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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 Bundling Up Prevent A Cold? CareMount Doctor Tackles Seasonal Myths

    Does Bundling Up Prevent A Cold? CareMount Doctor Tackles Seasonal Myths

    With some of the mildest temperatures on record, this past winter was anything but ordinary. As we transition from winter to spring, and snow melts once and for all, the change in temperature can cause many people to catch a common cold. Why does this happen around the change of seasons, and how can one stay healthy? Dr. Howard Hinestroza of CareMount Medical shared his tips on how to ...

  2. NYP Pioneers New Treatment Options For Blood-Related Cancers

    NYP Pioneers New Treatment Options For Blood-Related Cancers

    Blood provides all the nutrients, oxygen and antibodies a person needs to stay healthy. Yet every three minutes, one person in the United States is diagnosed with a hematologic -- blood or lymph -- cancer. Fortunately, doctors are on the verge of several major advances in treatment that offer improved chances of survival and enhanced quality of life.Hematologic cancers, of which there ...

  3. New At-Home Treatment Revolutionizes Dialysis And Kidney Treatment

    New At-Home Treatment Revolutionizes Dialysis And Kidney Treatment

    By the time a chronic kidney disease that requires dialysis is diagnosed, many patients have already been through a lot. What begins as nausea, fatigue, swelling and vomiting quickly escalates to the treatment stage, which often requires a kidney transplant and hemodialysis. While hemodialysis is effective at removing toxins from the blood stream, it can be a burdensome process. That's ...

  4. With Strokes, Seconds Can Saves Lives Says CareMount Medical Doctor

    With Strokes, Seconds Can Saves Lives Says CareMount Medical Doctor

    According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is among the ten leading causes of disability and death in the United States. However, when a stroke strikes, it's important to act fast, said Dr. Paul Magda, a neurologist at CareMount Medical. It might just save a life."During a common stroke, oxygen and nutrients are blocked from supplying vital brain areas, by a clot within ...

  5. West Point Cadets Dance The Night Away To Support Pediatric Health

    West Point Cadets Dance The Night Away To Support Pediatric Health

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- For cadets at the United States Military Academy, fighting pediatric illness and supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital was as simple as doing the two-step.In the inaugural six-hour Dance Marathon held last month, West Point cadets raised $20,217 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, which is a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Thanks to the ...

  6. Help Your Dark Rooms Shine With Low-Light Tips From Wallauer's

    Help Your Dark Rooms Shine With Low-Light Tips From Wallauer's

    Although dark rooms can feel cozy and inviting, especially during the cold days of winter, as temperatures slowly warm and days get longer, light-lacking rooms can take on a constricting feel. Thankfully, Wallauer's Design Center is helping homeowners turn otherwise dark, drab rooms into bright, cheery living areas with these simple tips."White is the perfect canvas for any ...

  7. Stressing Your Heart Out? CareMount Doctor Explains Cardiac Correlation

    Stressing Your Heart Out? CareMount Doctor Explains Cardiac Correlation

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Nobody likes feeling stressed. Not only does it make us feel not ourselves, according to CareMount Medical's Dr. Richard Keating, it can set off a chain of damaging physical and emotional effects. Heart disease is the top killer of both men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives annually. While cardiac abnormalities can be triggered by a variety of ...

  8. Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- For more than a century, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has been vital to the Hudson Valley region. Founded as an Army hospital in 1917 to care for the victims of the global influenza epidemic, WMC has been meeting the health needs of the Hudson Valley ever since. As they celebrate 100 Years of Advanced Care ...

  9. Precision Medicine At NYP Is Transforming Cancer Care

    Precision Medicine At NYP Is Transforming Cancer Care

    Precision medicine is transforming cancer care, from “one size fits all” medicine to a personalized approach based on a patient’s genetic profile, features of their cancer cells and medical history. Thanks to advances in technology, including the mapping of the human genome, medical oncologists are able to identify specific gene alterations, or mutations, in a patient’s tumor. As a ...

  10. Phelps Hospital's Award-Winning Newborn Care Program Receives WHO Acclaim

    Phelps Hospital's Award-Winning Newborn Care Program Receives WHO Acclaim

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Hospital has always been known as a great place to have a baby. Now, as the hospital joins the ranks of internationally recognized "Baby-Friendly Hospitals," mothers and their newborns have access to the best in maternal care.The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program created by the World Health Organization, designed to recognize ...

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