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Gail Ingram has a Masters of Science from New York University and is a practicing primary care provider in Manhattan. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin and was a registered nurse for ten years.
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    If I were old enough (and retired enough) to participate in this event, I would!   The Hudson River Park is hosting …

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Gail Ingram is an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, former Girl Scout, and self-proclaimed campfire chef.  Using personal experience, she explains how she handles the …

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If you’ve been to my office for a physical exam, you’ve probably heard my “breakfast is killing America” spiel. To be clear, eating food …

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I encourage everyone to eat a plant-based, low-carb, protein-rich diet.  Unfortunately, these meals can take a bit more thought and time to prepare and, …

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Nurse Gail, I am married with kids. I am 45 years old and live in NYC and have not had a complete physical in …

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As a member of the New York City Medical Reserve Corps (NYC MRC), I am frequently invited to participate in public health-related drills and workshops. …

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When I think wearable tech, I think shiny metallic turtlenecks with ball-like sensors glued to the sleeves.  The thought makes my inner fashionista cringe. …

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Nurse Practitioner Gail Ingram took a trip to the World Maker Faire 2015 held at the New York Hall of Science.  She spent her …

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Unlike real puppies, Instapuppies won’t lower blood pressure or enhance relaxation.  However, they do have a surprising and unique physiological effect on us. Research …

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EMPTY YOUR MEDICINE CABINET on 9/26/2015 The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming up!  Collection bins will be set up throughout the …

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I recently gave my professional opinion for an article about birth control that specifically relates to the use of the withdrawal method (AKA the …

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Four cases of measles have been recently documented in New York City.  Specific patient details are protected, but the New York City Department of …

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A reader wrote in and asked: My nephew got a bloody nose and I couldn’t remember what to do.  How do I help a …

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Unfortunately 40-60% of tourists traveling to undeveloped countries suffer from Traveler’s Diarrhea.  Despite great effort to avoid it, even savvy travelers find themselves trapped …

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Gail Ingram is a primary care nurse practitioner and has pasty white skin that burns easily.  She shares evidence-based sunburn recovery tips to get …

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Regular readers know that I use my own education, experience, and professional opinion to write my posts.  But, I have to say, Nicholas Christakis …

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As a volunteer for the NYC Medical Reserve Corp, Gail Ingram follows public health issues closely and explains why fake marijuana is sending kids …

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Inspired by Facebook know-it-alls, Gail Ingram sets the record straight about birth control, IUDs for young women, and “standard med advice.”   As long …

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Gail Ingram, a primary care practitioner, explains why benifuuki green tea for allergies is the best (and probably the only) variety that works. I …

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Gail Ingram, an open-minded practitioner, explains why aromatherapy “works” depending on the definition and gives her professional opinion on essential oil treatments. According to …

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Nurse Gail Ingram starts the conversation about pharmaceutical companies and alternative treatments in her article, “The Basics of Big Pharma And Natural Therapies.” Why …

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Nurse Gail Ingram cautions readers to beware of internet health hype.   The marketing behind health and wellness is a sore subject for me …

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A NurseGail.com reader writes: I want to get my hormones drawn. Where can I get that done? Gail Ingram BSN RN responds: I’m assuming …

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In the article Mocha Coffee Drinks Are As Bad As Soda, Gail Ingram explains that mochas (lattes with chocolate) are “sugar-sweetened beverages” that are comparable …

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Nurse Gail Ingram answers the question, “How can I skip my period?” just in time for Valentine’s Day. You’re expecting a call from Aunt …

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Nurse Gail Ingram answers the question, “Does dairy make a cold worse?” and discusses the milk-mucus myth:   I can’t count how many times …

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Gail Ingram responds to a reader who had a dental emergency (ouch!) and answers the question, “How long does swelling last after a root …

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Nurse Gail Ingram explores Vitamin B17, laetrile, amygdalin: Cancer Cure or Scam?   A patient undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma recently asked me about Vitamin …

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Nurse Gail Ingram draws from both wellness and medicine to provide the best recommendations for her patients.  When recommending the best anti itch cream …

