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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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NBCAM highlights awareness and early detection Early detection saves lives when it comes to breast cancer…period! Early detection can save your mom, grandmother, sister, daughter, wife aunt. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). The program is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer through a nationwide campaign. NBCAM started as a weeklong campaign in 1985 with two founding members. Yes, the movement has come a long way, and we only hope more women become part of the movement. Today the American Cancer Society, is one of many national public service organizations, professional associations, and government agencies that form the NBCAM Board of Sponsors. During NBCAM, the member organizations of the Board of Sponsors join forces to spread the message that early detection of breast cancer followed by prompt treatment saves lives.

Women can feel confident about the benefits associated with regular mammograms for finding cancer early. However, mammograms also have limitations. A mammogram will miss some cancers, and it sometimes leads to follow up of findings that are not cancer, including biopsies. 2. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, at least every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year: – CBE is a complement to mammograms and an opportunity for women and their doctor or nurse to discuss changes in their breasts, early detection testing, and factors in the woman’s history that might make her more likely to have breast cancer. 3. Breast self exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away:

It saves the people you love! Here are some key tips for early detection for breast cancer from the American Cancer Society. 1. Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health: – Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than in the past. In particular, recent evidence has confirmed that mammograms offer substantial benefit for women in their 40s.

– Research has shown that BSE plays a small role in finding breast cancer compared with finding a breast lump by chance or simply being aware of what is normal for each woman. Some women feel very comfortable doing BSE regularly (usually monthly after their period) which involves a systematic step-by-step approach to examining the look and feel of their breasts.

Other women are more comfortable simply looking and feeling their breasts in a less systematic approach, such as while showering or getting dressed or doing an occasional thorough exam. Sometimes, women are so concerned about “doing it right” that they become stressed over the technique. Doing BSE regularly is one way for women to know how their breasts normally look and feel and to notice any changes. The goal, with or without BSE, is to report any breast changes to a doctor or nurse right away. 4. Women at high risk (greater than 20% lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year. Women at moderately increased risk (15% to 20% lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. Yearly MRI screening is not recommended for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15%.

Women at high risk include those who: – Have a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. – Have a first-degree relative (parent, brother, sister, or child) with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation – Have a lifetime risk of breast cancer of 20% to 25% or greater, according to risk assessment tools that are based mainly on family history. – Had radiation therapy to the chest when they were between the ages of 10 and 30 years. – Have Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, or BannayanRiley-Ruvalcaba syndrome.

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Anyone can be a victim: A mother, a sister, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a close friend. Even with increased awareness, in 2013 it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 39,620 breast cancer deaths. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Still, we should be conscious of the disease and preventing it every day – for the women in our lives. In this edition of Healthcare News, we are proud to provide useful and informative stories about breast cancer. Some risk factors for cancer can be avoided, but many cannot. For example, both smoking and inheriting certain genes are risk factors for some types of cancer, but only smoking can be avoided. Regular exercise and a healthy diet may be protective factors for some types of cancer. Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may lower your risk but it does not mean that you will not get cancer. The key is prevention. We hope you enjoy this issue of Healthcare News. Our publication continues to evolve – with our readers – and you will continue to see bold stories and graphics. Thank you for reading! Jim Stankiewicz can be reached at 845-534-7500 Visit Westchester Healthcare News ext. 219 and via email at on Facebook to get even more updates on local health and wellness

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Nine Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention 1

Avoid becoming overweight. Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Avoid gaining weight over time, and try to maintain a body-mass index under 25 (calculators can be found online).


Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken breast and eat red meat in moderation. Eat whole grains. Choose vegetable oils over animal fats.


Keep physically active. Research suggests that increased physical activity, even when begun later in life, reduces overall breast-cancer risk by about 10 percent to 30 percent. All it takes is moderate exercise like a 30-minute walk five days a week to get this protective effect.


Drink little or no alcohol. Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Women should limit intake to no more than one drink per day, regardless of the type of alcohol.


