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Where do doctors go to treat their own pain? Dr. Robert Sidlow MD, MBA—Internist, New York, NY “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 alltoo-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 have personally discovered Dr. Jonathan Donath's outstanding practice. After beginning a vigorous exercise regime, 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 was literally 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.”

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As a board-certified sports medicine orthopedist, I see many patients with activity-related joint, back, and neck pain. Often I am confronted with patients that have exhausted other conservative forms of treatment, but fail to have lasting relief. Many of these patients would like to avoid surgery or may not even be good candidates for surgical procedures. Dr. Donath has proved extremely helpful to this patient population. He spends a great deal of time listening and examining the patient in order to formulate an individualized treatment plan. He offers innovative treatment options which include chiropractic, active release therapy, Graston technique, non-operative spinal decompression, and even exercise and nutrition programs. Having shared many patients with Dr. Donath, I have seen firsthand the positive interventions he has made in their daily lives and activities. They express the utmost respect and confidence in his clinical evaluation and knowledge, as well as his treatment techniques. I have no reservations recommending him highly to any patient I think may benefit from his services. Dr. Annebeth Litt, MD Internist, White Plains, NY

“Dr. Donath is amazing. As an internist, I have to decide between traditional western medicine and chiropractic care for my patients with back pain and other joint-related complaints. Dr. Donath's thorough and comprehensive approach to care allows my patients to get relief faster and less invasively. The result is invariably positive. One of my patients said he got his life and golf game back after seeing Dr. Donath. Another said that he was able to get rid of a pain she had for over 5 years in just a few sessions. I can confirm his success first-hand: Dr. Donath relieved my chronic pain with multiple techniques: manipulation, spinal decompression, vitamins and supplements, exercise and stretching. His hands-on approach and love of his work is reflected by the excellent results he gets. I continue to send my friends, family and patients to Dr. Donath because I know he gets results.” Dr. Pankaj Jain—Pediatric Cardiologist New York, NY “I really don't have words to express my feelings about the care I got in the 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 for any problems related to the musculoskeletal system, you will definitely feel at home and will get better.”

Dr. Eugene Dinkevich MD—Division of General Pediatrics SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY “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.” Dr. Harold Weissman, MD Ophthalmic Surgeon Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY “My wife actually went to Dr. Donath before I did. She was experiencing terrible neck pain and literally could not move her neck in any direction without excruciating pain. It was so bad that initially she was unable to drive herself to Dr. Donath’s office. After only two spinal decompression treatments by Dr. Donath, she was able to resume driving. Following a few weeks of treatment, she was pain free and her range of motion was back to normal. A few years later, I started having arm and elbow pain. I tweaked something in my arm while working out and anti-inflammatory medication and pain killers did not help. The problem affected my ability to function as an eye surgeon. I saw Dr. Donath who diagnosed my condition as lateral epicondylitis (more commonly known as tennis elbow). He treated me utilizing Active Release Techniques and I improved almost immediately. He also gave me numerous exercises to do at home. After three visits to his office, my pain was completely gone. I highly recommend Dr. Donath to my family, friends, and patients who experience any sort of musculoskeletal pain.

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NewYork-Presbyterian welcomes the general OB/GYN practice of ColumbiaDoctors Obstetrics & Gynecology in Scarsdale. Shown here (from left): Dhruti Mehta, MD; Reut Moyal, MD; Anna Burgansky, MD; Nitasha Jain, MD; Pearl J. Lim, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian is pleased to announce that the general OB/GYN practice of ColumbiaDoctors Obstetrics & Gynecology at Scarsdale is now part of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a growing medical group that connects communities with award-winning healthcare, technology and research. NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups (NYPMG) is part of the Physician Services Division of NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP), one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health care delivery systems, which is affiliated with two worldrenowned medical schools, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine. NYPMG Westchester provides services in collaboration with ColumbiaDoctors. The OB/GYN practice offers patients comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care, from general gynecologic preventive care to prenatal and obstetrical care, including on-site ultrasound, to treatment of various gynecologic conditions. The all-female team of physicians is focused on providing individualized and comprehensive management, treatment and continuing care plans catered to their patients’ specific needs. “This practice is made of a group of all-female doctors who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively and taking advantage of the world class resources available to us through our affiliations with NYP and CUMC,” says Anna Burgansky, MD, who leads the practice and also serves as the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Chief of the Division of General OB/GYN at NYP Lawrence Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). “Together, we are providing the best OB/GYN care possible to the women of Westchester.”

