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John Haffey

Client Editor jhaffey@dailyvoice.com
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. Little Known Disorder Increases Likelihood Of Life Threatening Cancers

    Little Known Disorder Increases Likelihood Of Life Threatening Cancers

    A cancer diagnosis often begins a frightening and uncertain time for many people. In some cases however, developing certain cancers can serve as a warning sign of larger biological problems that may open the door to additional cancers.Also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer - or HNPCC - Lynch Syndrome is a condition in which genetic defects in a patient result in an ...

  2. Celebrate Women's Health With Northern Westchester And Phelps Hospital

    Celebrate Women's Health With Northern Westchester And Phelps Hospital

    When it comes to women's health and wellness, there's often strength in numbers. That's why Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health (KIWH), and Westchester Health are partnering to bring to the women of Westchester the first ever “Night of Women’s Health” on Tuesday, June 11, 6-8:30 p.m.The event will be held at Pace ...

  3. Northern Westchester Hospital's Spine Team Has Patient's Back

    Northern Westchester Hospital's Spine Team Has Patient's Back

    Whether sitting, standing or in motion, the spine plays an incredibly important role in everyday life. In addition to supporting the head, shoulder and upper body, the spine also connects many of the nerves that extend outwards across the body and control movement. That's why after suffering from back pain for nearly a decade, Bette decided to get long overdue help.After years of being ...

  4. From Health Risk To Races, Bon Secours Helps One Man Overcome Lifelong Weight Struggles

    From Health Risk To Races, Bon Secours Helps One Man Overcome Lifelong Weight Struggles

    For Francis “Chip” Estenes, living his life overweight had become the unfortunate norm. However, after climbing to nearly 425 pounds and finding everyday tasks to be a challenge, the 49 year old realized he needed to take back his life - and looked to the weight loss experts at the Westchester Medical Center Health Network for help.“I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I ...

  5. Innovative Steam Treatment Solves Common Prostate Problem At Good Samaritan Hospital

    Innovative Steam Treatment Solves Common Prostate Problem At Good Samaritan Hospital

    When Michael Davis began to notice that "answering the call" was leading to more questions than relief, he knew something wasn't right with the important bodily function.“It’s like when your wife drives over the garden hose – it takes forever to water the garden,” joked the 68-year-old Nanuet resident. “I also had to get up more often during the night.”A condition known as benign ...

  6. 'When Should I Start Getting Checked?' Rockland Physician Answers Women's Screening Questions

    'When Should I Start Getting Checked?' Rockland Physician Answers Women's Screening Questions

    Unfortunately for women, cancer comes in various shapes, sizes and severity. However, knowing when -- and where -- to begin screening for these illnesses can greatly reduce the likelihood of developing an undiagnosed case later in life.Dr. Lisa Ferrara, internal medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), ...

  7. Hudson Valley Surgeon Explains Early Signs Of Gallbladder Trouble

    Hudson Valley Surgeon Explains Early Signs Of Gallbladder Trouble

    While the gallbladder originally served an important role for early humans, our modern diet has rendered this digestive organ all but unnecessary. However, if something goes wrong within the pear-sized pouch, the forgettable organ can suddenly become a major problem."The gallbladder is designed to hold bile when you eat certain foods," said Dr. Har Chi Lau of Hudson Valley Surgical ...

  8. From Courts To Course, NWH Helps Hip Patient Get Back In The Game

    From Courts To Course, NWH Helps Hip Patient Get Back In The Game

    For both professional and recreational athletes, nothing can derail an activity like chronic pain. One of the most common issues -- especially with older athletes -- is chronic pain in the hip and leg. That's exactly what happened to Bonnie, a Westchester resident, who found herself unable to live the life she always had after developing a constant pain in her hip. An avid ...

  9. NWH: A Hospital That Wants To Keep You Out Of The Hospital

    NWH: A Hospital That Wants To Keep You Out Of The Hospital

    "Imagine a hospital that's doing everything in its power to keep you out of the hospital," said Joel Seligman, president and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital. While this goal may seem out of the ordinary -- and even a little counterintuitive -- for a successful hospital, NWH's commitment to healthcare means stepping beyond its doors and promoting health in wellness ...

  10. Pre-Surgery Planning Helps Patients Move From Hospital To Home In Record Time

    Pre-Surgery Planning Helps Patients Move From Hospital To Home In Record Time

    While recovery from a surgery or invasive medical procedure usually begins upon the conclusion of treatment, Northern Westchester Hospital's innovative approach to handling recuperation helps start the healing process sooner than ever before.Through an advanced pain management protocol known as Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), doctors and staff help patients get into ...

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