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  • For Poughkeepsie Woman, A Mosquito Bite Was Her Saving Grace

    For Poughkeepsie Woman, A Mosquito Bite Was Her Saving Grace

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Playing golf one July afternoon, Christine Boehlert didn't think twice when she felt a mosquito bite her leg. Considering it nothing more than a minor annoyance, she continued her round and forgot about the incident altogether. However, two weeks after the bite, the Poughkeepsie resident's leg was sensitive to the touch and still hadn't healed properly.Boehlert ...

  • Play Ball! From Opening Day To The OR, WMC Keeps Grandmother Singing

    Play Ball! From Opening Day To The OR, WMC Keeps Grandmother Singing

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- For Maureen Corallo, a Haverstraw resident, the game doesn't start until she's all warmed up. Known for singing her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at events across the region, the grandmother of five takes pride in navigating the song's sometimes difficult arrangement.Hitting the right notes in the national anthem at Little League openers, ...

  • Westchester Woman Shows Heart During Post-Cancer Diagnosis

    Westchester Woman Shows Heart During Post-Cancer Diagnosis

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- For most of her life, Mount Vernon resident Ann Vanterpool was perfectly healthy, never needing as much as an aspirin for her aches and pains. However, after successfully fighting cancer and slowly retuning to her daily life, she still wasn't feeling 100 percent. Finding herself short of breath when performing simple tasks like showering and getting ready for ...

  • Play Ball! From Opening Day To The OR, WMC Keeps Grandmother Singing

    Play Ball! From Opening Day To The OR, WMC Keeps Grandmother Singing

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- For Maureen Corallo, a Haverstraw resident, the game doesn't start until she's all warmed up. Known for singing her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at events across the region, the grandmother of five takes pride in navigating the song's sometimes difficult arrangement. Hitting the right notes in the national anthem at Little League openers, ...

  • Ace The Back-To-School Checklist With Westchester Medical Center

    Ace The Back-To-School Checklist With Westchester Medical Center

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- As summer slowly winds down and children begin their return to the classroom, the adolescent health experts at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, remind parents that pens, pencils and notebooks aren't the only things to consider when prepping for the upcoming year.According to Dr. Rebekka Levis, a pediatrician, ...

  • Hit The Road For Healing At Westchester Medical Center's Annual Race

    Hit The Road For Healing At Westchester Medical Center's Annual Race

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Looking to stay fit and support an important cause? Thanks to Westchester Medical Center, breaking a sweat never felt so good.On Sunday, Oct. 1, runners of all ages will take to the scenic Bronx River Parkway in the health networks' Healing Half. The annual fundraiser will feature both a half marathon and 10K race for registered runners. A USA Track & ...

  • Hit The Road For Healing At Westchester Medical Center's Annual Race

    Hit The Road For Healing At Westchester Medical Center's Annual Race

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Looking to stay fit and support an important cause? Thanks to Westchester Medical Center, breaking a sweat never felt so good.On Sunday, Oct. 1, runners of all ages will take to the scenic Bronx River Parkway in the health networks' Healing Half. The annual fundraiser will feature both a half marathon and 10K race for registered runners. A USA Track & ...

  • Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    Take A Step Back On This Date In History With Westchester Medical Center

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- For more than a century, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has been vital to the Hudson Valley region. Founded as an Army hospital in 1917 to care for the victims of the global influenza epidemic, WMC has been meeting the health needs of the Hudson Valley ever since. As they celebrate 100 Years of Advanced Care ...

  • Don't Tough It Out: WMC Urges Men Over 40 To Visit Their Doctors

    Don't Tough It Out: WMC Urges Men Over 40 To Visit Their Doctors

    VALHALLA. N.Y. -- Paying a visit to the doctor for an annual checkup is a simple first step in maintaining proper health. However, many people - especially men - schedule these visits irregularly or avoid them entirely. According to doctors in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, avoiding a checkup is a dangerous practice.“An annual physical exam becomes very, very important ...

  • Spring Valley Woman Receives New Lease On Life With WMC's Cardiac Treatment

    Spring Valley Woman Receives New Lease On Life With WMC's Cardiac Treatment

    For most of her life, Emmanuela Bien-Aime said she "never even needed to take an aspirin." However, when the retail-jewelry buyer and Spring Valley resident began to notice body swelling and joint pain, she became worried. After being diagnosed with Lupus and finding it increasingly difficult to care for herself, Bien-Aime moved to Atlanta to be closer to her mother.Then, in ...

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