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New York Respiratory Therapist Discusses Smoking Cessation

Posted on September 20th, 2013 by

2013 Is the Year to Finally Stop Smoking by Jennifer Lucas RRT-NPS, Coordinator of Smoking Cessation Program, Respiratory Therapist, Northern Westchester Hospital Yes, it feels like we’ve heard it before: Smoking kills. But did you realize puffing a cigarette accounts for one of every five deaths in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease […]

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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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New York Hospital Gastroenterologist Discusses Celiac Disease

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by

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 disorder was extremely rare in this country. However, recent studies suggest that at least 1 […]

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New York Pulmonary Specialist Discusses Asthma

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by

Are Asthma Attacks Rising With the Temperature This Summer? By Dr. Harlan Weinberg, Medical Director of Pulmonary Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital  If it seems like asthma is on the rise, it is. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that doctors diagnosed 4.3 million more Americans with the condition over the last ten years. […]

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New York Prostate Screening, Cancer, and Your PSA

Posted on June 12th, 2013 by

Prostate Cancer: When Should Men Get Screened? by Josh Fink, MD In the last few years, the advice on prostate cancer screening has been very confusing for patients, and front of mind for internists and urologists. It’s a pressing concern because in 2012 there were 28,000 deaths from prostate cancer. However, the best approach to […]

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