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John Haffey

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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. Avoid 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' This Winter With 4 Simple Tips

    Avoid 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' This Winter With 4 Simple Tips

    It may sound festive, but there is nothing cheerful about holiday heart syndrome, a very real phenomenon in which heart-related emergencies spike around the food-and-drink-centered holidays.According to Dr. Emily Gordon, an internal medicine physician with Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Warwick, “There is a higher risk of heart ...

  2. Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve right around the corner, keeping track of your weight can seem like an afterthought.“Most people end up gaining three to five pounds during the holiday season," said Jaclyn Meyer, MS, a registered and certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a Diabetes Educator at HealthAlliance Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center in Kingston, a member ...

  3. For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    Saving a patient from a single life or death diagnosis requires unparalleled skill and expertise, but providing prolonged care calls for knowledge of a different kind. That's what makes one local cardiologist's more than two decades of life-saving treatment for a single patient all the more incredible. Nelson, 67, lives in New Hampton with his wife, Edna; they have one son and ...

  4. Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    "No, that’s a myth — and so is the misconception that people with diabetes can 'never' eat sweets or traditional foods they enjoy,” said Donna Gibbons, diabetes program manager at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.A wiser strategy, she said, is assessing Type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk factors: being overweight, physically inactive, ...

  5. Heart Transplant Gives Triathlete The Gift of Life

    Heart Transplant Gives Triathlete The Gift of Life

    Battling a life-threatening illness is challenging enough, but when confronted with a second debilitating health condition, Elisabeth Kepley knew she was in for a different kind of fight. “It almost took me out,” said Kepley of her Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis in 2006. “My organs were shutting down, and I was very sick,” recalled the single mother of ...

  6. Are You A Current Or Former Smoker? Phelps Hospital Explains How To Detect Lung Cancer Early

    Are You A Current Or Former Smoker? Phelps Hospital Explains How To Detect Lung Cancer Early

    While many cancers are a combination of genetics and lifestyle choices, lung cancer remains largely the result of prolonged tobacco use. While quitting cigarettes can cut the risk of developing cancer in half after 10 years, serious smokers -- even if they no longer smoke -- are at an elevated risk for developing lung cancer.However, early detection and screening can help identify and ...

  7. Yonkers Woman's Search For Kidney Touches Lives In Unexpected Ways

    Yonkers Woman's Search For Kidney Touches Lives In Unexpected Ways

    For Janet Roma, 52, her longstanding battle with diabetes had deteriorated her kidneys to the point that they could suddenly fail at any time. In order to regain her life and health, the Yonkers resident elected to seek out a kidney donor in hopes of finding a match. What would ultimately unfold was a story across three states affecting the lives of six strangers, who would help give ...

  8. When Do We Peak? WMC Explores When We're At Top Physical Fitness

    When Do We Peak? WMC Explores When We're At Top Physical Fitness

    There's no denying we all age, but exactly when are we in peak physical fitness? According to Dr. William Frishman, director of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center, flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), being young has a host of benefits.The simple answer, said Dr. Frishman, is that our bodies peak in our 20s and 30s. The more nuanced response, ...

  9. WMC Explains How To Treat -- And Avoid -- Head Lice

    WMC Explains How To Treat -- And Avoid -- Head Lice

    According to Dr. Maria Lombardi, pediatrician at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Network, lice are highly contagious, and are spread from person to person (mostly children) via the direct contact of hair accessories, hats, pillows, bedding, and of course, heads.To help prevent your child from contracting lice, encourage him or her to avoid ...

  10. Westchester Medical Center Explains How Avoid 'Tricks' This Halloween

    Westchester Medical Center Explains How Avoid 'Tricks' This Halloween

    Each year, 4,400 trick-or-treaters across the country are taken to a hospital. Dr. Mark Papish, associate medical director of Emergency Medicine at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), shared strategies to minimize risk. First, remember that one-third of Halloween injuries involve lacerations from pumpkin-carving. “Using a ...

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