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John is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in History, Communications, and Political Science. A lifelong Norwalk resident, he covers an array of topics from real estate and education to sports and entertainment. John has previously worked as a freelance reporter and brings experience in digital media advertising. A surfer, fisherman, and boater, John is prone to drop everything if the fish begin to bite or the waves are on.

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  1. NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen first produced x-rays, ushering in an era of radiation science. More than a century later, a wide array of radiation therapy approaches have been developed to shrink and destroy cancerous tumors.Since radiation was first harnessed to treat cancer, radiation oncologists -- the doctors who oversee patients' radiation therapy -- have ...

  2. The Valley Hospital Explains How Women Can Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

    The Valley Hospital Explains How Women Can Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- It is estimated that there will be over 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2017. Motivated by this statistic, more and more women are looking to adaptable lifestyle choices in an effort to curb their risk of developing cancer. "There are many unavoidable risk factors for breast cancer including gender, age, family history, genetics and ...

  3. Renowned Physician, Dr. Ira Byock, Presents 'Conversation About Mortality'

    Renowned Physician, Dr. Ira Byock, Presents 'Conversation About Mortality'

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- According to Dr. Ira Byock, a California-based physician, there are four distinct phrases that carry the most meaning as people go through life. At an upcoming talk sponsored by The Valley Hospital, Byock will explain these phrases and discuss how they can improve life in all of its stages.A leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving ...

  4. Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening And Signs

    Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening And Signs

    October and fall are often best known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful foliage. However, the season is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness, with various events being held across the country to highlight the importance of combating the deadly disease. The cause is as important as ever, with approximately one in eight women in the United States developing invasive ...

  5. For A Healthier Mind And Body, Break A Sweat Says The Valley Hospital

    For A Healthier Mind And Body, Break A Sweat Says The Valley Hospital

    We've all heard that exercise is good for overall health, but what most people don't realize is that working out can actually serve as effective preventative medicine. "If you are one of the 56 percent of American adults who don't meet the recommendations for sufficient physical activity, you are putting yourself at an increased risk for a variety of serious and potentially ...

  6. Valley Unveils New Wayne Medical Practice

    Valley Unveils New Wayne Medical Practice

    WAYNE, N.J. -- From bumps and breaks to lung and heart health, Valley Medical Group's newly-unveiled Wayne medical facility will offer Bergen residents some of the most comprehensive healthcare coverage under one roof.Valley Medical Group recently celebrated the opening of the new urgent care and multispecialty medical practice, which is located at 1578 Route 23 North in Wayne. The ...

  7. Valley CFO Recognized For Work With Uninsured Bergen Residents

    Valley CFO Recognized For Work With Uninsured Bergen Residents

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For residents without health insurance living in northern New Jersey, Richard Keenan and the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative are working to make doctor's visits a stress-free possibility.Keenan, who is the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Valley Health System, was recently recognized by the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) ...

  8. Bergen County Players Support Pediatric And Adolescent Art Therapy

    Bergen County Players Support Pediatric And Adolescent Art Therapy

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Comprised of actors, actresses, stage hands and various other theater-lovers, the Bergen County Players understand the benefits of the arts. That's why, when looking to give back to the North Jersey community, they knew exactly where to start. Last month, Bergen County Players presented a $2,550 donation to Valley Home Care, in support of the hospital's Journeys art ...

  9. Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

    Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer involving the female reproductive tract, and is the ninth most common cancer in women. The American Cancer Society estimates that 14,080 deaths due to ovarian cancer will occur in the United States in 2017.No one knows exactly what causes ovarian cancer, but factors that may increase risk include:Age - Women over age 55 are ...

  10. Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    As they age, all men become vulnerable to prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. As with many cancers, the keys to lowering the risk for prostate cancer are knowledge, early detection and careful management of the disease.Prostate cancer screening can detect the disease in its earlier, more curable stages, when treatment is more likely to be ...

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