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Justice Department Charges Regeneron With Pricing Fraud

By Barrett Seaman— The U.S. Department of Justice this week filed a False Claim complaint against Tarrytown-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, claiming that the $13 billion company fraudulently inflated Medicare reimbursements for Eylea, a drug used to treat wet... More »

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Horror Vacui

HORROR VACUI: The unbearable density of being By Krista Madsen– OUTER SPACE I learned this expression “horror vacui” from my friend Andrew Smith who writes on the topic starting with the very crammed Garden of Earthly Delights painting by Hieronymus Bosch, fil... More »

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Today’s Lesson: Stop the Bleeding

By Barrett Seaman– Police officers summoned to a scene can’t always predict whether the situation will call for them to be combatants, psychologists or emergency medical technicians. One of the most unnerving scenarios involves someone with uncontrolled bleedi... More »

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35: Becoming Mother

BECOMING MOTHER: Good eggs break and bleed By Krista Madsen– It just occurred to me when I was making mental note of my most “seminal” years, that the dates that resonate most relate to my fertility or the lack. A woman’s timeline is still very much measured b... More »

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Gray Matters

GRAY MATTERS: Our brains our plastic; it’s fantastic By Krista Madsen– PATIENT X Elon Musk is the Interrupting Cow joke. I was midway through a zombie-themed essay (TBC) as the start of a series on a monsters/metamorphs when Musk—as he does, Moo!—inserted hims... More »

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A Groggy Glögg Post

A GROGGY GLOGG POST: Cheers to the end of Dry January By Krista Madsen– I don’t drink enough to merit committing to Dry January. But for those who did and are moments away from a celebratory drink, congrats, and might I offer some glögg, gløgg, or grog with a ... More »

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Phelps Names New Executive Director

Beata Mastalerz, DNP, RN, has been named executive director of Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, succeeding Eileen Egan, RN, JD, who has retired after a long, accomplished career. Dr. Mastalerz served as executive director of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Thro... More »

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Glimmer vs. Trigger

GLIMMER VS. TRIGGER: Seeking the shine in the darkness By Krista Madsen– THE SETTING My baseline is anxiety. I’m the over-inflated beachball bounced by all the boogery pre-K kids in a circle holding the parachute. The parachute, though soft at rest, is precari... More »

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Like Yourself First

LIKE YOURSELF FIRST: Self-love vs. Selfies By Krista Madsen– PYRAMID SCHEMES The first thing I do when I post my essays on my Substack blog is to give them a like. Which on that platform comes in the form of clicking to color an empty outline heart red. It’s s... More »

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Phelps Opens State-of-the-Art Neurosurgery Center

By Barrett Seaman– An array of doctors, administrators, board members and executives from Northwell Health gathered Monday at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow for a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of a new Center for Advanced Procedures, or CAP. As amorphou... More »

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Party of One

PARTY OF ONE: Living and Dying Alone By Krista Madsen– In recent weeks, I’ve been examining loneliness—the epidemic and it’s new New York ambassador in Dr. Ruth; those few who, when real life partners don’t work out or seem possible, opt instead for a fictosex... More »

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Only the Lonely

ONLY THE LONELY: The epidemic and the ambassador By Krista Madsen– Dr. Ruth Westheimer, cute and candid sex therapist many of us grew up listening to across radio/TV in the 1980s-90s, at the mere age of 95 has just been appointed by Governor Hochul New York St... More »

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Local Women Express Support for Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

By Rick Pezzullo— Rita Rexhaj, owner of Marak Salon on Ashford Ave. in Dobbs Ferry, lost her mom and sister to cancer within three weeks in 2014. During that time, she met Kathy Quinn, Executive Director of Support Connection, a nonprofit organization that off... More »

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The Extended Family Joins the JCC

By Shana Liebman– On September 19, the Extended Family, a community-based organization for disabled adults, opened a second location at the Shames JCC in Tarrytown.  According to Laurie Cameron, the director of the Extended Family, which is based in Somers, NY... More »

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How to Be Happy, 1953

HOW TO BE HAPPY, 1953: Vs. Now…Not So Much By Krista Madsen– If my reward for unhoarding my parents was finding How to Be Happy, then it was a worthy mission indeed. Buried in all the unfathomable piles was this edition of Science Digest of 1953, among innumer... More »

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