October 17, 2018
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Health

When Barbara Vinciguerra, the owner of Ardsley-based fitness studio Fit House New York, found out she had breast cancer in her early 50s she was shocked. As an avid exercise enthusiast and award-winning fitness instructor, healthy living was a way of life for her. She thought that it would inoculate her from cancer. That’s why when she went for her yearly mammogram she was surprised to learn that she had an aggressive form of cancer. Read more…

Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple Reconstruction

Modern techniques in mastectomy and breast reconstruction offer women many options. Read more…

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Last spring, my vacation was ruined when my doctor called with the news — I had stage two triple negative breast cancer and needed to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The diagnosis shattered my world. It meant hair loss, fatigue and other side effects, but I was determined to fight hard and knew I would have a strong support system around me. Read more…

Breast Cancer and Fertility

Breast Cancer and Fertility

Family Issues: Imagine the young woman who has just heard the dreaded words “breast cancer” from her physician. She is reeling from all the implications of this diagnosis - including, but not limited to, the physical and emotional impacts on her life. Her future family building may not even be in the top five of what this patient, or her doctor, is thinking about at this moment. But it certainly should be part of the conversation. Read more…

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support

Support comes in many forms. As a patient you can join a support group, attend exercise classes designed especially for breast cancer, sign up for a meditation workshop or reach out to others. As one who is looking to give support you can participate in a breast cancer walk, volunteer at a cancer support organization, drive patients to treatments, deliver meals or just be there to listen and encourage someone fighting breast cancer. Read more…
Feeding Your Family: Looking for some outdoor, Saturday family fun this summer? Then stop by The New Rochelle Downtown BID (Business Improvement District) Grand Market where the entire family can explore, play games, enjoy lunch, free entertainment, and of course, shop! The “Grand Market,” as it is affectionately known, runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2 through Oct. 27, on the lawn of the downtown New Rochelle Public Library at 1 Library Plaza. Read more…

Nature’s Candy: Summer Fruits

Feeding Your Family: Fruit. It’s the best kind of dessert, wrapped up by nature in a convenient and wholesome package. And summer is the best time to find the sweetest, freshest, seasonal local pickings. So many great fruits are grown right here in the Westchester region; they don’t have to travel thousands of miles, losing quality and nutritional value along the way. With the variety of fruits available now, this is the perfect time to encourage children to try all the colors of the rainbow. Read more…
Tweens: From the moment your child wakes up until they go to sleep at night, their eyes are working to help them take in the world around them. We spoke with Kelly Hutcheson, M.D., MBA, and the Director of Ophthalmology at Westchester Medical Center Health Network for tips on how to keep your child’s eyes healthy from infancy and throughout the school years. Read more…

Spontaneous Weeping

Spontaneous Weeping

Tweens: I call it spontaneous weeping. I’m referring to the many times throughout my daughter’s treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I unexpectedly teared up or full on cried in inappropriate places like shops, supermarkets, exercise classes, meetings. I’m certain that any worried parent suffering on behalf of their child recognizes this phenomenon. The experience of supporting my daughter through her cancer treatment taught me that my fear and sadness were now always ready to burst out to anyone. Read more…

Cervical Incompetence: Reducing the Risk

Cervical Incompetence: Reducing the Risk

Pregnancy: As a pregnant woman’s body prepares for labor, late in the third trimester, the cervix – the long, tubular lower end of the uterus – begins to soften, shorten (efface), and open (dilate). In about one out of 100 pregnancies (approximately 1 percent), the pressure of the baby on the cervix may cause it to open too soon, a condition known as cervical incompetence or cervical insufficiency, which may result in miscarriage or preterm delivery. Read more…

Perfect Pearly Whites

Perfect Pearly Whites

Tweens: February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends the following tips to ensure your child boasts a happy, healthy smile. Read more…

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