Consider taking the aromatase inhibitor exemestane. The results of a study released earlier this year showed that the drug exemestane reduced the risk of breast cancer by 65 percent in high-risk, postmenopausal women. Talk to your doctor about whether this may benefit you.


Don’t smoke. Research suggests that long-term smoking is associated with increased risk of breast cancer in some women.


Consider taking an estrogen-blocking drug. Women with a family history of breast cancer or who are over age 60 should talk to their doctor about the pros and cons of estrogen-blocking drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene.


Avoid hormone replacement therapy. Menopausal hormone therapy increases risk for breast cancer. If you must take hormones to manage menopausal symptoms, avoid those that contain progesterone and limit their use to less than three years. “Bioidentical hormones” and hormonal creams and gels are no safer than prescription hormones and should also be avoided.


Breast-feed your babies for as long as possible. Women who breast-feed their babies for at least one year in total have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer later.

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Alternative Options: Help Fight Breast Cancer Naturally As many as half of all women with breast cancer incorporate an alternative or lifestyle therapy into their treatment regimen. However, there’s an overwhelming amount of options, but not a lot of information about which are most beneficial. Complementary treatment can help some women lessen the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Some employ it to help reduce the stress of treatment. Complementary treatment also helps women with breast cancer feel empowered. Here are some alternative treatments most likely to be recommended by oncologists, according to research by Healthcare News.

1. Melatonin: A hormone produced at night by the pineal gland, melatonin, when taken as a supplement, revs the immune system. It also enhances the effect of Tamoxifen, a drug used to reduce the odds of breast cancer in women at high risk and also as a treatment for those who have been diagnosed. The dose used for cancer - 10 to 20 milligrams a day - is more than the amount used as a slumber aid, but it shouldn’t leave you tired.

2. Walking: A little exercise can tip the chances of survival in your favor. Women who walked briskly two to three hours a week in the year prior to their diagnosis were 31 percent less likely to die of the disease than their less active peers.

3. Green Tea: Some research shows that consumption of green tea may cut the chances of cancer recurrence. One study of women treated for early breast cancer suggests that you need eight cups each day to reduce such risk. You can get the equivalent in green tea supplements.

4. Vitamin D: Research suggests that having low blood levels of vitamin D may raise your breast cancer odds. Among the theories as to why Vitamin D helps: It boosts immune system activity, reduces the tendency of abnormal cells to proliferate (a hallmark of cancer), and helps prevent precancerous cells from turning rogue cancer cells. Aim for a total of 1,200 IU to 2,000 each day.

5. Black Cohosh: Research is conflicting, but there appear to be components in this herb that slow the rate at which cancer cells divide and prods them to selfdestruct. Some data suggests it can lower risk of recurrence; ask your doctor if you’re candidate.

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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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Early detection and a coordinated continuum of care are the keys to successful breast cancer treatment. This comprehensive approach is readily available and encouraged at White Plains Hospital. Women can take an active role in their breast health by understanding the process of care¬- from screenings to diagnosis to recovery—and developing a long-term connection with their physicians. Knowing each step along the way, such as when to have mammograms and what happens if a diagnosis occurs, decreases the element of uncertainty and increases the chance of positive outcomes. Women who have a first degree relative with breast cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease as other women, particularly if that woman was diagnosed at age 50 or younger. However, 85 percent of women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease. If a woman feels she is at an increased risk for breast cancer, she may want to consult with a genetic counselor, a service offered at the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital. All women should begin annual mammograms at age 40, and earlier if they have certain risk factors. “Breast cancer is very treatable, but the key is early detection,” said Sara Sadan, MD, Director of Breast and Women’s Oncology at White Plains Hospital. “Having routine mammograms and for women with dense breasts, routine ultrasounds or MRI’s, is vitally important.”.

Mammography and breast ultrasound are available at both the White Plains Hospital Breast Imaging Center, and the Women’s Imaging Center in Rye Brook, NY. Both tests will also be available at the new White Plains Hospital Physicians Associates and Imaging Center location in the Wykagyl section of New Rochelle, early next year. In most cases, women receive test results and a comprehensive consultation the same day as their screening, if further testing or treatment is necessary.

