• Protecting the Knee from ACL Tears

    A very painful injury seen in ERs by doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab is an ACL tear. The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the four main ligaments which control the motion of the knee. This injury usually occurs in “weekend warriors” who play only once or twice a week, and do not build up the required strength and flexibility in between games. To prevent ER visits with torn ACLs, strengthen the area by doing lunges, squats, hamstring exercises and leg presses on a regular basis. This will help secure and brace the knee during games.

  • Autumn Season Safety Tips: Josyann Abisaab MD

    The season of “falling leaves” has given autumn its popular moniker as the fall season. But for doctors like Josyann Abisaab MD who staff emergency rooms around the country, “fall” has taken on a whole new meaning. Forty-two million Americans seek emergency room treatment each year upon falling. Many of these injuries occur during the performance of ordinary household tasks, such as outdoor yard maintenance. Leaf raking, lawn mowing, and roof inspections all have their potential dangers, including major falls, painful cuts and back injuries. Lawn mowers, in particular, must be viewed as the large, potentially harm-causing machines that they really are.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that more…

  • Pet Safety Tips for Halloween

    While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, there are certain dangers that parents need to be aware of. ER doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab can attest to the fact that Halloween safety tips should not be ignored. Not only you and your children are exposed to these risks; pets and animals are as well. Chocolate contains caffeine and other chemicals that can be fatal for dogs. Be sure to clear the area around your house from any candy remnants, and if you are a dog owner yourself, make sure your children don’t leave their candy within easy reach of your dog. Candy wrappers and foil paper can cause your…

  • Dr. Josyann Abisaab & The Lebanese Society of Emergency Medicine

    Next month in Beirut, Lebanon there will be a conference of The Lebanese Society of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Josyann Abisaab is on the Scientific and Organizational Committees for this 4th Annual Conference.  In addition to Josyann Abisaab, M.D., another ten faculty members from New York Presbyterian Hospital will be joining her in Lebanon as either speakers or workshop leaders for the conference.

  • The Essential Survival Kit for Parents: Dr. Josyann Abisaab

    Many times, calls to the doctor in the middle of the night and trips to the E.R. to see doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab, can be avoided.  By keeping certain essential medicines and items at home, you may be better able treat your sick child in the middle of the night. In the medicine chest (high out of a child’s reach) you should always have pain and fever relievers, a children’s antihistamine and cortisone cream (with doctor-approved instructions), saline nose drops, a nasal aspirator, a medicine dropper, petroleum jelly, Ipecac and a digital thermometer. In the kitchen, make sure to have olive oil, canned peaches or pears in syrup, ice pops,…