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October 2013

New York Neurologist Explains Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by

Feeling Restless By Gregg Caporaso, MD, PHD, attending neurologist at Northern Westchester Hospital Can you imagine having the uncontrollable urge to move your legs every time you try to sleep at night? Many patients face this condition nightly. If the need to get up and move is keeping you from getting your beauty sleep, you […]

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Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses Healthier Halloween Candy Alternatives

Posted on October 12th, 2013 by

5 Healthier Halloween Candy Choices  by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Let’s be honest, when October rolls around we all know that we look forward to the large displays of Halloween candy in the supermarkets. This can be quite the competitive holiday for trick-or-treaters, challenging who can cover the most trick-or-treating ground […]

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New York Surgeon Discusses Benefits of Laparoscopy for Seniors

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by

The Benefits of Laparoscopy are Particularly Apparent for Seniors by Jerald Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NWH. Laparoscopic surgery offers many advantages when compared to similar procedures performed through a large open incision. Patients undergoing a laparoscopic surgery experience: less pain earlier return of intestinal function […]

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New York Nurse Practitioner Discusses Comprehensive Cancer Care

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by

Mind, Body & Soul: Truly Comprehensive Cancer Care by Marilyn Leroy-Sterling, NP, Care Coordinator,  Health and Wellness Program, Northern Westchester Hospital A diagnosis of cancer is a staggering blow. Although the treatments for patients with cancer are always improving, the emotional and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment are often overwhelming. That’s why hospitals are […]

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Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by

Hungry, Hungry Herbivores… By Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? What stopped you from doing so? There are many reasons why some people opt for this dietary style. Whichever vegetarian diet you choose (lacto-ovo, pescetarian, flexitarian, or vegan), there is ample research to suggest that partaking in a plant-based diet […]

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