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  • 'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    Seemingly the model of perfect health, Kevin Quinn, 63, decided to take his daily jog one March afternoon. However, as the retired New York City fireman and Rockland County resident began his usual running route, his body didn't feel normal.“I was almost a mile into the run, and I felt something strange — a pressure or a pain in my chest,” he said. “Something stopped me. I asked myself, ...

  • Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    During the height of cold and flu season, using warm soap and water to clean your hands is important to reduce the risk of infection. A seemingly mindless task, washing your hands actually requires a bit of attention to effectively avert contraction.According to Dr. Sheila Nolan, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Helps Veteran's Heart Beat Strong

    Westchester Medical Center Helps Veteran's Heart Beat Strong

    The walk to his Madison Ave. office from Penn Station was always a nice way for Thomas Gurry to start his day. However, in 2012 the Syosset, Long Island resident began to feel lightheaded and struggled for breath during his several block commute.“It started to get progressively worse and felt like someone was hitting me in the chest with a brick,” recalled Gurry, a partner in a ...

  • Veggies Rule: WMC Examines The Benefits And Risks Of Going Vegan

    Veggies Rule: WMC Examines The Benefits And Risks Of Going Vegan

    It's commonly known that following a diet high in plants is beneficial to overall health, and reduces the risk of developing dangerous heart diseases. However, many health-conscious eaters wonder if simply opting for more green is enough.If a plant-based diet is good, is a plant-only diet even better? Would we and our cardiovascular systems be better served by following a strict ...

  • To Screen Or Not To Screen? WMC Explains Cancer Prevention

    To Screen Or Not To Screen? WMC Explains Cancer Prevention

    Research has shown that cancer detected in its early, less developed stages is significantly easier to address and treat. In order to help patients identify problems before they arise, knowing which preventative cancer screenings are necessary is an important first step.   “It’s a good idea to discuss the latest recommendations for cancer screenings with your primary-care doctor during ...

  • Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    On Nov. 15-17, 100.7 WHUD will host the 13th Annual Radiothon For The Kids. The three-day live broadcast from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will feature interviews with Hudson Valley children and their families, who will share uplifting and inspiring stories of triumph over the significant medical challenges they faced while under the care of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.The ...

  • Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    On Nov. 15-17, 100.7 WHUD will host the 13th Annual Radiothon For The Kids. The three-day live broadcast from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will feature interviews with Hudson Valley children and their families, who will share uplifting and inspiring stories of triumph over the significant medical challenges they faced while under the care of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.The ...

  • Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

    On Nov. 15-17, 100.7 WHUD will host the 13th Annual Radiothon For The Kids. The three-day live broadcast from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will feature interviews with Hudson Valley children and their families, who will share uplifting and inspiring stories of triumph over the significant medical challenges they faced while under the care of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. The ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Taps Three For Leadership Positions

    Westchester Medical Center Taps Three For Leadership Positions

    The preeminent provider of integrated healthcare services in the Hudson Valley region has a new look, thanks to the addition of several new faces to the network's leadership.Westchester Medical Center Health Network recently appointed Susan Gerry as Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Kelly MacMillan as Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Mecca ...

  • WMC Doctors, Nurses And Staff Run For A Cause At New York City Marathon

    WMC Doctors, Nurses And Staff Run For A Cause At New York City Marathon

    A team of 12 runners from Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) representing different backgrounds and medical professions across the Hudson Valley will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5. Team members will raise money in support of the patients they care for at WMCHealth’s 10 Hudson Valley hospitals. Here is a closer look at the runners who will “Go ...

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