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Health & Wellness

July 2, 2022

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When the fifth graders in Beth Doré’s class start to garden, they learn about more than getting their hands dirty. Doré, who has been the garden coordinator at Austin Road Elementary School for 10 years, turns gardening into an opportunity for hands-on learning and incorporates ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A state investigation into potentially contaminated well water in the Mahopac Business District is continuing, and now home and business owners in the area can request that their water be tested. The Mahopac Business District—the area between Route 6N (South Lake Boulevard) and ...

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MOUNT KISCO, NY – Northern Westchester Hospital has appointed Alexis Lorraine Grucela, MD, an accomplished colon and rectal surgeon, as director of its Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery (IRMIS). Dr. Grucela also serves as director of colorectal surgery at the hospital and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Community Cares held its annual Little Black Dress party May 5 at the Putnam County Golf Course as attendees put on their snazziest attire to party and raise money for a good cause. Community Cares is a not-for-profit organization that provides help in managing normal household ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam Hospital is among a small group of hospitals to earn an A safety grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving health care quality, safety and transparency. It marks the sixth time in a row that the hospital has received the top grade. “This is ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - When the pandemic was at its height and people were quarantining and feeling the effects of isolation, adoption of shelter dogs soared. People were looking for companionship, even the furry, four-legged kind. But now that the pandemic seems to be waning and folks are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Jeff Conlan has spent most of his adult life working as a lineman for Verizon—a communications company. But Conlan always longed to communicate with others in a different way... he wanted to be a writer. The parent of a 14-year-old autistic son, Conlan ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac students suffering emotionally from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic now have some help to guide them through it. Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is now a provider agency of NY Project Hope, the state’s COVID-19 crisis counseling program. FSW is offering ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The ability to access health care has improved for Putnam County residents over the last decade. In 2013, the numbers of uninsured residents was nearly 10 percent. Today, that figure has dropped to 4 percent. Collaborative community efforts have produced these results and are one of ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. All the cases are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. As a result ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Students and staff in K-12 schools and daycares in Putnam County will not be required to wear masks as of Wednesday, March 2. “Make no mistake, our voices were heard in Albany,” County Executive MaryEllen Odell said. “Putnam County parents and community members who stood together ...

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Here are expert (and easy) tips for reducing your symptoms. If you or a loved one is older, it’s sensible to stay home during the pandemic. But let’s face it: Staying home usually leads to inactivity. If you have vascular disease, inactivity means not keeping up the walking program that’s the ...

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A life filled with laughter and empowerment topped with turmeric lattes and essential oils — a perfect way to describe Luciana Haughwout, a local resident, mother of four and the owner of Conscious Coaching & Consulting at the Connecting Well Center in Yorktown Heights.  Haughwout’s journey ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Business District—the area between Route 6N (South Lake Boulevard) and Route 6—was declared a State Superfund site in the early ’80s because of the release of dry-cleaning chemicals into the groundwater. In the early 2000s, the contamination was removed but recent ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County will distribute thousands of rapid COVID tests to food pantries, shelters, libraries, senior citizen centers, CAP (Community Action Program) and houses of worship over the coming days in an effort to stem the spread of the Omicron variant and keep schools and businesses ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  We ask that you continue to monitor your children closely for COVID-19 symptoms.  The symptoms for COVID-19 including the variants can be found at https://bit.ly/3mLGusk We would encourage you to test your child if they had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 three to five ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) announced this week that record-breaking new cases of COVID-19 have exceeded the capacity for the PCDOH and the state DOH to individually contact all persons who test positive or have been exposed to someone who has tested ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Parents were able to air their concerns about a state mandate that would require children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to remain in school, at a Dec. 2 Town Hall hosted by Putnam County Legislator Toni Addonizio. About 200 people turned out for the event at the Paladin Center ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - William, a sixth grader at Mahopac Middle School, was walking through the hallway with a friend during change of class on Friday, Nov. 12, when the friend suddenly stopped and started motioning toward his throat. Then the boy’s face turned red, and a terrified look came over him. He ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District was one of the most impacted school districts in the county last month when it comes to positive COVID cases, according to the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH). However, help is on the way as an estimated 6,000 additional Putnam residents, 5 ...

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MOUNT KISCO, NY – To help kids adjust to an unusually stressful school year, Northern Westchester Hospital gathered a panel of pediatric experts to talk about how parents can help kids develop healthy routines. The event, held by Northern Westchester Hospital's Center for Healthy Living in ...

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Not all little girls get a parade on their birthday.  With large saucer brown eyes, Olivia Cipollone, who was set to begin third grade earlier this month at Fulmar Road Elementary School, was celebrated with fanfare outside Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla last Friday, Sept.

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BREWSTER, N.Y.—Temperatures are expected in the mid-90s over the next few days, and the Putnam County Department of Health is issuing an advisory, urging all residents to take proper precautions to protect themselves from the heat. NY Alert indicated the advisory will remain in effect from 11 a.m.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Uncensored podcast began with a new feature this week, as host Brett Freeman interviewed the editors of his five Hudson Valley newspapers: Brian Marschhauser, Tom Walogorsky and Bob Dumas. You can listen to the episode by clicking HERE. You can also search for ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - As the Delta variant has come to predominate, COVID numbers are rising everywhere—and that includes in Putnam County. As of July 30, the Centers for Disease Control has elevated the community transmission level for Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester, and Orange counties from ...

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MAHOPAC, NY -- Licensed naturopathic physician Dr. Eli Morales discusses vaccinating children for COVID-19 as this week’s guest of podcast host Brett Freeman on Hudson Valley Uncensored.  To listen to the podcast, click HERE or search for Hudson Valley Uncensored on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. A few weeks ago, we published a story on our TAPinto website with a link to Survey Monkey asking our readers to answer some questions about whether they planned to vaccinate their children. We had 70 local parents respond to the survey. Responses and suggested questions were used to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Dr. Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, joins the Hudson Valley Uncensored podcast this week to discuss the topic of whether to vaccinate our children for COVID-19.  You can listen to the podcast by ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - NYSEG is preparing for heavy rains and wind associated with Tropical Storm Elsa, which is expected to move into the region on Friday morning. As a result of the weather, customers may experience service disruptions in the company’s Brewster division (Westchester, Putnam and ...

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