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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. '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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    The short answer is not always. However, there are steps women can take to reduce their risk and find cancer early should it develop.There are certain causes of breast cancer that women can't change, such as advanced age or a family history of the disease. Others, however, are within control:Get moving and eat healthily: Obesity is becoming one of the most common risk factors for ...

  5. NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen first produced x-rays, ushering in an era of radiation science. More than a century later, a wide array of radiation therapy approaches have been developed to shrink and destroy cancerous tumors.Since radiation was first harnessed to treat cancer, radiation oncologists -- the doctors who oversee patients' radiation therapy -- have ...

  6. Pace-Backed Bill Puts Ban On Performance Elephants

    Pace-Backed Bill Puts Ban On Performance Elephants

    NEW YORK -- Sponsored by Pace University students and backed by state politicians, a newly-signed New York bill is sending a strong message to circuses currently featuring performance elephants: not in our state.Legislation developed by students in Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Clinic was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, making New ...

  7. Thousands Of New Yorkers Give Life At Annual Donor Day

    Thousands Of New Yorkers Give Life At Annual Donor Day

    This October, nearly 4,000 New Yorkers from across the state came together to promote health, community and longevity, thanks to LiveOnNY's annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day.Currently in its third year, Organ Donor Enrollment Day brings individuals and organizations together to help save the lives of the 120,000 Americans – 10,000 of whom live in New York – currently waiting for a ...

  8. NWH's Cardiac Rehabilitation Keeps Hearts Healthy And Beating

    NWH's Cardiac Rehabilitation Keeps Hearts Healthy And Beating

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Experiencing a heart attack is a life-altering occurrence. That's why when Martha experienced a sudden cardiac arrest, she knew something had to be done to prevent a repeat incident from ever occurring."I knew that my health and life depended on working out on a regular basis, and I felt that [Northern Westchester Hospital's] Cardiac Wellness program really fit ...

  9. Don’t Live in Pain: NWH Has Your Back When Finding Pain Relief

    Don’t Live in Pain: NWH Has Your Back When Finding Pain Relief

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Those suffering from back or neck pain in Westchester and Putnam Counties, should know they're not alone -- more than 80 percent of Americans experience spine discomfort at some point. Incredibly common but excruciatingly painful, what causes this potentially life-altering discomfort?According to Michael Silverman, director of Northern Westchester Hospital ...

  10. 'Fall' In Love With Your Home This Autumn With Seasonal Décor Tips

    'Fall' In Love With Your Home This Autumn With Seasonal Décor Tips

    The arrival of fall, with its briskness and ever-changing foliage, means it's time to make homes both cozy and festive. Not sure how to bring nature's colors indoors? Wallauer’s Design Center shared their tips on how to decorate any home in seasonal splendor below:Relax in StyleFor those seeking a simple upgrade, decorative custom pillows are the perfect fall touch. By selecting your ...

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