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
• 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
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
When a HealthAlliance Hospital pharmacist unexpectedly injured his shoulder, he knew exactly where to go.
By Richard Klin
This revolutionary procedure put firefighter and scuba rescue diver Robert Young back in action.
By Laurie Yarnell
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
A teenage bicyclist forgets her helmet, leading to emergency brain surgery.
By David Levine
Three Newburgh brothers are among more than 500 people whose lives have been transformed through AFib ablation at Westchester Medical Center.
By Debra Bresnan
“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
“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