Mark Gordon, MD with a patient

Breast Cancer Team (left to right): Caren Greenstein, MD, Radiology; Sunny Mitchell, MD, Surgery; Sara Sadan, MD, Oncology; Julie Monroe, MD, Oncology; Randy Stevens, MD, Radiation Therapy

Rendering of expanded Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center

Thanks to advances in care, women facing a breast cancer diagnosis have better prognoses, and more options, than ever before. White Plains Hospital offers women the most advanced treatment options for breast cancer through The Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, where care is coordinated by a Clinical Navigator. The Navigator is a physician assistant with in-depth knowledge of breast cancer care who helps guide the patient through treatment at every stage, arranges all appointments, and provides information and resources for all comprehensive support services. The Hospital’s Cancer Program has been repeatedly recognized by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer for outstanding achievement in cancer care, and the Breast Program has been recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for quality care and outcomes in breast patients. The Hospital is also a repeated recipient of the Consumer’s Choice Award from the National Research Corporation, and the Women’s Choice Award from Women Certified, Inc.

Other key clinical services at White Plains Hospital include advanced maternity and intensive neonatal care, cardiac catheterization, oncology, orthopedics, stroke care, and specialized surgical services including robotic, vascular and bariatric. In 2012, White Plains Hospital received designation as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), widely considered to be the gold standard of excellence in nursing care. For more information, visit:

Breast Imaging Center at White Plains Hospital: 41 East Post Rd. White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 681-2929 White Plains Hospital Women’s Imaging Center at Rye Brook 90 South Ridge St. Rye Brook, NY 10573 (914) 935-0111 White Plains Hospital Physician Associates and Imaging Center 1296 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10804 (914) 235-8224

Having access to the latest breast cancer therapies is excellent. Having an expert team that goes above and beyond is exceptional. Exceptional breast cancer care means having top doctors at your side. Just ask Karla. At 32 years old, this newly married mother was completely overwhelmed when she got her stage 2 diagnosis. But when she met her surgeon, a uniquely accomplished reconstructive specialist, she was reassured White Plains Hospital was the best place for her treatment. Karla’s surgeon not only made her feel she was a priority, but literally held her hand through it all. Now, with the help of a customized chemotherapy plan created by one of the area’s foremost medical oncologists, Karla is optimistic about the future, “thanks to White Plains.” To learn more about our exceptional breast cancer care, call 914.681.2701 or visit

Karla Lemus, 32 years old, patient of Dr. Sunny Mitchell


October, 2013

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THE GYM of Armonk adds another innovative spin class

Spin Stride Fall Spin & &Stride Fall Armonk-Effective September 9, 2013 Armonk-Effective September 9, 2013 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 5:45am 6:00am

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Performance RIDE Marie Miller 45 min




