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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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WMC’s New Ambulatory Care Pavilion Is a Healing Environment, Close to Home

By July 9, 2019 Uncategorized

The new Ambulatory Care Pavilion at Westchester Medical Center offers an enhanced environment of care for the patients and visitors of WMCHealth.

By Lisa Cesarano
As seen in the July/August issue of Advancing Care

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WMCHealth’s Spring Events Raise Funds and Spirits

By July 9, 2019 Uncategorized

As seen in the July/August issue of Advancing Care

The 40th Annual Westchester Medical Center Gala

Held at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the 40th Annual Westchester Medical Center Gala celebrated the 15th birthday of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the only all-specialty children’s hospital in the Hudson Valley.

Pictured above: (from left) Michael Gewitz, MD, William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; Michael Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth; Mitchell Hochberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Westchester County Healthcare Corporation; and twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho with their parents, Laurilin and Abel.

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Here’s What You Need to Know When Dealing With Postpartum Depression

By April 23, 2019 Features, Uncategorized

Expert OB-GYN staff members at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley explain the causes, symptoms and treatments for postpartum depression.

By Lisa Cesarano

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One Week. Six Transplants.

By March 27, 2019 Uncategorized

Last May, the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute at Westchester Medical Center performed six heart transplants in seven days – all with excellent outcomes.

By Melissa F. Pheterson
As seen in the March/April 2019 issue of Advancing Care 
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What should I do if my child is being bullied — or is the bully?

By April 11, 2018 Uncategorized

“All bullying has two things in common: It involves an imbalance of power — whether it’s social presence or physical strength — and behavior that’s repetitious,” 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). Read More

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The Westchester Warriors: Fighting for Pediatric Cancer Patients

By October 20, 2017 Uncategorized

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently celebrated the tremendous fundraising efforts of the Westchester Warriors, a youth hockey team that raised more than $100,000 during the team’s 2017 spring/summer season. This amount represented more than 10 times the funds raised in the previous season. Read More

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A Personal Approach to Treatment

By August 18, 2017 Uncategorized

Joe Lao, 23, was a college freshman suffering from Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Positive recurrent Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he turned to Mitchell Cairo, MD, the Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) for treatment after previous treatments failed.
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Saving a Spine

By June 19, 2017 Features, Uncategorized

Losing control of his skateboard, a young man from Dutchess County suffered a fractured and dislocated spine, fearing he would never walk again. Luckily, an expert surgeon set the record straight — along with his spine.

By Melissa Pheterson

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True Believer

By February 15, 2017 Features, Uncategorized

When a car accident left him with severe brain trauma, quick thinking and quick action gave a police officer a second chance at life.

By Melissa Pheterson

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