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  • Local Bands Rock On To Benefit Hospital's Music Therapy Program

    Local Bands Rock On To Benefit Hospital's Music Therapy Program

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For patients who participate in Northern Westchester Hospital's Music Therapy Program, the road to recovery may begin with something as simple as a few strums of the guitar.The Music Therapy Program was brought back to NWH in 2014 as a result of the generous support of Cathy and Paul Shaffer and other members of the community. Since then, the program has brought ...

  • Workplace Snacking - Satisfying The Craving Can Actually Be Good For You

    Workplace Snacking - Satisfying The Craving Can Actually Be Good For You

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- It's a common workday conundrum: it's too early for lunch and too late for breakfast, but your stomach won't stop growling. While heading to the break room and grabbing a quick snack may trigger guilt in the most health-conscious eaters, according to the nutrition experts at Northern Westchester Hospital, snacking during the day isn't necessarily a recipe for diet ...

  • Want To Jump Start Your Day? Try These Power-Packed Breakfast Combinations

    Want To Jump Start Your Day? Try These Power-Packed Breakfast Combinations

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Often billed "the most important meal," a healthy breakfast can set the tone for the rest of the day. However, not all breakfasts are created equal, according to the nutrition experts at Northern Westchester Hospital."For most people, eating a protein and fiber rich breakfast helps to control appetite throughout the day," said Amy Rosenfeld, a ...

  • Summer Saviors Or Foot Nightmares? NWH Discusses Seasonal Sandal Usage

    Summer Saviors Or Foot Nightmares? NWH Discusses Seasonal Sandal Usage

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After months of socks, sneakers and closed toe shoes, summer marks the welcome return of flip flops, slides and every other variation of sandal. However, is this seasonal footwear a summer savior or a nightmare waiting to happen?According to Dr. John Orrichio, Chief of Podiatry, Northern Westchester Hospital, sandals aren't an issue for most of the ...

  • Westchester Hospitals Partner For County's First-Ever Northwell Health Walk

    Westchester Hospitals Partner For County's First-Ever Northwell Health Walk

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Nearly 10,000 participants across four New York counties will take steps to support local health care this month, at the annual Northwell Health Walk on Sunday, May 21. The 2017 Northwell Health Walk will take place in Westchester County, Jones Beach, the East End of Long Island and Staten Island, marking the first year that Northwell Health has expanded the ...

  • NWH At Chappaqua Crossing Lends A Hand With Innovative Healing Techniques

    NWH At Chappaqua Crossing Lends A Hand With Innovative Healing Techniques

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Comprised of 27 bones, three main nerves and over 30 individual muscles, our hands are incredibly complex structures. That's why when dealing with hand, wrist or elbow injuries, seeking the experienced care offered by NWH at Chappaqua Crossing can make the difference in pain-free living. When a hand or wrist isn't operating properly, simple everyday tasks such as ...

  • Caregivers And Loved Ones Fight Back Against Movement Disorders

    Caregivers And Loved Ones Fight Back Against Movement Disorders

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y – As Allen Asher puts on his boxing gloves and steps into the ring, he's amazed at his ability to move in ways he didn’t think were possible.“If someone told me I’d be boxing today, I would have never believed them,” said Asher, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 63. Thanks to a collaboration between the LSVT Program at Northern Westchester Hospital’s ...

  • Walk For A Cause At The Inaugural Northwell Health Walk At Westchester

    Walk For A Cause At The Inaugural Northwell Health Walk At Westchester

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- When Dawn Barrett laces up her sneakers for the first annual Northwell Health Walk at Westchester this May, she's doing so with an incredibly personal connection."I was diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) in 2012," said Barrett, a member of the hospital's Cancer Patient Advisory Council and a key organizer of the ...

  • NWH's Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery Helps Patients Heal Faster

    NWH's Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery Helps Patients Heal Faster

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After being diagnosed with a condition that required colorectal surgery, Michael was faced with the decision on where to seek treatment. After extensive research and consultation, he and his wife were led to Dr. Jerald Wishner and Northern Westchester Hospital.Wishner is the director of Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery and co-director of the Institute for ...

  • NWH's Advanced Prostate Program Treats Men With Compassion And Care

    NWH's Advanced Prostate Program Treats Men With Compassion And Care

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- If you’re like many men, you’ve worried about prostate cancer. It’s understandable, given that about 161,360 men are diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society. The good news is that today, men who need treatment have unprecedented options with more precision than ever, including minimally invasive da Vinci surgery. At Northern Westchester ...

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