Cortlandt  Manor NY – (March 6, 2013) – Getting more exercise can give you a better night’s sleep. Sounds like common sense, but a national poll released this week by the National Sleep Foundation found that people who exercised more got a better night’s sleep even if they slept the same amount of time. “Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help,” says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).   March 3-10 is National Sleep Awareness Month when health professionals focus on the important role that sleep plays in…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 4, 2013) – While most people over 50 are familiar with the need for a colonoscopy, not as many people have this lifesaving screening as should, according to the Centers for Disease Control. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and to help educate the public on the importance of colon screenings. Hudson Valley Hospital Center will present a program on prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer as a first in a series of programs about digestive health. Dr. Herman Kleinbaum, a gastroenterologist with the Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health, will speak on…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 28, 2013) – Yearly mammography screening for signs of breast cancer is essential for basic breast health, but now the Women’s Imaging Center at HVHC is offering a new, ultra-sensitive screening that can detect potential cancers through 3-dimensional imaging. The new technology, called digital tomosynthesis, is not for everyone, but it is useful for high-risk patients and can help radiologists clarify inconclusive test results. “A normal digital mammography provides two 2-D images: each side of the breast is imaged twice, totaling  four images per breast, which radiologists can use to look for any abnormalities,” says…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 27, 2013) – There is no better companion when you need a quiet moment than a book. And for children who have just learned that a family member has cancer, a book can console and help them to cope.   Gilda’s Club Westchester at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is asking for donations of new and gently used books about cancer for a children’s library it is developing for its Kid 2 Kid support group program at the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center.  The support group, which starts on March 21, is for children…