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John Haffey

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John is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in History, Communications, and Political Science. A lifelong Norwalk resident, he covers an array of topics from real estate and education to sports and entertainment. John has previously worked as a freelance reporter and brings experience in digital media advertising. A surfer, fisherman, and boater, John is prone to drop everything if the fish begin to bite or the waves are on.

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  1. ONS Helps Local Painter Regain Her Stroke

    ONS Helps Local Painter Regain Her Stroke

    Felicity Kostakis, an Old Greenwich artist, first noticed a pain in her right elbow while playing tennis. Over the course of a year, the pain invaded her day to day activities to the point that lifting clothing from the washer or taking a jar from the kitchen cabinet was excruciating. “I began to do everything with my left hand,” said Kostakis. Even more worrisome, it interfered with ...

  2. Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    When it comes to spine and back surgery, a name doesn't always tell the whole story.Many people incorrectly believe that a laser is the main surgical tool used in laser spine surgery and that it eliminates the need for a surgical incision. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.According to Dr. Scott Simon, a neurosurgeon with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, the use ...

  3. Want To Avoid Peanut Allergies? Start Young, Says WMC

    Want To Avoid Peanut Allergies? Start Young, Says WMC

    Forget everything you’ve ever learned about slowly introducing peanuts to your baby, because according to Dr. Subhadra Siegel, pediatric allergist and immunologist at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, the recommendation to avoid peanuts with babies is a thing of the past.“The old recommendation was to avoid peanuts and nuts ...

  4. In The Face Of Sorrow, One Family Rallies Around Mother's Disorder

    In The Face Of Sorrow, One Family Rallies Around Mother's Disorder

    A healthy mother of three teen boys, Sandra Nunez was eagerly anticipating her fourth child in April 2017. However, tragedy struck when she unexpectedly suffered a miscarriage in her second trimester. Over the following months, she searched for an answer to what went wrong, before finding an unexpected cause.She spent the night of the miscarriage at a local hospital. Her blood pressure ...

  5. Going For A Ride This Spring? Here's Why You Need To Wear A Helmet

    Going For A Ride This Spring? Here's Why You Need To Wear A Helmet

    As the weather warms and roads are cleared of sand and salt, biking offers a healthy and fun way to take in the spring season. However, before riding down the block or around town, it's important to always put on a helmet.“Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of a crash, but only 18 percent of bicyclists wear them,” said Angela Katz, trauma injury ...

  6. WMC Technician Experiences Other Side Of Comforting Care

    WMC Technician Experiences Other Side Of Comforting Care

    In her more than 30 years as an X-ray technician at St. Anthony Community Hospital, Lori Lade has learned what it means to work in the close-knit Westchester Medical Center Health Network.Over those three decades with the hospital’s radiology department, the 66-year-old Warwick resident has made compassionate care a priority: greeting patients warmly, explaining procedures, encouraging ...

  7. Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    When shoulder pain strikes, many people assume they’ve somehow injured their rotator cuff. According to Dr. Marc Kowalsky, a shoulder specialist and orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, an injury to the biceps tendon can cause shoulder pain and discomfort that can be mistaken for a rotator cuff injury.“The biceps tendon is an often-misunderstood structure ...

  8. Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    With warmer weather on the way, trading the snow shovel for a golf club or tennis racket is right around the corner. However, before hitting the course or court this spring, it's important to take the proper preventative steps to ensure your body isn't being put at risk.“If you haven’t been using the muscles necessary for your sport in the past few months, you’ll need to start slowly ...

  9. WMC Explains How To Keep Hearts Healthy After Failure

    WMC Explains How To Keep Hearts Healthy After Failure

    According to cardiac specialist Dr. Alan Gass, the advice he gives to patients with heart failure is designed to be simple yet effective: stop drinking alcohol, stop smoking, lose weight and start exercising. “If you have heart failure, do all of that, plus watch your salt and water intake, and be active,” said Gass, medical director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory ...

  10. And The Winner Goes To: WMC, For Keeping Oscar Manufacturers Best In Show

    And The Winner Goes To: WMC, For Keeping Oscar Manufacturers Best In Show

    The Academy Awards may be synonymous with the glitz and glamor of Southern California, but the evening's real stars -- the iconic trophies themselves -- actually boast local, New York roots.Believe it or not, the Oscar is manufactured here in the Hudson Valley. And The Work Place at MidHudson Regional Hospital helps workers at Polich Tallix, an internationally known metal foundry in ...

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