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After helping hundreds of Westchester County herniated disc sufferers eliminated their pain, Local Doctor explains how…

“Back Pain Technology Cheats Mother Nature Helps Herniated Discs Heal Naturally… In As Little As 25 Minutes!” At Last! Westchester County Doctor Offers Technology That Doesn’t Just End SEVERE Pain From Herniated Discs, But Helps Your Body To Start Rebuilding Them… As Fast As Humanly Possible! Best Part: You can check it all out for FREE if you like! There is no doubt… technology has made all of our lives better… and easier. Just about every miraculous medical cure and comfort of modern living can be attributed to amazing breakthroughs in technology. Heck, laser eye surgery can give people who are almost as blind as a bat perfect 20/20 vision. How amazing is that? That’s why it’s no surprise that technology might be able to solve your back and neck pain from herniated/bulging discs or sciatica…for good. Here is why: Back and neck pain can be devastating. And nothing is worse than going to doctor after doctor… trying treatment after treatment… spending money you can’t afford… and still suffering in pain. That’s why… I bet you would love to instantly end your pain… without any risk what-soever… and have it never come back for the rest of your life? Well, that might NOT be so easy. But, what if there was a wonderful advancement in technology that, with a handful of simple, non-invasive treatments, could possibly have you out of pain and on your way to healing naturally? Better yet, what if this technology could possibly heal your herniated/bulging discs (instead of cutting it out like surgery) so you have the best chance to live pain-free and do all the things you want and love to do? And what if this technology was: 3 FDA cleared! 3 Proven safe and effective! 3 Allows your herniated discs to heal naturally without the risky and dangerous side effects of surgery! 3 Relieves pain fast… in some cases in as little as 25 minutes! Well, guess what? There is such technology and there is a very good chance it can help you… like it has already helps thousands of herniated/bulging disc and sciatica sufferers all around the country… No Matter How Bad Your Pain Is, How Long You’ve Been Suffering Or How Many Other Treatments And Doctors Have Failed You! Don’t laugh. It’s really true. Here’s proof…

When you have a herniated disc, compressive forces cause your spinal bones to come together… basically squashing your disc. The space in between your bones decreases and the soft, jello-like disc material leaks out. This disc material that leaks out is called a herniated disc and can cause severe pain, numbness and tingling in your neck, back, arms or legs when the herniation pushes into and “pinches” a nerve. So it makes sense, if you could slightly pull the spinal bones apart… that would open up the space, take the pressure off the disc, the disc off the nerve and solve the problem. Right? But the only problem is… how do you do that? For years and years, doctors have been trying to do it with traction. But traction has been proven ineffective and often very painful. Why? Traction doesn’t work because when you have a herniated or bulging disc, the area is injured and when you try to move, your muscles go into spasm. Spasm is your body’s way of trying to protect you from causing further injury. That’s why traction hurts so much. As soon as the traction starts… your muscles overprotect the area and spasm. But the good news is: Now there is technology that out-smarts your body’s natural spasm reaction. In other words: It fools mother nature! This technology is called non-surgical spinal decompression (NSSD) and here’s how it works… NSSD is very different from plain traction because it has advanced computer technology that actually senses your spinal muscles. When it starts to gently pull, it immediately knows when your muscles start to contract and it stops pulling. As soon as your muscles relax, it starts pulling again. The amazing thing is: the computer senses your muscles contraction so early… you don’t even feel what is going on. Which means you never feel any pain! In fact, the only thing most patients feel is… RELIEF!!! But the best part is: NSSD is able to gently separate your spinal bones which, in many cases, actually sucks the herniated disc material back into the disc where it belongs! This takes away your pain and allows your herniated and bulging discs to heal naturally!

And check this out: Treatments are pleasant and simple. All you have to do is lie on your back, listen to your favorite music, read a magazine… or… take a nap! The wonderful technology does everything while you simply RELAX the pain away! To sum up NSSD: • For most patients it is 100% painless… in fact many patients actually fall asleep during treatment! • Works fast! Most patients get relief after a handful of treatments – some after the very first! • Is non-invasive so it does not have the dangerous risks of surgery! • Gets to the root cause of the problem and helps it heal naturally! Isn’t modern technology wonderful? And wouldn’t you like to… Give This Great Technology A Try… For Free? If you would, there’s great news. There is a Doctor located at 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. right here in White Plains, NY who has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in this wonderful technology and has been treating herniated/bulging disc and sciatica patients with incredible success. His name is Dr. Jonathan Donath DC, MS and he is so excited about the results he’s been getting, he would like to share it with as many pain sufferers as possible. But There Is A Catch… There’s always a catch... isn’t there? Even though this technology has helped a majority of the patients Dr. Donath has treated… it is not a wonder cure and it does not help everyone.

On the right: healthy disc. Center: Herniated disc with soft disc material leaking out. On the left: Herniated disc material compressing or “pinching” nerve.

For that reason, Dr. Donath does a complete examination on every potential patient and only accepts you if he feels you are most likely to get the pain relief and outcome you are looking for. Dr. Donath’s Special Deal For You! Because the economy is so bad and Dr. Donath wants to help you if possible, he is offering the first 17 people who respond to this article a free consultation and NSSD qualification examination. And if you qualify for NSSD treatments, Dr. Donath will also give you one treatment for FREE! And if you do not qualify, Dr. Donath will help you find the best option for you. That’s why, if you suffer with pain from a herniated/bulging disc or sciatica you should call 914-259-8104 right now. When Barbara answers the phone, simply tell her you would like your free non-surgical spinal decompression consultation and examination. If you are one of the first 17, she will schedule you within the next few days. If you are in a lot of pain or already scheduled for surgery, tell Barbara and she will be sure to get you in immediately. Maybe even today.

