Your Best Defense Against the Flu

January 18th, 2018

The promise of winter brings the promise of flu season. Flu 2018 is no different. It’s like an angry storm gathering off the coast and about to strike: We know it’s coming, but we don’t know just how bad it will be. Here, Dr. Debra Spicehandler, Co-Chief of Infectious Disease at Northern Westchester Hospital, explains […]

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Enough with the E-Puff.

January 9th, 2018

The use of electronic cigarettes by young people is skyrocketing and, according to experts, addicting a whole new generation to nicotine. While the number of youthful cigarette smokers has gone down, a report from the US Surgeon General states that the number of high school students using electronic cigarettes increased 900 percent between 2011 and […]

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There’s No Place Like Home, for Healing

January 5th, 2018

After Bob W. had knee replacement surgery, he didn’t stay at a specialized rehab facility or receive physical therapy while living in a nursing home. Instead, Bob went directly home to heal. And he wasn’t alone. In a major nationwide trend, recovery from knee and hip replacement surgery is more often taking place at home […]

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