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Westchester Hosptial Dietitian Discusses Going Gluten Free

Posted on: August 19, 2013

Going Gluten-Free

by Amy Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital

gluten free stampIs 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 wheat, rye, barley and most oats (although there are some certified gluten-free oat products), gluten is the base of bread products and works as an emulsifier and thickener in packaged foods. In healthy individuals, gluten is perfectly healthy. For celiac patients, however, gluten damages the small intestines, causing inflammation and malabsorption of nutrients. Over time, nutrient deficiencies and conditions can develop, including osteoporosis or poor growth in children.

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New York Hospital Gastroenterologist Discusses Celiac Disease

Posted on: August 15, 2013

Sensitive to Gluten or Suffering from Celiac Disease?

by Dr. Elie Abemayor MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Northern Westchester Hospital. 

iStock_108746606_HiRezJust 10 years ago, Americans with celiac (SEE-lee-ak) disease had a tough time getting a diagnosis. Doctors thought that the autoimmune digestive disorder was extremely rare in this country. However, recent studies suggest that at least 1 percent of the US population—about 3.5 million—may have this genetic condition, which causes symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea and can lead to malnutrition and thinning bones. Even worse: Up to 83 percent of them don’t realize they have it, according to statistics from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. People used to think that celiac disease was primarily a problem in Northern Europe, now we know that we’re pretty much comparable. Continue reading

New York Chief of Plastic Surgery Dr. Michael Rosenberg Speaks About Aesthetic Oncology

Posted on: July 22, 2013

The Aesthetic Side of Treating Cancer

By Dr. Michael Rosenberg, Chief of Plastic Surgery, Northern Westchester Hospital

TheBreastInst_door_HiRezWith a diagnosis of cancer, all most people can think is, “Please cure it quick.” Thankfully, cancer treatment has come a long way; through advanced surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy techniques, more and more patients are surviving this dreaded disease. But there’s a lot more to surviving cancer than treatment.  We’re starting to see treatment as just the first step. Continue reading

New York Hospital CEO Discusses Planetree Re-Designation

Posted on: July 21, 2013

by Joel Seligman – President & CEO, Northern Westchester Hosptial 

Joel Seligman, CEO Northern Westchester Hospital

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 that Northern Westchester Hospital meets “the spirit and intent of the Designation criteria”,  that  re-designation is well-deserved, and that NWH serves as a role model for other hospitals.   Continue reading

New York Emergency Room Doctor Talks About Being Under Observation

Posted on: July 8, 2013

Are You Under Observation?

By Dr. Eugene Spagnuolo, Associate Director of the Emergency Department, Northern Westchester Hospital.

JVEC0031You might assume a trip to the emergency room that turns into an overnight stay means that you’ve been admitted and are receiving inpatient care, but that’s not always the case. If your doctor has placed you under “observation,” you’re technically an outpatient. That distinction is critical because the difference between being observed and being admitted can have a big impact on how your stay is covered by insurance and may impact your out-of-pocket expenses.

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