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John Haffey

Client Editor jhaffey@dailyvoice.com

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. Hosting The Holidays? Here Are Four Easy Tips To Touch-Up Any Room

    Hosting The Holidays? Here Are Four Easy Tips To Touch-Up Any Room

    From dinners and parties to family traditions around the fireplace, the holidays are truly all about the home. However, hosting these gatherings can be stressful, especially if certain rooms are in need of redecoration or repair.Thankfully, the interior design experts at Wallauer's Design Center shared their tips on how to make your home shine this holiday season, without breaking the ...

  2. Battlefield Bonds: Northern Westchester Nurse Shares Her Vietnam Experience

    Battlefield Bonds: Northern Westchester Nurse Shares Her Vietnam Experience

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For Mary “Edie” Meeks, an operating room nurse at Northern Westchester Hospital and a Beacon, N.Y. resident, the battlefields of Vietnam held unimaginable pain.Serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in Saigon and Pleiku, Vietnam from July 1968 to July 1969, Meeks experienced a side of the conflict few saw.Meeks, who grew up in Minnesota during the ...

  3. NWH's Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Offers A 'Different Lifestyle'

    NWH's Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Offers A 'Different Lifestyle'

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For those struggling with weight issues, obesity is more than just a physical problem.“I’ve been heavy since I was a little kid," said Sharon, a patient at Northern Westchester Hospital. "People perceive you differently [when you're obese], they stare at you." In addition to dealing with the stigma associated with being overweight, Sharon's health ...

  4. Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic cancer is claiming its place in the spotlight after taking the lives of several prominent celebrities and citizens over the last few years. The fourth most common cause of cancer death in America, the disease claims more than 43,000 lives each year.There is no screening test recommended for the general population and the disease is notoriously resistant to chemotherapy. ...

  5. A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    Your liver has a lot of responsibilities. It filters toxins from your blood, makes bile to digest fats, produces substances that help blood clot and makes, stores and releases sugar for energy. So when cancer strikes the liver, it's serious.Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) starts in the liver, but it can also develop in the cells that line bile ducts in the liver ...

  6. Organ Donations Offer A Chance For Charity

    Organ Donations Offer A Chance For Charity

    NEW YORK -- It's no secret that organ donations save lives. Whether given through a living donor or obtained via an end-of-life procedure, the act of donating a vital organ to those in need can literally be a gift of life.However, some New Yorkers are reluctant to become part of this life-saving list, citing religious or moral objections to the practice. While it's important that ...

  7. Still Need A Flu Shot? Go Right Now Says CareMount Medical

    Still Need A Flu Shot? Go Right Now Says CareMount Medical

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Influenza is nothing to sneeze at. Infecting millions of Americans annually and causing tens of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths each year, the flu often affects society's most vulnerable.With work and school in full swing, the fall season is ripe for the person-to-person spread of the flu virus. According to Dr. Barbara Alpert, a specialist in internal ...

  8. 'I Am No Longer Pre-Diabetic,' Thanks to Cardiac Rehab at NWH

    'I Am No Longer Pre-Diabetic,' Thanks to Cardiac Rehab at NWH

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- After learning that he was on his way to developing a potentially life-threatening condition, David knew it was time to make a lifestyle change."I was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic and realized I had to do something about it," said David, a patient at Northern Westchester Hospital. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which elevated blood sugar levels, raised ...

  9. NWH Helps Patient Return To The Court Within Days Of Surgery

    NWH Helps Patient Return To The Court Within Days Of Surgery

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For many patients, undergoing surgery puts their lives on hold. Prep and recovery time, limited mobility and lengthy hospital stays all often accompany even the most routine procedures. However, Northern Westchester Hospital is working to rewrite the surgical norm, and is helping patients transition from hospital to home in a matter of days. A director and tennis ...

  10. NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation have evolved into a standard of care for people with blood cancers, and its use is only expected to grow. For some patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes, such a transplant offers hope for a cure. With new approaches to reduce risk and novel ways to use transplants, more people are now eligible for this ...

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