Health

Ticked Off! A Small Bug Looms Large in Summer Season

|  by Krista Madsen  | These things are certain: death, taxes…and, here in the Northeast add to this dreadful list: ticks. Judging from the fast and abundant feedback I got when I started asking who’s out there in our midst suffering from Lyme Disease, these tiny critters have had a huge impact on the lives of so many here, and ... Read More »

Tarrytown Director Films Documentary on Investing in Humanity

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  |  by Stefanie Sears  |   Inspirational. That is one way to describe social worker Sherry Saturno’s new documentary Human Investment. Educational is another. The 20-minute film consists of individual interviews with a group of social workers in the healthcare field that were all participants and speakers at the Care Management Summit at Binghamton University last year. They each ... Read More »

Proper Weight Vital for Staying Healthy

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|  by Robert Kimmel   |   Shedding those extra pounds is a key to a healthy lifestyle, but apparently many Americans have not mastered the necessary strategies to lose weight — or just don’t make the effort. Recent national studies show that about two-thirds of adults over the age of 20 are overweight, and nearly a third of all ... Read More »

Castle Hotel & Spa: A Place of Peace and Tranquility

Right: Thann Sanctuary Spa Operations Manager Ryoko Ado (photo by Fabienne Schneuwly)

|  by Fabienne Schneuwly  | On a Tarrytown hilltop, with a breath-taking view of the Hudson River and surrounded by acres of manicured gardens, sits a picturesque castle built in the 19th century. The majestic building, formerly belonging to General Howard Carroll, a respected playwright and businessman, known as “The Castle,” has been newly renovated and refurbished. Continuing its tradition ... Read More »

Spring Into NaturalFit Pharmacy in Irvington

Anna Donkin, owner of NaturalFit, plans to serve customer’s individual needs. Photo: Dylan Etzel

|  by Dylan Etzel  | It’s been almost eight months since NaturalFit Pharmacy opened at 104 Main Street in Irvington. Spacious shelves now brim with new products, ranging from cold remedies to locally crafted candles. Customers fill and refill prescriptions, as NaturalFit serves the health requirements of not only Irvington but also patrons of surrounding towns seeking a local solution ... Read More »

Like Second-Hand Smoke, Idling Engines Harm Our Children

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| by Greg Galloway|   Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council When it comes to idling in your car or truck, what you don’t know can definitely hurt you, your car, and your pocket book. Not to mention potentially get you in trouble with the law. There was a time when engines worked more efficiently after warming up for a few minutes, ... Read More »

The Art of Doing Nothing at Buddhist Center in Irvington

Jane and Derek Kolleeny, two of the founders of the Westchester Buddhist Center, in the Eileen Fisher headquarters.

| by Krista Madsen | Dharma teacher Robert Chender was talking about the neuroscience behind meditation, among other heady topics, at a recent Sunday morning gathering at Irvington’s Westchester Buddhist Center (WBC), when a flock of geese outside the grand riverfront windows momentarily stole the show. Chender paused and smiled as the rows of attendees turned their heads to admire ... Read More »

Fifth Annual Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon on Tap

Looking for a change of pace? The 5th Annual Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has the best of fun and scenery. It is the perfect event if you enjoy running for fun or are gearing up for a spring marathon! If you are Boston Bound – Better run here first! The Sleepy Hollow Half-Marathon, presented by ... Read More »

Tarrytown Yoga Studio to Offer Innovative Course

Instructor Joy Jacobson teaches a MELT class at Riverstone Yoga.   Photo: Fabienne Schneuwly

| by Fabienne Schneuwly |   Starting on March 14, Riverstone Yoga, a popular studio in Tarrytown known for its wide array of classes, will be offering a new and special course: The MELT Method. This groundbreaking self-treatment system, whose letters stand for Myofascial Energetic Length Technique, was created by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann. As described in her best-selling book named ... Read More »

Food Allergy: The Challenge Facing the Patients

| by Dr. Joon H. Park |   In recent years, we have observed an increased prevalence of food allergy. Based on recent reviews obtained from various published studies, food allergy is estimated to affect more than 1% to 2% and less than 10% of the population, and this reflects a growing public awareness and concern for food allergy. Some ... Read More »