On right: Herniated disc with spinal bones “squished” together. Center: NSSD slightly pulls the spinal bones apart, opens up the disc space and allows herniated material to move back into the disc. Left: Herniated material completely back in center of disc allows the disc to heal naturally. Your consultation and examination should take about 60 minutes. During this time you can get all of your questiones answered in a warm and friendly environment. You will know exactly what’s causing your pain and the best possible way to solve it. Dr. Donath will explain to you all your possible options along with his recomendations so you can make the best choice for YOU.

Why Limited To 17? Dr. Donath has limited the number he will accept right now to 17 because he does not believe patients should wait and they should also get the quality personal attention they deserve. When you go for your free visit, I’m sure you will see how unique and pleasant the experience is. It’s nice to be treated like a person and not a number or based on insurance coverage. It’s also nice to know exactly what’s causing your pain and how to relieve it as fast as possible. Dr. Donath’s favorite cases are the one’s that were able to cancel back surgery after only a handful of treatments. Dr. Donath also loves when a herniated disc patient that is in excruciating pain and thinks they’ve tried everything, lays down on the NSSD table, takes a 25 minute nap… and… wakes up with all their pain GONE! Just imagine how it would feel to have all your pain finally gone. Imagine going to bed and being able to sleep the entire night through… … and waking up refreshed and energized… ready to take on the brand new day – without the pain and stiffness that has been terrorizing you. And imagine finally knowing you have the solution to your herniated disc pain. Well, you may not have to just “imagine” anymore… because… NSSD might start relieving your pain… in just 25 minutes! So, if you’d like to see if you qualify and give this amazing technology a try for free… give Barbara a call at 914-259-8104 right now. Why wait one more day in pain when the solution may be one quick phone call away? Call now before someone else gets your free spot. One More Thing It’s Important… Ever since getting this wonderful technology, Dr. Donath’s office has been flooded with calls. For that reason, if when you call, the lines are busy or you go to voice mail… just keep calling back. The possibility of living pain-free is well worth the time and effort it may take you to get through and schedule your appointment. 914-259-8104



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FATHER’S DAY Fittingly, the kick off to Men’s Health Week is the week leading to Father’s Day. By checking out some of Healthcare News’ top tips, you can help your boys and men maintain good health and long lives. It’s not just good luck and good genes that lead to a healthy life. Research shows that our actions have a big say in the matter, too. Many major health problems that affect men and boys are preventable through lifestyle changes, early detection, and treatment. And yet, several things work against men when it comes to health. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. They don’t seek medical help as often as women. Some men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress. Get routine exams and screenings: Ask your doctor how often you need to be examined. Ask about screening tests for certain diseases and conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, and certain types of cancer. Get enough sleep: It can affect your mood and your health. Try certain changes that can improve your sleep. See your doctor if you think you have a serious problem. Eat healthy: Nutritious foods give you energy and may lower your risk of certain diseases. Focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free milk products. Learn nutrition basics and how to read a food label. Stay at a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese can raise your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Find out your body mass index, or BMI, to see if you’re at risk. Eat healthy foods, control portion sizes, and be active to keep your weight in check. Get moving: Regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out how much physical activity you need.

Be smoke-free: Smoking is linked to many of the leading causes of death, including cancer, lung disease, and stroke. If you smoke, quit today! Also, avoid secondhand smoke. Take any medications you need. Thousands of deaths could be prevented each year by taking medications properly. Make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for all medications, including those that help control conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. Avoid heavy drinking: It can lead to many problems, including high blood pressure, various cancers, psychological problems, and accidents. For men 65 and younger, drinking in moderation means no more than two drinks per day. Men older than 65 should have no more than one drink a day. Find out about drink serving sizes. Manage stress: Balancing work and family obligations can be challenging. But it’s important to protect your mental and physical health. Find healthy ways to cope with stress.

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As we all know, Father’s Day comes around once a year – in 2013 the big day is June 16. It’s a special day set aside for fathers. And isn’t your dad one of a kind. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore. While for sons view their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Dad is, among other things, funny, loving, caring and always there for you. Of course, there is only one person like the man you affectionately know as dad. Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dad or whoever the father-figure in your life is. Pay tribute to this person who has had a positive influence in your life. In this issue of Healthcare News, we honored dad by including some healthy Father’s Day gifts for him. After all, we want to celebrate many more of these days with him. The June issue also features articles about men’s health — which includes important tips to keep dad healthy for years to come — and so much more. We are committed to bringing you the most up-to-date, innovative and useful news about the local healthcare community in Westchester County. Our growth continues and we thank all of our advertisers for their support. As always, Healthcare News welcomes suggestions, story ideas and news tips. Enjoy your day with dad.

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Men’s Health

Ah, finally, summer is almost here. And you know what the means. The man in your life will be eager to get outside and mow the lawn, tend to your garden and address fix ‘em up projects. Yeah, right. But we will give him this: Your man will be eager to get in front of the barbecue and flip a few steaks, while enjoying a cold beverage. Summer is a great time to have fun, whether it means taking a vacation, or amping up your fitness program. It’s also a time for men to pay attention to their health and safety. Below are Healthcare News’ tips to help you stay safe and healthy this summer and all year long. Be prepared Take steps to prepare yourself and your family for severe weather and natural disasters before they happen. Learn how to cope and recover when disaster strikes. Tips Make an emergency plan and stock supplies ahead of time. Review your options. Learn about your community's emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and locations of emergency shelters. Identify potential home hazards, and know how to secure or protect them before a disaster strikes. Know beforehand what common reactions may occur to help your ability to cope. Accept your own reactions and those of people around you. Locate and secure your important papers, including insurance policies, wills, licenses, passports, and birth certificates.

