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Welcome to our blog! As we grow as a healthcare organization, we are ever mindful of our mission to connect with more people, in more ways. We want to continue to expand not only our facilities and programs, but our reach. We want to be a trusted resource for news, events that inform and educate, and stories that inspire. We hope this blog will be a useful platform, and that you will follow us here.

Could You Tell If You Were Having a Stroke?

Sometimes the symptoms of stroke are unclear, so a stroke expert explains what to look for – and what to do next.
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Have You Thanked a Nurse Lately?

White Plains Hospital recognizes the “900 strong” staff of nurses who help to ease their patients’ pain, ensure their comfort, aid their recovery &ndash   {...}
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Woman Living With MS for 36 Years Shares Secret to a Happy, Active Life

With the help of her doctors, Celina Reyes-Levine (shown in pink) refuses to let this often debilitating chronic disease slow her down. 
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So Many Choices! Which Sunscreen Should I Use?

A dermatologist cuts to the chase about the ever-growing number of sunscreen products on the shelves – and explains the right way to use them. 
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Making Time for Mindfulness

Try these three simple ways to re-focus, re-balance and de-stress for National Mental Health Awareness Month. 
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3 Important Health Questions to Ask on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to think about your genetic history and take steps to be your healthiest self.
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An Allergist’s 5 Best Tips for Coping with Spring Allergies

Allergist Dr. Kira Geraci shares simple tips to keep allergy sufferers feeling fine from Tax Day to Father’s Day.

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Looking Toward the Future

Celebrating the next step in our Hospital’s historic transformation; a new Center for Advanced Medicine and Surgery.
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Volunteering as a Family Affair

It’s not unusual for Alan and Suzanne Waxenberg to be out having dinner, when someone will walk over to their table and say: “I know you. You took care of me at the hospital!”
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Dr. Ellen Lestz discusses when to make an appointment to see your pediatrician

Dr. Ellen Lestz sat down with the health team at the
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