Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

WMC Hyperbarics Program Receives Top Accreditation

By December 12, 2017 Health News

The Hyperbaric Medicine program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently received Accreditation with Distinction for its comprehensive hyperbaric oxygen-therapy program by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Only 12 percent of the 1,000 centers nationwide receive the Accreditation with Distinction designation. Read More

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Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and 100.7 WHUD Join Forces to Support Care for Kids

By December 12, 2017 Health News

Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital teamed up once again with Peekskill-based WHUD to host the 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids. Read More

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Wine Connoisseurs Raise a Glass to Help Support Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

By December 12, 2017 Health News

Hundreds of patrons and wine aficionados gathered at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase for the annual Wines of the World event benefiting Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital. Read More

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Mountainside Nursing Home Recognized Again as One of Nation’s Best

By December 12, 2017 Health News

Mountainside Residential Care Center, in Margaretville, was recently honored with the Womens Choice Award for being one of Americas Best for Extended Care in the United States.” Read More

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Heart Transplant Program Marks 200th Transplant with Milestone Reunion

By December 12, 2017 Health News

Doctors, patients and caregivers at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) had even greater reason to celebrate Organ Donor Enrollment Day. Read More

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Life Before and After a New Heart

By December 12, 2017 Features

Westchester Medical Center Health Network recently performed the 200th heart transplant at its WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute. Three of those patients share their stories.

By Debra Bresnan

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How can I keep fit through the winter?

By December 12, 2017 Just the Facts

It happens every year. As the cold and darkness sets in, fitness can fall by the wayside. But that’s no excuse to let your fitness goals slide. Read More

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Is snow shoveling bad for my heart?

By December 12, 2017 Just the Facts

When it comes to older adults and snow shoveling, know the risk factors, because according to Martin Cohen, MD, interventional cardiologist at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), “Shoveling can be a very dangerous activity for many people, especially those with certain heart conditions, if the right precautions aren’t taken.” Read More

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How can we make sure sledding stays fun?

By December 12, 2017 Just the Facts

During a typical winter season, our pediatric emergency department cares for dozens of children injured while sledding, snow tubing and tobogganing,” says Darshan Patel, MD, Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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Is there a “right” way to wash your hands?

By October 23, 2017 Just the Facts

“Hand hygiene is the most important way to prevent spreading infection to our families, friends and coworkers. Read More

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