Stay physically active The summer is a great time to play outdoor games, garden, or walk. Start a new routine that combines fun and physical activity. Active people are less likely than inactive people to be obese or to have high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and stroke, depression, colon cancer, and premature death. Tips Adults should get 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity most, preferably all, days of the week. Children and adolescents should participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate-intensity

physical activity most, preferably all, days of the week. Start at an easy pace and increase time and distance gradually. Don't overdo it. Prevent injuries.

Stay cool Sun protection is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. Take steps to help prevent skin cancer and other conditions. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many people succumb to extreme heat each year.

Lower your risk for heat-related illness. Tips When possible, avoid outdoor activities during midday, when the sun's rays are strongest. Cover up with clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect exposed skin. Drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic fluids.Seek shade. Wear sunscreen and lip screen with a sun protective factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Remember to reapply it as needed. continued on next page

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Watch the water According to several studies, males are three times more likely than females to die from unintentional drownings in the United States. Alcohol use is involved in up to half of adolescent and adult deaths associated with water recreation. Tips: Learn how to swim. Never swim alone. Wear your life jacket while boating. Avoid alcoholic beverages while boating.

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Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Last year, 300 deaths were caused by excessive heat exposure. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to compensate and properly cool themselves. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough. In such cases, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs. Summer’s finally here and we’re spending more time in the sun doing activities such as swimming, biking, fishing, things we only dream of doing during the dark days of winter colder months. But, as the heat and humidity levels climb, it’s important to take precautions to prevent heat related illness, the most common of which is heat exhaustion. Do you know the symptoms of heat exhaustion? First of all, what causes heat exhaustion? Before you hit the beach, the golf course or the backyard to mow the lawn this summer, you should know the risks of heat exhaustion. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, but every year many people succumb to extreme heat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8,015 deaths were attributed to excessive heat exposure from 1979-2003. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to compensate and properly cool themselves. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough. In such cases, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs. Because heat-related deaths are preventable, people need to be aware of what steps can be taken to prevent a heat-related illness or death. Here is an in-depth look at heat exhaustion.

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Heat exhaustion may occur when one has been working or exercising outdoors in hot weather, or when one has been exposed to high temperatures for several days. The very young, the elderly, those on certain medications, and those with high blood pressure are most susceptible, but it can happen to anyone. The symptoms include: • Heavy sweating • Muscle cramps • Weakness or fatigue • Headache • Dizziness • Nausea or vomiting • Fainting • Rapid pulse and respiration • Dark urine

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The Importance of Elder Law: You must protect your assets, family and future now! For nearly 30 years, practicing law has been Ely Rosenzveig’s passion. His inspiration? That comes from, among other things, his life experiences, the people he has met, and the clients he works with every day. The widow who didn’t have a will and was concerned about her financial future. The family that was reeling from health issues impacting their elderly loved ones without any planning in place to address their needs, leaving them with the prospect of exorbitantly expensive care needs. Ely Rosenzveig was a rabbi in Westchester County. The plight of some in his congregation moved him to practice elder law and trust and estate planning. He would become a senior partner at one of the foremost elder law firms in the country, but left to join hands with his son, Ariel. “I really jumped at the opportunity to work in this area of law,” Ely Rosenzveig said. “I think it’s special kind of work. To help people and work with your son is incredibly rewarding. Ariel is a great asset – a wonderful and gifted young attorney.” The law firm of Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, P.C. in White Plains practices in all areas of elder law, including trust and

estate planning, administration, and litigation, tax counsel, asset protection and special needs planning, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security disability benefits, guardianships, long term care planning, spousal recovery claims, and Medicaid lien resolutions. Father and son pride themselves on an unyielding commitment to the zealous advocacy of their clients’ interests. Estate planning is one of the most important steps any person can take to make sure that their final property and health care wishes are honored, and that loved ones are provided for in their absence. A comprehensive estate plan can resolve a number of legal questions that arise whenever anyone dies. Appropriate estate and Medicaid planning can help preserve assets, reduce taxes, and help individuals qualify for Medicaid. “People don’t want to talk about illness and death,” Ariel Rosenzveig said. ““It’s a tough subject. People are reluctant, but the type of measures that we implement for our clients can save them and their loved ones a lot of money. Proper planning will help provide financial and emotional security for all involved.”

The firm is very experienced in making sure that those eligible for Medicaid and Medicare get the benefits they deserve. Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, P.C. has been very successful in negotiating the complex bureaucratic minefield in which Medicaid is now mired, a dynamic only exacerbated with the passage of the Deficit reduction Act of 2006, and the new rules regarding the look-back requirements, and penalty period calculations for non-Medicaid exempt asset transfers. The firm has achieved remarkable results for clients on a host of Medicaid related issues, from getting Medicaid approvals for coverage of home care and institutional care benefits, to very accommodative resolutions of Medicaid spousal recovery claims, where the office of Medicaid aggressively pursues the non-institutionalized (i.e., or “community”) spouse for Medicaid benefits provided. No matter what the case, Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, P.C. prides itself on working with each client individually, catering to each one’s diverse needs. Estate planning should begin at a young age with a will, health care proxy, living

will and durable power of attorney. As you grow older and accumulate assets, it is especially important that you speak with an experience elder law attorney issues pertaining to issues concerning Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and further estate planning. Elder law is about more than just saving money. When viewed properly, elder law is about two major things: First, ensuring that your personal wishes — financial, medical, and legal — are carried out; and second, understanding that elder law is a family matter affecting an intricate web of individual relationships. Knowing that your potential long-term care needs have already been addressed frees you and your family from needless worry. And Ely and Ariel Rosenzveig are there to help their cherished clients every step of the way. “We want every client to feel like they are our only client,” Ely Rosenzveig said. “We are totally committed to ensuring that we be fully responsive to our clients’ every need. For us, this is tremendously rewarding. It is the very reason why we have become elder law attorneys.”