The physicians perform deliveries at NewYorkPresbyterian Lawrence Hospital (NYP Lawrence) in Bronxville, where more than 1,300 babies are delivered annually. NYP Lawrence has six labor and delivery rooms, two dedicated operating rooms, a three-bed triage unit, a three-bed recovery room, and a beautiful, state-of-the-art 23-room postpartum unit with private accommodations. The facility also has a well-baby nursery and a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, the hospital offers 24 hour in-house coverage from board-certified neonatologists and obstetricians, who are available to respond to emergencies. The practice is located in the Vernon Hills Shopping Center at 696 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (the Lord & Taylor shopping center, parking behind Brooks Brothers). They are open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer late hours once a week. New patients are welcome and can make appointments by calling 1-914-723-7000.

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Dr. Anna Burgansky, MD, leads the NYPMG Westchester OB/GYN Scarsdale practice and serves as the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Chief of the Division of General OB/GYN at NYP Lawrence Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC. Dr. Burgansky practices general obstetrics and gynecology, with clinical interests in preventative and prenatal care, menopause and minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures.

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Other physicians on the NYPMG Westchester OB/GYN team include:

Nitasha Jain, MD General Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, CUMC

Pearl J. Lim, MD General Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CUMC

Dhruti Mehta, MD General Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CUMC

Reut Moyal, MD General Obstetrics and Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CUMC

Working Collaboratively Also of note, the OB/GYN generalist team collaborates with ColumbiaDoctors’ Jaclyn Coletta-Lucas, MD and Amy Turitz, MD, who specialize in Maternal Fetal Medicine and provide full range of prenatal testing; Ladin Yurteri-Kaplan, MD, and Cara Grimes, MD, who specialize in urogynecology/female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; and reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Rachel Ann McConnell, MD


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The American Heart Association (AHA) wants you to Go Red on Friday, February 3rd for National Wear Red Day to help shine a light on the number one killer of men and women—heart disease. Companies, community organizations and residents are invited to get creative to make landmarks, main streets, buildings and homes “Go Red” to kick off February’s American Hearth Month. “This is such a simple way to make a difference in our community. Every red heart, red ribbon or red dress in a store window reminds women, and all of us, how important our hearts are. Heart healthy should be our main priority in February and all year long to prevent our number one killer,” said Jennifer Miller, AHA Go Red For Women Director in Westchester-Fairfield. In addition to landmarks going red, thousands of employees will participate in National Wear Red Day by donating $5 to the Go Red For Women campaign. In turn, they will receive a red dress pin or wristband, and lifesaving heart health education. Some organizations will offer heart healthy lunch and learn

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Faces of Heart Ambassadors: Virginia Kuper, AHA, Board Member with Survivor Ambassadors Patty Macias, Cindy King, Selina Santos, Martha Glantz and Beverly Paige

programs, organize healthy walks, or offer healthier foods in vending machines or cafeterias. To sign up, visit http://bit.ly/WRDHV2017 or call the AHA at 845-867-5374. The AHA’s Go Red For Women movement focuses on women’s heart health awareness in February because far too many women are still unaware of the facts that heart disease is their number one killer-killing more women than all forms

of cancer combined; or that the symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, causing women to delay seeking treatment; or that ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke. This lack of awareness means that more women than men are dying from heart disease and stroke. Go Red For Women’s goal is to save women’s lives.

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The good news is that more than 80% of heart disease events in women can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes like eating healthier, quitting smoking and exercising 30 minutes daily. Go Red For Women also encourages women to know their family health history and “Know Your Numbers.” Knowing total cholesterol, HDL or “good” cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index or BMI can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. Women can get lifesaving information at www.goredforwomen.org and join in the healthy lifestyle conversation at https://www.facebook.com/ groups/GoRedGetFit/.

About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit www.heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.


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Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.”

1. Get active Daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five times per week, you can almost guarantee yourself a healthier and more satisfying life while lowering your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

2. Control cholesterol When you control your cholesterol, you are giving your arteries their best chance to remain clear of blockages. Cholesterol is a waxy substance and our bodies use it to make cell membranes and some hormones, but when you have too much bad cholesterol (LDL), it combines with white blood cells and forms plaque in your veins and arteries. These blockages lead to heart disease and stroke.