SPIN Bridget Buckstine

SPIN* Lisa Gagliardi 45 min

Performance RIDE* Karen Leach

8:15am Performance RIDE* Rick Pfeiffer

Spin classes at The GYM of Armonk are, among other 8:30am things, fun, challenging and rewarding. Performance RIDE* They just got even more entertaining with new a class Mary Timmons that will benefit members and prospective clients at 9:30am STRIDE* Westchester County’s top workout facility. Ali Goldberg Imagine taking a virtual spin class where you can see 9:45am your on training data on a large screen, as well as other SPIN* Karen Leach 75 min members in the class, from heart rate, to RPM, to miles logged. It’s almost like being on the road. Welcome to THE GYM’s new Performance Ride class. Performance Ride is just another innovative spin class 12:15pm at THE GYM. Earlier this year, the facility introduced the Performance RIDE Ellen Pollack popular Visual RPM program. 6:00pm “This takes it to a whole different level,” said Lisa Visual RPM Gagliardi, The GYM’s group fitness director. “It’s fun for Lisa Gagliardi the instructor and the students. There is more motivation in class and it’s a great workout.” In the Performance Ride class, all 42 bikes wirelessly 7:30pm display individual and group performances to a single Performance RIDE Seth Wolin screen in a program called Performance IQ, enabling students to see how the rest of the class is measuring up. A little competition will always make you spin a little harder. This class promotes motivation and allows students to track their own individual history and set even more goals. Displays on the screens include RPM, heart rate and miles logged. According to various studies, students in the Performance Ride class are more motivated, and get better results. Class members can see their own data at any moment, but if they opt to, they can see their data projected next to the data of others in the class as well. THE GYM is a complete lifestyle and fitness center, designed to promote healthy living in a first class atmosphere. Its unique approach integrates specialized training programs with nutrition and weight management counseling for total body conditioning and optimal fitness. THE GYM is known for its superior quality equipment, expert staff and special amenities, including a juice bar, spa and child play area. Other services include LV2BFIT (Clothing and accessories boutique), Escape Spa and Wellness and ProClinix Sports Physical Therapy Chiropractic Wellness, PLLC. The staff’s attentive service and the facility’s array of programs and services provide guests with a state-of-the-art experience. “Our goal is always to give our members a great workout,” Gagliardi said. “We want the members to have fun and feel accomplished when they walk out of the room. I think these new spin classes will only add to the wonderful experience at THE GYM. We are definitely excited about it.”

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Performance RIDE Robin Lehman

Visual RPM* Lisa Gagliardi

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Performance RIDE Diane Finkelday 45 min

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STRIDE* Jamie George

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9:30am Visual RPM* Lisa Gagliardi




Visual RPM* Lisa Gagliardi

SPIN Fusion* Robin Lehman

STRIDE X-treme* Robin Lehman



Visual RPM Mary Timmons

Visual RPM Jamie George


5:30pm Visual RPM 45 min Jillian Paladino

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5:30pm SPIN Fusion 45 min Jamie George

6:30pm Visual RPM Mary Timmons

5:30pm STRIDE X-Treme Jamie George

6:30pm Performance RIDE Tony Trabucco

7:30pm SPIN Seth Wolin

5:30pm Visual RPM 45min Amanda Szlezinger

Teen Schedule Monday: Teen Spin 4:00 Tuesday: Teen Zumba 3:30 Wednesday:Teen Boot Camp 3:30 Thursday:Teen Spin 3:30 Friday:Teen Yoga 3:30 All Teen Classes are fee-based $15.00 per class

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Good Oral Health Should Not Be Scary This Halloween As your children prepare to go trick-or-treating this Halloween, remember that the sweet candy they get might not have such sweet results for their teeth. There are ways to ensure good oral health for your child, not only during Halloween, but year-round.

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Avoid sugary snacks. Choose fresh fruits to soothe your child’s sweet tooth instead. Brush and floss twice a day and after meals and snacks. Gums should be gently cleansed after feedings and before bedtime using a soft-bristled infant toothbrush dampened with water. As children grow older, parents can teach them how to brush their teeth with a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.

