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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Is Genetic Testing For Me? NWH Genetic Counselor Explains What To Consider

    Is Genetic Testing For Me? NWH Genetic Counselor Explains What To Consider

    From smiles to a sense of humor, many of our best characteristics are passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, hereditary illnesses are also commonly shared traits among families, the most serious of these being cancer. Thankfully for Westchester County residents, Northern Westchester Hospital's cancer genetic testing services help identify and treat those predisposed ...

  4. NWH's Prescription 'Take Back' Offers Opportunity For Responsible Disposal

    NWH's Prescription 'Take Back' Offers Opportunity For Responsible Disposal

    Northern Westchester Hospital is teaming up with the Westchester County Police Department and The Mount Kisco Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Council’s Partners in Prevention to host a prescription take back as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27.The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of ...

  5. Northern Westchester Hospital, Lex Ave Gym Knock Parkinson's 'Down For The Count'

    Northern Westchester Hospital, Lex Ave Gym Knock Parkinson's 'Down For The Count'

    For those with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers, knowing they're not alone in the fight is half that battle.Thanks to a unique partnership between Northern Westchester Hospital's Rehabilitation Services and Lex Ave Gym in Mount Kisco this past month, those in the Parkinson’s disease community were armed with education regarding exercise, support, research and advocacy through a ...

  6. 'She'll Always Be My Hero': Area Woman Thanks Life-Saving Doctor

    'She'll Always Be My Hero': Area Woman Thanks Life-Saving Doctor

    A breast cancer diagnosis is frightening. Add to that the initial uncertainty and perhaps confusion surrounding treatment options and outcomes. That’s why when one area woman was diagnosed with breast cancer and learned she would need to undergo breast surgery, she chose the award-winning care team at Northern Westchester Hospital to perform breast cancer surgery combined with breast ...

  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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