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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. WMC Helps Jazz Librarian Stay Pitch Perfect

    WMC Helps Jazz Librarian Stay Pitch Perfect

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A library clerk by day and a jazz-and-blues crooner by night, Audrey Willis of Poughkeepsie makes a living with her eyes. That's why when a slow-growing tumor was discovered near her optic nerves in 1995, she knew trouble was lurking. However, it took nearly 22 years before she opted for surgery, only doing so at the recommendation of doctors at Westchester Medical ...

  2. Feeling The Winter Blues? Here's How To Get Your Diet Ready For Spring

    Feeling The Winter Blues? Here's How To Get Your Diet Ready For Spring

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Winter's cold days and long nights can wreak havoc on even the most disciplined dieter. As the snow begins to melt and the promise of outdoor activities returns, here's how to make sure your body is ready to "spring ahead."“Over the cold months, most of us tend to hibernate," said Susan Epstein, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian at The Surgical ...

  3. How To Protect Your Aging Spine

    How To Protect Your Aging Spine

    Suffering from acute back pain isn't a unique experience. Roughly 8 out of 10 Americans experience spine discomfort of some sort, commonly worsening with age.“As the body ages, the spine takes on additional pressure and wear,” said Dr. Pierre Bruneau, an orthopedic surgeon at CareMount Medical. “But while these conditions increase among seniors, medical innovations are making it easier ...

  4. Pneumococcal Vaccines Offer Protection From Serious Childhood Illnesses

    Pneumococcal Vaccines Offer Protection From Serious Childhood Illnesses

    When it comes to preventing illness, vaccines stand at the forefront of disease protection."Vaccines strengthen our body’s immune response," said Dr. Amy Amin Patil, a pediatrician at CareMount Medical. "After a vaccination, our immune system creates antibodies that can protect us from future exposure to a disease."Vaccines are especially important in children, and ...

  5. 'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    'Anyone But Me': Former Fireman Recounts Sudden Cardiac Emergency

    Seemingly the model of perfect health, Kevin Quinn, 63, decided to take his daily jog one March afternoon. However, as the retired New York City fireman and Rockland County resident began his usual running route, his body didn't feel normal.“I was almost a mile into the run, and I felt something strange — a pressure or a pain in my chest,” he said. “Something stopped me. I asked myself, ...

  6. Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    Is There A 'Right' Way To Wash Your Hands?

    During the height of cold and flu season, using warm soap and water to clean your hands is important to reduce the risk of infection. A seemingly mindless task, washing your hands actually requires a bit of attention to effectively avert contraction.According to Dr. Sheila Nolan, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester ...

  7. Rye Brook Singer Combines Nature, Song

    Rye Brook Singer Combines Nature, Song

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- From the Pacific Northwest to the mountains of Germany, Carol McMillan has always found a home in music."I think my mother was one of those people who believed that music was the cornerstone of education," said McMillan, a Rye Brook resident and member of the Westchester Choral Society.Growing up in Santa Barbara, Calif., McMillan developed a love ...

  8. What Happens When Cancer Strikes The Bones? NYP Explains Deadly Diagnosis

    What Happens When Cancer Strikes The Bones? NYP Explains Deadly Diagnosis

    Bone cancer is a serious problem that requires advanced expertise to treat. Primary bone cancers -- such as osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma -- are rare, affecting just over 3,200 people a year in the United States. Bone metastases -- cancer which spreads to the bone from tumors that began in other organs, such as the breast or prostate -- are far more common, striking ...

  9. NewYork-Presbyterian Makes Progress Against A Challenging Cancer

    NewYork-Presbyterian Makes Progress Against A Challenging Cancer

    Stomach cancer is rare in the United States; it affects only 28,000 people a year. However, it's the second leading cause of cancer death around the world and has been linked to diets high in preserved meats and low in fresh fruits and vegetables.Most stomach cancers have grown to an advanced stage by the time they cause symptoms, making them challenging to treat successfully. Screening ...

  10. Research Provides Treatment Breakthroughs For Lymphoma

    Research Provides Treatment Breakthroughs For Lymphoma

    Blood cancers, including the main types leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. While there are no means of preventing or screening for most blood cancers, recent breakthroughs for lymphoma treatment are improving quality of life and survival.Lymphomas are cancers of the ...

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