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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Pass On The Electronic Puff, Say Experts At Northern Westchester Hospital

    Pass On The Electronic Puff, Say Experts At Northern Westchester Hospital

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Don't let their smoke-free composition or playful flavors fool you: electronic cigarettes and vapes are dangerous products.These electronic smoking gadgets were originally developed as safer nicotine delivery devices for those trying to kick cigarettes. "If you’re an adult who hasn’t found success with smoking cessation programs, I would rather you vape than ...

  4. Hit The Country In Style At These Barn-Centric Westchester Homes

    Hit The Country In Style At These Barn-Centric Westchester Homes

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Due largely to its early agriculture roots, Westchester County offers no shortage of homes with barns, cottages or other external buildings. For those fortunate enough to live in one of these historic homes, having an extra building on a property can open a world of fun.From guest rooms to writers studios, here are three homes in Westchester County that make ...

  5. Cancer Center’s Holistic Services Help Patients Through Their Journey

    Cancer Center’s Holistic Services Help Patients Through Their Journey

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- While undergoing cancer treatment, handling the rigors of everyday life can be challenging. So when Jennifer, a breast cancer patient at the Cancer Health and Wellness Program at Northern Westchester Hospital, first began her treatment, she knew she'd need the help of a team."When I first found out that I was going to need radiation therapy, my first concern ...

  6. How To Protect Your Aging Spine

    How To Protect Your Aging Spine

    Suffering from acute back pain isn't a unique experience. Roughly 8 out of 10 Americans experience spine discomfort of some sort, commonly worsening with age.“As the body ages, the spine takes on additional pressure and wear,” said Dr. Pierre Bruneau, an orthopedic surgeon at CareMount Medical. “But while these conditions increase among seniors, medical innovations are making it easier ...

  7. Pneumococcal Vaccines Offer Protection From Serious Childhood Illnesses

    Pneumococcal Vaccines Offer Protection From Serious Childhood Illnesses

    When it comes to preventing illness, vaccines stand at the forefront of disease protection."Vaccines strengthen our body’s immune response," said Dr. Amy Amin Patil, a pediatrician at CareMount Medical. "After a vaccination, our immune system creates antibodies that can protect us from future exposure to a disease."Vaccines are especially important in children, and ...

  8. '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, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Northern Westchester Hospital Helps Skier Return To Slopes

    Northern Westchester Hospital Helps Skier Return To Slopes

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- From skiing and hiking to mountain biking and organized sports, Scott was used to living an active lifestyle. However, after a lingering high school sport injury gradually reduced his knee's mobility, he decided that giving up his hobbies just wasn't an option."Following a high school athletic injury, the right half of my right knee degraded and I did not want ...

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