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  • WMC Helps Skateboarder Keep Rolling After Near-Deadly Accident

    WMC Helps Skateboarder Keep Rolling After Near-Deadly Accident

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- For one Dutchess County skateboarder, a joyride turned into a nightmare in the blink of an eye while skating home from visiting a friend's house. Taking a steep hill on his board, Charles unexpectedly veered right into oncoming traffic and collided with a car. Onlookers immediately called 911, and Charles was quickly transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital, ...

  • Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- For more than a century, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has been vital to the Hudson Valley region. Founded as an army hospital in 1917 to care for the victims of the global influenza epidemic, WMC has been meeting the health needs of the Hudson Valley ever since. As they celebrate 100 Years of Advanced Care ...

  • Spring Valley Woman Receives New Lease On Life With WMC's Cardiac Treatment

    Spring Valley Woman Receives New Lease On Life With WMC's Cardiac Treatment

    For most of her life, Emmanuela Bien-Aime said she "never even needed to take an aspirin." However, when the retail-jewelry buyer and Spring Valley resident began to notice body swelling and joint pain, she became worried. After being diagnosed with Lupus and finding it increasingly difficult to care for herself, Bien-Aime moved to Atlanta to be closer to her mother.Then, in ...

  • Know The Warning Signs Of A Potential Bee Sting Allergy

    Know The Warning Signs Of A Potential Bee Sting Allergy

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- If you're like most parents, you may be worried about your child developing an allergy to bee stings, especially during the summer months. However, there's little cause for fear according to the experts at Westchester Medical Center, as dangerous reactions to bee stings are present in only a small percentage of the population.“Anaphylaxis to bee stings is much less ...

  • Tell Ticks To 'Bug Off' This Summer With Lyme Prevention Tips

    Tell Ticks To 'Bug Off' This Summer With Lyme Prevention Tips

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- When spending time outdoors this summer, it seems almost unavoidable that ticks will attach themselves to pants, socks and clothes. However, sometimes these pests find skin, and when they do, an array of medical problems can soon follow.Most common of tick-borne illnesses is Lyme disease. Carried by deer ticks, Lyme can cause flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, muscle ...

  • Don't Tough It Out: WMC Urges Men Over 40 To Visit Their Doctors

    Don't Tough It Out: WMC Urges Men Over 40 To Visit Their Doctors

    VALHALLA. N.Y. --  Paying a visit to the doctor for an annual checkup is a simple first step in maintaining proper health. However, many people - especially men - schedule these visits irregularly or avoid them entirely. According to doctors in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, avoiding a checkup is a dangerous practice.“An annual physical exam becomes very, very important ...

  • Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- For more than a century, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has been vital to the Hudson Valley region. Founded as an Army hospital in 1917 to care for the victims of the global influenza epidemic, WMC has been meeting the health needs of the Hudson Valley ever since. As they celebrate 100 Years of Advanced Care ...

  • From Pew To ICU, Rockland Priests Share Remarkable Bond

    From Pew To ICU, Rockland Priests Share Remarkable Bond

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Having a close friend require a quadruple bypass surgery isn't an everyday occurrence. But for Father Michael Keane, watching a friend and fellow priest go through the procedure just weeks before unexpectedly needing the exact same treatment himself, it all seemed like more than just a coincidence. Keane, 55, and Father Jack Arlotta, 66, are both Catholic ...

  • Maria Fareri Welcomes Zechia As 'Ambassador' At Annual Awareness Walk

    Maria Fareri Welcomes Zechia As 'Ambassador' At Annual Awareness Walk

    Each year, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Westchester Medical Center Health Network invite the community to take steps for a cause at the annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day. The charity event draws thousands of supporters and is the largest annual fundraiser for the hospital.The one-mile walk and day of family activities directly supports the hospital's mission to ...

  • Maria Fareri Welcomes Tyrus As 'Ambassador' At Annual Awareness Walk

    Maria Fareri Welcomes Tyrus As 'Ambassador' At Annual Awareness Walk

    Each year, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Westchester Medical Center Health Network invite the community to take steps for a cause at the annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day. The charity event draws thousands of supporters and is the largest annual fundraiser for the hospital.The one-mile walk and day of family activities directly supports the hospital's mission to ...

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