Sports Medicine Specialist Kevin Plancher, MD was published in Westchester Family Magazine: Prevent Baseball Shoulder Injury

Prevent Baseball Shoulder Injury

By Kevin Plancher, M.D., April 4, 2017

As the warm weather approaches young athletes will begin hitting the baseball fields for spring training. In the spirit of competition, it will be tempting for these young athletes to start throwing and swinging for the rafters. However, a little pre-season conditioning is vital to build strength and flexibility to prevent a shoulder injury that could take a young player out of the game. (more…)

Dr. Papantoniou provided commentary for Glamour on Acne Makeup


Why This Viral Acne Makeup Tutorial Is Sparking a Ton of Debate


There’s currently a massive beauty debate occurring online thanks to a clip of a makeup artist covering a woman’s acne with foundation that’s gone viral—as in, it now has over 450,000 views in three days—on lash-maker and former Shahs of Sunset star Lilly Ghalichi’s Instagram feed. Based on the comments, there seems to be a ton of confusion about what’s actually healthy to wear on top of skin that’s broken out, with some viewers wondering if thick layers of makeup could cause more trouble than it’s worth. (more…)

Benefits of a cold hair rinse with commentary from Kally Papantoniou, MD


What a Cold Hair Rinse Can and Can’t Do

March 2017

Every time I go into a salon I overhear hairstylists giving their clients pep talks. I’m not talking about the “Oh, girl, you’re too good for him” stuff you hear in movies. I hear them coaxing, plying, convincing women to do something they’re afraid to do to their hair: rinse it under cold water. The idea is that the frigid temperatures will leave your hair looking extra shiny, and most women suck it up and lean back into the chilly stream in the name of beauty. But as I sit there watching, I can’t help but question if it’s even working. I’ve tried the beauty hack a few times, but I’ve never been able to tell if the icy wash really made any difference. So I decided to go to the pros to find out if there’s any scientific reason that we should be braving cold rinses. (more…)

Dr. Kevin Plancher was featured in Healthy Aging on Collagen Meniscus Implants

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New Concept: Collagen Meniscus Implants For The Knee


March 2017

There’s no question our knees take a beating every day, but now there’s a new treatment option for those who’ve been plagued by knee pain stemming from damage or injury to the meniscus on having previously had surgery requiring the removal of a segment of their meniscus, the cartilage pad wedged between the thigh and shin bones, says orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, MD, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. (more…)

Dr. Papantoniou was quoted in on Slush Facials

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“Slush Facials” Are Apparently The Secret To Kylie And Kendall Jenner’s Perfect Skin

They involve dry ice and acetone, but do they really work? We checked with board-certified dermatologists to see.


By Hannah Marsh, Mar 15, 2017

We’ve used coffee to dye our hair and ice cold water to keep our makeup matte throughout the day, but the latest facial trend is not one that we plan to try at home. (And you shouldn’t, either!) (more…)

Reuters Health quoted Dr. Papantoniou about surgical smoke hazards



Improving Your Practice, Outcomes and Income: Few clinicians protect themselves from surgical smoke hazards

MARCH 10, 2017, By Marilynn Larkin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Close to three-quarters of dermatology residents feel they are not adequately protected from carcinogens and infectious diseases in surgical smoke, researchers say.

Dr. Lance Chapman of the University of California-Irvine Medical Center told Reuters Health in email, “Our study highlights that most clinicians do feel that surgical smoke contains toxic compounds that pose significant health concerns, yet only a minority actually use protective measures such as a mask and/or a smoke evacuator.” (more…)

Dr. Kevin Plancher was featured in Newsmax Health on a new fix for tennis elbow

Tennis Elbow Fix: New Technique Eases Pain for Weekend Warriors

By Charlotte Libov   |   Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017

A new technique that relieves severe tennis elbow faster and more quickly than traditional surgery can provide relief for this painful condition, a top expert says.

