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The Legacy of Living in Someone Else Through Organ Donation

By Laurie Leavy— The consideration of organ donation may be a difficult decision for some, or not a hard choice at all for others. That same decision could afford someone the opportunity to be called a hero, like Jocelyn “Joy” Pascua, of Tarrytown. After Pascu... More »

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900-Plus Apply For Dobbs Ferry’s One-Day Vaccine Pop-Up

By Barrett Seaman— Area residents who called in early enough to be among the first 500 to apply for a shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday, March 6 are getting phone calls Tuesday telling them that they made the cut. More than 900 applied, said Dobbs Ferry ... More »

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COVID Update: Pop-Ups Popping Up All Over

By Barrett Seaman— If the state can do it, why not individual communities? Somewhat frustrated with New York State’s seemingly arbitrary decisions as to where to set up so-called “Pop-Up” vaccine sites, village officials, including those in the rivertowns, are... More »


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 »

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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 »


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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