Health & Wellness

April 29, 2021

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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Level Up Fitness Strength and Conditioning recently opened a new location in Yorktown Heights at 2013 Crompond Road. The fitness center, owned by Robert Tomasulo, relocated a half-mile down the road from their old location on Commerce Street. At 3,500 square feet, the new site ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available in Westchester County, thanks in part to the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, which was distributed Tuesday at a pop-up vaccination center inside Yorktown’s Albert A. Capellini Community and Cultural ...

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Here at Club Fit, we are aware that your focus will tend to be primarily on your physical health and we absolutely applaud you for your commitment to it! However, have you ever thought about the different aspects of your health that exercise is actually helping to improve? It’s not just helping ...

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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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - On Friday, Jan. 15, Yorktown Town Supervisor Matt Slater chatted about COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Lewis Kohl, chief medical information officer, senior medical director, and chief safety officer at CareMount Medical. The video, one of 70-plus COVID-19 updates Slater has provided ...

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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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VALHALLA, N.Y. – Death rates have understandably dominated the discussion about COVID-19’s severity, but the virus that has already killed more than 250,000 Americans has also sidelined many with months-long ailments. Since their diagnosis, patients at Westchester Medical Center have reported ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Vinny Malvarosa, a 51-year-old Yorktown resident, went to the emergency room on Wednesday, March 11, with a fever. “I thought I would be gone two or three hours,” he said. “Instead, I was gone 103 days.” At the hospital, Malvarosa was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia and ...

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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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – As someone who likes to get involved locally and lend her time to good causes, Yorktown’s Jacqueline Baker joined the fundraising walk last year for Support Connection. The non-profit organization, founded in 1996, helps those affected by breast and ovarian cancer, nationwide, ...

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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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Animal nutritional and health supplements can play an important role in keeping your pets healthy and happy, particularly when incorporated as an element of whole animal care that also includes a high-quality diet, plenty of exercise, regular checkups and a loving home. As a pet owner, it is ...

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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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – More than five months after being forced to close because of COVID-19, gyms will soon be allowed to reopen in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, Aug. 17. The fitness centers and their members will have to comply with a slew of guidelines, most notably a 33 percent ...

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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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Significant changes to the New York Medicaid program will soon affect the ability of seniors to obtain the Medicaid home care services they need. Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., recently shed light ...

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A group of Harvey's international students boosted Northern Westchester Hospital’s stock of personal protective equipment Thursday, June 4, when they presented hospital officials with the first 6,000 of a planned donation of 10,000 masks. Harvey sophomore Evan Xu and his parents worked to ...

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