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  • WMC Explains How To Treat -- And Avoid -- Head Lice

    WMC Explains How To Treat -- And Avoid -- Head Lice

    According to Dr. Maria Lombardi, pediatrician at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Network, lice are highly contagious, and are spread from person to person (mostly children) via the direct contact of hair accessories, hats, pillows, bedding, and of course, heads.To help prevent your child from contracting lice, encourage him or her to avoid ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Explains How Avoid 'Tricks' This Halloween

    Westchester Medical Center Explains How Avoid 'Tricks' This Halloween

    Each year, 4,400 trick-or-treaters across the country are taken to a hospital. Dr. Mark Papish, associate medical director of Emergency Medicine at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), shared strategies to minimize risk. First, remember that one-third of Halloween injuries involve lacerations from pumpkin-carving. “Using a ...

  • WMC Explains How To Maximize Your Visit To The Pharmacy Aisle

    WMC Explains How To Maximize Your Visit To The Pharmacy Aisle

    From aspirin to allergy medicine, navigating the aisles of a drugstore can seem like a complicated task. However, with a little forehand knowledge and some basic symptoms, finding the right solution for an illness doesn't always require a trip to a doctor.In drugstore aisles, over-the-counter medications are organized by symptoms. To find the right match, think about cause. “When you ...

  • Help Keep Senior Citizens Stable With Fall Prevention Tips

    Help Keep Senior Citizens Stable With Fall Prevention Tips

    While slips and falls are rare occurrences and don't often result in serious injuries for most of the population, for the elderly, losing one's footing and falling to the ground can have very dangerous side effects and severely impact overall health.The bad news: one in three falls among adults 65 and over leads to a traumatic injury, such as a hip fracture. The good news: you have more ...

  • WMC Doctors And Staff To Hit The Road At 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

    WMC Doctors And Staff To Hit The Road At 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

    While providing premier care across the mid-Hudson Valley is all in a day's work for the doctors and staff that make up Westchester Medical Center Health Network, 12 individuals are also lacing up their sneakers and hitting the course at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon to prove the network's commitment to health goes far beyond any office or operating room.Ranging in roles from ...

  • Fall Into Shape At WMC's Autumn Fitness Events

    Fall Into Shape At WMC's Autumn Fitness Events

    Looking to get fit and support a cause this fall? Fortunately for Hudson Valley residents, Westchester Medical Center is offering a variety of fun fitness events that are as good for the community as they are for you.For friends, family and those looking to stroll in support of local children's care, the 2018 Go The Distance Walk offers the opportunity to support the work done by Maria ...

  • Beat The Back To School Blues With These Summer-Long Prep Tips

    Beat The Back To School Blues With These Summer-Long Prep Tips

    Summer means a break from everything school-related — from bedtimes to bullies. But all things school should be addressed well before Labor Day to smooth the transition for children, said Abraham Bartell, MD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “Children need a week or two to ...

  • From Rescue To Recovery, WMC Helps Area Teen Overcome Watersport Accident

    From Rescue To Recovery, WMC Helps Area Teen Overcome Watersport Accident

    Every free chance they have, siblings Ryan and Ryley White look to get on the water. That's why when 18-year-old Ryley, her brother and their significant others trailered their family jet skis to Greenwood Lake on the New York-New Jersey border, they expected nothing but good times and another enjoyable day on the water.Despite the gray skies and rough water that afternoon, they decided ...

  • Before Traveling, WMC Shares Simple Tips On How To Stay Healthy Abroad

    Before Traveling, WMC Shares Simple Tips On How To Stay Healthy Abroad

    “The first thing I tell people is to start thinking about potential health issues as soon as you book your flight,” said Dr. Rajiv Narula, MD, travel-medicine expert and internal medicine physician at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “Most people look up restaurants or resorts, and only realize they need vaccinations at the last ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Explores Growing 'Keto Diet' Trend

    Westchester Medical Center Explores Growing 'Keto Diet' Trend

    “The ketogenic [keto] diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrates and moderate in protein – a combination that mimics a state of fasting,” said Lauren Brown-Brandel, clinical dietician at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “When the body can’t use carbs for energy, it begins to convert fat into energy instead. The byproducts of this ...

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