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  • Grand Marshal Eli Carson Whittaker Starts ‘Go the Distance’ Walk in Style

    Grand Marshal Eli Carson Whittaker Starts ‘Go the Distance’ Walk in Style

    VALHALLA, N.Y. – Grand Marshal Eli Carson Whittaker and his family were front and center at the 12th annual Go the Distance Walk & Family Fun Day on May 1 at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.Eli, a 5-year-old kindergarten student at Summit Park Elementary School in New City, was born at just 24 weeks and weighed a little more than a pound. Eli overcame many life-threatening medical ...

  • Thousands Expected to ‘Go the Distance’ At WMC Walk And Fun Day

    Thousands Expected to ‘Go the Distance’ At WMC Walk And Fun Day

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The 12th Annual Go the Distance Walk & Family Fun Day benefiting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will be held this Sunday. Maria Fareri is a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and a children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County. The walk will be held on Sunday, May 1 beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the first steps set to be taken ...

  • Protect Your Child's Head Before Hitting The Streets

    Protect Your Child's Head Before Hitting The Streets

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- As the weather warms up, children once again take to the streets in all modes of transportation. Bikes, scooters, roller blades and skateboards are fun ways to keep your kid active. Before going for a swing around the block, it's important to make sure your child has the appropriate headwear.Even if if you child is just biking down the driveway, the brain injuries that ...

  • Does A Full Moon Really Increase Emergency Room Admissions?

    Does A Full Moon Really Increase Emergency Room Admissions?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- According to the old wives' tale, a full moon brings more than an abundance of lunar light. From the legend of werewolves to people acting just a bit crazy, everyone have their own examples of strange happenings under a full moon. However, is there any basis to the common superstition?According to staff at Westchester Medical Center, there may be something to the age ...

  • The Doctor Is (Digitally) In At Westchester Medical Center

    The Doctor Is (Digitally) In At Westchester Medical Center

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- There was a time not long ago when getting a visit from the doctor meant a physician would do home calls. While doctors still aren't knocking on patient's front doors, thanks to Westchester Medical Center's new eHealth system, patients are able to receive top level treatment without having to travel great distances.Westchester Medical Center's new Telepsychiatry ...

  • WMC Doctor Urges Those At Risk Of DVT To Exercise Caution, Treatment

    WMC Doctor Urges Those At Risk Of DVT To Exercise Caution, Treatment

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Deep-vein thrombosis -- or DVT -- is a common but serious medical condition that occurs in approximately two million Americans each year. DVT can occur when a blood clot forms in one of the body’s large veins, usually in the lower extremities, leading to either partially or completely blocked circulation.“A serious complication of DVT is a pulmonary embolism which can ...

  • To HPV Or Not To HPV, That Is The Question

    To HPV Or Not To HPV, That Is The Question

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- If someone were to tell you that just by giving your young child a shot they could decrease their chance of developing cancer later in life, would you do do it? The treatment does exits, but surprisingly, the answer to that question has been 'no'.Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the use ...

  • Thankfully, The Beat Goes On For Fairfield Man

    Thankfully, The Beat Goes On For Fairfield Man

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- In our lives, a lot can cause us to feel a little pain. Spending too much time sitting, doing yard work, exercising and other daily activities can tweak any number of muscles and joints. However, sometimes these pains are not just pains. For Rick Nagy, of Fairfield, his aches and pains were the warning sign of an impending disaster. After a weekend of yard work in ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Helps Keep Hips Moving With Joint Replacement

    Westchester Medical Center Helps Keep Hips Moving With Joint Replacement

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Marathons, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest and a half Ironman couldn't slow down Suffern grandmother, Lise Crapella, What could, however, was her hip. Recently, Crapella, 64, couldn’t seem to shake the pain in her hip. She had put her body through a lot over the years, but a pain in her hip became so acute that simple tasks such as tying her shoes became a ...

  • Poughkeepsie Doctor Brings Specialized Healthcare To Sub-Saharan Africa

    Poughkeepsie Doctor Brings Specialized Healthcare To Sub-Saharan Africa

    VALHALLA, N.Y -- For Dr. Joseph J. Fulton, living a healthy life isn't something reserved exclusively for his patients in the New York metro area. As Chief of Vascular Surgery at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Dr. Fulton been traveling to the sub-Saharan African country of Malawi to promote the nation's fledgling medical ...

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