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Ahhhhh, Spring has sprung. Finally! Your thoughts should be turning toward the outdoors, activity, and exercise. This is the time of year when people begin working out with hopes of dropping a size or three. Jogging is one of the healthiest and fastest ways to get in shape, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Anthony Tanzi, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Physical Therapist at Northern Westchester Hospital, think it’s an excellent choice. Tanzi competed in Ironman Triathlons and currently hold the Nutmeg State Half-Marathon record. He helps athletes of all ages compete in every type of event, from their first 5K to ultradistance races, and if there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s that too many people start training too hard or go too far and end up with an injury. You have to pick a program that suits you, and you have to stick with it.

Here are some more tips from Tanzi: Getting clearance from your doctor before you start any exercise program is mandatory, but once you have the okay, the second thing to do is get a pair of running shoes. People often think they can jog in any type of shoe, but that can lead to injuries. Tanzi suggests beginners seek out a shoe that provides a mid-level cushioning. You don’t need a lot of padding, but the minimalist shoes really aren’t suitable for people unaccustomed to the repetitive stress of jogging. Plan to run about three times a week, and start with a distance that challenges you without completely draining your energy. Track your distance and efforts, and then increase it by about 10 percent each week—but no more than that. It may not seem like a lot, but doing too much too soon is how joggers get injured. If you run about 10 miles that first week, add a total of one mile to next week’s tally. Don’t forget to warm up for at least five minutes before you start. Walk at a normal pace, then a brisk one, then break into a slow jog and slowly increase speed until you reach your exercise pace. Cool down for about the same amount of time: You can do a slow jog or walk for this. You would be wise to consult with a trainer or coach when setting up your jogging program.

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The #1 Medical Spa treatment is Chemical Peels Chemical Peels increase collagen 200%, increase skins ability to self moisturize 150%, increase firmness 35%, smooth skin 44%, reduce wrinkles 55%. With no down time and in most cases under $100.

Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel? Generally, lighter skinned individuals are better candidates for chemical peels as darker pigmented skin may experience uneven skin tones.

What can I expect? The professional who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then he or she will apply one or more chemical solutions -- such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol) -to small areas of your skin at a time completely covering the area that creates a controlled peel, letting new healthy cells take its place. During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin will ease that stinging.

Is Cosmetic Surgery the most popular way of turning back the clock? It’s Not! Glycolic Acid is one of the most popular natural skin peeling treatments. 70% acid is a deep strength peel that is for mature, sun damaged, or aging skin not recommended for the first time user. Initially 30-50% acid peels are used gradually increasing to 70-100% acid. Glycolic Acid peels will show dramatic results by removing pore-clogging debris evenly and stimulating healthy new skin cells encouraging elastin and collagen growth. Alphahydroxy Acids (AHAs) such as Glycolic Acid are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce amazing results with no down time offering smoother, brighter, healthier - looking skin. No anesthesia is needed for AHA peels since they cause only a slight stinging sensation during the application. Protecting skin from the sun is important following a chemical peel and should be worn daily. Chemical peels are cumulative, meaning the results improve with continued treatments. continued on next page

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Before You Get a Chemical Peel Consider a Medical Microdermabrasion It is recommended that you have a Medical Microdermabrasion prior to a chemical peel to remove several layers of dead skin cells that build from environment and sun exposure. Microdermabrasion is a manual correction of dead skin cells that are gently abraded off. The results are immediate after a Medical Microdermabrasion, improving the skin tone and texture. Microdermabrasion renders the skin for deeper penetration of the chemical peel. It is necessary to wait a week after your microderm to have a chemical peel to avoid any down time. The skin is able to absorb a L-Ascorbic acid, liquid vitamin C, after this treatment encouraging collagen fibers to regenerate.

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Hernia Center Established at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Har Chi Lau, MD

The Phelps Memorial Hospital Hernia Center has been established under the medical direction of surgeon Har Chi Lau, MD, to provide patients with expert diagnosis and specialized treatment for all types of hernias.

What is a Hernia? If a weakness occurs in the wall or muscle that holds an organ in place, the organ may push through and create a bulge called a hernia. Some hernias are present at birth, some appear suddenly and others develop slowly over time. They are usually not life-threatening but can be if they become strangulated. Hernias will never go away without surgical attention. People with an inguinal hernia (the most common type) usually experience pain, with or without a lump in the groin. The lump is more easily felt when standing and seems to disappear when lying down. Pain is especially noticeable when bending, lifting or coughing.