“In the past, there have been types of surgical options available to relieve the pain of tennis elbow, but there is a new procedure becoming popular that requires less recuperation time,” Dr. Kevin Plancher tells Newsmax Health. (more…)

Dermatologist Kally Papantoniou provided commentary for on Rose Water

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I Drench Myself In Rose Water Just Like Cleopatra & Here’s How You Can Too


Way back in the day, ancient Egypt’s Cleopatra — one of the most powerful, beautiful, and beguiling women of all time, BTW — would draw herself a bath of rose water. Imagine it now: An open-air bathroom, fragrant with roses, clean air, and essential oils, complete with gorgeous views of the pyramids out in the distance. Sigh. (more…)

Dr. Plancher was quoted in Health’Sass about running on a treadmill

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treadmill story from healthsass

You may be using the treadmill wrong

Especially at this time of year, many people exercise indoors–even runners.

But orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, founder of  Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, says you may be injuring your knees if you don’t run at a slight incline. (more…)

Dr. Papantoniou was quoted in on skin problems from sex

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9 Skin Problems You Can Get From Having Sex & How To Avoid Them

By CARINA WOLFF, February 2017


Sex can be a lot of fun, but it can also cause some unwanted side effects. Whenever you become that intimate with another person, your body is bound to have a reaction, and sometimes that can result in some skin problems from having sex. Some are temporary and harmless, while others come in the form of an STI, but either way, they can seem pretty alarming if you’re not aware of what they are. It shouldn’t scare you off from ever hitting the sheets, but knowing what can happen to your skin post-intercourse can help you take the proper precautions to make sure you’re protecting yourself and your skin. (more…)

Dr. Kally Papantoniou was quoted in Reader’s Digest on washing your hands with dish soap


How Bad Is It to Wash Your Hands with Dish Soap?

Does soap meant for breaking up bacon grease and washing off that sticky peanut butter harm your delicate hands? Read on.

BY RACHEL SOKOL, February 2017

You’re at the kitchen sink and need to wash your hands after slicing an onion or wiping yet another epic sneeze off your toddler’s face. But the only soap sink side is the same dish soap you use to clean your dishes. Which poses the question: Is it OK to wash your hands with dishwashing liquid? Or, should you only wash your hands with designated body soap; either bar or liquid? Here’s the answer according to Kally Papantoniou, MD, a New York City and Long Island-based dermatologist. (more…)

Dr. Kaliq Chang was featured in Annals of Long-Term Care on Caring for an Aging Spine

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Authors: An interview with Kaliq Chang, MD, Atlantic Spine Center, Edison, NJ.

Issue: Volume 25 – Issue 1 – January/February 2017 – ALTC

Citation: Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2017;25(1):13-15.

An increasing amount of attention is being given to the significant economic and political consequences of looming demographic changes, which are expected to lead to greater challenges for medical care in terms of care delivery, cost, and maintaining quality of life for aging individuals.1 Adults may soon—and some currently do—expect to live to 100 years old, and they hope to be able to perform all of the usual activities of daily living up to that age.  (more…)

Dr. Kally Papantoniou was quoted in The Atlantic about Treating Puffy Eyes

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My Pointless Battle Against Puffy Eyes

I’ve tried creams, wands, and almost got surgery. Now, a new treatment is on the horizon.


​In high school, I was locked in a competition with another girl over who would prevail in the class rankings. Because in a given year there were only so many tests, and thus opportunities to inch ahead, most of our day-to-day warfare was psychological. (more…)

Dr. Kevin Plancher was featured in Energy Times on the Benefits of Home Cycling

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February 13, 2017 as seen on the EnergyTimes Facebook page

Getting the Most from Your Home Cycling Workout

Even as baseball spring training begins, winter is still in full force for many areas of the country–which means many people are working out indoors while waiting for that warm weather to arrive.

Home cycling is a popular option…at least until the bike turns into a pricey clothes rack or storage unit. Why does that happen?

“One reason is boredom,” says Kevin Plancher, MD, of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “Even watching TV or listening to music or a podcast while on the bike doesn’t seem to be enough to keep a lot of people at it.” And spin classes at the gym may not fit your schedule. (more…)

Dr. Kevin Plancher provided commentary for Westchester Magazine: Avoid Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

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4 Ways to Avoid Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries; We asked a doctor how to dodge a major mishap on the slopes.




Baseball might be America’s favorite pastime, but skiing and snowboarding are America’s gnarliest, attracting an estimated 30 million participants each year. A typical ski season in the United States lasts from late November through early April, which means five perfect months to hit the slopes and possibly rack up a few spills.

We talked to Kevin Plancher, MD, the official surgeon of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, about some tips for preventing winter sport-related injuries.

