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Have We Gone About This the Right Way?

By Barrett Seaman There are those who see the COVID-19 pandemic in the darkest of terms. The eminent physicist who also worked for decades in epidemiology, Dr. Richard L. Garwin, now 92 and living in Scarsdale, predicts the effects will be “much worse than the... More »

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Regeneron in Trials with Potential COVID-19 Treatment

By Barrett Seaman Tarrytown-based Regeneron Corporation announced on Monday that it has launched a clinical program to evaluate the effectiveness of Kevzara® (sarilumab) as a treatment for severe COVID-19 infections. The double-blind Phase 2/3 trial plans to e... More »

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Daily Updates and Resources

The New York State Department of Health has set up a hotline at (888) 364-3065 where Department of Health experts are available to answer questions regarding COVID-19. Information can also be found by visiting the New York Department of Health website at: http... More »

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Understanding Heart Risk Factors

by Dr. Richard Becker –  Risk factors are health related issues that affect our chances of developing a future medical condition. In the case of the heart, there are several major risk factors, some of which can be modified by intervention, to reduce the risk ... More »

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Anti-Vaping Campaign Launched in Westchester County

by Robert Kimmel –  Widespread concerns about health hazards associated with vaping have led Westchester County to partner with several community groups to start a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Campaign. Westchester’s “commitment to public health” was cited ... More »

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Westchester Launches Anti-Vaping Campaign

by Robert Kimmel Widespread concerns about health hazards associated with vaping have led Westchester County to partner with several community groups to start a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Campaign. Westchester’s “commitment to public health” was cited by ... More »

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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 »