Northern Westchester Hospital Blog


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 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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Westchester Hospital Dietitian Discusses Healthy Lunches for Back to School

Posted on August 25th, 2013 by

Packing A Healthy Lunchbag by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital September is back-to-school month …getting organized around books, supplies and first day back-to-school outfits, etc., etc…  We want to make this one task easier:  Packing the lunch bag. You know that with a healthy meal, your child gets the energy s/he needs […]

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Westchester Hosptial Dietitian Discusses Going Gluten Free

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by

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 wheat, rye, barley and most oats (although there are some certified gluten-free oat products), gluten […]

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