Health & Wellness

May 15, 2020

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) now offers serology COVID-19 antibody testing at two locations for first responders and other essential workers who live or work in Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Somers, North Salem, Yorktown, or Pound ...

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Elite Defensive Tactics Martial Arts Academy will be conducting a Zoom online class in conjunction with the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Sergio Esposito's daughter, Maddie (2nd degree Black Belt), will be instructing the members through a basic self-defense class. The class ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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Yorktown Heights, N.Y. - American Family Care (AFC) of Yorktown, in the BJ’s Plaza, will begin offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to the general public beginning today, Monday April 27. The COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test that will detect a past infection with coronavirus.  “We are ...

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White Plains, NY, April 17, 2020:  Members of the White Plains Police, Fire and EMS departments drove through the campus of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital on April 16 with an incredible uplifting recognition for the local Healthcare Heroes working during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the White ...

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Now that we’ve all learned how to wash our hands the right way, disinfection is next on the list of activities we assumed we knew how to do pre-coronavirus but have since found out – or are about to find out now – that we don’t. While we aren’t sure whether the coronavirus transmits from ...

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The American Dental Association mandates dentists to offer only emergency care to their patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Infection control is the catch phrase. So let me share what I am doing, and have been doing for years to assure public safety. In response to the outbreak, Infection ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - How often do people confuse a term? Frequently. Even dentists use different kinds of jargon when describing treatment options. Take the popular term “all-on-4.” It refers to a procedure in which a patient’s current teeth, on either the upper or lower jaw, are replaced with a fixed ...

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The 9th annual Brain Bee competition, hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, was held recently on Burke’s campus in White Plains. High school students who aspire to careers as brain surgeons or neuroscience researchers competed at the event. From Burke’s and other regional competitions, Brain Bee ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – With a few exceptions, coaches and student-athletes are carrying on with preparations for the spring sports season despite mounting concerns over COVID-19. The disease, more commonly referred to as the coronavirus, originated in late December in Wuhan, the capital city of ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - On July 1, 2014, local Allstate agent Karen Merritt was diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s recovered now and is cancer-free. But it was a long journey, one that led to an unexpected destination. As a result of her experiences throughout her recovery, Merritt decided to open her ...

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MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Northern Westchester Hospital’s top nurses were honored last month with the 2019 Janet Harrower Nurse of Distinction Awards. Among the honorees was Julie Rothberg, a Yorktown resident, who received the Up-and-Coming Nurse Award.

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