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  • Parkinson's Patients Go Big To Fight 'The Great Shrinking Disease'

    Parkinson's Patients Go Big To Fight 'The Great Shrinking Disease'

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For many Parkinson's disease patients, the first signs of development are subtle: a slight tremor or a small twitch in the extremities. However, as the neurological disorder progresses, maintaining a normal lifestyle while combating "the great shrinking disease" can be challenging."Your voice gets smaller, your handwriting gets smaller and your ...

  • Battlefield Bonds: Northern Westchester Nurse Shares Her Vietnam Experience

    Battlefield Bonds: Northern Westchester Nurse Shares Her Vietnam Experience

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For Mary “Edie” Meeks, an operating room nurse at Northern Westchester Hospital and a Beacon, N.Y. resident, the battlefields of Vietnam held unimaginable pain.Serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in Saigon and Pleiku, Vietnam from July 1968 to July 1969, Meeks experienced a side of the conflict few saw.Meeks, who grew up in Minnesota during the ...

  • NWH's Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Offers A 'Different Lifestyle'

    NWH's Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Offers A 'Different Lifestyle'

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For those struggling with weight issues, obesity is more than just a physical problem.“I’ve been heavy since I was a little kid," said Sharon, a patient at Northern Westchester Hospital. "People perceive you differently [when you're obese], they stare at you." In addition to dealing with the stigma associated with being overweight, Sharon's health ...

  • 'I Am No Longer Pre-Diabetic,' Thanks to Cardiac Rehab at NWH

    'I Am No Longer Pre-Diabetic,' Thanks to Cardiac Rehab at NWH

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After learning that he was on his way to developing a potentially life-threatening condition, David knew it was time to make a lifestyle change."I was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic and realized I had to do something about it," said David, a patient at Northern Westchester Hospital. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which elevated blood sugar levels, raised ...

  • NWH Helps Patient Return To The Court Within Days Of Surgery

    NWH Helps Patient Return To The Court Within Days Of Surgery

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For many patients, undergoing surgery puts their lives on hold. Prep and recovery time, limited mobility and lengthy hospital stays all often accompany even the most routine procedures. However, Northern Westchester Hospital is working to rewrite the surgical norm, and is helping patients transition from hospital to home in a matter of days. A director and tennis ...

  • NWH's Cardiac Rehabilitation Keeps Hearts Healthy And Beating

    NWH's Cardiac Rehabilitation Keeps Hearts Healthy And Beating

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Experiencing a heart attack is a life-altering occurrence. That's why when Martha experienced a sudden cardiac arrest, she knew something had to be done to prevent a repeat incident from ever occurring."I knew that my health and life depended on working out on a regular basis, and I felt that [Northern Westchester Hospital's] Cardiac Wellness program really fit ...

  • Don’t Live in Pain: NWH Has Your Back When Finding Pain Relief

    Don’t Live in Pain: NWH Has Your Back When Finding Pain Relief

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Those suffering from back or neck pain in Westchester and Putnam Counties, should know they're not alone -- more than 80 percent of Americans experience spine discomfort at some point. Incredibly common but excruciatingly painful, what causes this potentially life-altering discomfort?According to Michael Silverman, director of Northern Westchester Hospital ...

  • Ex-NYPD Cop 'Goes Big' In Fight Against Parkinson's

    Ex-NYPD Cop 'Goes Big' In Fight Against Parkinson's

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For Phil Grimaldi, giving up just isn't in his DNA. A retired NYPD officer, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease several years ago. After learning of his prognosis, rather than shrinking from the disease and quietly succumbing, Grimaldi answered the challenge the only way he knew how: to fight it head-on.Empowered by the LVST BIG program at Northern Westchester ...

  • Heroes Welcome: NWH Surgeons Create Connections With Cancer Patients

    Heroes Welcome: NWH Surgeons Create Connections With Cancer Patients

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For those battling breast cancer, choosing the right doctor can make all the difference. In the case of Phyllis Toohey, a cancer patient at Northern Westchester Hospital, the care provided by Dr. Julie Vasile and the bond formed as a result were just as important as the medical treatment she received.After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Toohey traveled to ...

  • Experience The Human Side Of Medicine At NWH's Annual Breast Symposium

    Experience The Human Side Of Medicine At NWH's Annual Breast Symposium

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Every woman diagnosed with breast cancer has different needs. At Northern Westchester Hospital's upcoming Breast Cancer Symposium, the community will have the chance to go behind the scenes and learn how the hospital's multidisciplinary team of experts, including a genetic counselor, oncology specialists, plastic surgeons and more, develops a plan to meet each ...

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