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John Haffey

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John is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in History, Communications, and Political Science. A lifelong Norwalk resident, he covers an array of topics from real estate and education to sports and entertainment. John has previously worked as a freelance reporter and brings experience in digital media advertising. A surfer, fisherman, and boater, John is prone to drop everything if the fish begin to bite or the waves are on.

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  1. Veggies Rule: WMC Examines The Benefits And Risks Of Going Vegan

    Veggies Rule: WMC Examines The Benefits And Risks Of Going Vegan

    It's commonly known that following a diet high in plants is beneficial to overall health, and reduces the risk of developing dangerous heart diseases. However, many health-conscious eaters wonder if simply opting for more green is enough.If a plant-based diet is good, is a plant-only diet even better? Would we and our cardiovascular systems be better served by following a strict ...

  2. The Greatest Gift: One Organ Donation Touches The Lives Of Many

    The Greatest Gift: One Organ Donation Touches The Lives Of Many

    NEW YORK -- Like most New Yorkers, Sal Lopizzo never gave organ donation much thought."I never really understood the need for it and there were always so many myths about it," said Lopizzo, 65, who lives in the Rockway section of Queens. "I never really took it too seriously because it didn’t affect me."That outlook changed in 2000 when he was unexpectedly diagnosed ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Hosting The Holidays? Here Are Four Easy Tips To Touch-Up Any Room

    Hosting The Holidays? Here Are Four Easy Tips To Touch-Up Any Room

    From dinners and parties to family traditions around the fireplace, the holidays are truly all about the home. However, hosting these gatherings can be stressful, especially if certain rooms are in need of redecoration or repair.Thankfully, the interior design experts at Wallauer's Design Center shared their tips on how to make your home shine this holiday season, without breaking the ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic cancer is claiming its place in the spotlight after taking the lives of several prominent celebrities and citizens over the last few years. The fourth most common cause of cancer death in America, the disease claims more than 43,000 lives each year.There is no screening test recommended for the general population and the disease is notoriously resistant to chemotherapy. ...

  8. A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    Your liver has a lot of responsibilities. It filters toxins from your blood, makes bile to digest fats, produces substances that help blood clot and makes, stores and releases sugar for energy. So when cancer strikes the liver, it's serious.Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) starts in the liver, but it can also develop in the cells that line bile ducts in the liver ...

  9. To Screen Or Not To Screen? WMC Explains Cancer Prevention

    To Screen Or Not To Screen? WMC Explains Cancer Prevention

    Research has shown that cancer detected in its early, less developed stages is significantly easier to address and treat. In order to help patients identify problems before they arise, knowing which preventative cancer screenings are necessary is an important first step.   “It’s a good idea to discuss the latest recommendations for cancer screenings with your primary-care doctor during ...

  10. What To Do If Your Child Suffers An Orthopedic Injury While Playing Sports

    What To Do If Your Child Suffers An Orthopedic Injury While Playing Sports

    For a parent, there can be a lot of anxiety when your child gets hurt and you don’t know what to do. As a sports medicine physician and parent who has covered many sporting events from the sidelines, and has been the medical director and team physician of high school and college athletic teams, here’s some advice on how to approach the situation.Being prepared is the first step. Prior ...

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