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After Surviving Traumatic Brain Injuries, This Little Girl Wants to Be a Doctor

By July 8, 2019 Features

A Hopewell Junction girl who suffered traumatic brain injuries is thriving, thanks to expert care at WMCHealth and the support of family and friends.

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Signing a New Lease on Life After a Severe Brain Injury

By July 8, 2019 Features

In December 2017, Abigail Dopico suffered a brain injury so severe, it was uncertain if she would live. But after a week of expert care, she was wishing her care team a Happy New Year.

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What Foods and Drinks Should Be Avoided or Emphasized During Pregnancy?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

“Food is what builds a baby’s body, so you need the highest-quality nutrition to have a healthy pregnancy,” says Dean Bloch, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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Are Earbuds Safe?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

It’s tempting to crank up your headphones during a summer run or while lounging in the sun, but always be careful when wearing earbuds, cautions Harlan M. Rozenberg, DO, a family physician at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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What Are the Best Ways to Protect the Skin From Summer Heat?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

We all know that the sun can cause sunburn, but it’s easy to forget that concrete surfaces, strollers, metal bleachers, slides and other play equipment also can burn sensitive skin after just one to three seconds of exposure.

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What Are the Signs of a Concussion?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

Concussion awareness is at an all-time peak, and “proper identification, with prompt removal from contact activities, is key to a safe recovery,” says Nicholas Belasco, DO, a sports medicine specialist and Director of the Concussion Management and Rehabilitation program at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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How Do I Keep My Kids Safe Around the Pool?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

For infants and toddlers, having a closed-off pool area is the key to safety. “Build or install a self-latching gate with childproof locks and, ideally, an audible alert when motion is detected in the water,” says Darshan Patel, MD, Chief of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

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What Are the Best Ways to Barbecue Safely?

By July 3, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the July/August 2019 issue of Advancing Care.

Outdoor cooking is fun, but beware: Grills, hibachis and barbecues can lead to critical injuries or even death.

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Enhanced Cells From WMCHealth’s Cellular and Tissue Engineering Lab Are Saving Lives

By June 18, 2019 Features

CTEL is building better cells to fight disease, repair damaged tissue, and suppress abnormalities.

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Here’s What You Need to Know When Dealing With Postpartum Depression

By April 23, 2019 Features, Uncategorized

Expert OB-GYN staff members at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley explain the causes, symptoms and treatments for postpartum depression.

By Lisa Cesarano

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