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Improve Your Mood in 5 Minutes That’s right, five minutes! Don’t believe it? Well, check this out. Try one of these spirit-boosting tips to jump-start joy in five minutes or less. 1. Put yourself in the movies. Think of your favorite film scene, one that makes you feel great every time you see it— like Bridget Jones kissing Mark Darcy in the snow. Now picture yourself as the main character. 2. Soak up the sun. Go outside or stand beside a bright window and bask in the warming rays for a few minutes. Sunlight ups the level of vitamin D in your body, which in turn keeps serotonin (a feel-good hormone) high. 3. Turn on the tunes. Listen to your favorite upbeat song and you’ll be happier in seconds. That’s because music—especially songs that make you boogie—activates the part of our brain that’s hardwired for pleasure. 4. Show off your moves. Speaking of boogying, that’s another quick way to break into a smile. Got two left feet? It doesn’t matter. Any form of movement will release endorphins and elevate your mood while you’re listening to that favorite song, get up and dance. 5. Put photos on the fridge. We look at our refrigerator about 27 times a day, so make the most of it. Research shows that the happiest people have many joyful family photos displayed in their homes. 6. Get plant-happy. Deadhead the spent flowers on your gardenia or buy a bunch of tulips at the market. Studies show that being around foliage or colorful blooms relieves stress, soothes sadness and increases calmness. 7. Create a new code. Change one of your passwords (e-mail, voice mail, ATM) to a word that primes you to think in an optimistic way— the name of your much-loved pet, the funny nickname you call your husband, or even the word love. 8. Break out of the box. Do one small thing that’s new and unexpected. Put a temporary tattoo on your ankle. Top off your morning coffee with whipped cream. Novelty makes people feel good. 9. Mark your calendar. Make a note of an upcoming event that you’re looking forward to—a weekend getaway with your best friend, an outdoor concert with your husband. The sheer anticipation you feel every time you see it penciled in is almost as good as the special event itself. 10. Be generous. A recent study found that when people spent as little as $5 on others, they reported greater feelings of joy. Shopping at the grocery store? Pick up a few staples for your neighbor. Just bought a cup of coffee? Give the barista an extra $5 to pay for the customer behind you.

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To keep it fun, everyone needs to stay safe. Here some helpful tips to make sure your kids have a healthy, happy and, most importantly, safe Halloween.




Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.


Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.


Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.


Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.


Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.


Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.


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Large Life Benefits for Small Companies Today many small business owners need life insurance with higher death benefits to protect their businesses and their families. Acquiring these policies requires full underwriting; paramedical exams, blood and urine screenings, EKG’s, doctors’ records and more. And this process guarantees nothing if major health concerns are present. Focus 10 Life is an employer paid, simplified issue, individual term life insurance program. With Focus 10, an employer is able to provide a large amount of life insurance to executives, managers, and other key employees, without medical exams or records! Eligible "white collar" employees can qualify by simply satisfying ONE "actively at work" question. Focus 10 Life offers several unique advantages over other employer paid life insurance products, such as group term life. The most important being the much higher issue limits. Focus 10 Life issue limits can be as high as $1.5 million while most other carrier’s group term life issue limits are considerably lower. Generally $50,000 is the maximum death benefit limit with traditional simplified issue medical underwriting (usually 10 questions that must be answered appropriately). Another important difference is the fact that the Focus 10 Life policy rates are guaranteed for 10 years. Most group term contract rates are only guaranteed for three years. Most business owners would agree this is a significant advantage. And what happens with the group term life rate if there is a separation of service, like an employee leaving their job..? We all know that the employee has the option of taking the policy with them, but the conditions of portability require the term policy be converted to a permanent insurance contract like Universal or Whole life. Most folks cannot afford to convert so they end up with no life coverage at all. If the insured separates while the policy is in the ten year rate guaranteed period, Focus 10 allows the insured to take the policy with them at the same term rate! Finally, Focus 10 Life can be an ideal vehicle for funding a Buy-Sell Agreement. A significant amount a life insurance can be acquired on a Simplified Issue basis again with just one "actively at work" question. Group term life insurance cannot be used for buy-sell funding. A buy-sell agreement is a legally binding document that stipulates what will happen to a business when a business owner or partner becomes disabled, dies, retires or decides to sell his or her interest in the company. For Buy-Sell funding, typically the employer is both the owner and beneficiary of the policy. Upon the death of an owner, the company uses the life insurance proceeds to purchase the shares of the deceased owner, as stipulated by the Buy-Sell Agreement.

Simplified Issue Guidelines As you might expect with any Simplified Issue program, each Focus 10 Life plan is subject to a set of rules or guidelines to help protect the carrier from adverse selection. Some of the basic guidelines are as follows: • • • • •

Targeted to white-collar occupations Minimum lives: 20 Maximum Benefit: $20,000 times the number of lives, up to $1.5 million Minimum face amount: $50,000 Maximum Issue Age: 70 at nearest birthday

For those employers or partnerships that are currently providing group term life coverage, they should consider that a FOCUS 10 LIFE plan can be used as 1) a valuable addition to their life insurance program by “stacking” benefit amounts above existing levels; and/or 2) a “carve-out” of key employees from an existing group plan. For more information about Life Insurance Planning 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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Phelps Memorial is first hospital in Hudson Valley to offer cataract surgery with Lensx Laser


Jean Tostanoski, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, is pictured here using the LenSx Laser on a patient.

