Monthly Archives: February 2014

New York Dietitian Gives Tips on Healthy Snacking

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 … Continue reading

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New York Nursery Nurse Discusses Newborn Screening and PKU

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 … Continue reading

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New York neurosurgeon discusses nerve disorder and treatment

The Suicide Disease: Trigeminal Neuralgia By Alain C.J. De Lotbinière, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC; Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center and Medical Director of the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, Northern Westchester Hospital Imagine a stabbing pain in your … Continue reading

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Westchester Breast Surgeon on the Risks and Benefits of Mammograms

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 Program and Director of Integrated Cancer Care in the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center … Continue reading

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New York Cardiologist Explains the Meaning of Cholesterol Numbers

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) … Continue reading

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Westchester Lactation Consultant on the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: A Small Moment with Far-Reaching Benefits By Kim McKechnie, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Coordinator at Northern Westchester Hospital We know that in most cases “natural” is better, and breastfeeding is no exception. Breastfeeding your baby is the most healthful way … Continue reading

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Westchester Pain Expert on Chronic Pain Management

Counteracting Chronic Pain Over the past decade, researchers have made quite a few discoveries about the origins of pain, and understanding its source may lead to better treatments in the future. Often, there are also more options for tackling chronic … Continue reading

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