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WMCHealth Hospitals Welcome 18 New Year’s Babies

By February 6, 2019 Health News

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care 

Four hospital birthing centers in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomed their own Babies New Year, as 18 newborns entered the world on New Year’s Day. Read More

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What Are the Guidelines for Pre-operative Fasting?

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

Patients must strictly follow fasting rules, also known as NPO Guidelines (NPO means “nothing by mouth,” from the Latin nil per os), prior to admission for procedures requiring anesthesia to avoid risks, including pulmonary aspiration, respiratory compromise, regurgitation and postoperative dehydration. Read More

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Sleep Disorders, Schedules, and More Commonly Asked Sleep Questions

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

How much sleep should I be getting?

Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST, Clinical Manager of the Sleep Center at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) in Poughkeepsie, says good sleep hygiene means seven to eight hours on a regular schedule in “a dark, quiet, cool environment. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and screen time close to bedtime.” Read More

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Know the Facts Behind These Age-Old Health Myths

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

Gary Rogg, MD, internal medicine physician at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), confirms and dispels some age-old health myths. Read More

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This Meningitis Sufferer Survived a Misdiagnosis and a Semi-Comatose State

By February 6, 2019 Features

Now, thanks to WMCHealth, she’s back and better than ever.

By Laurie Yarnell
As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care  Read More

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A Special Donor Offers This Little Boy the Gift of Life

By February 6, 2019 Features

How this child’s cousin and the exceptional medical staff at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital teamed up to save him.

By Deborah Skolnik
As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care  Read More

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Two Lives Hanging in the Balance Due to an Unusual Diagnosis

By February 6, 2019 Features

An unusual and life-threatening diagnosis required expert care to save a pregnant mom and her premature baby.

By David Levine
As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care 

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One Week. Six Transplants.

By February 6, 2019 Features

Last May, the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute at Westchester Medical Center performed six heart transplants in seven days – all with excellent outcomes.

By Melissa F. Pheterson
As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care 
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Is Sitting at My Desk for Too Long Unhealthy?

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

Recent studies on the effects of long periods of sitting are a hot topic, says Rocco A. Chiappini, MD, Regional Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at HealthAlliance Hospitals and MidHudson Regional Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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At What Age Should I Have a Colonoscopy?

By February 6, 2019 Just the Facts

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care

“The age at which colorectal cancer screening should start is dependent on multiple factors, including age, family history and personal history,” says Kristopher Korsakoff, MD, gastroenterologist at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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