Northern Westchester Hospital Blog


Dr. Forcade on a Promising Treatment to Help Patients Battling Metastatic Liver Cancer

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

When There is No Cancer Cure, There Can be ‘Cancer Control’ Some radical cancer therapies are being replaced in favor of treatments that honor a person’s wish for quality of life over prolongation of poor life. One example is an interventional radiology treatment at Northern Westchester Hospital using trans arterial radioembolization, or TARE.  TARE shows […]

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New York Nursery Nurse Discusses Newborn Screening and PKU

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by

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 medical conditions, as mandated by New York State. Among the conditions screened is PKU. What […]

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New York Cardiologist Explains the Meaning of Cholesterol Numbers

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

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) – behave totally differently. Over time, excess LDL in your body, largely from fatty foods […]

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New York Robotic Surgeon on Colonoscopy

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by

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 cure this otherwise fatal disease. Colonoscopy is the optimal way to facilitate this. Despite its […]

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New York Doctor Tips for Searching for Medical Info Online

Posted on September 16th, 2013 by

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 are easily and rapidly propagated on the Internet: once you land on a site that […]

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