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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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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 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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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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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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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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