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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. After Catastrophic Accident, Skydiver Finds Lifesaving Help At WMC

    After Catastrophic Accident, Skydiver Finds Lifesaving Help At WMC

    A licensed pilot and experienced skydiver, Brian Moriarty is no stranger to taking a leap. “It’s the exhilaration, adrenaline, knowledge and skill necessary to take something so inherently dangerous and make it routine,” said Moriarty, who works as a paramedic. He describes skydiving as a meditative experience “where you are forced to focus on what is taking place in the moment and be ...

  2. WMC Helps Tappan Teen Recover From Near-Tragic Bike Ride

    WMC Helps Tappan Teen Recover From Near-Tragic Bike Ride

    Riding her bike to school one day, Jordan Duffy experienced an accident that would change her life forever. Not wearing a helmet, she and a friend pulled out of her family's driveway and began to pedal away. Suddenly, an approaching car veered towards the teens, causing her to collide head-on, flip head over heels and land on her head.A neighbor witnessed the impact and the seizure that ...

  3. It Started With A Tick: How One Bite Led To A Surprising Psychotic Episode

    It Started With A Tick: How One Bite Led To A Surprising Psychotic Episode

    When Kevin Berean didn't feel like himself late in the summer of 2017, he knew it was more than just seasonal blues.“I was feeling a great deal of anxiety, and yet I was in a completely detached state,” he said. “It’s hard to describe. I felt like I was on Earth, yet in a totally different world. I just didn’t feel like myself.” Berean cannot precisely recall the duration of his ...

  4. Spray Or Lotion: Which Sunscreen Works Best?

    Spray Or Lotion: Which Sunscreen Works Best?

    The short answer is: it doesn’t matter -- as long as you wear sunscreen in some form, said Arlene Cohen, oncology nurse at HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).Cohen recommends creams for drier skin and the face, gels for hairy areas like the scalp or male chest and sticks for the sensitive area around the eyes. Overall, she ...

  5. Not Just A Man's Disease: Northern Westchester Hospital Tackles COPD

    Not Just A Man's Disease: Northern Westchester Hospital Tackles COPD

    While it's often associated with middle-aged males who have developed lifelong tobacco habits, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- or COPD -- is affecting a specific segment of society at an alarming rate: women.With the recent death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, the deadly lung disease that plagues more than seven million American women each year is now in the spotlight.The ...

  6. From The Mountains To MidHudson, Area Doc Climbs To New Heights

    From The Mountains To MidHudson, Area Doc Climbs To New Heights

    Dr. Rajiv Narula has never been one to wait for the world to come to him. Combining his love of adventure with his medical training, the area doctor has found himself providing care off the beaten path in communities across the globe.Narula is an internist at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. He also provides travel-medicine services ...

  7. Breath Of Life: WMC Helps Premature Patient Live Full-Sized Life

    Breath Of Life: WMC Helps Premature Patient Live Full-Sized Life

    Born just under two pounds after 23 weeks of gestation, Joshua Latouche knows how to put up a fight. Despite his strength though, immediately after birth he was intubated and placed on oxygen to support his underdeveloped body.“He just needed a little help breathing,” said Rhonda Richardson, Joshua's mother. “His lungs were always strong, but every time they tried to wean him off the ...

  8. Care At Every Age: WMC Explains Preventative Screenings For Women

    Care At Every Age: WMC Explains Preventative Screenings For Women

    Regardless of a woman's age, being proactive and having routine preventative check-ups is key in discovering potentially dangerous illnesses before they result in larger issues. Below, the women's health experts at Westchester Medical Center explain the important procedures for women of every age.Age 21: Pap test for cervical cancer. Doctors recommend this screening every three years ...

  9. With Temperatures Rising, Here's How To Beat Heat Stroke

    With Temperatures Rising, Here's How To Beat Heat Stroke

    According to Dr. Steven Beenstock, family medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), when the heat index rises above 90°F, so does the risk for heatstroke.Heatstroke is the medical emergency that occurs when your core temperature rises above 104°F due to exposure to elevated temperatures. “Someone suffering ...

  10. Head To The Country With These Equestrian Estates

    Head To The Country With These Equestrian Estates

    Get ready to saddle up, Westchester and Fairfield. With the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows having taken place this May in North Salem, horse enthusiasts and local residents alike had the chance to experience one of the region's premier equestrian events.Equally as exciting as the on-field competition was the host venue; Old Salem Farm sits on 120 manicured riding acres and contains a ...

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