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is the first hospital in the Hudson Valley to offer a technologically advanced option for cataract surgery using the LenSx Laser by Alcon. According to Jean Tostanoski, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology, who performs the procedures, the laser captures extremely precise, high-resolution images of the eyes, which are used to plan and perform a surgery to exact, individual specifications not attainable with traditional cataract surgery. During traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon makes a very small incision in the cornea using a hand-held scalpel and inserts a tiny, high-frequency ultrasound device to break down the cataract while a miniature suction device removes the broken-down lens. A new artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, is then put it its place. The new LenSx image-guided laser performs several of the most difficult manual steps of cataract surgery, eliminating the need for a manual scalpel.

In addition to creating more precise incisions, LenSx also reduce s the amount of ultrasound time needed to dissolve the cataract, thereby lessening the possibility of damage to the cornea. Most patients are candidates for the LenSx procedure. Exceptions include those with small pupils, certain corneal diseases and some forms of glaucoma. For more information on cataract surgery using the LenSx Laser, call Dr. Tostanoski's office at 914-345-3937. Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 238-bed acute care community hospital in Sleepy Hollow with more than 1,600 employees and 475 medical staff members representing 50 medical specialties. Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Please visit

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VICTORIA HOME Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Person- Centered Care on a Riverview Estate Since 1916. Victoria Home is a New York State Licensed Nursing Facility. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour. 25 North Malcolm Street Ossining, New York 10562 (914) 941-2450 Fax: (914) 941-2962

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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Heal Yourself With Food Straight from your pantry, your refrigerator, your garden, increase energy, make your skin look better, get better sleep - and more. Take a look. get rid of a headache: Watermelon is water-rich and the fruit transports key nutrients to the brain and keeps you hydrated. Even mild dehydration can lead to more frequent and severe headaches, according to some studies. A little bit of natural sugar from watermelon fuels brain cells to increase alertness, too. ease achy muscles: Break out the extra virgin olive oil. It’s rich in a component called oleocanthal that speeds muscle repair. Research shows that consuming about 3 ½ Tbsp oil is the anti-inflammatory equivalent of approximately 10% of the standard ibuprofen dose.

Reduce bloating: Chamomile tea helps relax the muscles around your GI tract, and the water in the tea improves digestion to shrink a bloated tummy. For the best relief, look for teas that are all chamomile rather than a blend. Feel energized in the afternoon: Break out the cheese and crackers. The crackers pack energizing vitamins B6 and B12 (look for those that list 100 percent whole grain as the first ingredient), while low fat cheese has protein. That combo stimulates the production of the feel-good chemical serotonin in your brain, which gives you energy to power through the P.M.

Heal bruises fast: Pineapple contains bromelain, a compound that clams the skin inflammation that happens when you get a bruise. Eat about a cup and a half of pineapple chunks throughout the day and drink water to speed healing. Fall asleep faster: Cherry juice contains melatonin, a sleeppromoting compound that’s a rare find in food. In one study, people who drank this juice daily had better-quality zzz’s compared with those who didn’t drink it. Drink it any time of the day. It would knock you out, but it may help you fall asleep easier.

