Category Archives: Expert Health Advice

Find Relief from Adult ADHD

Posted on: September 26, 2017

For adults, life can be a balancing act. Our hectic schedules include work deadlines, dropping off one child at soccer practice and the other at ballet — all while maintaining strong relationships with those we care about most. While this balancing act may seem routine for you, imagine having to complete all these daily tasks without being able to focus. For the nearly eight million people living with adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this is reality. Here, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about adult ADHD, from diagnosis to treatment. By, Dr. Chari I. Hirshson, Clinical Psychologist at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Neuropsychology & Concussion Management Program at Chappaqua Crossing.

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More Than Skin Deep – Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Posted on: September 26, 2017

While no one is happy to see thick purple or blue veins on their legs, vein abnormalities — spider or varicose veins – can also be quite painful. Whether your reason for treatment is cosmetic or medical, I’ll let you know the proper steps for getting rid of spider and varicose veins, as well as why you have them. By Dr. Aditya Rachakonda, Vascular Surgeon at Northern Westchester Hospital.

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Five Ways to Rebalance Your Life if You Have a Vestibular Disorder

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Balance problems can take many forms – all are hard to live with. Over 65 million Americans over the age of 40 have had balance issues, or a vestibular dysfunction like vertigo, at some point in their lives. Here I’ll give you five tips to help you rebalance your life if you think you might have a vestibular disorder…By Shelley H. Hirsch, M.A., CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist and Balance Center Supervisor at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Balance Center at Chappaqua Crossing. 

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5 Things Every Woman Must Know About Fibroids

Posted on: August 1, 2017

If you’re a woman between 35 and 50 years old and suddenly begin to have extremely heavy, intense and prolonged periods along with pain and pressure in your abdomen, you may be among the up to 80 percent of women affected by uterine fibroids, or benign tumors that form in the smooth muscle of the uterus. Here, F. Michael Shaw, MD, Director of Gynecology at the Institute of Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital, discusses non-surgical and surgical remedies.

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Is it a Concussion? Why You Should Quickly Involve a Neuropsychologist.

Posted on: July 18, 2017

You probably know more today about concussions than you did a few years ago. By publicizing the head injuries of super-star athletes, the media has raised awareness of the seriousness of concussion. And that’s a good thing. But you may not know about the potential long-term dangers of not receiving care from the right specialist– the one provider trained specifically in the ways brain function affects cognition, behavior and emotion. In other words, a neuropsychologist. Here, I explain why involving this specialist from the first suspicion of concussion is vital to recovery. By Chari Hirshson, Ph.D., neuropsychologist at Northern Westchester Hospital.

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