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United Way 2-1-1 Service Provides Valuable Help to Those in Need

by Rick Pezzullo – Most people are familiar with the 911 Emergency System, but many may not be aware of the 2-1-1 service provided by the United Way. Launched in 2005, 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects pe... More »

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Phelps Memorial Hospital Acquires Germ Killing Robots

by Barrett Seaman –  Let’s be clear: these robots are a force for good. Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, now a part of the Northwell Health System, has two of them. They’ve been busy zapping microorganisms since early May. When idle, the LightStrike™... More »

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TSO Raises Awareness for Life Saving Organ Transplant Donations

by Robert Kimmel –    Faced with serious health problems, Sleepy Hollow resident Len Andrew’s resolve to undergo kidney transplantation twice led him to successfully overcome those problems. These experiences also inspired him to become an active member of the... More »

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Experts Call Vaping by Children a Looming Health Crisis

by Elaine Marranzano –  “Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances of all time. If these kids start using it in the seventh or eighth grade – by the time they get to high school it’s all done.” — Dr. Richard Stumacher The skyrocketing popularity of vapi... More »

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Tarrytown Schools Screen New Documentary on Teenage Anxiety

by Maria Ann Roglieri –  Anxiety in teenagers is increasing and is currently a hot topic among school psychologists and parents. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety afflicts nearly 1/3 of adolescents and adults. Fortunately, it is tre... More »

What You Should Know About Skin Cancer

Who gets skin cancer, and why? Sun exposure is the biggest cause of skin cancer, but some cancers develop on skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Exposure to environmental hazards, radiation treatment, and even heredity may play a role. Although skin cance... More »

Now More than Ever Is the Time to Check for Ticks

by Camille Cunningham  For anyone living in the northeast, summer is the time to look out for ticks and the diseases they frequently carry. Ticks are most active late spring through early fall, but when the weather turns hot, jeans and long sleeves give way to... More »

Phelps President Touts Hospital’s Latest Advances

by Robert Kimmel In assessing the past year at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, its President and CEO Daniel Blum had a good number of successes to report. The account of those achievements came recently at the Hospital’s Annual Community Breakfast at the Doub... More »

Ask the Doctor – What Goes Into a Hip Replacement?

by Dr. Jason Hochfelder, Phelps Hospital Close to 1 million hip replacements are performed in the United States every year, but very few patients know how the replacement parts are constructed or what materials are used. Can you provide some details about the ... More »

Ask the Doctor – Starve a Cold; Feed a Fever?

by Dr. Craig Zalvan, otolaryngologist Why isn’t there a vaccine to prevent the common cold? Colds are caused by hundreds of different viruses, so a single protective vaccine would be difficult to develop. Since most people recover from colds without lasting ef... More »

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Phelps Hospital Educators Provide Emergency Training Overseas

by Rick Pezzullo Since 2009, educators from the Hoch Center for Emergency Education at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow have formed a special bond with a little-known country in the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas to provide medical tr... More »

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Ask the Doctor – Facts About Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans were estimated to have either Type I or Type II diabetes in 2012, of which 21 million cases were diagnosed. About 86 million American adults had pre-diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes (al... More »