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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. NWH Combines Compassion And Care For Chronic Wound Patients

    NWH Combines Compassion And Care For Chronic Wound Patients

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After undergoing intestinal surgery, returning to everyday life may depend on how quickly the surgical wound heals. Some patients, like Mort Axelrod, must adjust to life with a stoma. But thanks to The Wound Care Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, they don't need to adapt alone.A stoma is a medical incision, usually made in the abdomen, which allows for the ...

  2. WMC Explains How To Keep Hearts Healthy After Failure

    WMC Explains How To Keep Hearts Healthy After Failure

    According to cardiac specialist Dr. Alan Gass, the advice he gives to patients with heart failure is designed to be simple yet effective: stop drinking alcohol, stop smoking, lose weight and start exercising. “If you have heart failure, do all of that, plus watch your salt and water intake, and be active,” said Gass, medical director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory ...

  3. And The Winner Goes To: WMC, For Keeping Oscar Manufacturers Best In Show

    And The Winner Goes To: WMC, For Keeping Oscar Manufacturers Best In Show

    The Academy Awards may be synonymous with the glitz and glamor of Southern California, but the evening's real stars -- the iconic trophies themselves -- actually boast local, New York roots.Believe it or not, the Oscar is manufactured here in the Hudson Valley. And The Work Place at MidHudson Regional Hospital helps workers at Polich Tallix, an internationally known metal foundry in ...

  4. 'Oh No, What Do I Do?' WMC Answers Everyday Medical Questions

    'Oh No, What Do I Do?' WMC Answers Everyday Medical Questions

    From bumps and scrapes to accidents in the kitchen, many everyday injuries are unavoidable. To help area residents better understand the severity of common injuries -- and what to do about them -- Westchester Medical Center doctors share their advice and tips:You’re renovating your home and step on a nail. Should you remove it yourself?According to Dr. Ivan Miller, Director of Emergency ...

  5. One More Round: How To Avoid Overdrinking

    One More Round: How To Avoid Overdrinking

    Enjoying a beer, glass of wine or well-mixed cocktail, either with a meal or by itself, is one of life's great treats and can have numerous positive benefits. In fact, studies have shown that drinking beverages like wine can actually boost overall health. However, knowing when to stop and what constitutes overdrinking is important to both physical and emotional well-being.“Binge ...

  6. NWH's Wound Care Program Helps Patients Heal Inside And Out

    NWH's Wound Care Program Helps Patients Heal Inside And Out

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After most invasive medical procedures, rest is crucial to making a full recovery. But what happens when despite best efforts, surgical wounds don't heal properly or need extra attention? That's where the doctors and staff at Northern Westchester Hospital's Wound Care Clinic come in.Following treatment for colorectal cancer, Mort knew he needed specialized wound ...

  7. Westchester Medical Center Helps Young Dancer Fight Mystery Diagnosis

    Westchester Medical Center Helps Young Dancer Fight Mystery Diagnosis

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- Many serious health diagnoses can often be pinpointed to a single, sometimes minor warning event. For Sheila-Anne Arline, an 11-year old dancer, a seemingly innocuous ankle injury marked a traumatic episode that would ultimately span several doctors and the entire Eastern seaboard.“Her ankle swelled enormously, unbelievably,” recalled her mother, Alecia Turnbull. ...

  8. Generational Gratitude: Putnam Family Gives Thanks For WMC Healing

    Generational Gratitude: Putnam Family Gives Thanks For WMC Healing

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- When a family member receives life-saving treatment from a doctor and medical staff, the next of kin often take notice. In the case of the Hartnett family, gaining a new lease on life wasn't just a one-time affair. When Luisa Hartnett, 67, underwent emergency heart surgery last fall, she became the third member of her family to undergo surgery at Westchester Medical ...

  9. WMC Helps Jazz Librarian Stay Pitch Perfect

    WMC Helps Jazz Librarian Stay Pitch Perfect

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A library clerk by day and a jazz-and-blues crooner by night, Audrey Willis of Poughkeepsie makes a living with her eyes. That's why when a slow-growing tumor was discovered near her optic nerves in 1995, she knew trouble was lurking. However, it took nearly 22 years before she opted for surgery, only doing so at the recommendation of doctors at Westchester Medical ...

  10. Feeling The Winter Blues? Here's How To Get Your Diet Ready For Spring

    Feeling The Winter Blues? Here's How To Get Your Diet Ready For Spring

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Winter's cold days and long nights can wreak havoc on even the most disciplined dieter. As the snow begins to melt and the promise of outdoor activities returns, here's how to make sure your body is ready to "spring ahead."“Over the cold months, most of us tend to hibernate," said Susan Epstein, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian at The Surgical ...

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