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  • Interventional Radiology: Using Art To Heal

    Interventional Radiology: Using Art To Heal

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Interventional radiology (IR) was developed approximately 40 years ago and continues to evolve, with the ongoing introduction of new treatments for a rapidly expanding array of conditions that once required open surgery. An interventional radiologist performs minimally invasive, targeted procedures using imaging techniques. The ability to view arteries, veins or ...

  • Why Does Your Knee Hurt? Phelps Has The Answer

    Why Does Your Knee Hurt? Phelps Has The Answer

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Knee pain, unfortunately, is common among people of all ages. Various conditions or injuries can cause the pain, and each is treated differently. Following are some of the reasons why your knee may hurt.Arthritis – Three Common Types Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a “wear-and-tear” condition that occurs when the hard, slippery tissue that ...

  • Not Just An Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Know The Signs Of Heart Disease

    Not Just An Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Know The Signs Of Heart Disease

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Heart disease can manifest in many different ways. Most people are familiar with the description of an “elephant sitting on the chest” as a sign of angina and possible heart attack. Unfortunately, that is only one of many symptoms that can come with heart disease. Knowing some of the unusual symptoms, and, more importantly, “trusting your gut” and seeking help ...

  • Stay Healthy! How To Avoid Colds And The Flu, According To Phelps Hospital

    Stay Healthy! How To Avoid Colds And The Flu, According To Phelps Hospital

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- If there’s one thing sure to take the happy out of your day, it’s coming down with a cold, or worse yet, the flu. Every year between December 1 and February 28, nearly 65 million Americans contract the flu. Numbers for the common cold are even higher. Most adults average two to three colds a year, and children have even more. Colds and flu are caused by viruses ...

  • Phelps Hospital Helps Keep Seniors Safe Behind The Wheel

    Phelps Hospital Helps Keep Seniors Safe Behind The Wheel

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- In today's car-centric world -- especially in a place like Westchester County -- the inability to drive can feel like a loss of independence. This is especially true with seniors, who, as they age, can find themselves unable to safely operate a vehicle. While the normal aging process can slow reaction times and on-road awareness, studies have shown that ...

  • Phelps Hospital Seeks Donations For Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Phelps Hospital Seeks Donations For Hurricane Relief Efforts

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- To help those affected by Hurricane Maria, Phelps Hospital is sponsoring a local collection effort to bring urgently needed supplies to the people of Puerto Rico.The hospital is only able to accept specific items, which must be unopened, within expiration date and in their original packaging. These include:Diapers (infant, toddler and adult sizes)Baby wipesBaby ...

  • Phelps Hospital Turns Down The Heat On Acid Reflux

    Phelps Hospital Turns Down The Heat On Acid Reflux

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Affecting patients of all ages, acid reflux can be thought of as an uncomfortable message from our digestive system. The burning, tightness and pain associated with the disorder isn't uncommon -- some of the most prescribed medications today are for reflux -- but repeated, untreated pain has the potential to lead to larger health problems."Acid reflux is when ...

  • Don't Wait, Dial 911: Quick Thinking Saves Lives During Sudden Strokes

    Don't Wait, Dial 911: Quick Thinking Saves Lives During Sudden Strokes

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- When someone experiences a stroke, according to a stroke specialist at Phelps Hospital, minutes matter."The earlier we give treatment, the better the outcome," said Dr. Paul Lleva, a Phelps Medical Associates Vascular Neurologist. "For every minute missed, there is an increased number of neurons in the brain that die. The earlier we're able to treat ...

  • Phelps Surgeon Explains What You 'Kneed' To Know About Sports Injuries

    Phelps Surgeon Explains What You 'Kneed' To Know About Sports Injuries

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Spring often means an end to cabin fever and a return to the outdoors. For many, it also marks a return to regular sports and exercise. During these few short early spring weeks, months of sedentary lifestyles and improper training collide with a burst of activity, usually causing the number of hip and knee injuries to skyrocket. That doesn't have to be the case, ...

  • Phelps Hospital's Award-Winning Newborn Care Program Receives WHO Acclaim

    Phelps Hospital's Award-Winning Newborn Care Program Receives WHO Acclaim

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Hospital has always been known as a great place to have a baby. Now, as the hospital joins the ranks of internationally recognized "Baby-Friendly Hospitals," mothers and their newborns have access to the best in maternal care.The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program created by the World Health Organization, designed to recognize ...

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