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totally pumped

Totally Pumped

Marcella Franks is now able to do things she enjoys, like taking walks and shopping with her daughter-in-law Kathy. Photo by John Halpern When a faulty heart valve left a 77-year-old woman breathless, Good...

good health

The Art of Good Health

Photos by Kenneth Gabrielsen Thanks to the advanced technology and medical talent at Westchester Medical Center, a COVID patient is back on his feet, putting new beauty into the world. By Deborah Skolnik Abraham...

transplant

One Transplant Alters Two Lives

Milinda Mejorado, RN, (left) was inspired by the exceptional treatment her son received as a new liver recipient at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Westchester Medical Center, where she now works full-time. Photos by...

up & running

Up & Running

Photos by John Halpern Thanks to the talented physicians at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a Beacon girl is back on her feet — and out of pain. By Deborah Skolnik In 2011, physicians at Maria...

creator

Boiceville Artist Thanks WMCHealth for Heart Care  

Steve Heller’s work is familiar to anyone driving from Kingston to Woodstock. His shop is off Rte 28. Photo by Kenneth Gabrielsen Seamless, advanced care gets Boiceville artist back to creating robots, rocket ships...

new heart

Celebrating a New Heart

Peter Myer is happy to be back home in Albany, spending time with his wife, Marie. Photo by Daniella Inzerilli After three cardiac events that greatly damaged his heart, a grandfather in Albany is...

life-changing treatment

Life-Changing Treatment

Fifteen-year-old Amia Murray has been seizure-free since her minimally invasive brain surgery. Photos by Matt Wittmeyer This teen’s seizures have stopped, following a minimally invasive procedure at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. By Laurie Yarnell...

cold turkey

When Not to Go Cold Turkey

Photos by Kenneth Gabrielsen One patient who stopped her prescribed medication abruptly developed painful withdrawal symptoms but found prompt and caring treatment at St. Anthony Community Hospital. By Laurie Yarnell During the pandemic, Lisa...

Kidney transplant

“Maria Fareri Saved Her Life”

Adobe Stock / hywards The first kidney transplant patient at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is doing great, thanks to her skilled medical team — and her dad. In 2002, Valerie Portelle was born with...

cystic fibrosis

New Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

5-year-old Evie LaBrecque and her family find a supportive community at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. When her older daughter, Zoey, was born with cystic fibrosis seven years ago, a Google search led Denise LaBrecque...