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John Haffey

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John is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in History, Communications, and Political Science. A lifelong Norwalk resident, he covers an array of topics from real estate and education to sports and entertainment. John has previously worked as a freelance reporter and brings experience in digital media advertising. A surfer, fisherman, and boater, John is prone to drop everything if the fish begin to bite or the waves are on.

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  1. For Mother And Child: Northern Westchester Hospital Offers Twice The Care

    For Mother And Child: Northern Westchester Hospital Offers Twice The Care

    Saving one life is an incredible feat, but safely ensuring the survival of two requires a different kind of expertise. When Gina was diagnosed with colon cancer just days after learning she was pregnant with her third child, she began the search for a doctor who would not only consider her own safety but also the wellbeing of her unborn baby."Dr. Jerald Wishner and Northern Westchester ...

  2. Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve right around the corner, keeping track of your weight can seem like an afterthought.“Most people end up gaining three to five pounds during the holiday season," said Jaclyn Meyer, MS, a registered and certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a Diabetes Educator at HealthAlliance Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center in Kingston, a member ...

  3. For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    Saving a patient from a single life or death diagnosis requires unparalleled skill and expertise, but providing prolonged care calls for knowledge of a different kind. That's what makes one local cardiologist's more than two decades of life-saving treatment for a single patient all the more incredible. Nelson, 67, lives in New Hampton with his wife, Edna; they have one son and ...

  4. Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    "No, that’s a myth — and so is the misconception that people with diabetes can 'never' eat sweets or traditional foods they enjoy,” said Donna Gibbons, diabetes program manager at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.A wiser strategy, she said, is assessing Type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk factors: being overweight, physically inactive, ...

  5. Heart Transplant Gives Triathlete The Gift of Life

    Heart Transplant Gives Triathlete The Gift of Life

    Battling a life-threatening illness is challenging enough, but when confronted with a second debilitating health condition, Elisabeth Kepley knew she was in for a different kind of fight. “It almost took me out,” said Kepley of her Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis in 2006. “My organs were shutting down, and I was very sick,” recalled the single mother of ...

  6. Are You A Current Or Former Smoker? Phelps Hospital Explains How To Detect Lung Cancer Early

    Are You A Current Or Former Smoker? Phelps Hospital Explains How To Detect Lung Cancer Early

    While many cancers are a combination of genetics and lifestyle choices, lung cancer remains largely the result of prolonged tobacco use. While quitting cigarettes can cut the risk of developing cancer in half after 10 years, serious smokers -- even if they no longer smoke -- are at an elevated risk for developing lung cancer.However, early detection and screening can help identify and ...

  7. Is Genetic Testing For Me? NWH Genetic Counselor Explains What To Consider

    Is Genetic Testing For Me? NWH Genetic Counselor Explains What To Consider

    From smiles to a sense of humor, many of our best characteristics are passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, hereditary illnesses are also commonly shared traits among families, the most serious of these being cancer. Thankfully for Westchester County residents, Northern Westchester Hospital's cancer genetic testing services help identify and treat those predisposed ...

  8. NWH's Prescription 'Take Back' Offers Opportunity For Responsible Disposal

    NWH's Prescription 'Take Back' Offers Opportunity For Responsible Disposal

    Northern Westchester Hospital is teaming up with the Westchester County Police Department and The Mount Kisco Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Council’s Partners in Prevention to host a prescription take back as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27.The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of ...

  9. Northern Westchester Hospital, Lex Ave Gym Knock Parkinson's 'Down For The Count'

    Northern Westchester Hospital, Lex Ave Gym Knock Parkinson's 'Down For The Count'

    For those with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers, knowing they're not alone in the fight is half that battle.Thanks to a unique partnership between Northern Westchester Hospital's Rehabilitation Services and Lex Ave Gym in Mount Kisco this past month, those in the Parkinson’s disease community were armed with education regarding exercise, support, research and advocacy through a ...

  10. 'She'll Always Be My Hero': Area Woman Thanks Life-Saving Doctor

    'She'll Always Be My Hero': Area Woman Thanks Life-Saving Doctor

    A breast cancer diagnosis is frightening. Add to that the initial uncertainty and perhaps confusion surrounding treatment options and outcomes. That’s why when one area woman was diagnosed with breast cancer and learned she would need to undergo breast surgery, she chose the award-winning care team at Northern Westchester Hospital to perform breast cancer surgery combined with breast ...

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