Yen Chen, MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA: Internship: Mt. Sinai, New York, NY Residency: Mt. Sinai, New York, NY – 1997 Fellowship: SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn NY – 1990


Dr. Chen went to Boston University for his undergraduate and medical school education. He completed internal medicine residency at Mt. Sinai in New York and his Gastroenterology fellowship training at SUNY Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is subspecialty trained and board certified in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. He ...


COPD and Smoking Risk

Smoking is the leading cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, accounting for almost 90 percent of the cases. COPD is a lung disease that worsens over time, making it difficult to breathe. It can impact work, exercise, sleep and other activities. The good news is that, although there is no cure, COPD can be prevented and treated.

COPD occurs when the airways in your lungs become thick and inflamed. The disease most commonly occurs in people who are over 40 with ...


Help your child survive seasonal allergies

By Dr. Ron Spiegel

Spring is in the air! The budding trees, bright yellow daffodils and pollen dust on cars are obvious signs that allergy season is here. For children, who are generally outside more than adults, allergy season can be especially miserable.

Allergies can start as early as three years old, and in rare cases, earlier. If your child suffers ...


Stroke can be prevented; start reducing risk today

By: Dr. Duane Anderson

When someone is having a stroke, every minute counts. Getting fast treatment is essential in preventing permanent damage or death.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans, and about 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A stroke occurs when a vessel in the brain either ruptures or is blocked by a clot ...


When does normal worry become anxiety?

Everyone gets nervous or anxious sometimes when they are faced with an important decision or event such as changing jobs, taking a test or giving a speech. This is a normal human emotion. For some people, everyday demands and pressures create excessive worry that leads to feelings of high anxiety.

Anxiety becomes a concern when it interferes with a person’s daily ...


Don’t forget to exercise your brain

Have you ever walked into a room only to forget what you were supposed to do? While this is certainly frustrating, is it something to cause concern, or simply a sign of our aging brain?

While there is a link between age and decreasing memory, there are things you can do to help boost your mental power.

Britney Varhley, Speech-Language Pathologist ...


Bright effects of the sunshine vitamin

The sunshine vitamin has been receiving a lot of media attention in the last several years. Are people getting enough vitamin D? Since we live in a place where exposure to sunlight is limited, we are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin because the sun is our major source. The lowest levels of vitamin D are found towards the end of winter, when days are shorter and people spend less time outdoors. Many ...

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