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West Nile Mosquitoes Are Back in Town

As if Westchester needed another virus, the old West Nile variety has come on the wings of mosquitoes sighted in Elmsford, Hastings, Mount Vernon and Rye. They tend to breed in standing water, and the county is searching for breeding grounds so they can spray.... More »

Virtual Vitality with Phelps Keeps Seniors Engaged

By Annie Rubinson– “Engagement” is one of the key components of brain health for seniors, and the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of them feeling more isolated than ever. In response, Ellen Woods, Senior Program Manager at Phelps Hospital Northwell, has single... More »

Eileen Fisher Making Masks and Other PPE in Irvington

by Rick Pezzullo –  Eileen Fisher will be transforming its corporate office in Irvington into a personal protective equipment (PPE)-making facility to help keep healthcare workers safe as they combat the coronavirus. The brand is partnering with state and loca... More »

Visits with Doctors Becoming Virtual Events

 by Robert Kimmel –  With “social distancing” having become the major decree for curbing the spread of the coronavirus, a doctor’s visit for other reasons is now often a transformed process. If it does take place, it may not be the traditional appointment we’v... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »