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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. Pass On The Electronic Puff, Say Experts At Northern Westchester Hospital

    Pass On The Electronic Puff, Say Experts At Northern Westchester Hospital

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Don't let their smoke-free composition or playful flavors fool you: electronic cigarettes and vapes are dangerous products.These electronic smoking gadgets were originally developed as safer nicotine delivery devices for those trying to kick cigarettes. "If you’re an adult who hasn’t found success with smoking cessation programs, I would rather you vape than ...

  2. Cancer Center’s Holistic Services Help Patients Through Their Journey

    Cancer Center’s Holistic Services Help Patients Through Their Journey

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- While undergoing cancer treatment, handling the rigors of everyday life can be challenging. So when Jennifer, a breast cancer patient at the Cancer Health and Wellness Program at Northern Westchester Hospital, first began her treatment, she knew she'd need the help of a team."When I first found out that I was going to need radiation therapy, my first concern ...

  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. Northern Westchester Hospital Helps Skier Return To Slopes

    Northern Westchester Hospital Helps Skier Return To Slopes

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- From skiing and hiking to mountain biking and organized sports, Scott was used to living an active lifestyle. However, after a lingering high school sport injury gradually reduced his knee's mobility, he decided that giving up his hobbies just wasn't an option."Following a high school athletic injury, the right half of my right knee degraded and I did not want ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. NYP Makes Treatment Strides Against Leukemia

    NYP Makes Treatment Strides Against Leukemia

    Recent treatment strides show promise for improving the life expectancy and quality of life for those affected by leukemia.Leukemias, which are cancers of the blood and bone marrow cells, result from the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that eventually overtake normal blood cells and cause problems such as anemia, bleeding and infections. In acute leukemia, immature white ...

  10. Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Cancer of the thyroid -- a gland in the neck that produces a variety of hormones -- is the most common endocrine cancer. Diagnosed nearly three times as often in women as men, thyroid cancer has been the most rapidly increasing cancer, tripling in incidence over the last three decades.The good news is that the chance of dying from thyroid cancer has remained steadily low. Today, ...

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