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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. Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    As they age, all men become vulnerable to prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. As with many cancers, the keys to lowering the risk for prostate cancer are knowledge, early detection and careful management of the disease.Prostate cancer screening can detect the disease in its earlier, more curable stages, when treatment is more likely to be ...

  2. Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    It's late, your child is in visible pain and you're unsure whether the condition will worsen overnight. Most pediatricians practice standard business hours, while a hospital's emergency room can come with long wait times and a sizable bill. Thankfully, urgent care facilities are emerging as an attractive alternative for parents seeking after-hours treatment for non-life-threatening ...

  3. This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    With class back in session, fall is the ideal time to schedule a back-to-school eye exam. From books and papers to iPads and laptops, having healthy eyes can have a significant impact on a student's learning and prevent in-classroom struggles."The purpose for a checkup is to identify and address any vision problems early on, before they may lead to learning problems and falling ...

  4. Vascular Surgeon Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

    Vascular Surgeon Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. --  Vascular surgeon Dr. Ratna Chandana Singh has joined White Plains Hospital, as one of the newest members of the hospital's growing Physician Associates team.After completing her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at City College of New York, Singh earned her medical degree from the New York University ...

  5. Wide Awake During Surgery? It's Better Than It Sounds, Says ONS Hand Doctor

    Wide Awake During Surgery? It's Better Than It Sounds, Says ONS Hand Doctor

    When undergoing surgery of the hand or wrist, patients have traditionally been sedated to eliminate pain and discomfort associated with the procedure. That's changing, however, as the advent of wide-awake surgery has become one of the most significant advances in treating hand and wrist injuries.According to Dr. Matthew Cantlon, a hand, wrist and elbow specialist at ONS-Orthopaedic ...

  6. Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, is on the decline. However, while often diagnosed in patients over 50, there has been a recent dramatic increase in colorectal cancer in younger patients, with approximately 15 percent found in those under 50.Thanks to regular screening through colonoscopy and early detection, colorectal cancer can be ...

  7. Know The Risks And Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

    Know The Risks And Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer isn’t a high-profile disease; however, as the fourth most common cancer in the U.S., greater awareness of its risk factors and symptoms could be lifesaving. Fortunately, bladder cancer is highly treatable when detected early.Bladder cancer begins when the cells lining the walls of the bladder begin to grow at a rapid rate. The majority of bladder cancers that develop are ...

  8. Does Diabetes Pose A Cancer Risk? NYP Explains Potential Correlation

    Does Diabetes Pose A Cancer Risk? NYP Explains Potential Correlation

    Affecting millions of Americans each year, diabetes poses numerous and significant health risks. And, research examining the correlation between diabetes and cancer has discovered a potential link between the two diseases.Doctors have found those who have type 2 diabetes may also be at risk for cancer, as people with the blood disorder are twice as likely to get liver, pancreatic, ...

  9. Make Your Home 'Pop' With A Fresh Front Door

    Make Your Home 'Pop' With A Fresh Front Door

    Sprucing up a house shouldn't require significant money or time commitment. Whether done in a classic color or upgraded to a punchier hue, a freshly painted front door can greatly enhance any home’s curb appeal, often for far less money than alternative renovations."Changing the color of your front door can change the whole look of your home," said Kim Scappaticci, design ...

  10. Take Your Lumps And Bumps Seriously: Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Sarcoma

    Take Your Lumps And Bumps Seriously: Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Sarcoma

    It’s natural to be concerned if you find a new lump or bump on your body. While the odds are that it’s nothing serious, there is a small chance a growth may be a sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that originates in bone and soft tissue. Incredibly uncommon -- sarcomas account for less than one percent of adult cancers and 15 percent in children -- the disease is often not recognized or ...

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