Northern Westchester Hospital Blog


New York Pharmacist Offers 11 Tips on Keeping Your Medications Safe and Managing Your Prescriptions

Posted on February 21st, 2013 by

Dispensing Advice and Information By Tony Luppino, R.Ph, Director of Pharmacy, Northern Westchester Hospital Medications save lives—there’s no question about that. But prescription drugs are powerful substances that, taken at an incorrect quantity, time or mixed with other medications, can be harmful or even deadly. Unfortunately, medication errors happen. Side effects from prescription mistakes can […]

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Westchester Stroke Program Director Tells 4 Signs of Stroke

Posted on February 12th, 2013 by

Struck by Stroke: Act FAST by Dr. Akira Todo, Director, Stroke Program, Northern Westchester Hospital When a stroke hits, the clock starts ticking: If patients get the right treatment within the next few hours, it can make all the difference in their chances for recovery. Many people don’t realize that we have really effective treatments […]

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Northern Westchester Hospital Chief of Cardiology Helps New Yorkers Decipher Heart Attack Symptoms

Posted on February 4th, 2013 by

Heart Aware: Do you know the signs of a heart attack? By Dr. Robert Pilchik, Chief of Cardiology, Northern Westchester Hospital A heart attack is easy to recognize, right? Not always. People tend to expect a heart attack to be painful, but often it’s a feeling of pressure or tightness in the chest. And for […]

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New York Emergency Department Doctor Says Cell Phone Use a Factor in Car Accidents

Posted on September 14th, 2012 by

Ditch the Distractions and Drive Safely by Dr. Robert Marcus Obtaining a driver’s license has become a rite of passage for teenagers living in the United States. Starting during infancy, children become infatuated with driving. Whether it’s their first pair of pink and blue plastic keys or their convertible car for Barbie and Ken, children […]

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Registered Dietician Advises on a Diet for Prostate Health

Posted on July 20th, 2012 by

Nutrition for a Healthy Prostate by Mary Gocke, RD, CDN Many factors including age, race, and genetics, influence a man’s risk for developing prostate cancer. Leading a sedentary lifestyle, eating a diet high in red meats and dairy products and low in fruits and vegetables also puts a man at a greater risk for prostate […]

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