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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Minimally Invasive Procedures A 'Joint' Effort At Northern Westchester Hospital

    Minimally Invasive Procedures A 'Joint' Effort At Northern Westchester Hospital

    For the longest time, joint replacement surgeries were painful, invasive procedures. Only performed when absolutely necessary, they often required extensive recovery time in both hospital and outpatient settings.However, due to advances in surgical techniques, implant technology and anesthesia and pain management, recovery time for patients who work with ...

  5. Northern Westchester Hospital Has Your Prescription For Laughter

    Northern Westchester Hospital Has Your Prescription For Laughter

    Need a little levity in your life? Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) has just what you need – a prescription for laughter. Join us on April 27 at 8pm, when nine local, amateur comedians, who all have a special connection to the hospital, take the stage and star in NWH’s Night of Comedy. Harnessing the humor in healthcare, the event will raise money for an important cause. ...

  6. Athletic Director, Recovered From Back Surgery And Back In The Game In Record Time

    Athletic Director, Recovered From Back Surgery And Back In The Game In Record Time

    As an athletic director, former athlete and physical educator for 48 years, Peter Kuczma knows the importance of staying in good health. However, after letting a longstanding injury go untreated, a nagging back pain began to gradually disrupt his daily activities and the athletics he loved.Over time, his lower back pain and legs reached the point of needing professional ...

  7. 'I Had Tears In My Eyes,' Local Teacher Returns To A Pain-Free Life After Double Knee Surgery

    'I Had Tears In My Eyes,' Local Teacher Returns To A Pain-Free Life After Double Knee Surgery

    Teaching the next generation of chefs can be challenging enough, but doing so while raising a family and suffering from excruciating knee pain in both knees quickly became a recipe for disaster for one area woman. "I work for a culinary school and I am constantly on my feet about six and a half hours of my eight-hour day," said Karen, a teacher who suffered from chronic knee pain. ...

  8. New Year, New You? Here's How To Stay Healthy When Hitting The Gym

    New Year, New You? Here's How To Stay Healthy When Hitting The Gym

    There’s nothing more aggravating than getting sick while trying to stay healthy. “Common infections to be aware of are skin and soft-tissue infections caused by MRSA or other bacteria; plantar warts caused by viruses like HPV; and fungal skin infections, like athlete’s foot or ringworm,” said Dr. Donald Chen, hospital epidemiologist at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of ...

  9. From Field To The Force, One Area Football Player Finds A New Passion

    From Field To The Force, One Area Football Player Finds A New Passion

    For Dan Rice, a former Marist football player, a series of debilitating injuries left him missing the sport he loved. However, with the help of MidHudson Regional Hospital, he was able to trade a career on the gridiron for a life of public service thanks to a series of life-changing surgeries. Rice, 24, grew up in the town of Newburgh and was an all-state offensive lineman at ...

  10. Deck The Halls With Care: WMC Explains How To Holiday Responsibly

    Deck The Halls With Care: WMC Explains How To Holiday Responsibly

    “Excess alcohol consumption is the third-leading preventable cause of death in this country, causing 85,000 deaths a year,” said Dr. Gail Bailey-Wallace, medical director of the Kyle Goldberg Turning Point Program at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “To avoid driving home drunk, pace yourself at parties: sip as opposed to guzzling ...

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