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I’m a 40-year-old male. Any special health advice?

By April 24, 2017 Just the Facts

“An annual physical exam becomes very, very important once you reach 40; this is when vascular disease becomes more common, leading to heart disease, stroke and circulatory problems,” says Parag Shah, MD, internal medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).
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How likely is it that my child could be allergic to bee stings?

By April 17, 2017 Just the Facts

According to Subhadra Siegel, MD, pediatric allergist and immunologist at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), less than 1% of children in the U.S. have a life-threatening allergy to bee stings. Read More

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How can I prevent Lyme disease?

By April 17, 2017 Just the Facts

Lyme disease is so pervasive here in the Hudson Valley region, it almost feels impossible to avoid. Read More

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Is getting sunburned really a big deal?

By April 17, 2017 Just the Facts

“Sunburn, even one bad sunburn, can significantly increase your risk of melanoma,” says Xiang (Eric) Dong, MD, the Associate Director of Surgical Oncology at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital, both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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911

By April 13, 2017 Features

Emergency Medical Services in the Hudson Valley have come a long way in 44 years.

By Debra Bresnan

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A New Hope

By April 13, 2017 Features

Westchester Medical Center launches a program offering world-class treatment for a rare but increasingly recognized genetic heart condition.

By Ali Jackson-Jolley

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Reversing a “Death Sentence”

By April 13, 2017 Features

An environmental conservation officer was mistaken for a deer in the middle of a cornfield. Shot in the pelvis, he received the critical care that saved his leg — and his life.

By Melissa F. Pheterson

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Ahead of the Curve

By April 13, 2017 Features

A revolutionary, new, non-invasive procedure for children with scoliosis is nothing short of MAGEC.

By Sheryl Kraft

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The Support Zone

By April 13, 2017 Features

Lactation consultants at WMCHealth are here to help new moms with the challenges of breastfeeding.

By Mary McIver Puthawala, RN, BSN

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Opioid Addiction

By April 13, 2017 Features

What you need to know about this frightening epidemic.

By Laurie Yarnell

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