Cortlandt Manor NY – (March 3, 2014) – America’s children don’t get enough sleep and parents need to do more to control electronics and regulate bedtimes, according to a poll released this week by the National Sleep Foundation. National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) Sleep in America® poll, an annual study that began in 1991, delved into the sleep practices and beliefs of the modern family with school-aged children. The online poll, conducted Dec. 12-13 2013, surveyed 1,103 American parents with children aged 6-17. “For children, a good night’s sleep is essential to health, development and performance in school,” said Kristen L.…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 26, 2014) – Animal lovers will delight in the antics of lovable cats and dogs captured in artwork currently being featured as part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new exhibit, “Cats and Dogs, Winter and Spring.” The exhibit, which showcases the works of five local artists, is on display through April 28 as part of the Hospital’s “Art for Health” program curated by artist Suzanne Bohrer Ashley. The public can meet the artists at a reception in the Hospital lobby on April 19 from 4- 6 p.m. The works on display range from oil and…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 24, 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 March. 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 March: Wednesday, March 5th. 2-3:30 p.m. Easy and Economical Meals. Nothing beats the ability to quickly whip up a satisfying…
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…