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February 2014

New York Dietitian Gives Tips on Healthy Snacking

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by

National Snack Food Month by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Yes, you read this title correctly. There is a National Snack Food Month, and it’s in February. Snack foods tend to get a bad rep with stereotypical offerings like chips, cookies and soda on frequent advertisements. The good news is that snacking […]

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New York Nursery Nurse Discusses Newborn Screening and PKU

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by

Why Will My Newborn Get a PKU Screening? By Martha Zavras, RN III, Northern Westchester Hospital If you, a family member, or close friend is pregnant, it is important to know that your newborn will be screened for several serious medical conditions, as mandated by New York State. Among the conditions screened is PKU. What […]

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New York neurosurgeon discusses nerve disorder and treatment

Posted on February 18th, 2014 by

The Suicide Disease: Trigeminal Neuralgia By Alain C.J. De Lotbinière, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC; Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center, Northern Westchester Hospital Imagine a stabbing pain in your jaw or cheek triggered by a mere touch or breath of wind, or a constant aching, burning sensation in your face that doesn’t respond to […]

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Westchester Breast Surgeon on the Risks and Benefits of Mammograms

Posted on February 18th, 2014 by

To Get a Mammogram or Not To Get a Mammogram: Risk Status Should Play a Role By Philip C. Bonanno, MD, FACS, Director of The Breast Institute and Director of Integrated Cancer Care in the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Northern Westchester Hospital This news was hard to miss: A new study suggested that women […]

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New York Cardiologist Explains the Meaning of Cholesterol Numbers

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers (post 2 of 3) By Robert Pilchik, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital First, a short review of cholesterol basics: The two types of cholesterol in your body – low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) – behave totally differently. Over time, excess LDL in your body, largely from fatty foods […]

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