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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. Chocolate And Wine: Heart Helpers Or Potential Problems?

    Chocolate And Wine: Heart Helpers Or Potential Problems?

    A rich, sensory combination, chocolate and red wine are an iconic pairing for everything from celebrations to simply "me-time." However, do these two treats offer health benefits beyond their relaxing properties?“I certainly do not discourage light-to-moderate consumption of wine and chocolate,” said Dr. Andrew Najovits, cardiologist at Metropolitan Cardiology, part of Bon Secours ...

  2. Chocolate And Wine: Heart Helpers Or Potential Problems?

    Chocolate And Wine: Heart Helpers Or Potential Problems?

    A rich, sensory combination, chocolate and red wine are an iconic pairing for everything from celebrations to simply "me-time." However, do these two treats offer health benefits beyond their relaxing properties?“I certainly do not discourage light-to-moderate consumption of wine and chocolate,” said Dr. Andrew Najovits, cardiologist at Metropolitan Cardiology, part of Bon Secours ...

  3. Orange Teacher Catches Life-Threatening Heart Diagnosis In The 'Nick' Of Time

    Orange Teacher Catches Life-Threatening Heart Diagnosis In The 'Nick' Of Time

    For Michael Weisgarber, a special-education teacher at Orange Ulster BOCES, a two-week summer vacation was right around the corner. But, at his Suffern home on Aug. 12, 2018, he felt a pain in his chest that quickly escalated. “I could tell it was more than just heartburn,” said Weisgarber, 51. He had trouble catching his breath and experienced pain and weakness in his legs.A neighbor ...

  4. Orange Teacher Catches Life-Threatening Heart Diagnosis In The 'Nick' Of Time

    Orange Teacher Catches Life-Threatening Heart Diagnosis In The 'Nick' Of Time

    For Michael Weisgarber, a special-education teacher at Orange Ulster BOCES, a two-week summer vacation was right around the corner. But, at his Suffern home on Aug. 12, 2018, he felt a pain in his chest that quickly escalated. “I could tell it was more than just heartburn,” said Weisgarber, 51. He had trouble catching his breath and experienced pain and weakness in his legs.A ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. WMC Outreach Program Combines Healthy And Happy This Holiday Season

    WMC Outreach Program Combines Healthy And Happy This Holiday Season

    While meals during the holiday offer much needed social time with friends and family, they're often unhealthy affairs -- filled with delicious, yet non-nutritious offerings.Imagine a team of chefs and nutritionists coming into your house of worship to share healthier versions of hallowed dishes and strategies to prevent diabetes or heart disease. That’s the mission of Faith and Flavor, ...

  9. Area Homes Offer The Gift of Luxury This Holiday Season

    Area Homes Offer The Gift of Luxury This Holiday Season

    There's no place like New York City for the holidays – from the lights and shows to the storefronts and dining – Manhattan takes on a magical charm come the winter season. However, escaping from the madness and enjoying quality time with friends and family at home can be equally as enjoyable.Thankfully for homeowners in Westchester County, it's easy to enjoy the sights of the city and ...

  10. Feeling Blue? Phelps Hospital Explains How To Combat Seasonal Depression

    Feeling Blue? Phelps Hospital Explains How To Combat Seasonal Depression

    While feeling depressed, stressed or anxious around the holidays can seem to be a function of the season's burdens, research has shown that aside from simple holiday workplace or family stresses, environmental factors may be at play."Some people notice symptoms of depression mainly in the fall and winter months, when the days are shorter and there is a lot less sunlight," said L. Mark ...

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