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  • From The Mountains To MidHudson, Area Doc Climbs To New Heights

    From The Mountains To MidHudson, Area Doc Climbs To New Heights

    Dr. Rajiv Narula has never been one to wait for the world to come to him. Combining his love of adventure with his medical training, the area doctor has found himself providing care off the beaten path in communities across the globe.Narula is an internist at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. He also provides travel-medicine services ...

  • Breath Of Life: WMC Helps Premature Patient Live Full-Sized Life

    Breath Of Life: WMC Helps Premature Patient Live Full-Sized Life

    Born just under two pounds after 23 weeks of gestation, Joshua Latouche knows how to put up a fight. Despite his strength though, immediately after birth he was intubated and placed on oxygen to support his underdeveloped body.“He just needed a little help breathing,” said Rhonda Richardson, Joshua's mother. “His lungs were always strong, but every time they tried to wean him off the ...

  • Care At Every Age: WMC Explains Preventative Screenings For Women

    Care At Every Age: WMC Explains Preventative Screenings For Women

    Regardless of a woman's age, being proactive and having routine preventative check-ups is key in discovering potentially dangerous illnesses before they result in larger issues. Below, the women's health experts at Westchester Medical Center explain the important procedures for women of every age.Age 21: Pap test for cervical cancer. Doctors recommend this screening every three years ...

  • With Temperatures Rising, Here's How To Beat Heat Stroke

    With Temperatures Rising, Here's How To Beat Heat Stroke

    According to Dr. Steven Beenstock, family medicine physician at Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), when the heat index rises above 90°F, so does the risk for heatstroke.Heatstroke is the medical emergency that occurs when your core temperature rises above 104°F due to exposure to elevated temperatures. “Someone suffering ...

  • Want To Avoid Peanut Allergies? Start Young, Says WMC

    Want To Avoid Peanut Allergies? Start Young, Says WMC

    Forget everything you’ve ever learned about slowly introducing peanuts to your baby, because according to Dr. Subhadra Siegel, pediatric allergist and immunologist at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, the recommendation to avoid peanuts with babies is a thing of the past.“The old recommendation was to avoid peanuts and nuts ...

  • In The Face Of Sorrow, One Family Rallies Around Mother's Disorder

    In The Face Of Sorrow, One Family Rallies Around Mother's Disorder

    A healthy mother of three teen boys, Sandra Nunez was eagerly anticipating her fourth child in April 2017. However, tragedy struck when she unexpectedly suffered a miscarriage in her second trimester. Over the following months, she searched for an answer to what went wrong, before finding an unexpected cause.She spent the night of the miscarriage at a local hospital. Her blood pressure ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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