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Flu Season is Upon Us

Posted on January 14th, 2015 by

Flu season is upon us.  Therefore, it is important to understand what you can do to prevent getting the flu.  Simple steps include frequent hand-washing, keeping your hands away from your mouth and face, and getting a flu vaccination. Annual outbreaks of seasonal flu usually occur during the fall through early spring, and in a […]

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Northern Westchester Hospital Infectious Diseases Expert Talks Mosquitoes

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Mosquito Menace By Dr. Debra Spicehandler, MD You might feel like mosquitoes are mostly an annoyance in summer, wrecking the perfect picnic or barbecue with their buzzing and itchy bites. But, weighing in at approximately 2.5 milligrams, these minuscule menaces can really pack a punch carrying some nasty diseases as well, which is why you […]

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Westchester Infectious Disease Specialist on Lyme Disease Prevention

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by

Tick Tock: Time to Watch Out for Lyme An Interview with Dr. Debra Spicehandler Heading out for a hike, the last thing you want to think about is getting sick. Unfortunately, anywhere there are deer ticks (blacklegged ticks) there’s a potential that you could contract Lyme disease. Over 16,000 new cases of Lyme are reported […]

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