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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. Urgent Surgeries Are Minimally Invasive But Maximally Effective At NWH

    Urgent Surgeries Are Minimally Invasive But Maximally Effective At NWH

    Undergoing surgery can be a difficult and stressful process, even with proper preparation. So when patients need to have sudden, emergency procedures, the surgeons at Northern Westchester Hospital are trained to act quickly, yet thoughtfully."My approach to surgery is to be as minimally invasive as possible," said Dr. Anna Aronova, an acute care surgeon at Northern Westchester ...

  2. Northern Westchester Hospital's 'Pre-Hab' Helps Athlete Recover In Record Time

    Northern Westchester Hospital's 'Pre-Hab' Helps Athlete Recover In Record Time

    As a marathon runner and skier, Whitney's knees are crucial to doing what she loves. That's why when a sudden accident in Vermont rendered her virtually immobile, she looked to the experts at Northern Westchester Hospital to help her return to form."I was skiing up at Stowe and I fell down a mountain and tore my ACL," said the Westchester resident. "I was in shock and I was upset, ...

  3. 'It May Have Saved My Life': Understanding The Power Of Genetic Counseling

    'It May Have Saved My Life': Understanding The Power Of Genetic Counseling

    Understanding your hereditary risk for illness can be scary. But for Erin, a Westchester resident and mother of two boys, that knowledge was also potentially lifesaving thanks to Northern Westchester Hospital.Concerned about an elevated cancer risk, Erin voluntarily spoke with a genetic counselor through Northern Westchester Hospital's Genetic Counseling Program. After a detailed ...

  4. HVSG Explains What You Need To Know About Minimally Invasive Surgery

    HVSG Explains What You Need To Know About Minimally Invasive Surgery

    When it comes to undergoing surgery, is opting for a minimally invasive procedure always best? According to Dr. Har Chi Lau, a surgeon at Hudson Valley Surgical Group in Sleepy Hollow, the answer is a bit more complicated than a simple "yes."Before making any surgical decisions, it's important to first understand what minimally invasive surgery is. "Minimally invasive surgery is ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. '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), ...

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