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Help at the Holidays for the Family Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver November is National Caregivers Month Are you one of the 46 million people in the U.S. who are caring for an ailing family member or close friend? Being a “caregiver” can be emotionally, physically, and financially … Continue reading

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Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses Healthier Halloween Candy Alternatives

5 Healthier Halloween Candy Choices  by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital Let’s be honest, when October rolls around we all know that we look forward to the large displays of Halloween candy in the supermarkets. This can … Continue reading

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Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians

Hungry, Hungry Herbivores… By Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? What stopped you from doing so? There are many reasons why some people opt for this dietary style. Whichever vegetarian diet you choose (lacto-ovo, pescetarian, … Continue reading

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New York Respiratory Therapist Discusses Smoking Cessation

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 … Continue reading

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New York Hospital Gastroenterologist Discusses Celiac Disease

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 … Continue reading

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Westchester Hospital Dietician Discusses the Ultimate Picnic Basket

The Ultimate Healthy Picnic Basket by Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, CDN, Northern Westchester Hospital The summer heat has picked up and with it the popularity of getting together and enjoying a nice meal outdoors.  Whether you’re planning a romantic, family … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Westchester Stroke Program Director Tells 4 Signs of Stroke

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 … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital’s Clinical Trials Program Examines the Role of Nutrition in Prostate Cancer Progression

Finally, a Study on the Effects of Diet on the Progression of Prostate Cancer by Dr. Josh Fink It would be a huge step forward if, one day, Doctors could tell a man that what he eats directly impacts the … Continue reading

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Balance Tips by the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at NWH

Sure-footed Advice for Keeping Your Balance By Adam Cohen, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital When you’re in your 20s, tripping over a curb usually means a scraped knee and flush of embarrassment. But that changes with age, … Continue reading

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