Category Archives: Hospital Services

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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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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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New York Robotic Surgeon on Colonoscopy

Preventing a Precancerous Polyp from Becoming Colon Cancer 150,000 new cases of colon & rectal cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. Screening to identify early stage tumors or precancerous polyps is critical to optimize the chance to … Continue reading

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New York Nurse Practitioner Discusses Comprehensive Cancer Care

Mind, Body & Soul: Truly Comprehensive Cancer Care by Marilyn Leroy-Sterling, NP, Care Coordinator,  Health and Wellness Program, Northern Westchester Hospital A diagnosis of cancer is a staggering blow. Although the treatments for patients with cancer are always improving, the emotional and physical … Continue reading

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New York Respiratory Therapist Discusses Smoking Cessation

2013 Is the Year to Finally Stop Smoking by Jennifer Lucas RRT-NPS, Coordinator of Smoking Cessation Program, Respiratory Therapist, Northern Westchester Hospital Yes, it feels like we’ve heard it before: Smoking kills. But did you realize puffing a cigarette accounts for … Continue reading

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New York Gynecologist and New York Pediatrician Discuss Pertussis Vaccination

Whooping Cough: Are You Vaccinated? by  Dr. Navid Mootabar, Co-Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northern Westchester Hospital. & Dr. Peter Richel, Chief of Pediatrics, Northern Westchester Hospital Pertussis — more commonly known as whooping cough — might seem like an outdated … Continue reading

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New York Hospital Gastroenterologist Discusses Celiac Disease

Sensitive to Gluten or Suffering from Celiac Disease? by Dr. Elie Abemayor MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Northern Westchester Hospital.  Just 10 years ago, Americans with celiac (SEE-lee-ak) disease had a tough time getting a diagnosis. Doctors thought that the autoimmune digestive … Continue reading

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New York Sleep Medicine Specialist Discusses The Importance of Sleep

Sleep Better: Your Life May Depend On It By Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital Sleeping poorly may seem like a mere annoyance. Sure, that’s true for the occasional night of tossing and … Continue reading

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