Health & Wellness

July 17, 2018

BRONX, N.Y. – Lou Schlanger, a Yorktown Heights resident for more than two decades, recently coached the South Bronx Boys’ Physical Fitness team to its 10th national championship in 23 years. The team, composed of high school students from the Mott Haven Campus, took the top spot at the National ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Life is unpredictable, and accidents happened. But when misfortune strikes in the form of an illness or injury, where do you turn? Should you head to the hospital emergency room? Your primary care physician? How about an urgent care facility? AFC Urgent Care in Yorktown ...

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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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July 4 is fast approaching, but many people start their celebrations early. More dogs go missing around July 4 than any other time of the year. It's essential that you keep your dog in the house or on-leash with you when outside. With a 60 percent increase in lost pets around the holiday, do NOT ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-State Sen. Terrence Murphy co-hosted a free thyroid cancer screening for first responders on Thursday, March 1, at the Yorktown Police Department. Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the United States, and one of the top five cancers affecting women, said Marilyn ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Alliance for Safe Kids is asking residents to spend three hours on Sunday, March 18, to learn the skills necessary to save a life. Save-a-Life Day, now in its eighth year, will run from noon to 3 p.m. at Lakeland High School. The goal of the event is to educate and empower ...

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – In Yorktown exists a home where adults recovering from drug and alcohol addictions live together with a common goal of maintaining sobriety before returning to their normal lives, ideally better equipped to navigate the many pitfalls that exist outside the walls of rehab ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Gary Wawrzycki has been elected president of the board of directors at Support Connection, a Yorktown-based non-profit organization that provides free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Wawrzycki has strong ties to the Hudson Valley as a lifelong ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Mother Nature threw runners at Sunday’s Freezer 5K at FDR Park in Yorktown a curveball—it wasn’t freezing. Not even close. In fact, temperatures hovered around a toasty 45 degrees for the Taconic Road Runners’ first of two Freezer races. Probably somewhat due to the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Zachary Lebid, a track and field athlete, a musician and a top student, had his high school career thrown off course last month when he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder. In mid-December, the Yorktown High School junior started experiencing mental confusion, was having ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Two health care professionals have confirmed to Yorktown News that a sober living operation is still in business at 482 Underhill Ave., months after the Town Board revoked the facility’s special-use permit. A health care professional told Yorktown News that they have done business ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.-With the official flu season now at full throttle, misery, hospitalizations and deaths are plaguing pockets of America while the numbers of those afflicted in New York continue to climb. For only the week that ended Jan. 13, the national Centers for Disease Control and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Support Connection of Yorktown hosted “Sunday Fun Day” at the Solaris Sports Club over the weekend, inviting the community to a day of “family fun for kids and adults.” Activities included games, snacks, Zumba classes and raffles. An intern, Lakeland High senior Marissa ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Last year, Amanda Carlson, a Yorktown Heights teenager, fell ill with an E. coli infection and had to be hospitalized for 17 days. During her time there, the staff at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla took such good care of her that Amanda and her family knew once she ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Before delivering presents to millions of children around the globe, Santa got in shape by completing an intense workout on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Fused Fitness in Jefferson Valley. Fitness coaches Kristen Reiche and Alina Pedraza, both graduates of Lakeland High School, made a bet ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Support Connection will host a Sunday Fun Day from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Solaris Sports Club. All proceeds from the jam-packed family fun day will benefit Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. The event is being organized by Marissa ...

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Yorktown, N.Y.-One thing you’ll never hear cross Nancy Sorbella’s lips is the cry “Uncle!” A deep reserve of determination has seen the Kent mother of three through many a challenge, among the most painful of which has been osteoarthritis. To look at her, with her strawberry blond bangs and ...

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  SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Angelo Frangella didn’t know what to do with himself when he retired from UPS on May 30, 2005. So, he started walking. Beginning that day, Frangella, who credits UPS for making him statistically inclined, documented his daily walk totals down to the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Trail Town Committee hosted two successful events during the Hudson River Ramble event series this past September, showcasing Yorktown’s beautiful trail network. Five hikers joined committee board member and Greenway board member, Jane Daniels, for a hike in Sylvan ...

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AMAWALK, N.Y. – A four-year-old mechanical issue has shut down Yorktown’s supply of fluoridated drinking water. Equipment problems halted water fluoridation last week and were expected to keep the cavity-fighting chemical out of the water supply until early 2019, the Northern Westchester Joint ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.--As Julianna Vano, 12, pirouetted her way around MeMe’s Treats Bake Shop in Shrub Oak, you would never guess that the happy, healthy kid had ever been anything but. According to her mom, Joann Casatelli-Vano, even when Julianna was battling a form of non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma, the only ...

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