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Don’t Let a False Positive Prevent Your Annual Mammogram

March 22, 2017

A false positive screening mammogram is defined as a mammogram that results in calling back a patient for additional imaging. For every 1,000 women who have a screening mammogram, 100 are called back for additional images. Of those, 20 are recommended to have a biopsy and five are diagnosed with breast cancer. Reassuring a patient that the overwhelming majority of mammograms, and even biopsies, ...

Why Many New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Close your eyes and think back…

Think back to Jan. 1.

You made up your mind; things were going to be different this year.

“I’m finally getting my act together,” you said. “I’m making time for myself. I’m going to eat better and I’m going back to the gym.”

You start off like a house on fire!

And then…

You fade away ...

What Is an Assisted Living Facility and Is It the Right Place for You?

On a regular basis, my senior clients will tell me that they are considering moving to an assisted living facility. When I ask why they are considering doing so, their answers are often extremely varied. Some will say they are lonely in their homes and want social interaction. Others will say that they are having greater difficulty managing and maintaining their own homes. Some will often have ...

Former Nurse Makes Somers Manor Her Home

SOMERS, N.Y. -  Ask anyone who works at Somers Manor and they will boast about the personal care they provide to their nearly 300 senior residents. 

Nobody knows this better than Sheila Mannix, who has had the rare opportunity to experience both sides of the rehabilitation and nursing center.

Mannix worked at Somers Manor as a nurse for about two decades, retiring in 2010. She ...

Somers Manor Revitalized By Changes and Expansion

SOMERS, N.Y. - If you visit the Somers Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on Route 100, it will soon become evident that the facility has been completely revitalized and re-energized. 

Somers Manor has undergone several changes since Christine Maher was appointed administrator of the facility in January 2015. Under Maher’s leadership, the facility has seen the expansion and ...

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