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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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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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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 »

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Tarrytown Schools Screen New Documentary on Teenage Anxiety

by Maria Ann Roglieri –  Anxiety in teenagers is increasing and is currently a hot topic among school psychologists and parents. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety afflicts nearly 1/3 of adolescents and adults. Fortunately, it is tre... More »

What You Should Know About Skin Cancer

Who gets skin cancer, and why? Sun exposure is the biggest cause of skin cancer, but some cancers develop on skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Exposure to environmental hazards, radiation treatment, and even heredity may play a role. Although skin cance... More »

Now More than Ever Is the Time to Check for Ticks

by Camille Cunningham  For anyone living in the northeast, summer is the time to look out for ticks and the diseases they frequently carry. Ticks are most active late spring through early fall, but when the weather turns hot, jeans and long sleeves give way to... More »

Ask the Doctor – What Goes Into a Hip Replacement?

by Dr. Jason Hochfelder, Phelps Hospital Close to 1 million hip replacements are performed in the United States every year, but very few patients know how the replacement parts are constructed or what materials are used. Can you provide some details about the ... More »

Ask the Doctor – Starve a Cold; Feed a Fever?

by Dr. Craig Zalvan, otolaryngologist Why isn’t there a vaccine to prevent the common cold? Colds are caused by hundreds of different viruses, so a single protective vaccine would be difficult to develop. Since most people recover from colds without lasting ef... More »

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Phelps Hospital Educators Provide Emergency Training Overseas

by Rick Pezzullo Since 2009, educators from the Hoch Center for Emergency Education at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow have formed a special bond with a little-known country in the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas to provide medical tr... More »

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Ask the Doctor – Facts About Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans were estimated to have either Type I or Type II diabetes in 2012, of which 21 million cases were diagnosed. About 86 million American adults had pre-diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes (al... More »

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Q&A on Alzheimer’s Disease

Q. Are there any activities or lifestyle changes that are helpful for someone with Alzheimer’s disease? A. Patients with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia should be encouraged to increase their mental, physical and social activities. Lifestyle modificati... More »

Safety Measures Stressed in Hudson as Boating Season Begins

by Thomas Staudter It was the lull before the unofficial boating season begins on the Hudson River and Tarrytown. Harbormaster Kevin Lustyik, as usual, had safety on his mind—and for good reason. In March, a tugboat crashed into a barge parked near the Tappan ... More »

Schools Increase Focus On Concussion Awareness

by Robert Kimmel In contact sports just a generation ago, a hard jolt to the head and its harmful consequences were mostly regarded as a temporary “time-out” to be followed by a quick return to the playing field. No longer is that the case. “The world has fina... More »

Is a Gluten-Free Diet for You?

by Maria Ann Roglieri Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat, durum, emmer, spelt, farina, farro, kamut, einkorn, rye, barley, and triticale. It is used in breads and many unexpected products such as soy sauce, malt vinegar, couscous, beer, broths, etc... More »

Examining a Disease Found More Frequently in Women

|by Robert Kimmel| Quick Quiz: What health problem is four times more prevalent in women than in men? Osteoporosis is the answer; a common ailment, but many people with the disease don’t realize they are suffering from it until they fracture a bone. Millions o... More »

Local Restaurant News

| by Linda Viertel | The Taco Project has recently obtained its liquor license and will now be serving Mexican beers, predominantly Spanish red, white and rose wines, plus Argentinian chardonnays and red and white sangrias. Owner Nick Mesce is excited about th... More »

Riverstone Yoga in Tarrytown

| by Elizabeth Nutig | As daily life becomes more chaotic and interconnected, allowing time to cool down to be with ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually is essential, and one of the most credible ways to do that is through yoga. Fortunately, a yoga s... More »

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