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  • Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve right around the corner, keeping track of your weight can seem like an afterthought.“Most people end up gaining three to five pounds during the holiday season," said Jaclyn Meyer, MS, a registered and certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a Diabetes Educator at HealthAlliance Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center in Kingston, a member ...

  • For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    Saving a patient from a single life or death diagnosis requires unparalleled skill and expertise, but providing prolonged care calls for knowledge of a different kind. That's what makes one local cardiologist's more than two decades of life-saving treatment for a single patient all the more incredible. Nelson, 67, lives in New Hampton with his wife, Edna; they have one son and ...

  • Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    "No, that’s a myth — and so is the misconception that people with diabetes can 'never' eat sweets or traditional foods they enjoy,” said Donna Gibbons, diabetes program manager at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.A wiser strategy, she said, is assessing Type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk factors: being overweight, physically inactive, ...

  • Heart Transplant Gives Triathlete The Gift of Life

    Heart Transplant Gives Triathlete The Gift of Life

    Battling a life-threatening illness is challenging enough, but when confronted with a second debilitating health condition, Elisabeth Kepley knew she was in for a different kind of fight. “It almost took me out,” said Kepley of her Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis in 2006. “My organs were shutting down, and I was very sick,” recalled the single mother of ...

  • Yonkers Woman's Search For Kidney Touches Lives In Unexpected Ways

    Yonkers Woman's Search For Kidney Touches Lives In Unexpected Ways

    For Janet Roma, 52, her longstanding battle with diabetes had deteriorated her kidneys to the point that they could suddenly fail at any time. In order to regain her life and health, the Yonkers resident elected to seek out a kidney donor in hopes of finding a match. What would ultimately unfold was a story across three states affecting the lives of six strangers, who would help give ...

  • When Do We Peak? WMC Explores When We're At Top Physical Fitness

    When Do We Peak? WMC Explores When We're At Top Physical Fitness

    There's no denying we all age, but exactly when are we in peak physical fitness? According to Dr. William Frishman, director of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center, flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), being young has a host of benefits.The simple answer, said Dr. Frishman, is that our bodies peak in our 20s and 30s. The more nuanced response, ...

  • WMC Explains How To Treat -- And Avoid -- Head Lice

    WMC Explains How To Treat -- And Avoid -- Head Lice

    According to Dr. Maria Lombardi, pediatrician at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Network, lice are highly contagious, and are spread from person to person (mostly children) via the direct contact of hair accessories, hats, pillows, bedding, and of course, heads.To help prevent your child from contracting lice, encourage him or her to avoid ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Explains How Avoid 'Tricks' This Halloween

    Westchester Medical Center Explains How Avoid 'Tricks' This Halloween

    Each year, 4,400 trick-or-treaters across the country are taken to a hospital. Dr. Mark Papish, associate medical director of Emergency Medicine at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), shared strategies to minimize risk. First, remember that one-third of Halloween injuries involve lacerations from pumpkin-carving. “Using a ...

  • WMC Explains How To Maximize Your Visit To The Pharmacy Aisle

    WMC Explains How To Maximize Your Visit To The Pharmacy Aisle

    From aspirin to allergy medicine, navigating the aisles of a drugstore can seem like a complicated task. However, with a little forehand knowledge and some basic symptoms, finding the right solution for an illness doesn't always require a trip to a doctor.In drugstore aisles, over-the-counter medications are organized by symptoms. To find the right match, think about cause. “When you ...

  • Help Keep Senior Citizens Stable With Fall Prevention Tips

    Help Keep Senior Citizens Stable With Fall Prevention Tips

    While slips and falls are rare occurrences and don't often result in serious injuries for most of the population, for the elderly, losing one's footing and falling to the ground can have very dangerous side effects and severely impact overall health.The bad news: one in three falls among adults 65 and over leads to a traumatic injury, such as a hip fracture. The good news: you have more ...

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