Cortlandt Manor, NY - (October 22, 2013)– Carving pumpkins is a fall tradition in many families, but as Halloween approaches, Dr. Ari Mayerfield, Hand Surgeon at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery, warns parents and children to use caution and the appropriate tools when carving pumpkins to avoid potentially serious hand injuries. Every year, surgeons and hand therapists treat patients with injuries related to pumpkin carving.  According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), pumpkin-carving can result in lacerations to the hand and also injuries to bones and tendons. “Hand injuries at this time of year occur frequently…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY – (October 18, 2013) – “Her Heart’s a Rose” won the hearts of crowd at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s “Jazz up Your Foundation” Breast Cancer Awareness Event Thursday night, taking first place in the bra decorating contest. The bra was designed by Gail Fiero of the Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester, which co-sponsored the event run by the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. That bra and many others were auctioned off at the event to raise money for the cancer center. “It was a very festive evening with more than…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (October 14, 2013)– A new Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen slated to open at Hudson Valley Hospital Center has already received a $20,000 grant to support a program that will teach young children about healthy eating in the battle against childhood obesity. The Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley, which will work with area school districts, will receive the funding from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The program will enroll 60 at-risk children ages 11-13 in weekly healthy cooking classes administered by trained chefs and dietitians currently…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (October 10, 2013)– Hudson Valley Hospital Center announced that seven new surgeons have joined its staff as part of an expansion of surgical services at its state-of-the-art Surgery Center. Joining the Hospital’s staff are thoracic surgeons; Drs. Cynthia Chin, Scott Berman, Todd Weiser and Robert Streisand; hand surgeon Dr. Ari Mayerfield; foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Dr. Katherine Ma and Breast Surgeon Dr. Melita Charles, the newest member of the Ashikari Breast Center. “The combined experience and talents of these new members of our team add to the outstanding expertise of our existing staff and…