Diagnosis. If you suspect that you have a hernia, a visit to your primary care physician or a hernia specialist is recommended. Sometimes, what seems to be a hernia is actually a muscle pull or groin sprain. A physician experienced in treating hernias has the expertise to tell the difference. If a hernia is small and painless, your doctor may just look at it periodically and advise you to avoid straining. If it becomes large or painful, surgery is usually the best option. Surgery. Your surgeon’s skill and the type of hernia operation you have will influence the time it takes for you to recover and, importantly, whether the hernia will recur. There are two common surgical approaches: • Open surgery involves larger incisions, more trauma to surrounding tissue, and a longer recovery period than laparoscopic surgery. • Laparoscopic surgery uses small incisions, a tiny camera and specialized surgical skill. Less anesthesia is needed than with open surgery, and there is less pain, less risk for infection and less scarring. Patients are able to return to their normal activities quickly. A typical laparoscopic hernia operation involves four small incisions – one for the camera and three through which the hands perform the procedure. “When I perform laparoscopic hernia surgery,” says Dr. Lau, “I do everything with one hand, so only two incisions are needed – one for the camera and one for my hand.” The tear in the muscle is repaired with surgical mesh. Preferring not to use standard-sized mesh, Dr. Lau customizes the mesh size and shape to fit each patient exactly, which is why hernia recurrence is rare among his patients. Dr. Lau is a board-certified surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his surgery residency and internship at Allegheny University Hospital. The Phelps Hernia Center is located on the Phelps campus (1-888-888-2311).

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hile the focus is on winning, many coaches and parents also want to protect players from Pitcher’s Elbow — a painful injury caused by excessive throwing known as Medial Epicondyle Apophysitis. Millions of Little Leaguers are putting themselves at risk for injury in their attempt to throw fast and breaking pitches. Pitcher’s Elbow is a chronic inflammation of the growth plate on the elbow joint, which manifests itself as pain and swelling inside the elbow. Approximately 50 percent of Little Leaguers ages 9 to 14 will experience elbow pain. Pitchers in this same age group who pitch more than 100 innings a year experience a three to four times greater risk of elbow or shoulder injury. Those who continue to pitch through the pain can eventually cause the growth plate to separate from the joint, requiring surgery to re-attach it. Routinely players will go from a game in one league to a practice or game in another league and pitch on backto-back days. If coaches on both teams are unaware of the fact that the pitcher just pitched for another league, there will be a misrepresentation of league pitch counts and a subsequent increase to one’s risk for injury.


These risk factors contribute to elbow pain in youth baseball players: Age. Youth baseball players are at greater risk because their elbow joint (bones, growth plates, and ligaments) are not fully developed and are more susceptible to overuse injuries. Pitching too many games. The number of games pitched should be carefully monitored and follow the league’s pitch count rules. If pain occurs before the pitch count limit is reached, then the player should stop immediately. Rotating pitchers during games is a good idea to ensure adequate rest is given to each pitcher. Curveballs and breaking pitches. Both of these types of pitches appear to put more stress on the growth plate than other types of pitches. Improper mechanics. Proper throwing mechanics decreases forces on the elbow joint.



Dr. Oz Emcees Spring Event With the help of celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, supporters of Blythedale Children's Hospital helped raised more than $625,000 for the Hospital at its 6th Annual Spring Event, held recently at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Dr. Oz, acclaimed heart surgeon and host of the popular The Dr. Oz Show served as Master of Ceremonies at the elegant event, attended by more than 350 Blythedale supporters. Attendees also heard from 16-year-old Nicole Graham, a former Blythedale patient who spent two-and-a-half months at the Hospital, recovering from two strokes suffered during her battle against leukemia. This year Blythedale honored some important members of its community – longtime Trustee Jon Burnham and his wife Mimi, along with The Dreyfus Corporation. The Burnhams have been a part of the Blythedale family for more than 40 years. The Dreyfus Corporation, and its President, Charlie Cardona, are long-time supporters of Blythedale, particularly as lead sponsors of its annual golf outing. The commitment and generosity of this year’s honorees, over many years, has helped to sustain and improve the essential services Blythedale provides to its patients and their families. All funds raised from A Celebration of Blythedale Children’s Hospital will go toward the second phase of the Hospital’s ongoing renovations, to provide for many more young patients who need Blythedale’s services.

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10th Annual Phelps Golf Classic at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on June 10


Bill and Ellen Melvin, of Scarborough, will reprise their role as Co-Chairs of the 10th Annual Phelps Classic on June 10 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin were co-chairs of last year's event and are seen here enjoying a moment from that event.

The 10th Annual Phelps Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 10 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on Route 9 in Scarborough, one of the most picturesque country clubs in America. This year's Co-Chairs are Bill and Ellen Melvin of Scarborough and Dr. John and Allison Robbins of Sleepy Hollow. The cost per golfer is $800, which includes green fees and cart, buffet lunch, refreshments, cocktail and buffet reception, gifts and prizes. Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to facility improvements at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center that will enhance patient comfort and care. Registration begins at 11am, followed by lunch, with a shotgun golf start at 1pm. Cocktail reception and buffet open at 5:30 pm. Prizes to be awarded include luxury autos for hole-in-one winners. Sponsorships are available for this popular golf event. Each sponsorship includes one foursome. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to register to play, contact Marissa Coratti at 914-366-3104 or Sponsorships and tickets may also be purchased online at

