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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • '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 ...

  • Healing Hips: NWH Helps Area Therapist With Treatment Of His Own

    Healing Hips: NWH Helps Area Therapist With Treatment Of His Own

    Having been a physical therapist in Mount Kisco for over 30 years, Jim Watts has seen countless patients use Northern Westchester Hospital to treat everything, from breaks and strains to ailments requiring complex surgical procedures. That's why when a nagging hip pain began to seriously impact his quality of life, he turned to the neighborhood hospital to help him regain his ...

  • NWH Dinner Symposium Addresses America's Growing Weight Problem

    NWH Dinner Symposium Addresses America's Growing Weight Problem

    Across all ages, genders and ethnicities, the nationwide obesity rate continues to rise. According to recent studies, 40 percent of American women are obese, while 35 percent of males fall into the same category. While losing weight and staying healthy to prevent weight-related illnesses require the efforts of a dedicated patient, healthcare professionals also play an important role in ...

  • Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitians: Changing Lives, Beyond Bariatric Surgery

    Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitians: Changing Lives, Beyond Bariatric Surgery

    With bariatric weight loss surgery, undergoing the initial surgical procedure is often just the first step in a larger journey to healthy living. And thanks to the nutritional team at Northern Westchester Hospital, patients are able to receive support every step of the way, which can result in a higher success rate and better emotional healing."As a bariatric dietitian, I work with ...

  • Robotic Acid Reflux Surgery: A Cure For Chronic Heartburn

    Robotic Acid Reflux Surgery: A Cure For Chronic Heartburn

    An uncomfortable digestive disorder affecting more than three million Americans annually, acid reflux disease is often considered just another annoying, everyday irritation. However, in advanced cases of the disease, more than simple medication and lifestyle changes are required to provide relief.Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, occurs in the area ...

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Gives New Life To Westchester Residents

    Advanced Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Gives New Life To Westchester Residents

    When Kerri was diagnosed with sleep apnea due in large part to her growing weight, she realized it was time to get serious about her health."I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and decided bariatric surgery was the only way to improve my health," she said. "I’m a single mother [and] have an eight-year-old daughter I need to be around for. I need to be healthy."When ...

  • Not Just A Man's Disease: Northern Westchester Hospital Tackles COPD

    Not Just A Man's Disease: Northern Westchester Hospital Tackles COPD

    While it's often associated with middle-aged males who have developed lifelong tobacco habits, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- or COPD -- is affecting a specific segment of society at an alarming rate: women.With the recent death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, the deadly lung disease that plagues more than seven million American women each year is now in the spotlight.The ...

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