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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. Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Vaccinations impact the world, and save lives globally. That's why it's especially important for parents to ensure their children are properly guarded against disease with the necessary antibodies."Vaccines protect your child and everybody else with whom they come in contact with against serious and often deadly diseases," said Dr. Jill Ratner, assistant ...

  2. CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    A breast cancer diagnosis can trigger a host of immediate questions and concerns. However, knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference when beginning treatment said Dr. Lyda E. Rojas Carroll, director of Breast Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System at CareMount Medical.Below, she shared five questions to consider when newly-diagnosed:What is the stage and type of ...

  3. Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    As they age, all men become vulnerable to prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. As with many cancers, the keys to lowering the risk for prostate cancer are knowledge, early detection and careful management of the disease.Prostate cancer screening can detect the disease in its earlier, more curable stages, when treatment is more likely to be ...

  4. Pace Field Hockey Holds Top 10 Spot In National Rankings

    Pace Field Hockey Holds Top 10 Spot In National Rankings

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- One week removed from cracking the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's Poll for the first time in program history, the Pace University field hockey team is showing no signs of slowing down.After receiving their first-ever national ranking in mid-September, the Setters have moved up to No. 7 in the most recent rankings, after splitting a pair of contests ...

  5. Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    It's late, your child is in visible pain and you're unsure whether the condition will worsen overnight. Most pediatricians practice standard business hours, while a hospital's emergency room can come with long wait times and a sizable bill. Thankfully, urgent care facilities are emerging as an attractive alternative for parents seeking after-hours treatment for non-life-threatening ...

  6. This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    With class back in session, fall is the ideal time to schedule a back-to-school eye exam. From books and papers to iPads and laptops, having healthy eyes can have a significant impact on a student's learning and prevent in-classroom struggles."The purpose for a checkup is to identify and address any vision problems early on, before they may lead to learning problems and falling ...

  7. Pace Women's Basketball Heads To The Tropics For Scrimmages, Youth Clinic

    Pace Women's Basketball Heads To The Tropics For Scrimmages, Youth Clinic

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – It wasn't all sun and fun in the islands for the Pace University women's basketball team, which recently returned from a six-day, basketball-filled trip to the Barbados.During the team's voyage to the Caribbean, the Pace Setters competed in three games against the combined Junior and Senior players of Barbados' National Team and hosted a free youth clinic for ...

  8. Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, is on the decline. However, while often diagnosed in patients over 50, there has been a recent dramatic increase in colorectal cancer in younger patients, with approximately 15 percent found in those under 50.Thanks to regular screening through colonoscopy and early detection, colorectal cancer can be ...

  9. Pace Joins Elected Officials, DREAMers For Immigration Discussion

    Pace Joins Elected Officials, DREAMers For Immigration Discussion

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- In light of President Trump's controversial decision to suspend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Pace University's president, Marvin Krislov, met with congresswoman Nita Lowey, immigration advocates, legal experts and immigrants themselves at Pace’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law to discuss the complex political environment stemming from the ...

  10. Know The Risks And Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

    Know The Risks And Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer isn’t a high-profile disease; however, as the fourth most common cancer in the U.S., greater awareness of its risk factors and symptoms could be lifesaving. Fortunately, bladder cancer is highly treatable when detected early.Bladder cancer begins when the cells lining the walls of the bladder begin to grow at a rapid rate. The majority of bladder cancers that develop are ...

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