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International Insurance Plans Coverage for individuals & families worldwide‌ what exactly are they? By Andrew J. Cavaliere, CLTC Travel Medical Insurance for individuals and families provides short-term medical coverage designed to meet the needs of international travelers looking for temporary medical insurance coverage while travelling outside of their home country. Plans are available from five days up to three years with a choice of deductibles and plan maximums usually up to $8,000,000. In addition to medical benefits, these plans can include coverage for emergency medical, political evacuation and repatriation. These plans provide coverage for U.S. citizens traveling outside the U.S. and for non-U.S. citizens traveling outside their home country. Global Medical Insurance for individual and families provides flexible long-term annually renewable plans. Global Medical Insurance is a traditional U.S. style major medical insurance policy designed for U.S. citizens living abroad and non-U.S. citizens throughout the world. These plans come in a variety of benefit plan options with a maximum benefit of $5,000,000. In addition, there are different areas of coverage available, optional riders, flexible underwriting methods, as well as multiple deductibles and modes of payment. Green Travel Medical Insurance for individuals and families provides environmentally conscious short-term coverage designed to meet the needs of the environmentally conscious traveler. Plans are available from five days up to three years with maximums of usually $2,000,000 of medical coverage and services. In addition, these plans offer eco-friendly benefits including an Eco Sports Rider covering such activities as jungle zip lining, wildlife safaris, and cave tubing. They provide for the purchase of carbon offsets, paying an additional AD&D benefit to an environmentally conscious organization, and they are paperless. These plans provide coverage for U.S. citizens traveling outside the U.S. and for non-U.S. citizens traveling outside their home country. Multi-Trip Travel Medical Insurance for individuals and families provide short-term coverage for travelers who take frequent trips outside their home country throughout the year. These plans offer the ease and convenience of purchasing an affordable single annual premium plan that provides coverage for trips up to 30 or 45 days in length for each trip taken during a period of 12 months. These plans provide up to $1,000,000 of medical coverage for up to three years for U.S. citizens that take multiple trips annually outside the U.S. and for non-U.S. citizens that take multiple trips annually outside their home country. Trip Cancellation Insurance helps protect travelers who are unable to travel or are interrupted during their covered trip due to circumstances, such as a sudden and unexpected illness or injury, death in the family, jury duty, job layoff, terrorism or the bankruptcy of the tour operator, cruise line or airline. Benefits also include coverage in the event of travel and baggage delay, lost baggage, emergency medical expenses, emergency medical evacuation and more. For more information about International Insurance Plans please call Andrew J. Cavaliere, CLTC at 914-682-2190 or toll free 877-676-9900. Andrew is certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) from the Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification, Inc. Andrew is a member in good standing of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), which is the premier Association of financial professionals nationally. Andrew’s offices are located at 50 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10606 and at 500 West Putnam, Greenwich CT 06831.

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Brain Stimulation and Robotics research program, “Burke is already recognized as a leader in neurological research and has been for many years. We have strong demand from patients in the community for access to state-ofthe-art rehabilitation technology

and practices. The Restorative Neurology Clinic brings the robot-assisted therapy that was previously only available to those involved in research trials to people in the community. It is our intention that over time, we will be able to offer other state of the

art therapies beyond robotics and firmly establish Burke as the place for advanced therapies.” For more information, please call Avrielle Rykman, MA, OTR/L, clinical robotics research coordinator, at (914) 597-2111 or email

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In keeping with Burke Medical Research Institute’s mission to help reduce disability from illness or injury, the institute has launched a new Restorative Neurology Clinic to assist patients regain movement through robot-assisted therapy. It is appropriate for those with decreased range of motion caused by neurological illness or injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury or brain injury, and those whose motor recovery has stalled. The new clinic’s approach is based on findings from years of study in motor function and through collaboration with other medical rehabilitation experts. Studies have shown that engaging in this form of robotic therapy can lead to significant and meaningful improvements in arm function in patients who have had a stroke. There will be two types of robots to be used in the clinic and both were custom-designed for Burke by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The robots provide customized, goal-directed therapy aimed at building arm function, strength and re-training of the nerves from the brain to body connection. The first robot is the Planar Robot, which focuses on shoulder and elbow function. The other robot is the Wrist Robot, which helps to regain function and strengthen the wrist and forearm. Both robots gently assist patients with initiation, accuracy and smoothness of natural movement. As patients’ actions become more accurate and

stronger in their movement patterns, the robots will adjust to require the patient to initiate more movement. According to Dylan Edwards, Ph.D., director of the new Restorative Neurology Clinic, and current director Burke’s



Burke Medical Research Institute opens new Robotics Clinic to help patients regain motor function

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Move Better • Feel Better • Live Better Personalized In-Home Physical Therapy and Wellness Services for All Abilities! A Healthier You, LLP (A.H.Y.) provides personalized and integrative in-home physical therapy and wellness services in lower Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Owners Dr. Delali Goka, PT, DPT and Stacey Rittenberg, PT, MPT, NCS bring over twenty years experience in rehabilitation, fitness, and wellness to your doorstep. Their passion and expertise are evident in their approach to patient care. Choose A.H.Y. to: • Gain peace of mind at home • Recover faster from surgery or injury • Take back control of your health • Manage a chronic condition or pain effectively • Achieve you personal best In-Home Physical Therapy Services • Evaluation/Treatment of Orthopedic, Cardiopulmonary and Neurological Conditions • Balance and Fall Prevention • Customized Home Exercise Programs • Caregiver Training Programs • Home Modification/Safety Assessments • Aquatic Therapy • Vestibular Rehabilitation Wellness Services • Wellness Assessments • Personalized and Diagnosis Specific Wellness Programs • Wellness Seminars • Wellness Parties Phone: (914) 458-2249 E-mail: Web:

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Westchester’s Own “Singing Doctor”—Dr. Pete Richel Dozens of fluffy friends got sutured, x-rayed, casted and cared for, plus a checkup by Dr. Pete. As part of the annual Teddy Bear Clinic at Northern Westchester Hospital, the stuffed animals received a full work-up recently. By performing routine medical tasks on the toys, such as inserting an IV or putting a cast on a “broken” limb, organizers said they hoped to introduce young children to the hospital in a friendly way. “So many children fear going to the doctor or fear going to a hospital,” said Maria Simonetti, Director of Community Health Outreach at Northern Westchester Hospital. “This is a way to expose them to these things before an emergency.”

