Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley
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  • 'I Cheated Death'

    Physicians at the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute — and caring community members — save an Purchase woman from a potentially deadly heart condition.

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  • When Flu Turns Fierce

    Quick thinking and coordinated care save a healthy teenager from a super-infection that threatened her life.

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  • Revived After Kidney Failure

    A Stone Ridge Woman says her skillful nurse at HealthAlliance Hospital‘s Dialysis Center helped save her life.

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  • Back in the Game

    The Work Place at MidHudson Regional Hospital has a very important job: making sure people can do their jobs safely.

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What should I know about toddler safety during the holidays?

By October 28, 2019 Just the Facts

Most parents are well versed in the dangers of toy-choking hazards facing toddlers. Darshan Patel, MD, Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, says parents of young children should be mindful of a few lesser-known holiday hazards. Read More

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How can I maintain a healthy weight in winter?

By October 28, 2019 Just the Facts, Uncategorized

The key is planning and pacing, according to Maria Scaffidi, MPA, RD, CDN, Bariatric Coordinator 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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Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

By October 28, 2019 Just the Facts

“No, that’s a myth — and so is the misconception that people with diabetes can ‘never’ eat sweets or traditional foods they enjoy,” says Donna Gibbons, RN, MS, CPT, CDE, Diabetes Program Manager at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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How do I manage the stress of being a caregiver at holiday time?

By October 28, 2019 Just the Facts

“One of the first ways is giving ourselves permission to accept help,” says Heather Greene, LCSW, Director of Resident and Family Services at Mountainside Residential Care Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), in Margaretville. Read More

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Do I really need to wear sunscreen in the winter?

By October 28, 2019 Just the Facts

“If you spend a lot of time outdoors, winter can pose just as much risk of sun damage as summer does,” says Xiang Da (Eric) Dong, MD, Associate Director of Surgical Oncology at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Read More

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What Do You Do When the Flu Turns Life-Threatening?

By October 23, 2019 Features

Quick thinking and coordinated care save a healthy teenager from a diagnosis that threatened her life.

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This Stone Ridge Woman Was Revived After Kidney Failure

By October 23, 2019 Features

Maggie Colan says her skillful nurse at HealthAlliance Hospital‘s Dialysis Center helped save her life.

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The Hospital Service Making Sure People Can Do Their Jobs Safely

By October 23, 2019 Features

The Work Place at MidHudson Regional Hospital takes their job very seriously.

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How a School Nurse Saved This Cornwall Teen’s Life

By October 23, 2019 Features

Perceptive intervention from a passerby and quick, high-quality medical care helped keep Joshua Wozniak alive.

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Building a Support System for Sufferers of Brain Injury

By October 23, 2019 Features

Recovering from brain injury, one therapist sought a support group – and decided to team up with her neurologist at Good Samaritan Hospital to create a new one.

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