3. Eat better Healthy foods are the fuel our bodies use to make new cells and create the energy we need to thrive and fight diseases. If you are frequently skipping out on veggies, fruit, low-fat dairy, fiber-rich whole grains, and lean meats including fish, your body is missing the basic building blocks for a healthy life.

4. Manage blood pressure High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. When your blood pressure stays within healthy ranges, you reduce the strain on your heart, arteries, and kidneys which keeps you healthier longer.

5. Lose weight If you have too much fat — especially if a lot of it is at your waist — you’re at higher risk for such health problems as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. If you’re overweight or obese, you can reduce your risk for heart disease by successfully losing weight and keeping it off. Even losing as few as five or ten pounds can produce a dramatic blood pressure reduction.

6. Reduce blood sugar Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (or blood sugar) that our bodies use for energy. Your body makes a hormone called insulin that acts like a carrier to take your food energy into your cells. If your fasting blood sugar level is below 100, you are in the healthy range. If not, your results could indicate diabetes or pre-diabetes. 7. Stop smoking Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health. Smoking damages your entire circulatory system, and increases your risk for coronary heart disease, hardened arteries, aneurysm and blood clots. Like a line of tumbling dominoes, one risk creates another. Blood clots and hardened arteries increase your risks for heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.

Learn more about “Life’s Simple 7” and take action with MyLifeCheck from the American Heart Association. Source://www.goredforwomen.org/live-healthy/first-steps-toprevent-heart-disease-and-be-heart-healthy/lifes-simple-7/

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Ely J. Rosenzveig and his son, Ariel, are proud to lead a respected elder law firm in White Plains serving families throughout the tri-state area. However, the family feel extends past father and son. The law firm of Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, P.C treats every client like family. “My dad and I are very involved in our clients’ lives, especially during difficult times,” Ariel Rosenzveig said. “We become close to them and we enjoy the relationships that we build. We value those relationships and are always attentive to our clients to help them with all of their needs. We take special pride in being there for our clients and their families through thick and thin.” Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates 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, Medicaid spousal recovery claims, and Medicaid lien resolutions. Father and son pride themselves on an unyielding commitment to the 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. The firm has achieved impressive 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 a claim for reimbursement for Medicaid benefits provided from the non-institutionalized (i.e., or “community”) spouse.

“Our firm has a thorough understanding of Medicaid and the experience to advocate aggressively and effectively for you and your family,” said Ely Rosenzveig, who has been an attorney for nearly thirty (30) years. “It is very rewarding work and we work tirelessly for our clients.” Elder law is very important. Appropriate estate and asset-protection planning can help preserve assets, reduce taxes, and help individuals qualify for Medicaid. As you or your loved one grows older, the quality of care you receive becomes increasingly important. At some point, it becomes necessary to make plans for the future to make sure that your needs and desires are met. When this time comes, it is important to enlist the experience of Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, so the process of planning for the future is stress-free for your family. This can be critical in the process of maintaining the well-being of you or your loved one. At Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, father and son have the opportunity to help clients plan across the span of many years. Often, it leads to advising multiple generations of the family, which Ely and Ariel Rosenzveig find rewarding. Over the course of time, they help clients as their lives and needs change, from naming the guardians of their minor children in their Wills, to planning for retirement, to protecting assets when in need of a skilled nursing facility or home care. Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates builds a relationship with clients, which is built upon years of assisting them, often in difficult times in their lives, and helping them move beyond those times and provide them with peace of mind and financial security. Our firm is certainly proud to build these types of relationships with families such as yours.

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Astorino urges students to enter 3rd Annual Mobile APP Development Competition Cash prizes, paid internships, tech gear all up for grabs

Have an idea for a mobile app? Learn from the best, turn your idea into a reality and compete against the region’s top young techies at the 3rd annual #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl. Register your high school or college team today to guarantee a spot in the contest by visiting bit.ly/appbowl2017. There is no entry fee; registration is due by January 30. To learn more about the contest, sponsorship opportunities or how to be a judge, please email MobileAppContest@pace.edu. “The #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl is a fun way to foster the talents of our students and push the boundaries of their potential,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “At the same time, the contest is focused on creating apps that improve life for senior citizens, adding an intergenerational component. I want to thank Pace University for its continued partnership in making this competition possible.” The contest is a joint initiative of Astorino’s Office of Economic Development and Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. The purpose is to challenge students to put themselves How the Contest Works:

• Students must compete in teams (2 person minimum). More than one team from the same school is permitted. Students may form and register independent teams without school affiliation. Students can also register as individuals, and Pace will assist them in forming a team. • Students and team coaches will work to develop mobile apps that will be judged on creativity, functionality and usability. • Free technical support will be offered to all participants via an online system, so no question will go unanswered.