Some, more seriously injured teddy bears, were even stitched up by hospital nurses. “He feels better,” said 6-year-old Alex Spector, holding up his brown bear and showing the cast wrapped around his arm. Dr. Pete is, of course, Dr. Pete Richel, the hospital’s Chief of Pediatrics. A few brave children even let the doctor listen to their own heartbeats and took a taste of the flavored tongue depressors. Families were also taken on a tour of the Pediatric Unit, learning the ins and outs of what a stay in the hospital entails. Richel has developed a unique treatment for doctor’s office anxiety – cheerful singing and funny routines that help ease the pain of his

young patients at his practice. Dr. Pete playfully compares his caring routine to Mister Rogers meets Jim Carrey. He’s been singing to his patients in his office for 21 years. Dr. Pete has even released children’s CD’s – with all proceeds going to special needs children – and performs at local bookstores. Dr. Pete is a trained musician. “I’ve always been a singer,” he said. Dr. Pete worked in commercials on his way to becoming a pediatrician. Some of his favorite artists are The Eagles, James Taylor and Michael McDonald. However, when he’s working a room in his office, you can catch Dr. Pete singing one of his trademark songs such as “Hot Shots.”

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FREE Service Helping Families Find Senior Residences Golden Years Living Solutions is a FREE senior living advisory service. We help families navigate the overwhelming process of finding and selecting a new senior residence for a loved one. We work directly and personally with each of our clients to guide and assist them through the entire process in choosing the right residence. We provide information regarding various senior living options (including care, services, amenities, activities and costs) and we help evaluate the most suitable arrangement for you or your loved one. These residences include: 55+ Communities, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Residential Care, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Skilled Nursing, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please call (914) 437-8675 or email Golden Years Living Solutions, Inc. 333 Mamaroneck Avenue #211 White Plains, New York 10605 Phone: 914-437-8675 Fax#: 888-900-9850 Email: Website:

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Getting better…. just got better. We are proud to announce that our stunning new nursing center has opened and has private and semi-private rooms with magnificent views of Long Island Sound. United Hebrew is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. Our dedicated short-term rehabilitation suite is staffed by Burke Rehabilitation professionals. The exemplary clinical team of professionals will design a personalized treatment plan for care in our nurturing environment. Features include country kitchens, recreation rooms on each floor, a courtyard garden for recreational use, private dining and family rooms and wireless internet access. United Hebrew Family of Services: • Nursing Home Care • Burke Rehabilitation at United Hebrew • Willow Towers Assisted Living Residence • Soundview Apartments for Independent Seniors • Long Term Home Health Care Program • Azor Home Health Agency For more information or to schedule a tour please call Admissions at 914-632-2804 x1148 or email Karen Nodiff at United Hebrew 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 914.632.2804

Dale Longworth, the Original Lice Expert of Dobbs Ferry/Westchester has removed lice and eggs from thousands of children and their families using all natural and non-toxic products. She has been in business as a professional lice technician since 1997 and is highly recommended by doctors and nurses throughout Westchester County. Her services provide a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere for you and your children during treatment and you will be guaranteed to leave satisfied and lice free!

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WELLU MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS Terry Ellman, M.D., M.P.H. 34 South Broadway, Suite 210 White Plains, NY 10601 (located next to The Westchester shopping mall) 914-920-7217 WellU Medical Weight Loss offers the ultimate in bariatric care using a comprehensive and individualized approach crafted for you. Dr. Ellman specializes in preventive and bariatric medicine (non-surgical weight loss/management) and uses the most advanced innovative interventions consistent with the latest and best available scientific evidence and guidelines. Our medically-supervised weight loss programs will guide you through your journey to achieve and maintain a healthier weight and lifestyle. You will enjoy one-on-one physician support every step of the way. Call us today for an appointment at 914-920-7217 or schedule online at

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A sampling of books on the list include: Ages 3-8 Blake, C., Blanchard, E., & Parkinson, K. (1998). The Paper Chain. Health Press. An illustrated book that tells the story of how one family coped while their mother was in the hospital during her cancer treatment. Ages 9-12 Ackermann, A. & Ackermann, A. (2000). Our Mom has Cancer. American Cancer Society. An illustrated book written by two sisters about their own experiences when their mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Gives the perspective of a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old during the process of things such as chemotherapy, hair loss, etc. Ages 13+ Fine, J. (1986). Afraid to Ask: A Book About Cancer. Lothrop. An excellent and highly readable reference volume that includes information about more than 20 specific types of cancer, offered in a question and answer format. Addresses emotional concerns as well as scientific facts. Ages 12 and up.

Gilda’s Club Westchester, a leader in support for cancer patients and their families, brought its services to upper Westchester and Putnam residents in February through a partnership with Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Gilda's Club provides networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities in a warm, inviting place where anyone impacted by cancer can come together to share their experiences.


here is no better companion when you need a quiet moment than a book. And for children who have just learned that a family member has cancer, a book can console and help them to cope.

