Cortlandt Manor, NY – (February 11, 2014) – The Hope for Youth Foundation has donated $10,000 to Hudson Valley Hospital Center to support a new program that uses cooking to teach youngsters about healthy eating in the battle against childhood obesity. The Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley offers weekly cooking classes to at-risk children ages 11-13 in area school districts. Parents can also sign their children up for small group classes. The program, run by trained chefs and dietitians on staff at HVHC, aims to improve the health of children and reduce the risks of obesity. It is one…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 10, 2014) – Making some modest changes in your diet can improve your heart health. Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes throughout the year and is offering some special classes in February in honor of National Heart Month. Part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, The Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to people of all ages for a nominal fee of $15 per class. Here’s what’s on tap for February: • Tuesday, February 11th. 2-3:30 PM. Lacto-fermentation. What’s lacto-fermentation? It’s the process that…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 4, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) wants you to love your heart this February with free screenings and healthy heart activities. Visit the main lobby of the hospital on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and meet with health care professionals who can provide information on cholesterol, blood pressure exercise and nutrition. Here’s some of the highlights: • A cardiologist from NYU Hudson Valley Cardiology will be on hand to answer questions. • Staff from the Hospital’s cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation department will conduct blood pressure screenings and cardio assessments. •…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 30, 2014) –Hudson Valley residents have had to clear away a lot of snow this winter, resulting in many opportunities for winter accidents. While snow blowers are an essential tool at this time of year, their use also results in many hand injuries. Dr. Ari Mayerfield of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Hand Center said that every year he sees patients who suffer from a variety of injuries sustained from snow blowers. “Due to the improper handling of these machines, patients suffer from fingertip injuries, fractures, lacerations and amputated digits,’’ said Mayerfield, a surgeon who specializes…