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Sleep Apnea and Obesity – Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Posted on: October 11, 2017

About 90 million Americans get nudged, elbowed or awakened each night because they’re snoring. Though loud snoring is something of a joke in our culture, when coupled with obesity, it can signal obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is interrupted repeatedly throughout the night as they sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. Here I’ll explain the dangers associated with sleep apnea, the underlying problem of obesity, and how weight loss surgery can be the solution to both. By Mitchell S. Roslin, MD, FACS, Director of Northern Westchester Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program and Professor of Surgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

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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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Join the 4.4 Million New Yorkers Already Signed Up to Save Lives

Posted on: August 23, 2017

In 2016 we saw major legislation passed supporting organ donation and a breakthrough education curriculum on donation piloted for high school students. 2016 saw record-breaking registrations, with nearly half a million New Yorkers signed up as registered organ donors, making New York State the fourth fastest growing registry in the country. With increased focus on organ donation from our hospital, legislators, the press and our community, great progress is happening.

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