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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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Northern Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses Low-Fiber Nutrition

Low-Fiber Nutrition Therapy By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Can eating or avoiding certain foods make you feel better when you have diarrhea? By consuming the recommended foods below, you will be eating less fiber, fat, lactose, … Continue reading

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New York Dietician Helps Make Game Day Healthy

Healthy Party Tips for the Big Game By Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN The Big Game is just around the corner, which means a day full of football, friends, family, and lots of food. Most of us are guilty of overindulging … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Dietician Promotes Fiber

Focus on Your Fiber January is National Fiber Focus month, making it the perfect time to start the New Year off right by adding more fiber into your diet. The daily recommended intake for fiber is 25 grams/day for women … Continue reading

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Pulmonary Medicine Expert Discusses Asthma and the Flu

Take Steps to Avoid the Flu, Especially if You Have Asthma By Harlan Weinberg, MD Medical Director, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital Patients who have a diagnosis of asthma, as well as other clinical conditions, such … Continue reading

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