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  • WMCHealth Explains What You Need To Know About Living With Alzheimer's

    WMCHealth Explains What You Need To Know About Living With Alzheimer's

    Watching a loved one go through the slow, difficult process of losing their memory due to Alzheimer's is often incredibly difficult for friends and family of those affected by the disease. Westchester Medical Center explains what causes the disease, how it is identified, and explores potential treatment options available in the near future.Complex CausesContrary to what you may have ...

  • Sit, Stay, Smile: Pet Therapy Program Helps Patients Recover In A Unique Way

    Sit, Stay, Smile: Pet Therapy Program Helps Patients Recover In A Unique Way

    For patients at several Westchester Medical Center Health Network hospitals across the Hudson Valley region, the doctors are currently in -- It just so happens that they also have four legs and love treats and going for walks.A member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, MidHudson Regional Hospital has a vibrant pet-therapy program that engages and comforts patients as ...

  • Seasonal Stresses? WMC Explains How To Manage Caregiver Anxiety This Holiday Season

    Seasonal Stresses? WMC Explains How To Manage Caregiver Anxiety This Holiday Season

    “One of the first ways [to manage stress] is giving ourselves permission to accept help,” said Heather Greene, director of Resident and Family Services at Mountainside Residential Care Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Margaretville. “That can be anything from accepting an invitation to dinner to having someone come visit and sit with your loved ...

  • Avoid 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' This Winter With 4 Simple Tips

    Avoid 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' This Winter With 4 Simple Tips

    It may sound festive, but there is nothing cheerful about holiday heart syndrome, a very real phenomenon in which heart-related emergencies spike around the food-and-drink-centered holidays.According to Dr. Emily Gordon, an internal medicine physician with Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Warwick, “There is a higher risk of heart ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Yonkers Woman's Search For Kidney Touches Lives In Unexpected Ways

    Yonkers Woman's Search For Kidney Touches Lives In Unexpected Ways

    For Janet Roma, 52, her longstanding battle with diabetes had deteriorated her kidneys to the point that they could suddenly fail at any time. In order to regain her life and health, the Yonkers resident elected to seek out a kidney donor in hopes of finding a match. What would ultimately unfold was a story across three states affecting the lives of six strangers, who would help give ...

  • When Do We Peak? WMC Explores When We're At Top Physical Fitness

    When Do We Peak? WMC Explores When We're At Top Physical Fitness

    There's no denying we all age, but exactly when are we in peak physical fitness? According to Dr. William Frishman, director of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center, flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), being young has a host of benefits.The simple answer, said Dr. Frishman, is that our bodies peak in our 20s and 30s. The more nuanced response, ...

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