Cortlandt Manor – (January 23, 2012) –  Did you know that more than 2.2 million people in the United States have glaucoma and only half of them know it? January is national Glaucoma Month and eye professionals like Dr. Kerline Marcelin, a board certified ophthalmologist with Hudson Valley Hospital Center, want to educate the community about this group of diseases that is the second leading cause of blindness. Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Early detection through regular and complete eye exams is the key to protecting…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 20, 2012) – Having someone to listen is sometimes the best medicine.  That’s what volunteer chaplains at Hudson Valley Hospital Center do best. On Thursday, January 19, Hudson Valley Hospital Center Pastoral Care Office installed seven new volunteers as lay chaplain during a ceremony in the hospital’s Wagner Conference Room.  The community volunteers visit with patients at Hudson Valley Hospital Center and work to meet their emotional and spiritual needs. The more than 20 lay chaplains in the program work to assist area clergy in helping patients and their families. The seven new volunteers…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 13, 2012) – When Dr. Ron Nutovits is committed to something, he doesn’t fool around. The Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital Center had never seriously ridden a bicycle before but that didn’t stop him from completing a grueling 300-mile plus bicycle tour across Israel to raise money for emergency services. “Let’s say it was a real challenge,’’ said Dr. Nutovits, who rode with a group of physicians from the Golan Heights in northern Israel to Eilat in the south November 6-12.   “Some of those hills were really scary, but overall it…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 10, 2012) – When Dr. Kayvan Kehani traveled to the Philippines in 2010 to perform ocular surgery on a remote island six hours from  mainland Manila, he didn’t know what to expect. “People traveled for days to get to our clinic and then waited on line for hours just to see us,’’ said Dr. Keyhani, who practices in Yorktown Heights and is a Somers resident. “The trouble with a lot of these third world countries is that there is little or no health care, especially in rural areas. It is very difficult.’’ Now two years…