• Teams will be invited to several contest workshops and celebrations – including a kick off pep rally, design and development workshops, and the judging and awards ceremony. (See dates.) • In April, a panel of expert judges will score and determine the top mobile apps. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded during an event at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus.

on the “MAAP” by creating “Mobile Apps for Aging Populations.” Specifically, apps are being sought that improve an aspect of daily life for people ages 65 and older. Cash prizes, paid internships and tech gear are all up for grabs for the winning teams. Last year, more than 250 students from the tri-state region participated in the contest, and this year students have even registered from the United Kingdom. “We’re proud to again co-sponsor and host the annual #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl,” said Dr. Jonathan Hill, Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. “This contest helps motivate students to develop an interest in STEM and provides the tri-state area’s most ambitious high school and college students an opportunity to learn how Pace University can help shape them into the next generation of coders, innovators, and technology leaders.” For more information please visit www.westchestergov.com and http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/

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Kick-Off Pep Rally and Workshops, February 3, 2017 Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY This celebratory pep rally will officially announce the commencement of the #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl and will introduce student teams. Design and development workshops will follow. Mobile App Testing & Assessment Workshop, March 3, 2017 Pace University, Pleasantville, NY Student teams will present their apps to evaluators to determine the app’s effectiveness and viability. These evaluators will include content and technical experts from academia, and private and public industry. Mobile App Judging & Awards Ceremony, April 28, 2017 Pace University, Pleasantville, NY This celebratory event will recognize the contributions and efforts of all involved. It will also serve as a platform whereby judging takes place and prizes for the top teams will be announced.


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Conservatory student sets record at fundraising event

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Ailey Ann Simon performed “Silent Night” at the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Performathon, a biennial fundraising event in which students perform and compete for prizes by getting family and friends to sponsor them. In the weeks leading up to the Dec. 10 fundraiser and marathon day of recitals, the nine-year-old piano student from Elmsford was quite vocal in trying to raise enough money to secure the event’s grand prize of a Petrof Upright Piano. “It takes a village,” Hartsdale’s Marian Richardson said with a smile, noting that her granddaughter was relentless in approaching family members, friends, and parishioners at her church to sponsor her performance. That hard work eventually paid off - literally. Ailey raised $1,260 – a record in Performathon’s ten year history – and the young girl took home her very first piano. In total, the event, which featured over 200 students performing, netted $6,129. Funds raised will go to the Conservatory’s scholarship program as well as the launch of a new electronic keyboard classroom. Fittingly, young Ailey is a scholarship student. The Conservatory provides tuition assistance on a sliding scale for qualifying youth ages 18 and under. Scholarships are provided for up to 95 percent of tuition (the Conservatory does not provide full scholarships). All scholarship awards are based upon household income, family size, and special financial considerations. Scholarship applications are kept confidential and must be updated yearly. Please visit http://www.musicconservatory.org/ for more information.

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things to know before you pick a health insurance plan

Choosing a health insurance plan can be complicated. Knowing just a few things before you compare plans can make it simpler. • The 4 “metal” categories: There are 4 categories of health insurance plans: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. These categories show how you and your plan share costs. Plan categories have nothing to do with quality of care.

• Your total costs for health care: You pay a monthly bill to your insurance company (a "premium"), even if you don’t use medical services that month. You pay out-of-pocket costs, including a deductible, when you get care. It’s important to think about both kinds of costs when shopping for a plan. • Plan and network types — HMO, PPO, POS, and EPO: Some plan types allow you to use almost any doctor or health care facility. Others limit your choices or charge you more if you use providers outside their network.

Total costs & “metal” categories When you compare plans in the Marketplace, the plans appear in 4 “metal” categories: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The categories are based on how you and the health plan share the total costs of your care. Generally speaking, categories with higher premiums (Gold, Platinum) pay more of your total costs of health care. Categories with lower premiums (Bronze, Silver) pay less of your total costs.

• If you don’t expect to use regular medical services and don’t take regular prescriptions: You may want a Bronze plan. These plans can have very low monthly premiums, but have high deductibles and pay less of your costs when you need care. • If you qualify for extra savings on out-of-pocket costs OR want more of your costs covered: Silver plans probably offer the best value. If you qualify for extra savings ("cost-sharing reductions") your deductible will be lower and you’ll pay less each time you get care.

