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New York Cardiology Chief Explains How Your Cholesterol Level Affects Your Heart

Learning About Cholesterol Can Mean Living Longer By Robert Pilchik, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease – including heart attack and stroke — which will affect half of … Continue reading

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New York Dermatologist on Common Winter Skin Problems

Simple Ways to Save Your Skin this Winter by Athena G. Kaporis, MD, FAAD, Attending, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Northern Westchester Hospital Surprise: most winter skin damage is caused not by cold, but by dryness. So if you … Continue reading

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New York Spine Surgeon describes the O-Arm CAT Scanner

Meet the O-Arm:  New technology in the OR By John Abrahams, MD, FAANS, Chief of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of Spine Surgery, Orthopedic and Spine Institute The Orthopedic & Spine Institute of Northern Westchester Hospital recently brought new technology into the operating room … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Chief of Emergency Medicine Offers Tips to Avoid the Emergency Room over The Holidays

A Few Tips to Avoid the ER this Holiday Season By Jim Dwyer, MD, Chief, Emergency Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital There are many reasons people find themselves in the emergency room over the holidays. Perhaps the most common mishap sending … Continue reading

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New York Gamma Knife Surgeon on Brain Tumors

From the Body to the Brain: Treating Metastatic Brain Tumors By Alain C.J. de Lotbinière MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS, Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center at Northern Westchester Hospital Most brain tumors begin elsewhere in the body. Although there … Continue reading

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Take the COPD Quiz

  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. … Continue reading

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes from a Hospital Dietitian

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 … Continue reading

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Westchester Pulmonologist Gives COPD Caregivers Support

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 … Continue reading

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Help at the Holidays for the Family Caregiver

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 … Continue reading

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The Basics of Good Nutrition, by Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitian

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 … Continue reading

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