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Services DML LICE SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER (914) 424-1367 60 Blanchard Avenue Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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

Women’s Health FULL CIRCLE WOMEN’S HEALTH Holistic, Integrative Health Care for Women of all Ages 1241 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 914-421-1500

So…What makes YOU TICK? It’s time to find out what recharges your energy supply. Because every woman, at some point, can use a little boost. Choose yes or no to: “I get the urge to…” Chat with a running partner instead of listening to my iPod with headphones on: ❍ Yes ❍ No Liven things up when a friend laments about a boring topic: ❍ Yes ❍ No Spontaneously try a new spot for lunch instead of sticking with an old favorite: ❍ Yes ❍ No Try the latest daring trend, like the crop top and high-waist skirt combination: ❍ Yes ❍ No Jump up and give the wedding toast (even if you aren’t close with them): ❍ Yes ❍ No Check out the popular bar that’s jam packed: ❍ Yes ❍ No Brainstorm sky’s-the-limit ideas and goals with my co-workers rather than do my work solo: ❍ Yes ❍ No If you answered….

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Mostly yes: Your brain thrives on having a lot to process: The more you have going on (new sights to take in, engaging conversations, being in the limelight), the more smoothly it runs and the more energized you feel. So when you’re wiped, that’s actually a perfect time to hit a friend’s party or that concert. Mostly no: Even when you’re doing nothing, brain scans suggest you still have high blood flow and activity levels, which means excess stimuli can be exhausting. To reboot, take some solo time: Skip the party and dial up your DVR, go for a workout, guilt-free.

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Burke Medical Research Institute Student-Scientist awarded Summer Fellowship to study Parkinson’s disease cessing center for odorant information, which is one of the first regions of the brain affected by Parkinson’s disease causing a loss of smell. The research aims to identify the specific neurons in the olfactory bulb affected by the disease. From there, the lab hopes to find biomarkers that can help identify patients at risk or are in the early stages of the disease and provide an intervention before motor symptoms appear—which

means the patient is already at a late stage of the disease. “It’s hard to understate her contribution to our work,” said John Cave, Ph.D., director of Burke’s Laboratory for Neuronal Specification and Weibman’s mentor. “From the histology to the sheer man hours logging data, she’s been invaluable to getting these first stages off the ground. Ideally, we get sufficient preliminary data [this summer] and can put to-

gether a competitive grant application to take it to the next level.” According to James Beck, Ph.D., director of Research Programs at PDF, “The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is proud to support Ms. Weibman as a Summer Student Fellow to cultivate her early interest in the field and to prepare her to be one of its future leaders. She will work to identify which of the many neurons in the brain involved in smell

are lost to Parkinson’s disease that may even lay the foundation for early diagnosis one day.” PDF’s Summer Fellowship Program supports advanced undergraduates, graduate and medical students in their pursuit of Parkinson’s-related summer research projects. As a whole, PDF funds promising scientific research and supports people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services.

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Where You Go For Rehab Matters Founded in 1915, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or surgery. Burke is both a rehabilitation hospital and medical research institute. Burke's doctors and therapists provide the highest quality treatment, while its research scientists explore the frontiers of rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery.
















Rehab + Research = Results


As an avid pianist and dancer, Ava Weibman of Bedford Corners has always taken an interest in movement. In the summer of 2012, after completing her freshman year at Oberlin College in Ohio, she followed that curiosity further by shadowing a neurologist specializing in treating Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive movement disorder. “That was truly an enlightening experience not only because I learned more about the motor symptoms like tremor and balance impairment, but also how Parkinson’s disease is a systemic disorder and produces many non-motor symptoms including depression, fatigue and loss of smell,” Weibman said. “I also learned that we know very little about the disorder.” An ambitious pre-med student majoring in biology and neuroscience, Weibman decided to pursue further study on Parkinson’s disease and in the process, won a $4,000 Summer Student Fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) and a 10-week laboratory experience in Burke Medical Research Institute’s Laboratory for Neuronal Specification. “I’m very excited about contributing to research that has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life for so many people,” she said. “Research is at the forefront of understanding diseases and developing the best treatments and cures,” Weibman continued. “By participating in the research of a disorder that currently has no treatments available to either cure the disease or permanently eliminate its symptoms, I hope to learn the approaches that scientists take as well as the questions they ask so that I may someday follow in their footsteps.” Weibman is currently helping to get a new Parkinson’s disease research project at Burke off the ground. The project focuses on olfactory bulbs, the initial pro-

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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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