• If you expect a lot of doctor visits or need regular prescriptions: You may want a Gold plan or Platinum plan. These plans generally have higher monthly premiums but pay more of your costs when you need care.

Types of Marketplace plans Depending on how many plans are offered in your area, you may find plans of all or any of these types at each metal level – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Some examples of plan types you’ll find in the Marketplace:

• Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO): A managed care plan where services are covered only if you use doctors, specialists, or hospitals in the plan’s network (except in an emergency).

• Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): A type of health insurance plan that usually limits coverage to care from doctors who work for or contract with the HMO. It generally won't cover out-of-network care except in an emergency. An HMO may require you to live or work in its service area to be eligible for coverage. HMOs often provide integrated care and focus on prevention and wellness.

• Point of Service (POS): A type of plan where you pay less if you use doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that belong to the plan’s network. POS plans require you to get a referral from your primary care doctor in order to see a specialist.

• Preferred Provider Organization (PPO): A type of health plan where you pay less if you use providers in the plan’s network. You can use doctors, hospitals, and providers outside of the network without a referral for an additional cost.


National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association is asking people to "Defeat Monster Mouth." This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. The ADA and dentists across the country also celebrate Give Kids A Smile Day on Feb. 6 by providing free oral health care to children. This year's campaign slogan, "Defeat Monster Mouth," is displayed on posters that feature the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, Den and Gen Smiley and K-9 the dog. They are fighting to defeat Plaqster the Monster for good oral health. The posters demonstrate effective ways to defeat monster mouth and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. To access free online resources that can help you with teaching children about good oral health, visit ADA.org, click on Public Programs and then National Children's Dental Health Month. For tips on how to achieve optimal oral health, visit MouthHealthy.com.

CHILDREN’S ORAL CARE

Overview Take good care of your child's baby teeth. They do eventually fall out but until they do, baby teeth play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly. Many of the same treatment and evaluation options that adults have are also available to kids. These include X-rays, dental sealants, orthodontic treatment and more. What to Expect During Childhood

Wiggly teeth When a child is about 6 years old, his/her teeth will begin to come loose. Let your child wiggle the tooth until it falls out on its own. This will minimize the pain and bleeding associate with a lost tooth. Cavities Cavities can develop when sugar-containing foods are allowed to stay in the mouth for a long time. Bacteria that live on the teeth feast on these bits of food and can eat away at tooth enamel. Saliva washes away the acid between meals, but if your child is always eating, there may not be time for this acid to get washed away.

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Cardiovascular Professionals Week 2017: February 12-18

The members of the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals picked the theme for Cardiovascular Professionals Week 2017: “CARDIOVASCULAR PROFESSIONALS GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.” What is the heart of the matter? Teamwork. Outcomes. Patient satisfaction. Quality care.

DELIVERING QUALITY CARE ISN’T JUST ABOUT DOCTORS & PHARMACISTS. Today, patients rely on a diverse team of professionals of different educational and cultural backgrounds—managers, nurses, technologists, technicians, care coordinators, rehab specialists, you get it—all working together to provide the best care, the best way.

CARDIAC CARE IS THE “HEART” OF INNOVATION, CHANGE HAPPENS FAST. Nowhere else in healthcare does care change so quickly—nowhere else does the “best care, best way” target move so fast—that it seems like cardiovascular professionals learn something new every day. They have to. Otherwise, they’d get left behind.

FRANKLY, THESE AWESOME PROFESSIONALS DESERVE MORE THAN ONE WEEK. The Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals works year-round to support cardiovascular professionals in every specialty. We want everyone—your organization, your hospital, your local government—to celebrate with us, to celebrate real teamwork, real quality care, and real success.

MAKE SURE THEY GET THEIR WEEK. Seriously, even a small but heart-felt tribute to the week could make a difference. CVP Week is a chance to build relationships between professions, improve teamwork and recognize everyone’s important role on the team. Frankly, it could just make everyone a little bit happier with their work—a little recognition can go a long way to a happier, more dynamic, more connected workplace.

