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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.

John Haffey's Contributions

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia – or ALL -- is the most common cancer diagnosed among children and adolescents age 20 and younger. And while nearly 5,000 children will be diagnosed with leukemia each year in the United States, pediatric leukemia is one of cancer's great success stories. That's because more than 98 percent of children diagnosed with ALL today go into remission and 90 ...

  9. The Greatest Gift: One Organ Donation Touches The Lives Of Many

    The Greatest Gift: One Organ Donation Touches The Lives Of Many

    NEW YORK -- Like most New Yorkers, Sal Lopizzo never gave organ donation much thought."I never really understood the need for it and there were always so many myths about it," said Lopizzo, 65, who lives in the Rockway section of Queens. "I never really took it too seriously because it didn’t affect me."That outlook changed in 2000 when he was unexpectedly diagnosed ...

  10. Parkinson's Patients Go Big To Fight 'The Great Shrinking Disease'

    Parkinson's Patients Go Big To Fight 'The Great Shrinking Disease'

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For many Parkinson's disease patients, the first signs of development are subtle: a slight tremor or a small twitch in the extremities. However, as the neurological disorder progresses, maintaining a normal lifestyle while combating "the great shrinking disease" can be challenging."Your voice gets smaller, your handwriting gets smaller and your ...

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