Blog, Gastroenterology

Regular Colonoscopies are Critical for Early Detection of Colon Cancer

Scheduling a colonoscopy may not be the highlight of your week, but the procedure is one of the most important preventive measures against cancer. Arranging this screening test should be a health priority for every individual of the appropriate age. When should I schedule my first colonoscopy? Traditionally, routine colonoscopy screenings for asymptomatic people began […]

Blog, Podiatry

Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym This Year: Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions

In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Westchester Health foot and ankle surgeon John Viscovich, DPM, FACFAS offers tips for foot safety while at the gym. Start new workouts gradually Increase your stamina and the length of your workouts gradually […]

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When and How Can I Receive My COVID-19 Vaccine?

Westchester Health and Northwell Health are here to help facilitate the safe, efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the communities we serve. We are following the phased distribution plan as defined by New York state. Once the vaccine is widely available, our goal is to make sure the vaccine is accessible at as many […]

Blog, Pediatrics

How To Know If Your Child Has Anorexia

Have you noticed that your teenager is hyper-focused on their weight or may be losing weight even when they appear to be eating? Is she/he more fatigued than usual, listless or complaining of feeling lightheaded or weak? These may be signs of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that when not identified and treated, can develop […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

How Do I Start Exercising Again After Being Housebound Due To The Pandemic?

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health written by Barbara Barry, Physical Therapist, concerning aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak.  In brief, the article discusses: How to resume an exercise routine after being housebound How not to injure yourself Check with your doctor […]