Westchester Medical Practice pediatrician recommends ways to reduce back strain, risk of scoliosis Cortlandt Manor, NY - (September 7, 2010) – When it comes to backpacks, less is more. Overloaded backpacks can cause back strain and, in growing children, can do permanent damage, sometimes resulting in scoliosis or curvature of the spine. Dr. Michael Lasser, a pediatrician with Westchester Medical Practice in Cortlandt Manor, says that while we are headed for a paperless society with i-Pads, on-line textbooks and laptops, most children will still be carrying backpacks loaded with books this fall. "The wave of the future is not here quite…
Number of HVHC moms who breastfeed is higher than the national average Cortlandt Manor, NY (September 14, 2010) - United by a common bond – the conviction that breast feeding is healthier for their babies – more than 75 moms from across Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland Counties came together for a special annual reunion hosted by Hudson Valley Hospital Center. With infants and toddlers in tow, the women compared notes and talked about the trials and tribulations of parenting and their belief that breast feeding is the healthiest way to nourish their babies. For the 6th year, Hudson Valley…
Cortlandt Manor, NY – (September 22, 2010) - A retired investment banker, a respected physician and members of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Auxiliary will be honored on November 6 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 50th Annual Ball. "Ritmo de la Noche: A Escape to Havana" will be held at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a silent auction will add to the evening’s Latin theme. The silent auction this year offers a vast array of items, including jewelry, spa and vacation packages. Tickets are $500 and proceeds will go to fund the final stage…
  Entergy, hospital staff and local responders treat injured worker in mock radiation scenario Cortlandt Manor – (Sept. 30, 2010) - Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) staff donned protective gowns and practiced taking radiation readings today as part of an emergency training drill conducted with Entergy. More than 50 people including Hospital staff – nurses, physicians, members of the radiology, security, and environmental services staffs – as well as members of Entergy’s Radiation Protection team, Verplanck Fire Department Ambulance and Cortlandt Peekskill Regional Paramedics participated in the drill.