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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 »

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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 »