Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke? 

By April 11, 2018 Just the Facts

“The most common signs and symptoms are weakness on one side of the body, trouble talking, loss of vision, slurred speech or the face becoming droopy,” says Mill Etienne, MD, neurologist at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “Less common signs include suddenly becoming clumsy, difficulty walking or even a severe dizziness. If you experience anything like this, call 911 immediately – and keep calm in the meantime, says Dr. Etienne. “Don’t eat or drink anything, because you might have difficulty swallowing, as well.” Read More

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Why is a bike helmet important, and how can I best use it?

By April 11, 2018 Features

“Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of a crash, but only 18 percent of bicyclists wear them,” says Angela Katz, Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator at WMCHealth. Ensuring that children wear helmets correctly and consistently starts with parents wearing them, says Katz. “Be a role model for your children.” Read More

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A Reunion of Pediatric Champions

By April 11, 2018 Features

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital brought together nine pediatric patients whose lives were changed by the hospital’s expert care.

By Lisa Cesarano

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Healing at Her Own Hospital

By April 11, 2018 Features

When struck with a rare cancer, Lori Lade received compassionate care from St. Anthony Community Hospital – where she’s worked for 30 years.

By Melissa F. Pheterson

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Telepsychiatry Reaches Rural Students

By April 11, 2018 Features

WMCHealth is bringing mental-health services to local kids in need.

By Debra Bresnan

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Meet the Travel Doctor

By April 11, 2018 Features

A MidHudson Regional Hospital internist conquers Mount Kilimanjaro and helps fellow climbers along the way.

By Lisa Cesarano

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A 3-Year-Old Boy Is Now Breathing Free Thanks to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

By April 11, 2018 Features

The multidisciplinary team at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital performs a complex airway reconstruction on this young preschooler.

By Debra Bresnan

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It Took a Team to Tackle This Mother’s Rare Autoimmune Disorder

By April 11, 2018 Features

Skilled physicians in three specialties joined forces to successfully treat Sandra Nunez’ uncommon medical condition.

By David Levine

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Combatting Compassion Fatigue

By April 11, 2018 Features

Schwartz Center Compassionate Rounds help heal WMC clinical and support caregivers.

By Laurie Yarnell

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What should I do if my child is being bullied — or is the bully?

By April 11, 2018 Uncategorized

“All bullying has two things in common: It involves an imbalance of power — whether it’s social presence or physical strength — and behavior that’s repetitious,” says Abraham Bartell, MD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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