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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. Going For A Ride This Spring? Here's Why You Need To Wear A Helmet

    Going For A Ride This Spring? Here's Why You Need To Wear A Helmet

    As the weather warms and roads are cleared of sand and salt, biking offers a healthy and fun way to take in the spring season. However, before riding down the block or around town, it's important to always put on a helmet.“Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of a crash, but only 18 percent of bicyclists wear them,” said Angela Katz, trauma injury ...

  2. WMC Technician Experiences Other Side Of Comforting Care

    WMC Technician Experiences Other Side Of Comforting Care

    In her more than 30 years as an X-ray technician at St. Anthony Community Hospital, Lori Lade has learned what it means to work in the close-knit Westchester Medical Center Health Network.Over those three decades with the hospital’s radiology department, the 66-year-old Warwick resident has made compassionate care a priority: greeting patients warmly, explaining procedures, encouraging ...

  3. For Mother And Child: Northern Westchester Hospital Offers Twice The Care

    For Mother And Child: Northern Westchester Hospital Offers Twice The Care

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Saving one life is an incredible feat, but safely ensuring the survival of two requires a different kind of expertise. When Gina was diagnosed with colon cancer just days after learning she was pregnant with her third child, she began the search for a doctor who would not only consider her own safety, but also the wellbeing of her unborn baby."Dr. Jerald ...

  4. Westchester Community College Marks Return Of Celebrity Salon Series

    Westchester Community College Marks Return Of Celebrity Salon Series

    This year's Westchester Community College Celebrity Salon Series includes national figures from the fields of literature, media, politics and music. As the first series of its kind in Westchester County, these events continue to attract top names who help the Westchester Community College Foundation raise funds for student scholarships. All events take place in private homes; the series ...

  5. On Par: Learn How To Avoid Injury At NWH's Golf Health Lecture

    On Par: Learn How To Avoid Injury At NWH's Golf Health Lecture

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Even if you aren't competing in The Masters this April, it's still important to stay in top shape. Between bending, flexing and rotating, playing a round of golf can take a surprising toll on your body. That's why Northern Westchester Hospital is hosting a unique lecture designed to educate and inform area golfers on how to maximize time on the course and avoid a ...

  6. NWH's Da Vinci Surgery Offers Unparalleled Kidney Care

    NWH's Da Vinci Surgery Offers Unparalleled Kidney Care

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For those who need surgery to treat dangerous kidney tumors and cancers, receiving life-changing care shouldn't have to mean extended hospital stays followed by weeks of recovery before returning to daily routines. Thanks to the innovative robot-assisted surgeries available at Northern Westchester Hospital, it doesn't have to."We use the da Vinci Robotic System ...

  7. NWH Combines Compassion And Care For Chronic Wound Patients

    NWH Combines Compassion And Care For Chronic Wound Patients

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After undergoing intestinal surgery, returning to everyday life may depend on how quickly the surgical wound heals. Some patients, like Mort Axelrod, must adjust to life with a stoma. But thanks to The Wound Care Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, they don't need to adapt alone.A stoma is a medical incision, usually made in the abdomen, which allows for the ...

  8. WMC Explains How To Keep Hearts Healthy After Failure

    WMC Explains How To Keep Hearts Healthy After Failure

    According to cardiac specialist Dr. Alan Gass, the advice he gives to patients with heart failure is designed to be simple yet effective: stop drinking alcohol, stop smoking, lose weight and start exercising. “If you have heart failure, do all of that, plus watch your salt and water intake, and be active,” said Gass, medical director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory ...

  9. And The Winner Goes To: WMC, For Keeping Oscar Manufacturers Best In Show

    And The Winner Goes To: WMC, For Keeping Oscar Manufacturers Best In Show

    The Academy Awards may be synonymous with the glitz and glamor of Southern California, but the evening's real stars -- the iconic trophies themselves -- actually boast local, New York roots.Believe it or not, the Oscar is manufactured here in the Hudson Valley. And The Work Place at MidHudson Regional Hospital helps workers at Polich Tallix, an internationally known metal foundry in ...

  10. 'Oh No, What Do I Do?' WMC Answers Everyday Medical Questions

    'Oh No, What Do I Do?' WMC Answers Everyday Medical Questions

    From bumps and scrapes to accidents in the kitchen, many everyday injuries are unavoidable. To help area residents better understand the severity of common injuries -- and what to do about them -- Westchester Medical Center doctors share their advice and tips:You’re renovating your home and step on a nail. Should you remove it yourself?According to Dr. Ivan Miller, Director of Emergency ...

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