Health & Wellness

June 23, 2021

We are interviewing the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital about vaccinating children for COVID-19. Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros will be interviewed on our podcast, Hudson Valley Uncensored, and a synopsis of the interview will be published in this newspaper and on ...

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Susan Salomone, executive director of Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, which was founded after the tragic loss of her son, Justin, to a heroin overdose, is featured in the inaugural podcast of Hudson Valley Uncensored. To listen to the podcast, click HERE.  Salomone joined Hudson Valley Uncensored ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On Sunday, June 6, Cross River’s Apex Fitness hosted its second annual Team Amy Apex Walk and Run to raise funds for the Team Amy Foundation and the Apex Scholarship Fund. The Team Amy Foundations provides support and financial assistance to initiatives that benefit the poor, ...

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WACCABUC, N.Y. – For entrepreneurs like Joe Rosenberg, a once-a-century pandemic presented a unique opportunity to make lasting change. With the help of his neighbor, Dr. Narissa Joyner, an emergency room physician at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, he’s developed a new product that could make ...

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While you may have never had a root canal treatment or even know what the procedure specifically entails, just hearing the term itself may evoke a feeling of apprehension. It is safe to say that the idea of the root canal, also referred to as endodontic treatment, in the minds of the general public ...

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Halston Media, the parent company of this newspaper, presents its inaugural “Hudson Valley Uncensored” forum series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 10th, via Zoom. You can register for this Zoom forum by clicking HERE. The title of the forum is: “Now That It’s Legal, Should Recreational Marijuana ...

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BEDFORD/LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Progress in vaccinations to ward off COVID -19 infection in Katonah and Lewisboro is showing marked differences based simply on where people live. Going into this week, according to the latest county figures, 20 percentage points separated South Salem, where 52.5 ...

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BEDFORD/LEWISBORO, N.Y. – As of Sunday, May 9, 43.8 percent of Westchester County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to information provided by the New York State Department of Health. Additionally, 54.4 percent of the county’s 967,612 residents—and 67.9 percent of 18+ ...

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While adorable when sported by toddlers and babies, gummy smiles tend to leave some adults feeling a bit self-conscious when it comes to flashing their own grins. Lots of people have smiles that reveal more of their gums than they would prefer, but many are unaware that there is a fast, effective, ...

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The answer to the important question, “When is the right time to schedule my child’s first dental visit?” tends to get a different response depending on who you ask. While age 1 may seem early, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends doing just that, with the golden rule being ...

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Medical emergencies can happen anytime. When they do, there can be confusion, panic, and urgency. Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps (LVAC) EMTs, along with Westchester EMS paramedics, arrive on the scene with no information about the person in need. Seconds count. They can make the difference ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Health has recommended “Do Not Drink” advisories for Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem and Meadow Pond Elementary in South Salem. Issued in coordination with Westchester County Health Department, the advisories direct the school ...

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Welcome back to my guest corner. As an experienced physical therapist, I provide guidance to our readers to get our bodies into a better alignment and balanced posture. To provide a better posture, stability and movement of our bodies, we rely on our musculoskeletal system. Our musculoskeletal ...

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White Plains, NY – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced that it has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the gold standard for hospitals. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® accreditation demonstrates continuous compliance with its performance standards ...

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We frequently make New Year’s resolutions that may or may not materialize. With COVID-19 likely to substantially influence our physical mobility, I encourage you to think about the balance in your life that you can control. Balance not only in what you eat and drink, your emotions and your general ...

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With the vaccine rollout underway, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and two county medical experts participated in an “Open Conversation on COVID-19,” broadcast Jan. 7 on Facebook Live. The question-and-answer session with Latimer and Dr. Sherlita Amler, the county’s Department of ...

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We are in the third month of reviewing tips to help our bodies during the Covid-19 slump of physical inactivity. From elongate our spine and “box up” with our abdominal muscles, to release the Psoas muscle with deep diaphragm breathing, and now addressing the weak glutes.  An overview of the ...

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Welcome back to my second article on tips on how to get healthier and out of the Covid-19 slump. Sitting more than we usually do, the muscle that is mostly affected is the Psoas (pronounced as “so-az”). The Psoas consists of two major muscles that originate from your 12 thoracic vertebrae to the ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -  Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Montefiore Department of Rehabilitation Medicine announced the launch of a new Outpatient Physician Practice, a comprehensive health resource for the community. Housed in a classic building adorned with artwork that provides therapeutic ...

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More times than not, weight loss and fitness goals require big changes and the end goal can seem daunting and near impossible to achieve. It’s as if we stand at the foot up the metaphorical mountain and look up towards the top in disbelief that we can’t make it. The view from the top is too hard to ...

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As a full-time physical therapist in the Katonah-Lewisboro area for the past 25 years, I know how difficult it can be to prioritize your own health and wellbeing. Through my years of practice, helping those with varying needs, abilities, and schedules I have learned what basic advice sticks with ...

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Three-part series will cover Alzheimer’s disease, estate planning & real estate Rye, NY: The Osborn, a private, non-profit continuum of care community, announced a three-session webinar series on ‘Planning for the Future’ – exploring crucial topics concerning the future of seniors amid the ...

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White Plains, NY: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital launched its Community Garden to support employee wellness and healthy living through optimal nutrition. Burke employees volunteered to plant, weed and water the squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and other starter plants from Westchester County’s Stone ...

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The Osborn, a private, non-profit continuum of care community, announced that VP of Sales Christa Picciano-Daniello has been appointed vice president of LeadingAge New York’s Retirement Housing Cabinet. “LeadingAge New York is the major advocacy group for aging services and provides such ...

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WHITE PLAINS,N.Y. - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Nursing Valerie Vermiglio-Kohn was named a “Notable in Health Care” by Crain’s New York Business. This award honors the professional, civic and philanthropic achievements of professionals in the health ...

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Since the onset of the pandemic, families are spending extra time indoors and either the dust bunnies are multiplying more quickly than before or maybe we are just noticing them more!  The idea of having an outside cleaning person or service help tackle the house cleaning tasks and put your home ...

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COVID-19 has hit the recovery community hard with many of those trying to be substance free relapsing because of isolation and lack of support. Unfortunately, we have lost many lives over the last 4 months due to overdoses. Like so many other families that have lost loved ones to this opioid ...

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The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees named  Greenwich, Conn., resident and Westchester County native Julie Grace Burke to the Board of Trustees at its recent meeting. The board meeting was held virtually to comply with social distancing guidelines. Grace Burke has close ties to ...

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The look back period will increase 2.5 years starting October 1st, 2020. Now is the time to plan. Any uncompensated transfers by the applicant and/or their spouse will create a 30-month period of ineligibility during which Medicaid will not pay for your homecare.  Additionally, to be eligible ...

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Rating indicates high credit quality for the continuum of care retirement community in Rye Rye, NY, July 15, 2020: Fitch Ratings (Fitch) has affirmed its 'A-' rating on revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Miriam Osborn Memorial Home Association (The Osborn). This rating indicates high credit ...

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