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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 Neurologist Explains Restless Leg Syndrome

Feeling Restless By Gregg Caporaso, MD, PHD, attending neurologist at Northern Westchester Hospital Can you imagine having the uncontrollable urge to move your legs every time you try to sleep at night? Many patients face this condition nightly. If the … Continue reading

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New York Surgeon Discusses Benefits of Laparoscopy for Seniors

The Benefits of Laparoscopy are Particularly Apparent for Seniors by Jerald Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NWH. Laparoscopic surgery offers many advantages when compared to similar procedures performed through a large … Continue reading

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Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians

Hungry, Hungry Herbivores… By Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? What stopped you from doing so? There are many reasons why some people opt for this dietary style. Whichever vegetarian diet you choose (lacto-ovo, pescetarian, … Continue reading

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New York Registered Dietician on Whole Grains

Whole grains, they’re not just for breakfast anymore! By Jill Ashbey-Pejoves RD, CDN, CNSC, CDE According to the 2010 Dietary Guideline for Americans, we should make half our grains whole. But why stop at half? The average adult doesn’t get … Continue reading

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Dr. Pete on Decline in Circumcision Rate

Circumcision Rate Decreases as Awareness of the Benefits Declines By Dr. Pete The annual rate of newborn circumcision declined some 10% nationally during the time period 1979-2010, according to data just released by the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS).  Regional … Continue reading

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Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses the Ultimate Picnic Basket

The Ultimate Healthy Picnic Basket by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital The summer heat has picked up and with it the popularity of getting together and enjoying a nice meal outdoors.  Whether you’re planning a romantic, family … Continue reading

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Dr. Jerald Wishner Explains How a Progressive Surgical System Robot Improves Colorectal Surgery and More

NWH Adds Innovative Surgical Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgery by Jerald Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NWH. A recent article in MD News chronicles the latest move by NWH to … Continue reading

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New York Emergency Room Doctor Talks About Being Under Observation

Are You Under Observation? By Dr. Eugene Spagnuolo, Associate Director of the Emergency Department, Northern Westchester Hospital. You might assume a trip to the emergency room that turns into an overnight stay means that you’ve been admitted and are receiving … Continue reading

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New York Orthopedic Specialist Discusses Ankle Sprains

The Pain of Ankle Sprains By – Dr. Kurt Voellmicke, Director of Foot and Ankle Section for the Orthopedic and Spine Institute, Northern Westchester Hospital.  As a doctor I find that it is common for many to be confused over … Continue reading

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