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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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New York Cardiologist Explains the Meaning of Cholesterol Numbers

Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers (post 2 of 3) By Robert Pilchik, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital First, a short review of cholesterol basics: The two types of cholesterol in your body – low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) … 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 Doctor Tips for Searching for Medical Info Online

by Dr. Harlan Weinberg, Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at NWH Medical knowledge and information management is crucial to the delivery of health care. “But nothing has changed clinical practice more fundamentally than one recent innovation: the Internet…Falsehoods … 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of Pediatrics, Northern Westchester Hospital Pertussis — more commonly known as whooping cough — might seem like an outdated … Continue reading

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Westchester Hosptial Dietitian Discusses Going Gluten Free

Going Gluten-Free by Amy Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Is everyone you know going gluten-free? While a gluten-free diet is trendy, it is less appropriate for weight loss but crucial in the treatment of celiac disease. A protein found in … 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 Chief of Plastic Surgery Dr. Michael Rosenberg Speaks About Aesthetic Oncology

The Aesthetic Side of Treating Cancer By Dr. Michael Rosenberg, Chief of Plastic Surgery, Northern Westchester Hospital With a diagnosis of cancer, all most people can think is, “Please cure it quick.” Thankfully, cancer treatment has come a long way; … Continue reading

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New York Hospital CEO Discusses Planetree Re-Designation

by Joel Seligman – President & CEO, Northern Westchester Hosptial  It is with great pride that I announce that NWH has again been awarded National Planetree Re-Designation as a Patient-Centered Hospital! The Planetree Designation Committee was unanimous in its assessment … 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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