Gilda’s Club Westchester at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is asking for donations of new and gently used books about cancer for a children’s library it is developing for its Kid 2 Kid support group program at the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. The support group, which starts on March 21, is for children ages 5-12 who have a family member living with cancer. Peekskill’s Field Library recently donated a book cart to hold the collection. “We are grateful to the Field Library for donating a book cart to the program,’’ said Anne Campbell-Maxwell, Director of Oncology Services at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. “We are now asking the public for help to fill our cart with books. We are looking for books that will help these children better understand and cope with the cancer diagnosis of a loved one as well as books that are just “great reads” for a child and parent or significant other.” Miranda Dold, Director of Outreach and Program Development for Gilda’s Club Westchester, said ideally Gilda’s is looking for books from a list of those recommended for children dealing with cancer in the family, but other books on general topics are also welcome. To donate a book, call the Hospital’s Marketing Department at 914-734-3794 or e-mail News@hvhc. A complete list of recommended books can be found on the Hospital’s website at and on its Facebook page at

Offered at HVHC’s Cancer Center are two new support groups: “Living with Cancer’’ for recently diagnosed adults on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. and “Kid 2 Kid” for children ages 5 to 12, who have a family member living with cancer, on the third Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information on these programs, please call Miranda Dold, LCSW at 914-644-8844.

Armonk Vision CAre Experience the benefit of a Doctor owned practice. We are pleased to welcome you to our optometric practice. Serving the community for over 25 years. We offer a extensive line of designer frames including sunwear and childrens. Quality eyecare and personal attention are our focus at Armonk Vision Care. We are a family optometry practice that prides itself on the individual care and attention we provide all of our patients. Your entire family is welcome at Armonk Vision Care.

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What do doctors do to treat their own pain? As a board-certified internist who has been in practice for over 13 years, I spend much of my time attempting to alleviate the pain and suffering of my patients. As a clinician, one of the biggest challenges I face is helping my patients deal with musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain syndromes—those all-too-common, yet frequently debilitating ailments caused by bad backs, pinched nerves, arthritis, and the like. Unfortunately, much of what I have to offer my patients boils down to the following: take a pain pill, stretch if you can, wait, and hope for the best. After a failed trial of “conservative” therapy a call might go out to the orthopedic surgeon for assistance; a truly satisfactory result is not common. The simple fact is that physicians are not well trained to deal with musculoskeletal pain, and patients can suffer as a result. Thankfully, my views on this topic have been turned completely upside down since I havepersonally discovered Dr. Jonathan Donath’s outstanding practice. After beginning a vigorous exercise regimen I started to experience awful neck and upper back pain, accompanied by numbness and tingling down my left arm and fingers. For weeks I tried to nurse the pain with non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, but the pain persisted and got to the point that I was almost unable to work, sleep, or most importantly, play guitar. I wasliterally in tears from the excruciating pain. A neurosurgeon diagnosed a herniated disc and pinched nerve in my neck and offered to decompress it with an operation. In desperation I called Dr. Donath instead. My visit to Dr. Donath’s office was an outstanding experience. He spent about an hour with me and combined multiple modalities to fix the herniated disc in my neck: deep massage, active release techniques, traditional manipulation, cold therapy, and finally spinal decompression. After that first hour with Dr. Donath my pain had decreased from a 10/10 down to a manageable 4/10, and I was able to comfortably move my head and neck. That very night I was able to play guitar again. Two days later I went back for another series of treatments and the pain decreased even further. After about five days the pain was absolutely gone. Unbelievable! Since then he has used the same wonderful techniques to help me overcome painful bouts of sciatica as well. My own patients and family members have become “believers” in Dr. Donath’s abilities as well--- the results he achieves are real and lasting. He is my go to guy for the majority of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain syndromes that I now realize are truly treatable. Dr. Robert Sidlow MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

I am a pediatrician and in my work, I have to bend down a lot and I’m constantly lifting kids. I usually have one to three bad flare ups of low back pain every year. When my back would "go out", I could barely walk to the bathroom and would have to lie down in bed for a few days. I have tried everything: doing nothing and "toughing it out", muscle relaxants, physical therapy, chiropractic, therapeutic massage, and even painful steroid injections. Nothing worked. When I moved to Westchester, I met Dr. Jonathan Donath. In just a couple of sessions with Dr. Donath, the pain completely disappeared. If it hadn't happened to me, I wouldn't have believed it. During my last flare up, I was expecting to be on my back for 2-3 days and in pain for 2 weeks. Instead, after one session with Dr. Donath, I was able to walk; two more sessions and I was fine. I could walk, bend down and I had almost no pain. Since that last back episode, Dr. Donath has helped me with my tendonitis in my right hand and with my chronic knee problems. I recommend Dr. Donath to everyone with back, muscle or joint pain. Even if you have not had relief with other treatments and other Chiropractors, give Dr. Donath a chance. I did and he changed my life. Eugene Dinkevich MD, Mount Vernon, NY It’s my great pleasure to write about Westchester Spinal Decompression Center. I really don’t have words to express my feelings about the care I got in last 3 months. I was almost handicapped, living with terrible pain all the time, crippling my day to day life. I am a medical doctor and work in a hospital with all sorts of amazing physicians, but after seeing a physical therapist, getting epidural steroids injections, many orthopedists and neurosurgeons, finally my destination lead me to see Dr Jonathan Donath. With great skepticism, I lied down for spinal decompression therapy. It was unbelievable that after only two initial sessions, my radiating pain down my leg had almost disappeared. Gradually, I started getting better, started doing exercises that they gave me midway through the treatment. Now, I am doing all my daily activities without any pain. I highly recommend Dr Jonathan and his colleague Dr Kavita for any problems related to the musculoskeletal system, you will definitely feel at home and will get better. Dr. Pankaj Jain, M.D New York, NY Dr. Jonathan Donath DC, MS, Clinic Director Joint Effort Chiropractic / Westchester Spinal Decompression Center

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