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Who knows how to nurse a hangover better than an actual nurse?  Gail Ingram is a concierge nurse in NYC and makes house calls …

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Pro advice from a nurse: Tips to Keep Your Cold to Yourself (and prevent catching one!) by Gail Ingram BSN RN. Nurses know every …

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You asked, “What should I know before getting pierced?” and Nurse Gail Ingram answered.  Here’s how to pick the best piercers, studios, and avoid …

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A reader asked us if bikes cause bladder infections and Nurse Gail Ingram explains the relationship between bicycles and UTIs: Dear Nurse Gail, I keep …

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  The US government learns more about the health of young Americans during times of war than any other period.  Not because of extensive …

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Can’t sleep?  Nurse Gail Ingram shares natural sleep remedies (also known as ‘sleep hygiene’) to get you back on track:   A reader wrote …

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Gail Ingram is a concierge nurse in Manhattan and shares with you how to prevent plastic surgery bruising.  She works with high-profile clients in …

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Nurse Gail Ingram provides nutritional counseling and has made of list of healthy food bank donations to maximize your good intentions: We all have …

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Nurse Gail Ingram has been following meningitis in NYC and is sad to report that it’s back: I thought we had this thing licked …

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Nurse Gail Ingram (and her grandma!) give you adult cold remedies that work: Despite all the advances in medicine, my grandma’s home remedies for colds …

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Nurse Gail Ingram gives tips to prevent a vaccination “reaction” because reaction stories spread unnecessary fear of flu shots: Seems like anyone who believes …

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Nurse Gail Ingram is a concierge nurse and makes house calls to treat hangovers in NYC.  She’s a seasoned expert and says coconut water …

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Nurse Gail Ingram gives insider tips for a painless flu shot:   I have given over ten thousand flu shots in my nursing career.  …

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Nurse Gail Ingram reminds us that not all soup is healthy.  As an expert in nutrition, she helps you make the healthiest soup choices: …

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Living and working in New York City I have the privilege to care for some of the world’s most special people–Holocaust survivors.  I am honored to …

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Nurse Gail Ingram shines the spotlight on a misunderstood virus and provides useful HPV information: I am thrilled that Michael Douglas and more recently …

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Nurse Gail Ingram explains the statistics used to determine morning after pill odds: My girlfriend had a hot weekend sexcapade that required emergency contraception.  …

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Nurse Gail Ingram developed a diet for the Texas State Department of Transportation and provides nutritional counseling.  Here is one of her quick tips …

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Gail Ingram has lived in Manhattan since 2007 and has witnessed people thrive or suffer in the City.  With an eye on wellness, you …

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Nurse Gail Ingram suggests a new strategy to reduce medical errors based on a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology: A study* …

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Sodium lauryl sulfate [SLS] and sodium laureth sulfate [SLES] are the lathering agents in soap and shampoo—they make the bubbles.  Every few years “natural” …

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No longer does an annual gynecological appointment require a Pap test or an HPV screening.  At my recent appointment, in lieu of a physical …

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In response to a previous post, “Circumcision–A New Perspective | Long Lasting Implications ” a reader named Elizabeth wrote: “Glad you gave your patient tender …

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I was so excited when Michael Douglas broke the silence about HPV and its connection with throat cancer that I wrote a couple of posts …

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Oil pulling is getting a lot of buzz as a cure-all health remedy and it seems that every pseudo-wellness blogger has something to say about it. …

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A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that only one out of seven patients is willing to voice their opinion and disagree with …

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Just because it’s “organic” doesn’t mean its good for you. Slapping “organic” on a box and jacking up the price is a marketing scheme …

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Ladies, we can stop reading horoscopes for guidance and start watching our bodies instead.  According to Alisa Vitti, founder and CEO of FLO Living Center in NYC, …

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I witness many conversations, both professionally and socially, regarding infant circumcision.  In all of the discussions, no one mentions how circumcision, or the lack …

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I find that few Americans continue to learn about food and nutrition once they’ve graduated from school.  At some point, learning how to change …

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Not only am I a nurse in New York City, I am also a single woman.  I recently met a handsome, elegant, and charming …

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