Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

How can I prepare my child for the transition back to school?

By June 22, 2018 Just the Facts

Summer means a break from everything school-related — from bedtimes to bullies. All should be addressed well before Labor Day to smooth the transition for children, 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). “Children need a week or two to retrain their brains and bodies to return to a full day of school,” he says. Read More

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What summer illnesses should I look out for — and how can I prevent them?

By June 22, 2018 Just the Facts

Heatstroke poses a danger to athletes and people who work outdoors, and the key to prevention is staying hydrated. “Power drinks are beneficial, but there’s nothing better than good old-fashioned water or salt tablets,” says George Cox, MD, internal medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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What type of sunscreen — spray or lotion — is best for preventing skin cancer?

By June 22, 2018 Just the Facts

Short answer: It doesn’t matter — as long as you wear sunscreen in some form, says Arlene Cohen, oncology nurse at HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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Re-Engineering the Active Lifestyle

By June 22, 2018 Features

When a HealthAlliance Hospital pharmacist unexpectedly injured his shoulder, he knew exactly where to go.

By Richard Klin

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Making an Iron Man With Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

By June 22, 2018 Features

This revolutionary procedure put firefighter and scuba rescue diver Robert Young back in action.

By Laurie Yarnell

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Deducing the Surprising Cause Behind This Highland Man’s Psychotic Episode

By June 22, 2018 Features

When Kevin Berean appeared to be experiencing an altered state, the experts at MidHudson Regional Hospital looked beyond the symptoms to treat him.

By Lisa Cesarano

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The Road to Recovery After Emergency Brain Surgery

By June 22, 2018 Features

A teenage bicyclist forgets her helmet, leading to emergency brain surgery.

By David Levine

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This Highly Effective AFib Treatment Is Saving Hearts at Westchester Medical Center

By June 22, 2018 Features

Three Newburgh brothers are among more than 500 people whose lives have been transformed through AFib ablation at Westchester Medical Center.

By Debra Bresnan

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What is the keto diet, and is it healthy?

By June 22, 2018 Just the Facts

“The ketogenic [keto] diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrates and moderate in protein – a combination that mimics a state of fasting,” says Lauren Brown-Brandel, clinical dietician at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “When the body can’t use carbs for energy, it begins to convert fat into energy instead. The byproducts of this breakdown are called ketones.” Read More

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How can I stay healthy while traveling to different parts of the world?

By June 22, 2018 Just the Facts

“The first thing I tell people is to start thinking about potential health issues as soon as you book your flight,” says Rajiv Narula, MD, travel-medicine expert and internal medicine physician at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “Most people look up restaurants or resorts, and only realize they need vaccinations at the last minute.” Read More

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