GET TO THE “HEART OF THE MATTER,” STAND UP FOR CV PROFESSIONALS. But CVP Week is also an opportunity for meaningful advocacy—making a real difference for professionals by educating legislators, employers, doctors, and everyone about what makes cardiovascular professionals so qualified to provide excellent, team-based patient care. Source: www.acp-online.org


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What if a Lender financed your retirement benefits? By Andrew J. Cavaliere, CLTC

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You finance your car, your business and your home… why wouldn’t you finance your retirement benefits? Our premium financed retirement plan provides a total living benefits package for you and/or your employees far beyond the typical 401(k) or other health insurance plans. These include the following valuable Accelerated Death Benefit Riders:

$1.5MM of Life Insurance $1.5MM of Chronic Care Benefits $1.5MM of Terminal Illness Benefits $1.0MM of Critical Illness Benefits1

In addition to all these benefits, access to cash values using policy loans is available to create significant TAX-FREE retirement income2. By using leveraged funds to provide approximately 75% of the total contribution, the plan allows businesses to reward their key employees without breaking the bank. Moreover, because the plans are non-qualified, there are no participation requirements or IRS reporting. Here are a few notable statistics: ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢

One-third of all U.S. households between the ages of 30 and 59 won’t have enough money for retirement, even if they work until they are 70. (Employment Benefit Research Institute, 2013)

70% of U. S. households with children under 18 would have trouble meeting everyday living expenses within a few months if a primary wage earner were to die today. (LIMRA Household Trends in U. S. Life Insurance Ownership, 2010) Medical problems contributed to 62% of all personal bankruptcies filed in the U.S in 2007. This was a 50% increase from a similar 2001 study. (The American Journal of Medicine, 2009)

The average annual cost of an assisted living facility is close to $40,000. You can just about double that for a nursing home. (MSN Money/MoneyRates.com, January, 2013)

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1 Payment of Accelerated Benefits will reduce the Cash Value and Death Benefit otherwise payable under the policy. Receipt of Accelerated Benefits may be a taxable event and may affect your eligibility for public assistance programs. Please consult your personal tax advisor to determine the tax status of any benefits paid under this rider and with social service agencies concerning how receipt of such a payment will affect you. Access to the death benefit may be available through optional accelerated benefit riders in the event of a qualifying chronic, terminal or critical illness. Chronic Care is defined as need of support with activities of daily living; bathing, feeding, dressing, transferring, continence & toileting. Terminal Illness is defined as a medical diagnosis with an estimated life expectancy of less than 12 months. Critical Illness is defined as catastrophic illness such as: heart attack, stroke, cancer, renal failure, organ transplant, ALS and blindness. Retirement income is determined by the age of insured and the death benefit applied for at the time of application; insured must be under age 55 to qualify.

Policy loans and withdrawals reduce the policy’s cash value and death benefit and may result in a taxable event. Withdrawals up to the basis paid into the contract and loans thereafter will not create an immediate taxable event, but substantial tax ramifications could result upon contract lapse or surrender. Surrender charges may reduce the policy’s cash value in early years.

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Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers: Big Winter Savings Are Here!

At Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers, we’ve been busy sprucing up the community with some special touches and updates. Our year-long renovation project is almost complete and that means right now is the best time to move in and take advantage of our Big Winter Savings. So, what’s it like to live at Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers? The community is New York’s hidden gem of senior living offering extraordinary Hudson River views, beautiful walking trails and gardens, all within close proximity to the City. Residents enjoy a gated community with 24-hour concierge services, maintenancefree living, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation, chef-prepared, all-day dining and so much more. Through the community’s proprietary wellness program called Lifestyle 360, seniors learn how to live healthier and happier lives. Upon arrival, new residents are given a personalized program that fits their interests and includes activities that will challenge their minds, build their strength, allow them to engage with new friends and help enrich them emotionally and spiritually. New residents to the community will immediately notice The Five Star Difference. From the concierge at the front desk to the housekeeping

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Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health, visits Westchester Medical Center

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Senior Official meets families, Tours new eHealth Center

Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), played host this week to Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health. At Westchester Medical Center, Minister Litzman visited families to offer his support for loved ones under the hospital’s care and toured WMCHealth’s new, 5,500-square-foot eHealth telemedicine center. The eHealth center features 20 multimedia stations equipped with the latest telehealth patient monitoring technologies and is staffed around the clock by highlytrained healthcare professionals. These professionals serve as a complement