Kally Papantoniou, MD, was quoted in Readers Digest: What the Heck Is a Hydrating Mist and Why Would I Need It?


What the Heck Is a Hydrating Mist and Why Would I Need It?

Think only plants like to be misted? Your face begs to differ.

BY RACHEL SOKOL, February 2017

With so many beauty items out there—lining store shelves and cluttering your bathroom’s vanity—it’s hard to know what your skin really needs versus what you just want to try. One prime suspect is hydrating mist. If you’re thinking of sampling this new entry into the skincare category, here’s what you need to know.

“Facial mists can help to hydrate skin and provide nutrients to your skin,” says Kally Papantoniou, MD, a dermatologist with offices in New York City and Long Island. Available in pump form, the spray is meant to be misted onto the face directly from just a few inches away. “Most skin types can benefit from a facial mist,” adds Papantoniou. “For sensitive skin, make sure to either choose a spring water or hypoallergenic version.” (Here are more rules to follow if you have sensitive skin.) (more…)

Dr. Papantoniou provided commentary for on a Skin-Care Regimen for Glowing Skin by Your Wedding Day

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Start This Skin-Care Regimen Now for Glowing Skin by Your Wedding Day

By Wendy Rose Gould, February 8, 2017

These are #WeddingGoals, y’all . . .

Your big day is right around the corner and you’ve got all your wedding details ironed out. The dress has been altered and is tucked away in your closet, your florist has all the drop-off instructions for your bouquet and centerpieces, and you’ve secured a hair and makeup stylist to turn you into #MrsFlawless. (more…)

Dr. Plancher provided opinion for the New York Post

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LIVING: When the playground is a dangerous place — for parents

By Anna Davies

Modal Trigger Sara Dimmick suffered multiple injuries due to chasing her son around the playground. She no longer shadows her 19-month-old at the park.

Pilar Scratch, a fashion blogger and mother of one, was looking forward to a day of fun at an indoor children’s play center with her then-3-year-old son, River. The 25-year-old and son played “follow the leader” up the foam stairs and through a tunnel, but as she squeezed into the small plastic tunnel slide, she heard a snap. (more…)

Dermatologist Robert Levine, MD was published in Westchester Family Magazine

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Protection From Winter Sun, 01/27/2017

by Robert Levine; D.O.; F.A.O.C.D.


Even if you’re not heading south for a vacation in the sun, winter is no time to bypass protective measures for your skin. When we think of the effects of cold weather on the skin, we tend to think about frostbite, chapping and windburn. But many people aren’t aware that the sun is as damaging on the ski slopes as it is on the beach. In fact, winter sun can be even more harmful, in part because we don’t feel the heat and don’t perceive the risk but also because the sun’s rays are stronger at higher altitudes and when they reflect off snow. (more…)

Dr. Valerie Goldburt was quoted in Readers Digest on Natural Moisturizers


9 All-Natural, Skin-Soothing Moisturizers You Already Have in Your House

Got dry skin? Skip the pricey potions at department stores and head to your pantry instead for some of the most hydrating ingredients around.

BY CARINA WOLFF, January 2017

Olive oil

Natural oils are great options when it comes to moisturizing the skin, as they can mimic some of the components in skin’s natural protective barriers, and they don’t contain any additives. “Olive oil contains vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols, which are plant fats that are moisturizing,” says dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD. Olive oil can be applied to both the face and body. If it feels too heavy, dilute it with a little water before applying. (more…)

Dr. Joshua Fox was quoted in Health’Sass on treating sweaty armpits

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New treatment for sweaty armpits

About three percent of the world’s population suffers from hyperhidrosis–doctorspeak for medically excessive sweating. (The term means excessive water, go know.)

When the sweat collects under the arms, odor-causing bacteria can breed–and ewwww. (more…)

Dr. Landsverk was published in McKnights Long Term Care

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Guest Columns, Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., January 18, 2017

Caregivers and nurses: Knowing when to get involved in issues of elder intimacy

As caretakers of elderly people we focus on their health, comfort and emotions. We monitor their eating, bathroom routines, and even their socialization. But what about intimacy and romance? At what point, if ever, does a romance in an elder person’s life warrant some sort of interference from caregivers or nurses? This is a tricky issue which requires sensitivity. (more…)