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Study: Genetic Testing for Ashkenazi Jews

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

Study: Ashkenazi Jewish Descent as a Criterion for Genetic Testing by Nancy Cohen, MS, CGC A new study, Population-based screening for breast and ovarian cancer risk due to BRCA1 and BRCA2 (abstract available in PubMed), suggests that population screening of Ashkenazi Jews for BRCA mutations may be beneficial because the cancer risks of those without […]

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The Basics of Good Nutrition, by Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitian

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by

Let’s Celebrate ‘Good Nutrition Month’ By: Kimberly Stein, RD, CDN November kicks off the holiday season, but there’s another reason to celebrate: It’s Good Nutrition Month.  The core ideas of what “good nutrition” constitutes come directly from the USDA MyPlate recommendations.  MyPlate is a revamped version of the food pyramid and was created as an easier visual […]

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New York Chief of Plastic Surgery Dr. Michael Rosenberg Speaks About Aesthetic Oncology

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by

The Aesthetic Side of Treating Cancer By Dr. Michael Rosenberg, Chief of Plastic Surgery, Northern Westchester Hospital With a diagnosis of cancer, all most people can think is, “Please cure it quick.” Thankfully, cancer treatment has come a long way; through advanced surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy techniques, more and more patients are surviving this dreaded […]

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New York Plastic Surgeon Discusses Lumpectomy Reconstruction

Posted on March 13th, 2013 by

Aesthetic Oncology for Breast Cancer Patients by Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, MD, FACS In 2004, after completing a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, I came to Northern Westchester Hospital and the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery for a fellowship in cosmetic surgery.  I had a broad base […]

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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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