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  • Don’t Live in Pain: NWH Has Your Back When Finding Pain Relief

    Don’t Live in Pain: NWH Has Your Back When Finding Pain Relief

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Those suffering from back or neck pain in Westchester and Putnam Counties, should know they're not alone -- more than 80 percent of Americans experience spine discomfort at some point. Incredibly common but excruciatingly painful, what causes this potentially life-altering discomfort?According to Michael Silverman, director of Northern Westchester Hospital ...

  • Ex-NYPD Cop 'Goes Big' In Fight Against Parkinson's

    Ex-NYPD Cop 'Goes Big' In Fight Against Parkinson's

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For Phil Grimaldi, giving up just isn't in his DNA. A retired NYPD officer, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease several years ago. After learning of his prognosis, rather than shrinking from the disease and quietly succumbing, Grimaldi answered the challenge the only way he knew how: to fight it head-on.Empowered by the LVST BIG program at Northern Westchester ...

  • Heroes Welcome: NWH Surgeons Create Connections With Cancer Patients

    Heroes Welcome: NWH Surgeons Create Connections With Cancer Patients

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For those battling breast cancer, choosing the right doctor can make all the difference. In the case of Phyllis Toohey, a cancer patient at Northern Westchester Hospital, the care provided by Dr. Julie Vasile and the bond formed as a result were just as important as the medical treatment she received.After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Toohey traveled to ...

  • Experience The Human Side Of Medicine At NWH's Annual Breast Symposium

    Experience The Human Side Of Medicine At NWH's Annual Breast Symposium

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Every woman diagnosed with breast cancer has different needs. At Northern Westchester Hospital's upcoming Breast Cancer Symposium, the community will have the chance to go behind the scenes and learn how the hospital's multidisciplinary team of experts, including a genetic counselor, oncology specialists, plastic surgeons and more, develops a plan to meet each ...

  • Northern Westchester Hospital Brings Group Support To Parkinson's Patients

    Northern Westchester Hospital Brings Group Support To Parkinson's Patients

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- A Parkinson's Disease diagnosis can trigger fear and uncertainty. Patients and loved ones often wonder how long until signs will begin to manifest, and try to come to grips with their new reality. Thankfully for those facing this challenge, Northern Westchester Hospital is offering area residents guidance and support through a one-of-a-kind Parkinson's Support ...

  • Give The Gift Of Life At County-Wide Organ Donation Sign-Ups

    Give The Gift Of Life At County-Wide Organ Donation Sign-Ups

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- With more than half a million new enrollees in 2016, New York has become one of the fastest-growing organ donation states in the country, but unfortunately only 30 percent of New Yorkers over age 18 have enrolled as organ donors – well-below the national average of 52 percent. With nearly 10,000 people in the greater New York metropolitan area alone waiting for a ...

  • A Danger Or Discomfort? NWH Helps Women Understand Uterine Fibroids

    A Danger Or Discomfort? NWH Helps Women Understand Uterine Fibroids

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For many women, experiencing unexpected, intense abdominal pressure can be a cause for immediate concern. However, they're not alone and this type of pain may be common and easily diagnosed.Known as uterine fibroids, these benign tumors often form in the walls of the uterus, often existing completely unrecognized by women. However, seemingly overnight, these growths ...

  • Spine Surgery Patient Finally Experiences Pain-Free Life

    Spine Surgery Patient Finally Experiences Pain-Free Life

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Over the years, chronic back, head and arm pain had become an everyday problem for Ed. Headaches, numbness and fatigue had developed over time, all stemming from underlying problems with his spine.Looking to alleviate the pain and take back his life, Ed met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Marshal Peris at Northern Westchester Hospital. "When I first met Dr. Peris, ...

  • Have Your Spine's Back: Avoid Discomfort With Simple Precautions

    Have Your Spine's Back: Avoid Discomfort With Simple Precautions

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- As we sit, stand, bend and stretch throughout the course of a day, our backs are in constant motion. But like most medical ailments, a little prevention goes a long way to keep spines healthy and happy. To avoid chronic pain, Dr. Marshal Peris of Northern Westchester Hospital offered some simple precautionary steps."When dealing with back and spine discomfort, ...

  • Northern Westchester Hospital's Hip Surgery Leaves Painkillers Behind

    Northern Westchester Hospital's Hip Surgery Leaves Painkillers Behind

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Undergoing a surgery can be a major disruption to everyday life. Missing work, school and requiring weeks of medication can often be enough to discourage even the most pain-affected person to put off a procedure. That's exactly why Ian, a patient at Northern Westchester Hospital, had avoided a long-overdue hip replacement. "I needed hip replacement because I ...

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