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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. NWH Dinner Symposium Addresses America's Growing Weight Problem

    NWH Dinner Symposium Addresses America's Growing Weight Problem

    Across all ages, genders and ethnicities, the nationwide obesity rate continues to rise. According to recent studies, 40 percent of American women are obese, while 35 percent of males fall into the same category. While losing weight and staying healthy to prevent weight-related illnesses require the efforts of a dedicated patient, healthcare professionals also play an important role in ...

  2. WMC Explains How To Maximize Your Visit To The Pharmacy Aisle

    WMC Explains How To Maximize Your Visit To The Pharmacy Aisle

    From aspirin to allergy medicine, navigating the aisles of a drugstore can seem like a complicated task. However, with a little forehand knowledge and some basic symptoms, finding the right solution for an illness doesn't always require a trip to a doctor.In drugstore aisles, over-the-counter medications are organized by symptoms. To find the right match, think about cause. “When you ...

  3. Help Keep Senior Citizens Stable With Fall Prevention Tips

    Help Keep Senior Citizens Stable With Fall Prevention Tips

    While slips and falls are rare occurrences and don't often result in serious injuries for most of the population, for the elderly, losing one's footing and falling to the ground can have very dangerous side effects and severely impact overall health.The bad news: one in three falls among adults 65 and over leads to a traumatic injury, such as a hip fracture. The good news: you have more ...

  4. WMC Doctors And Staff To Hit The Road At 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

    WMC Doctors And Staff To Hit The Road At 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

    While providing premier care across the mid-Hudson Valley is all in a day's work for the doctors and staff that make up Westchester Medical Center Health Network, 12 individuals are also lacing up their sneakers and hitting the course at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon to prove the network's commitment to health goes far beyond any office or operating room.Ranging in roles from ...

  5. Fall Into Shape At WMC's Autumn Fitness Events

    Fall Into Shape At WMC's Autumn Fitness Events

    Looking to get fit and support a cause this fall? Fortunately for Hudson Valley residents, Westchester Medical Center is offering a variety of fun fitness events that are as good for the community as they are for you.For friends, family and those looking to stroll in support of local children's care, the 2018 Go The Distance Walk offers the opportunity to support the work done by Maria ...

  6. Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitians: Changing Lives, Beyond Bariatric Surgery

    Northern Westchester Hospital Dietitians: Changing Lives, Beyond Bariatric Surgery

    With bariatric weight loss surgery, undergoing the initial surgical procedure is often just the first step in a larger journey to healthy living. And thanks to the nutritional team at Northern Westchester Hospital, patients are able to receive support every step of the way, which can result in a higher success rate and better emotional healing."As a bariatric dietitian, I work with ...

  7. Robotic Acid Reflux Surgery: A Cure For Chronic Heartburn

    Robotic Acid Reflux Surgery: A Cure For Chronic Heartburn

    An uncomfortable digestive disorder affecting more than three million Americans annually, acid reflux disease is often considered just another annoying, everyday irritation. However, in advanced cases of the disease, more than simple medication and lifestyle changes are required to provide relief.Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, occurs in the area ...

  8. Beat The Back To School Blues With These Summer-Long Prep Tips

    Beat The Back To School Blues With These Summer-Long Prep Tips

    Summer means a break from everything school-related — from bedtimes to bullies. But all things school should be addressed well before Labor Day to smooth the transition for children, said Abraham Bartell, MD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “Children need a week or two to ...

  9. From Rescue To Recovery, WMC Helps Area Teen Overcome Watersport Accident

    From Rescue To Recovery, WMC Helps Area Teen Overcome Watersport Accident

    Every free chance they have, siblings Ryan and Ryley White look to get on the water. That's why when 18-year-old Ryley, her brother and their significant others trailered their family jet skis to Greenwood Lake on the New York-New Jersey border, they expected nothing but good times and another enjoyable day on the water.Despite the gray skies and rough water that afternoon, they decided ...

  10. Before Traveling, WMC Shares Simple Tips On How To Stay Healthy Abroad

    Before Traveling, WMC Shares Simple Tips On How To Stay Healthy Abroad

    “The first thing I tell people is to start thinking about potential health issues as soon as you book your flight,” said Dr. Rajiv Narula, MD, travel-medicine expert and internal medicine physician at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “Most people look up restaurants or resorts, and only realize they need vaccinations at the last ...

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