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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. 'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    Seemingly the model of perfect health, Kevin Quinn, 63, decided to take his daily jog one March afternoon. However, as the retired New York City fireman and Rockland County resident began his usual running route, his body didn't feel normal.“I was almost a mile into the run, and I felt something strange — a pressure or a pain in my chest,” he said. “Something stopped me. I asked myself, ...

  2. Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    During the height of cold and flu season, using warm soap and water to clean your hands is important to reduce the risk of infection. A seemingly mindless task, washing your hands actually requires a bit of attention to effectively avert contraction.According to Dr. Sheila Nolan, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester ...

  3. Rye Brook Singer Combines Nature, Song

    Rye Brook Singer Combines Nature, Song

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- From the Pacific Northwest to the mountains of Germany, Carol McMillan has always found a home in music."I think my mother was one of those people who believed that music was the cornerstone of education," said McMillan, a Rye Brook resident and member of the Westchester Choral Society.Growing up in Santa Barbara, Calif., McMillan developed a love ...

  4. What Happens When Cancer Strikes The Bones? NYP Explains Deadly Diagnosis

    What Happens When Cancer Strikes The Bones? NYP Explains Deadly Diagnosis

    Bone cancer is a serious problem that requires advanced expertise to treat. Primary bone cancers -- such as osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma -- are rare, affecting just over 3,200 people a year in the United States. Bone metastases -- cancer which spreads to the bone from tumors that began in other organs, such as the breast or prostate -- are far more common, striking ...

  5. NewYork-Presbyterian Makes Progress Against A Challenging Cancer

    NewYork-Presbyterian Makes Progress Against A Challenging Cancer

    Stomach cancer is rare in the United States; it affects only 28,000 people a year. However, it's the second leading cause of cancer death around the world and has been linked to diets high in preserved meats and low in fresh fruits and vegetables.Most stomach cancers have grown to an advanced stage by the time they cause symptoms, making them challenging to treat successfully. Screening ...

  6. Research Provides Treatment Breakthroughs For Lymphoma

    Research Provides Treatment Breakthroughs For Lymphoma

    Blood cancers, including the main types leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. While there are no means of preventing or screening for most blood cancers, recent breakthroughs for lymphoma treatment are improving quality of life and survival.Lymphomas are cancers of the ...

  7. NYP Makes Treatment Strides Against Leukemia

    NYP Makes Treatment Strides Against Leukemia

    Recent treatment strides show promise for improving the life expectancy and quality of life for those affected by leukemia.Leukemias, which are cancers of the blood and bone marrow cells, result from the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that eventually overtake normal blood cells and cause problems such as anemia, bleeding and infections. In acute leukemia, immature white ...

  8. Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Cancer of the thyroid -- a gland in the neck that produces a variety of hormones -- is the most common endocrine cancer. Diagnosed nearly three times as often in women as men, thyroid cancer has been the most rapidly increasing cancer, tripling in incidence over the last three decades.The good news is that the chance of dying from thyroid cancer has remained steadily low. Today, ...

  9. Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia – or ALL -- is the most common cancer diagnosed among children and adolescents age 20 and younger. And while nearly 5,000 children will be diagnosed with leukemia each year in the United States, pediatric leukemia is one of cancer's great success stories. That's because more than 98 percent of children diagnosed with ALL today go into remission and 90 ...

  10. Westchester Medical Center Helps Veteran's Heart Beat Strong

    Westchester Medical Center Helps Veteran's Heart Beat Strong

    The walk to his Madison Ave. office from Penn Station was always a nice way for Thomas Gurry to start his day. However, in 2012 the Syosset, Long Island resident began to feel lightheaded and struggled for breath during his several block commute.“It started to get progressively worse and felt like someone was hitting me in the chest with a brick,” recalled Gurry, a partner in a ...

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