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Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitian Discusses the Role of Food in Cancer Prevention

The Shopping Basket: A Tool To Control Your Cancer Risk By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, CDN As a dietitian, I am keenly aware of the impact that food and nutrition have on health and well-being, and I am truly passionate … Continue reading

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Sleep Expert at Northern Westchester Hospital Explains Sleep Apnea, Symptoms, Dangers, and Treatment Options

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Dangers, and Treatment Options By Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder where you have one or more pauses … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Maternity Nurse Shares Resources for New Parents

New Parents have Q’s… …Here’s Where to Find the A’s By Maureen Varcasio, RN at Northern Westchester Hospital Having a baby requires parents to learn new skills in order to care for their newborn and themselves. Much of what you … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Colorectal Cancer Surgeon Stresses Importance of Colonoscopy

Turning 50? It’s Time for a Colonoscopy. By Dr. Jerald D. Wishner, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director, Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery Program at Northern Westchester Hospital One of the most common killers is colon … Continue reading

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Help for Daylight Saving Time Sleep Problems

Spring Forward with Ease By Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, Director, Center for Sleep Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital The hour time change will affect some people more than others due to difficulty adjusting their circadian rhythm. By altering the clock our internal … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time for Children

Sweat Dreams By Dr. Lewis Kass, Pediatric Sleep Specialist, Northern Westchester Hospital Children’s busy schedules may have more of an impact on their sleep than daylight saving time. In today’s world the one hour time change is the smallest of … 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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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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