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At What Age Do We Peak?

By August 21, 2018 Features

A Westchester Medical Center Health Network expert explains that good health starts with a state of mind.

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What are the best ways to avoid, identify and treat head lice?

By August 21, 2018 Just the Facts

According to Maria Lombardi, MD, pediatrician at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), 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. Read More

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How can I pack a healthy school lunch that actually gets eaten?

By August 21, 2018 Just the Facts

Success starts well before the lunch bell rings. Read More

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How can I make Halloween a safe yet enjoyable experience?

By August 21, 2018 Just the Facts

Each year, 4,400 trick-or-treaters across the country are taken to a hospital. Mark Papish, MD, Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), shares strategies to minimize risk. First, remember that one-third of Halloween injuries involve lacerations from pumpkin-carving. “Using a children’s pumpkin-carving knife that is serrated, but not sharp, can mitigate this risk,” Dr. Papish says. “You can also have young children paint the pumpkin instead.” Read More

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How can I help prevent a senior citizen family member from getting injured in a fall?

By August 21, 2018 Just the Facts

The bad news: One in three falls among adults 65 and over leads to a traumatic injury, such as a hip fracture. Read More

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What’s the best way to navigate a medicine aisle and make sense of all the options?

By August 21, 2018 Just the Facts

In drugstore aisles, over-the-counter medications are organized by symptoms. To find the right match, think about cause. “When you see your symptoms on the front of the box, flip it over to see the active ingredients,” says Steven Seeberger, RPH, Director of Pharmacy Services at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “There are many cold and allergy medications. The rule is: If your runny-nose symptoms are being caused by the common cold, you should select a decongestant. If your runny nose is caused by seasonal allergy, you should use an antihistamine. If you see the word “PM” in the name of the medication, it contains a sleep aid.” Read More

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Which gym health hazards should I watch out for?

By August 21, 2018 Just the Facts

There’s nothing more aggravating than getting sick while trying to stay healthy. Read More

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Events – September, October

By August 21, 2018 Events

September 12

St. Anthony Community Hospital Golf & Tennis Classic

Putt and play for a purpose. This day of golf and tennis at Warwick Valley Country Club in Warwick supports St. Anthony Community Hospital. Call 845.368.5151 or visit stanthonycommunityhosp.org/golf. Read More

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Team WMCHealth Runs New York City Marathon

By August 21, 2018 Events, Health News

Ten Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) employees will “go the distance” by running in the annual TCS New York City Marathon on November 4 to support patients cared for at the network’s 10 hospitals. First place or last, running a marathon is about going the distance, even when your body is telling you to quit.  Read More

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WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute Welcomes New Cardiologists to Kingston

By August 21, 2018 Health News

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute recently opened an office for patients at network affiliate HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus. As part of the expansion, WMCHealth welcomed two longtime Kingston cardiologists to the Institute’s team: Ellis W. Lader, MD, and Aneta D. Dimova, MD. Read More

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