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November 2013

Take the COPD Quiz

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

  1. True or False: It’s easy for patients to recognize the symptoms of COPD. 2. True or False: More than 12 million American adults have COPD. 3. True or False: Genetics are the top reason people develop COPD. 4. True or False: COPD is common in younger people. 5. True or False: People with […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes from a Hospital Dietitian

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Cranberry sauce, loaded mashed potatoes, green been casserole (with French fried onion toppings), creamed spinach…the list goes on for traditional Thanksgiving fare. Oh, and let’s not forget the ever-popular deep fried turkey.  It’s no wonder the phrase “healthy thanksgiving sides” is often […]

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Westchester Pulmonologist Gives COPD Caregivers Support

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

What Caregivers Need to Know About COPD By Dr. Harlan Weinberg, Medical Director of Pulmonary Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital Living with someone who has COPD can be very challenging. Not only are there challenges in helping the patient with treatment and preventing exacerbations of COPD, but the condition can really limit the caregiver’s lifestyle as […]

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Help at the Holidays for the Family Caregiver

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by

Caring for the Caregiver November is National Caregivers Month Are you one of the 46 million people in the U.S. who are caring for an ailing family member or close friend? Being a “caregiver” can be emotionally, physically, and financially stressful. Research from the National Family Caregivers Alliance shows that family caregivers can suffer from […]

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The Basics of Good Nutrition, by Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitian

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by

Let’s Celebrate ‘Good Nutrition Month’ By: Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN November kicks off the holiday season, but there’s another reason to celebrate: It’s Good Nutrition Month.  The core ideas of what “good nutrition” constitutes come directly from the USDA MyPlate recommendations.  MyPlate is a revamped version of the food pyramid and was created as an easier visual […]

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