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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. ONS Helps Local Painter Regain Her Stroke

    ONS Helps Local Painter Regain Her Stroke

    Felicity Kostakis, an Old Greenwich artist, first noticed a pain in her right elbow while playing tennis. Over the course of a year, the pain invaded her day to day activities to the point that lifting clothing from the washer or taking a jar from the kitchen cabinet was excruciating. “I began to do everything with my left hand,” said Kostakis. Even more worrisome, it interfered with ...

  8. NWH Showcases Next Generation Of Healthcare Careers

    NWH Showcases Next Generation Of Healthcare Careers

    High school students across Westchester County will have the chance to learn firsthand about careers in healthcare and medicine thanks to a unique workshop hosted by one of the area's premier care centers.On Wednesday, May 23, Northern Westchester Hospital and its staff will host its first annual Medical Career Day to expose high school students to the wide range of opportunities ...

  9. Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    When it comes to spine and back surgery, a name doesn't always tell the whole story.Many people incorrectly believe that a laser is the main surgical tool used in laser spine surgery and that it eliminates the need for a surgical incision. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.According to Dr. Scott Simon, a neurosurgeon with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, the use ...

  10. NWH Physical Therapy Adds A Human Touch To Healing

    NWH Physical Therapy Adds A Human Touch To Healing

    After dealing with severe neck, shoulder and back pain for three months, Andrew, a Northern Westchester Hospital patient, knew it was time to seek treatment. "I wasn't able to do the things I wanted to do," he said. "It was alienating me from my friends, my social life and affecting my overall mood."After consulting with a doctor who diagnosed a pinched nerve in his ...

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