Category Archives: Health News

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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Facial Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Removal

Posted on: August 23, 2017

While the removal of skin cancer from the face, head, and neck may be scarring – both physically and emotionally – plastic surgeons specially trained in reconstructive facial surgery help patients’ look and feel their best after treatment. Here, I’ll explain how plastic surgeons can play an important role in making you feel like yourself again after skin cancer removal. By Douglas A. Roth, MD, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH).

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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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Shooting pain in your neck and down your arm. Don’t suffer pain one more minute.

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Suddenly, with no warning, you feel terrible pain shooting from the base of your neck, through your shoulder, down your arm and into your fingers. You’re not aware of doing anything to set it off. What’s happening? By Dr. John M. Abrahams, FAANS, Chief of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Spine Surgery Section of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute, Northern Westchester Hospital.

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