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Local Doulas Working to Keep Women Safe During Childbirth

by Katherine Cain –  Amidst a still rising maternal mortality rate that has more than doubled from 1991 to 2014, there is a growing need to tackle the issue and keep mothers healthy and safe during childbirth and the months that follow. Various initiatives hav... More »

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Dr. Gregg Semenza, Sleepy Hollow High Grad, Wins Nobel Prize

Dr. Gregg L. Semenza, a 1974 graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School, was one of three researchers awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their groundbreaking work on how cells sense and adapt to changing levels of oxygen around them. He credits h... More »

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Phelps Opens Pediatric Center

On Thursday, September 12th, Phelps Hospital, a part of the Northwell Health system, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open what will be the tenth branch of the Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners pediatric practice, the first outside of Long ... More »

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County Launches Online Mental Health Service List and Map

By Barrett Seaman Westchester County has just unveiled a new internet-based service that provides easily-accessible information on where to find help when behavioral health problems arise. The Department of Community Health, working with the county IT departme... More »

WESTCHESTER COUNTY OFFERING FREE MEASLES VACCINES

  With eight cases of measles documented in Westchester children, the County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, is urging residents to check their own vaccination status and that of their children and then, if unvaccinated, get the MMR vaccine that protec... More »

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The Gluten-Free Skinny, A Steady, Reliable and Healthy Diet Plan

by Linda Viertel –  You are what you eat,” but for those suffering from celiac disease, gluten intolerance or gluten allergy, eating can become a landmine of difficulties. Whether dining at home, in restaurants or in friends’ homes, there is always the challen... More »

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The Measles Have Come to Westchester. Here’s How to Minimize Risk

by Camille Cunningham –   Westchester County saw its first case of measles this week, after a Monroe College student from New York City visiting the college’s New Rochelle campus was found to be infected. New York City and Westchester County Health Departments... More »

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Fall Allergy Season and 8 Ways to Keep Symptoms at Bay

by Barbara Moroch –  Just when you thought it was safe to go outside…more hazards await: fall allergies. While most people associate allergies with springtime, the other peak season is right around the corner, ready to wreak havoc — bringing with it a return t... More »

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Jennifer Monness’s Meditation Lab in Our Local Schools

“I want my students to be the best versions of themselves  they can be when they finish a lab.” Two year ago, certified  yoga instructor and meditation instructor, Jennifer Monness, began teaching her meditation practice to varsity  and junior varsity Irvingto... More »

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New Youth and Family Yoga Program at Riverstone Yoga This Fall

By Linda Viertel – Everyone seems stressed these days, and none more-so than kids in their 24/7 super-connected world, which is why Tarrytown’s Riverstone Yoga salon owner and yoga teacher, Patricia Fischer, is creating her new Youth and Family Yoga Program st... More »

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First Positive West Nile Virus Case in 2018 Reported in Irvington

Westchester County has learned of its first human case of West Nile Virus this year, which was confirmed in a 72-year-old Irvington resident who had been hospitalized, and is now recovering at home. The Westchester County Department of Health found no signs of... More »

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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 »