Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Peripheral Bypass Program Receives Top Honors

By February 9, 2018 Health News

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has achieved its second consecutive year of top ratings in Peripheral Vascular Bypass procedures. Read More

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How Can I “Spring Clean” My Diet?

By February 9, 2018 Just the Facts

If you packed on a few extra pounds this winter, you’re not alone, says Susan Epstein, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian at The Surgical Weight Loss Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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Am I a Binge Drinker?

By February 9, 2018 Just the Facts

According to Allen Nace, MA, LMHC, CASAC, Administrative Director of Community Rehabilitation Services/Addiction Treatment Services at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), “Binge drinking is defined as five drinks for men and four drinks for women in a period of one or two hours. It is also thought to be heavy episodic drinking, with the intent of becoming intoxicated.”  Read More

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What Happens When a Code Triage Sounds at a Level 1 Trauma Center?

By February 9, 2018 Features

At the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, the staff unites as something more than a team.

By Melissa F. Pheterson Read More

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After Years of Pain From a Hidden Condition, This Grandmother Found Relief With Good Samaritan Hospital

By February 9, 2018 Features

Congers’ Kathleen Paladine found relief from artery disease, thanks to this hospital’s skilled vascular team.

By Debra Bresnan Read More

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WMCHealth Goes to the Oscars

By February 9, 2018 Features

The Work Place at MidHudson Regional Hospital helps keep Oscars statue makers healthy.

By David Levine Read More

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Here’s How to Properly React to Common Emergency Situations

By February 9, 2018 Just the Facts

From car accidents to cooking mishaps, when you’re faced with an accident, do you know what to do? Here, Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) emergency doctors at the region’s only verified Level I and Level II trauma centers offer their advice to manage some common scenarios.

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Sexual Health in the LBGTQ Community

By February 8, 2018 Features

Infectious-disease physician Dr. Marc Tack speaks on the most pressing concerns for this often underserved population.

By Laurie Yarnell Read More

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What is Your Health Advice for Heart Failure Patients?

By January 4, 2018 Just the Facts

Alan Gass, MD, FACC, Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), gives heart failure patients the same advice he gives to those who’ve had a heart attack: If you smoke, stop. If you drink alcohol, stop. If you’re overweight, lose weight. If you’re sedentary, exercise. Read More

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What If We Only Ate Plants?

By December 12, 2017 Features

A Westchester Medical Center Health Network cardiologist weighs in on the health benefits and risks of a vegan diet.

By David Levine

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