Don’t Be Fooled by a TIA – Ignoring Stroke Symptoms can Lead to Major Consequences 

Kathy will never forget that Easter Sunday when she went to pick up her mother for church. Her mom answered the door, all dressed and ready to go, but there was one... Read more »

Ossining Students Learn the Importance of a Healthy Body and Mind 

A new community partnership is bringing Blythedale Children’s Hospital and the Kohl’s “Eat Well, Be Well” afterschool program to fifth-graders in Ossining.  The first of two six-week sessions began February 27 when registered dietitian Marie Roth of Blythedale reviewed such... Read more »

Teenagers and Sexting – More Common than You Think 

In an unfortunate coincidence since my last article regarding Internet safety (www.riverjournalonline.com/CyberSafety), we had an issue at one of our local high schools of teens being solicited by an unknown person to send... Read more »

Namaste! Briarcliff Health Class Hosts Yoga Instructors 

As part of Makar Sankranti, a two-week Hindu celebration that marks the change of seasons and the return of increasing sunlight, Allison Murphy’s Middle School health class hosted yoga instructors from Hindu... Read more »

Fortnite: Why are Parents Worried about this Video Game Craze? 

The outcry of violence in video games has existed nearly as long as video games themselves. Going all the way back to 1976, public outcry caused a game called Death Race to be pulled... Read more »

Local Group Takes on Teens’ Biggest Addiction: Their Phones

It’s no secret the youth of America are spending more and more time on smartphones. What’s becoming clearer, though, is the harm phones are causing them. As mothers, and smartphones users themselves,... Read more »
Dr Nitin Gupta Rivertown Pediatrics

Changing Face of Health Care Part 2 – Local Doctors Put the “Care” Back into Health Care 

The medical field has changed tremendously over the course of the past few decades, including the discoveries of seemingly miraculous advancements. But not everything has changed for the better. As pediatrician Dr.... Read more »
Chef Peter Kelly Headlines Phelps Food, Wine & Beer Fest Event

Chef Peter Kelly Headlines Phelps Food, Wine & Beer Fest Event

Celebrity Chef Peter X. Kelly, returns as the featured guest at Phelps’ Fifth Annual Food, Wine & Beer Fest, Sunday, April 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan... Read more »

Pace University Launches New Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The Weekday Program is the First One in New York State to Be Offered in a Hybrid Format Pace University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) is launching a new Master of Science... Read more »

Phelps Hospital Re-Accredited as Graduate Medical Training Program

Phelps Hospital has once again received accreditation for its physician training from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Accreditation is achieved through an annual review process that includes verification of... Read more »