has to say. The more knowledge you have, the.
A Pace Community Update from President Stephen J. Friedman
Hello everyone my name is Scott Trent. I’m the Executive Director of Media Relations here at Pace University. Today we’re joined by President Stephen Friedman good morning, President Friedman STEPHEN FRIEDMAN Good morning, Scott I’m delighted to be here and start on what I think is gonna be a very exciting new academic year Tell us a little about that and the reasons why. You know, all universities are constantly renewing themselves you never stay the same. You either get better or you get worse. Pace is in an unusual position.
In terms of the depth and breadth of the renewal that’s going on, the renewal of our physical space is on both campuses is extraordinary. The level of faculty hiring we’re doing is has been quite impressive. I’m very proud of the fact that really all through the recession years and increasing now, we’ve hired a lot of new faculty members every year. There’s this wonderful influx of bright young talent and the curriculum is also going through a period of major change as the society changes so this is a really exciting time.
So it sounds like students entering Pace this year are going to have a much different experience from say, students who entered Pace ten years ago Well, the University has changed tremendously. If you just look, for example, at the culture in the living environment, in the year 2000, I think, we had five hundred residential students in NYC. This year, there’ll probably be about two thousand that’s not only a physical change but it’s a it’s a major change in the culture, uh, the extent to in the extent to which the student experience is turned inward.
into the University the curriculum has changed in a significant way as the society has changed and so, for example, the new focus on STEM discipline and science technology and so forth has is reflected in what’s going on in the Seidenberg School and the hard sciences in Dyson College. The tremendous growth of media and entertainment in New York City is reflected in the concomitant growth of our Performing Arts Program in New York City and the Media and Communications Program in Westchester, uh, the tremendous um, breadth of the healthcare sector in America is reflected in the uh, similar growth.
In the College of Health Professions. These students many of these students are studying new things in new ways uh, with much greater depth of learning What can you tell us about Pace’s enrollment this year Oh, enrollment has been terrific! The entering class will be about 2,400 new students, the fulltime students, that uh, it will be the largest entering class in at least fifteen years and I think it’s uh, emblematic of our growing reputation of the uh, reach of our reputation outside of the TriState Area. Every year, the number.
Of students um PAUSE from outside of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey increases. I think the increase this year was 18 um, and that’s a reflection of the nationwide growth of our our reputation. The students come from almost PAUSE uh, every state, fortyodd states, and probably thirtyfive different countries, uh, so that the undergraduate experience itself is increasingly a global and international one, uh, as is always the case a a substantial group of our students are the first in their families to go to college that’s a very important part of the Pace mission. We care about it.
Very deeply. We also have a lot of students that are second and third generation Pace students their fathers or mothers or BOTH uh, and grandparents went here we have um, a lot of parent families, where the parents as students here at Pace. It’s really great um, and these are a driven, focused group of students who uh, want to take advantage of everything this University has to offer and use this as a springboard to create successful careers for themselves. Oh, you’d mentioned that um, you’ve gone from five hundred to about two thousand students.
In Manhattan where are they going to live Well, we have two new dormitories that are being added, two new residence halls one was uh, completed last year at 182 Broadway it’s a terrific twentyodd story building, uh, a tremendous improvement in the quality of living in those students and a substantial financial saving to the University over what it’s replacing. Um, we have another new dormitory going up on Beekman Street, just on the other side of the hospital it’s a wonderful thirtyfour story building. Uh, like the new dormitories, residence halls in Pleasantville, these facilities.
Combine living and learning, uh, so there are classrooms there are residential faculty members it’s changing the nature of the education President Friedman, you sound very excited about uh, Pace’s future is that uh, an accurate perception And if so, why Oh, god! I’m incredibly excited about the future of this university! I think partly because of the trajectory we’ve been on for the last seven years and the momentum that’s been created. Um, I’m uh, I think we have all of the essential building blocks in place to continue to grow in in um, size, in quality, um, and in depth.
The the renewal of the physical plant.is very important and every time we have made a major commitment to renewal of the campus, that has created a response in terms of both students and faculty, more students more interest um, so the new Performing Arts Building had a very positive effect on the attractive power of that Performing Arts Program because it it’s such a wonderful facility in which to learn to act and direct, sing, film um, the new interactive laboratories for the hospital setting for the physician’s assistant and.
Um, nursing programs, both here in New York and in Pleasantville, it’s had a major effect on the attractiveness of those programs. Those students work with uh, robotic, computercontrolled patients dummies that have real symptoms and respond to treatment and students love it! And it’s a quantum change so I think um, all of these things are pressing toward a very successful future. Now, where is your focus as the new semester begins Well, my focus, uh, first of all, is where it always is which is on the student experience um, in a more strategic sense, uh, there are a number of very, very.
Important efforts that are underway this year we.this will be the planning year for the creation of our new strategic plan, which will begin next year, uh, that’s always a veryuh, a product of real intellectual ferment and it’s gonna be very interesting, I think the Pace Path, uh, this will be the first year of the introduction of of the first part of the Pace Path, which will be a very broadranging program to develop in our students the uh, soft skills in addition to what they learn in the classroom and what.
They learn in uh, in their internships about how to succeed in life as an effective professional and as an effective person. This has to do with teaching students how to be successful in organizations, how to understand their organizations, understand their coworkers, how to manage up, down and sideways to communicate effectively and to be successful people that is a very, very important strategic thrust for us and making that program a reality is one of the most important things we’re doing this year and for the next four, five years.
And I think the third major prong is, uh, has to do with academic technology and the question is, What does what do these tremendous changes in.technology and the teaching and learning process mean for Pace How can we most effectively use online technology the variety of interactive computerdriven programs Uhm, what should we be doing over the next five years I I wanna thank you very much for speaking with us today, President Friedman, and best wishes for a very healthy and successful, uh, new academic year Thank you.