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  • Westchester Medical Center Helps Young Dancer Fight Mystery Diagnosis

    Westchester Medical Center Helps Young Dancer Fight Mystery Diagnosis

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- Many serious health diagnoses can often be pinpointed to a single, sometimes minor warning event. For Sheila-Anne Arline, an 11-year old dancer, a seemingly innocuous ankle injury marked a traumatic episode that would ultimately span several doctors and the entire Eastern seaboard.“Her ankle swelled enormously, unbelievably,” recalled her mother, Alecia Turnbull. ...

  • Generational Gratitude: Putnam Family Gives Thanks For WMC Healing

    Generational Gratitude: Putnam Family Gives Thanks For WMC Healing

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- When a family member receives life-saving treatment from a doctor and medical staff, the next of kin often take notice. In the case of the Hartnett family, gaining a new lease on life wasn't just a one-time affair. When Luisa Hartnett, 67, underwent emergency heart surgery last fall, she became the third member of her family to undergo surgery at Westchester Medical ...

  • WMC Helps Jazz Librarian Stay Pitch Perfect

    WMC Helps Jazz Librarian Stay Pitch Perfect

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A library clerk by day and a jazz-and-blues crooner by night, Audrey Willis of Poughkeepsie makes a living with her eyes. That's why when a slow-growing tumor was discovered near her optic nerves in 1995, she knew trouble was lurking. However, it took nearly 22 years before she opted for surgery, only doing so at the recommendation of doctors at Westchester Medical ...

  • Feeling The Winter Blues? Here's How To Get Your Diet Ready For Spring

    Feeling The Winter Blues? Here's How To Get Your Diet Ready For Spring

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Winter's cold days and long nights can wreak havoc on even the most disciplined dieter. As the snow begins to melt and the promise of outdoor activities returns, here's how to make sure your body is ready to "spring ahead."“Over the cold months, most of us tend to hibernate," said Susan Epstein, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian at The Surgical ...

  • 'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    Seemingly the model of perfect health, Kevin Quinn, 63, decided to take his daily jog one March afternoon. However, as the retired New York City fireman and Rockland County resident began his usual running route, his body didn't feel normal.“I was almost a mile into the run, and I felt something strange — a pressure or a pain in my chest,” he said. “Something stopped me. I asked myself, ...

  • Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    During the height of cold and flu season, using warm soap and water to clean your hands is important to reduce the risk of infection. A seemingly mindless task, washing your hands actually requires a bit of attention to effectively avert contraction.According to Dr. Sheila Nolan, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Helps Veteran's Heart Beat Strong

    Westchester Medical Center Helps Veteran's Heart Beat Strong

    The walk to his Madison Ave. office from Penn Station was always a nice way for Thomas Gurry to start his day. However, in 2012 the Syosset, Long Island resident began to feel lightheaded and struggled for breath during his several block commute.“It started to get progressively worse and felt like someone was hitting me in the chest with a brick,” recalled Gurry, a partner in a ...

  • Veggies Rule: WMC Examines The Benefits And Risks Of Going Vegan

    Veggies Rule: WMC Examines The Benefits And Risks Of Going Vegan

    It's commonly known that following a diet high in plants is beneficial to overall health, and reduces the risk of developing dangerous heart diseases. However, many health-conscious eaters wonder if simply opting for more green is enough.If a plant-based diet is good, is a plant-only diet even better? Would we and our cardiovascular systems be better served by following a strict ...

  • To Screen Or Not To Screen? WMC Explains Cancer Prevention

    To Screen Or Not To Screen? WMC Explains Cancer Prevention

    Research has shown that cancer detected in its early, less developed stages is significantly easier to address and treat. In order to help patients identify problems before they arise, knowing which preventative cancer screenings are necessary is an important first step.   “It’s a good idea to discuss the latest recommendations for cancer screenings with your primary-care doctor during ...

  • Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    On Nov. 15-17, 100.7 WHUD will host the 13th Annual Radiothon For The Kids. The three-day live broadcast from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will feature interviews with Hudson Valley children and their families, who will share uplifting and inspiring stories of triumph over the significant medical challenges they faced while under the care of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.The ...

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