Category Archives: Rehab

Pulmonary Rehab for American Veterans and Respiratory Disorders

Posted on: May 25, 2016

American veterans encounter a wide variety of environmental inhalational exposures, leaving them vulnerable to a lifetime of pulmonary diseases.  Pulmonary rehabilitation can effectively treat respiratory disorders suffered by deployed military personnel.

by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital. 

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American Veterans with COPD: Pulmonary Rehab

Posted on: May 25, 2016

The largest population of people with COPD is American veterans, who suffer from higher rates of lung function decline, COPD progression, deterioration in health status, increased risk of hospitalization and death.  Dire statistics.  COPD is a common, preventable and treatable disease.  It is under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated; this can be reversed with pulmonary rehabilitation.

by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital

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Cardiac Rehab: Restoring Health and Well-Being

Posted on: February 23, 2016

You’ve had a cardiac event – possibly a heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery or angina. Now you’re back home. How do you regain your strength, energy and confidence, while reducing the risk of a recurrence? The answer is: cardiac rehabilitation. Find out from the experienced Master’s-level exercise physiologists at Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program how cardiac rehab can speed your recovery while significantly improving your health and quality of life.

Nurse With Patient During Health CheckCardiac rehabilitation, explains Jenna Angelucci, is a medically-supervised, individualized program of exercise and education that helps you recover faster from heart disease and acquire the strength to resume a full life. You are a candidate if you’ve suffered a cardiovascular event such as heart attack, bypass surgery, angina, heart valve repair or replacement, coronary stenting or heart failure. NWH’s outpatient cardiac rehab program requires a physician’s prescription, and besides the core training component, includes counseling in nutrition, stress management and meditation, as well as education in heart disease prevention.

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Can Pulmonary Rehab Benefits Help Me?

Posted on: November 17, 2015

If you experience shortness of breath, pulmonary rehab may help you. Pulmonary rehab lessens your sensation of shortness of breath, while helping improve activity endurance–and quality of life. You may have a respiratory problem that can be effectively treated as you answer the questions in our pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines.

Am I a Candidate for Pulmonary Rehab?

Pulmonary Rehab Westchesterby Dr. Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Critical Care Services at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.

If you experience shortness of breath, pulmonary rehab may help you. Pulmonary rehab lessens your sensation of shortness of breath, while helping improve activity endurance–and quality of life.  You may have a respiratory problem that can be effectively treated with pulmonary rehab. (See my blog, 7 Things to Look For in a Top Pulmonary Rehab Program.)

Take the self-assessment below to see if pulmonary rehab may be right for you. Pulmonary rehab is covered by most insurance companies. Our Pulmonary Rehab staff can help you get a referral from your physician.

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Getting a Handle on Hand Therapy

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Getting a Handle on Hand Therapy

By Michele Comen

When you lose the full function of your hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder, whether through injury, surgery, arthritis, or a progressive disorder like Dupuytren’s contracture, your doctor may recommend that you see a hand therapist. Here I explain what hand therapy is, whom it’s for and why it is so important.

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