Health & Wellness

October 19, 2018

On a regular basis, clients express their fear that if they ever go into a nursing home and/or need long-term care, the Medicaid program will take their home and life savings.  While it is prudent to be concerned as to what will occur if you or a family member needs long-term care, Medicaid does ...

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People living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) now have a way to fight back.  Lexington Avenue Gym and the Michael J. Fox Foundation sponsored an informational meeting on Sept. 14 for people with PD. The program emphasized the importance of exercise in improving both the physical and mental ...

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A Starbucks barista with a dream of having her own organic farm has found a home on Dick Button’s North Salem oasis. Allison Turcan is about as loyal as it gets when it comes to Starbucks. She had worked her way up to store manager of the chain coffee shop in Mamaroneck, when she decided to take ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - Donna Weinberger founded Inspired Recovery in West Palm Beach, Fla. in 2015, when she discovered there were few, if any, rehabilitation facilities that specifically served and provided a safe space for transgender folks and other people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

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CROTON ON HUDSON, N.Y. - The story of Bethel Homes and Services is more than a century old, but the programs and amenities it provides are strictly 21st century. Founded in 1911, Bethel was named after a floating chapel, the Bethel Ship John Wesley, which had docked in New York Harbor in 1845 to ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - The Putnam County Department of Health has confirmed three positive cases of measles. Two are Putnam residents and the third lives in Connecticut. All have been isolated to avoid spreading the disease further. Measles is a serious, highly contagious disease that can be spread ...

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RIDGEFIELD, CT.-Ridgefield-based Looking Glass Animal Rescue set its first Penny Social and Brunch in Somers to raise money for sick and abandoned animals in need of homes. Jody Harris-Stern founded the rescue out of her Ridgefield home in December 2015 and calls it a “virtual rescue” as it has ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-CoveCare Center invites the community, including local businesses, organizations, and residents, to its ninth annual Spelling Bee. Long known as a night of exciting competition and laughter, the Bee is open to teams of up to 10 spellers who take on increasingly challenging ...

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The challenges created by the recent nor’easters triggered unhealthy food cravings. The lack of power, light, heat, running water and other basic necessities caused anxiety, irritability, restlessness and sometimes depression. This worsened as the blackout stretched from a couple of days to six or ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-In its 12th year, Art Against Abuse still delivers a powerful message about dating abuse among young people. The annual event is held in memory of Elizabeth Butler, the 17-year-old North Salem High School senior brutally raped and murdered in 2005 near the Croton Falls Train ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The harmful effects of cold weather can be fast. Frostbite for instance, is especially dangerous because it often happens with little warning, according to the Westchester County Department of Health.   Keep reading for tips to stay safe and warm as temperatures ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.- Residents who gathered in the auditorium of the North Salem Middle/High School to listen to speakers from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) wanted to know one thing: Is the new compressor station in Southeast, located in the village of Brewster on ...

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