Posted on: October 10, 2013
Mind, Body & Soul: Truly Comprehensive Cancer Care
by Marilyn Leroy-Sterling, NP, Care Coordinator, Health and Wellness Program, Northern Westchester Hospital
A diagnosis of cancer is a staggering blow. Although the treatments for patients with cancer are always improving, the emotional and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment are often overwhelming. That’s why hospitals are beginning to offer services to cancer patients that treat more than the malignancy: They treat the whole person.
Posted on: November 6, 2012
Get to Know Your Roots!
by Elisa Bremner, RD
It’s time to get back to your roots. As cool weather crops, root vegetables such as beets, carrots, radishes and rutabagas are coming to fruition right about now. And the timing is perfect – being naturally high in Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants, root vegetables can help boost your immune system just as we head into cold and flu season. All roots provide sustained energy in the form of complex carbohydrates. As very good sources of fiber, they also help with the natural flow of your digestive system. Nutritionally speaking, root vegetables are like buried treasure.
Posted on: June 11, 2012
Food is Care
An Interview with Marla Koroly, MD
At NWH, Food is Care
A hospital must have a well-trained medical staff that remains up-to-date on the latest advancements in care, as well as the technologies that make that care possible. But one aspect of care that is often overlooked is nutritional health. “Traditionally, hospitals haven’t focused on nutrition or its role in improving health,” says Marla Koroly, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). “But a hospital stay is an ideal time to teach patients about the rewards and health benefits of a good diet.”