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Left to Right: Cheryl Cafone, RN, Senior Director of Telemedicine, Westchester Medical Center; Christian Becker, MD, Assistant Medical Director, eHealth Center, Westchester Medical Center; Karen Berger, Vice President, Transplant and Clinical Services, Westchester Medical Center; Aron Reiner, Executive Director, Bikur Cholim; Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health; Rabbi Yisroel Kahan, Medical Liaison, Bon Secours Charity Health System

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February is National Wise Health Care Consumer Month Healthcare News - Westchester February, 2017

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According to the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, Americans spend more time researching car purchases and new appliances than they do choosing doctors and health plans. Part of the purpose of “National Wise Health Care Consumer Month” is to inform and empower people about making smart choices when it comes to their health care. Here are 10 tips on how to be a wise health care consumer:

1. Take your time in selecting a doctor.

2. Prepare for doctor visits in advance by writing down your questions and concerns.

3. Get regular physical exams. The single best way to keep medical costs down is to detect health issues early—when they are generally less complicated to treat.

4. Be your doctor’s partner. Give your doctor complete and accurate information about your health, including any medications you may be taking. Ask questions if you do not understand

something. Follow your doctor’s instructions.

5. Do not ignore symptoms. When you don’t feel quite right, your body may be giving you signals that something more serious is going on. If you have tried treating the symptoms on your own but are not improving, you may need medical attention.

6. Understand your medication. When your doctor prescribes a medication, make sure he or she knows what else you take—including prescription and nonprescription medications, herbal supplements, and home remedies.

Know what the prescription is for and what side effects may occur.

7. Use generic drugs when appropriate. When your doctor prescribes a medication, ask whether a generic version is available and whether your doctor thinks a generic version is appropriate to treat your condition.

8. Know your health insurance plan inside and out.

9. Don’t forget to take care of your mental health just as you would your physical health.

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Protecting seniors and family assets – with expertise and compassion Healthcare News - Westchester February, 2017

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By Dale McKnight, Healthcare Correspondent

Elder-care planning can be complicated, timeconsuming and emotional for everyone involved. No matter whether a family is dealing with medical or housing issues for a senior, or tackling the details of setting up a financial trust or other estate planning, it’s vital to work with a professional who is well-versed in the intricacies of elder law and offers personalized service to create a long-term elder-care plan that’s best for you or your loved one. “One of the key factors is asset protection, and it’s not a simple topic,” says attorney Olga Berde Mahl, managing partner of Olga Berde Mahl & Associates in New Rochelle. “For instance, many families have heard that assisted-living facilities may require a five-year look-back period regarding a person’s assets,” she says. “But they may not know that an asset protection plan can be created that avoids the need of placing a senior in a nursing home and dissipating family assets, with only a 30-day financial lookback period.”

Wisely structured asset protection can help assure that a senior remains living safely at home, while receiving top-notch care. It may also permit them to keep as much of their hard-earned money and property as possible, with some, or most, of their care costs paid for by the government. Olga Berde Mahl & Associates offers supportive elder-care planning advice that’s coupled with extensive, hands-on experience. Their services range from wills, health-care directives and powers of attorney to advance or emergency planning, trusts, and Medicare or Medicaid issues. “We also work with families in real estate matters and business-law issues, such as how having a family-owned business might affect your estate plan,” she says. Their legal team includes a knowledgeable lawyer, a licensed clinical social worker to assist in Medicaid filing/approval matters and homecare benefits assessments, plus an experienced, compassionate staff to serve clients.

“It’s important to put the necessary elder-planning steps in motion as early as possible to avoid possible complications in the future,” Berde Mahl says. “Ideally, it should be considered before problems become too extensive. So don’t put it off - time is definitely of the essence when it comes to elder-care and estate planning.” Olga Berde & Associates is located at 271 North Avenue, Suite 917, in New Rochelle, with a satellite office in New York City. They also work with clients in other areas of Westchester, as well as Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Nassau counties; the firm also serves families in other parts of the U.S. and internationally. For more information about their extensive elder-law, real estate, business and other legal services, contact Olga Berde Mahl & Associates at 914-336-2080. They can also be reached by email at obmahl@nymoney1.com. Their website is obm-law.com.

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“Back Pain Technology Cheats Mother Nature

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

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-so-ever… 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: • FDA cleared! • Proven safe and effective! • Allows your herniated discs to heal naturally without the risky and dangerous side effects of surgery! • 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 alof ready helps thousands 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 nonsurgical 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 222 Westchester Ave. Suite 405 in White Plains 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 April 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 April 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 April a call at 914259-8104 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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