Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley
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WMCHealth Cardiology Director Publishes Study on New Treatment Benchmark

By October 21, 2019 Health News

A study published by Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Director of Cardiology Julio Panza, MD, in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that a common test currently used to assess whether patients should undergo bypass surgery is unreliable as the sole basis for making an informed decision.

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#TeamWMCHealth Goes the Distance in 2019 New York City Marathon

By October 21, 2019 Health News

Eleven runners from the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) are set to go the distance in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on November 3 to further the network’s mission of providing the highest-quality care in the Hudson Valley.

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Mountainside Residential Care Center Receives National Recognition

By October 21, 2019 Health News

Mountainside Residential Care Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has once again received the Women’s Choice Award for being one of America’s Best for Extended Care.
Bestowed by WomenCertified, Inc., the award cited the Margaretville center’s high commitment to quality, high health-inspection rating and high overall quality rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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MidHudson Regional Hospital Hosts Teddy Bear Clinic Educational Event

By October 21, 2019 Health News

Bringing their favorite stuffed animals, a dozen preschool-age children from the Early Education Center at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), participated in an educational event in the hospital’s Emergency Department.

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Cardinal Dolan Joins Bon Secours Community Hospital To Dedicate Temporary Emergency Department

By October 21, 2019 Health News

Marking the first phase of a $40 million expansion-and-enhancement project, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis welcomed His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, who blessed the hospital’s new temporary Emergency Department.

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Is CBD Oil Safe and Effective?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis derived from the hemp plant (THC is the chemical that provides the psychoactive effect).

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Which Superfoods Are Best for You?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Within 10 years, medical professionals may be able to customize diets based on a person’s genetic makeup, says Jaclyn Meyer, MS, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at the Diabetes Education Center of HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Kingston.

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How Should Babies Sleep at Night?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Unsafe sleep is the No. 1 cause of preventable infant fatalities, but putting your baby down safely is as easy as “ABC” (Alone, Back, Crib), according to Jennifer Canter, MD, MPH, FAAP, Chief of Child Abuse Pediatrics at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Valhalla.

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What Are the High-Risk Factors for Breast Cancer? Have the Screening Guidelines Changed?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

“Much of it is based on family history,” says Karen Karsif, MD, Medical Director at the Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Suffern. “Most people think only about the mother’s side, but the father’s family is equally important.”

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Do I Need a Shingles Vaccine?

By August 28, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the September/October 2019 issue of Advancing Care

Yes, if you’re over 50, says Harlan Rozenberg, DO, a family medicine physician at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), in Poughkeepsie.

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