NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- To eliminate breeding sites for mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus, the Westchester County Department of Health will begin its annual West Nile Virus prevention efforts by checking catch basins throughout the county for standing water and applying larvicide as needed starting Monday, May 7.
Health department larviciding teams will begin in New Rochelle, Yonkers and Mount Vernon, evaluating and treating as needed all catch basins on county and municipal roads throughout the county over the next few months.
To help prevent mosquitoes from breeding, residents should eliminate standing water from around their properties, especially after it rains. Large areas of standing water on public property that cannot easily be removed should be reported to the Health Department by calling (914) 813-5000.Read more
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The latest statistics on alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use by Westchester and Rockland teens will be the focus of a forum Tuesday, sponsored by the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth. The event, running from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westchester County Center, will feature Jack Claypoole, associate deputy director and administrator for Drug Free Communities at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
The coalition is an umbrella group of 30 local organizations that work to prevent alcohol and drug use by teens. About 150 people are expected to attend the forum, titled “Youth Substance Use 2012: Applying Lessons Learned In Tackling Marijuana and Prescription Drug Abuse.”
County Executive Robert P. Astorino and District Attorney Janet DiFiore are honorary chairs of the coalition. Vito Pinto, director of the Westchester County Office of Drug Prevention and STOP-DWI, is the chair.Read more
Cross another independent pharmacy in New Rochelle off the list.
Weeks after CVS acquired Almarc Drugs in New Rochelle and Larchmont, the company has acquired the prescription drug business of Cherry Lawn Pharmacy which was then transferred to the Wykagyl CVS next to the Starbucks. The transfer is effective immediately.
Customers who arrived this morning were stunned, sad and angry to find the doors locked and a message directing them to the Wykagyl CVS at 1296 North Avenue at the Wykagyl Shopping Center.
"I am mad and sad all at once." said Amelia Lopopolo of New Rochelle. "Look at me I am about to cry. I was just here the other day."Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Golf Tournament & Reception, scheduled for Monday, June 4 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. This much-anticipated event offers golfers an opportunity to play one of the greatest courses in the world.
In addition to playing a premiere course, golfers have a unique opportunity to enjoy the ambience of the unmatched Winged Foot Golf Club – the history, the majestic club house, the unparalleled grounds, camaraderie and great food. In addition, they can hone their skills at golf clinics
Individual golfers can play – on a space available basis –for $1,550.
Foursomes can choose from the following options:
East Course $5,000
West Course $5,500
East Course $6,000
West Course $7,000
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased that its long-established tradition of producing winning medical research continues. With six finalists presenting at the American College of Physicians and five at the Medical Society of the State of New York, SSMC representatives won prizes at both scientific meetings.
Last month five of SSMC’s residents and one of its medical students received invitations to present their research posters at the American College of Physicians in New Orleans. The finalists included Sara Shahram, Sound Shore Medical Center’s 4th-year medical student from St. George’s University, who won the Students’ Research Category at this national forum.
In addition, five Sound Shore Medical Center medical residents joined a select group of 50 presenters for the annual Medical Society of the State of New York Research Poster Symposium held in April at Saratoga Springs. In a highly-selective and very competitive arena, SSMC’s Jacklin Salvador, MD won first prize in the Clinical Vignette Category.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference at The College of New Rochelle on May 10, 2012 to announce ground-breaking legislation to protect people with special needs and disabilities.
More than 200 representatives of local community organizations, members of the CNR Community, press from all the major news outlets, and government officials filled the College’s Maura Ballroom for the event.
CNR President Judith Huntington welcomed the Governor, praising him for the legislation, which she said sets a “new standard of care and protection for our most vulnerable populations. This important legislation resonates with the mission at The College of New Rochelle which for more than 100 years has been committed to service and ensuring social justice for underserved populations.”Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Recently Sound Shore Medical Center’s (SSMC) Breast Cancer Support Group, Girls’ Night Out gathered at Don Coqui in New Rochelle where they enjoyed an interactive cooking class, delicious food and that all important ingredient – camaraderie.
While enjoying sangria, sixteen breast cancer survivors helped prepare the four-course meal. They first concentrated on their evening’s entrées – Hanger Steak with Roasted Corn Chipotle Salsa and Potato-crusted Sea Bass. Then they created a decadent dessert, Molten Lava Cake. The woman thoroughly enjoyed the interactive cooking class as well as eating the fruits of their labors. In addition to their contributions, the meal included the restaurant’s signature Empanadas as well as a salad of baby greens. This was yet another shared experience for this enthusiastic group, including the Girls’ Night Out coordinator, Barbara Rohonczy, and Sound Shore Medical Center’s Director of the Katz Breast Center, Rosanne Newell, MD.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Along with this month’s unseasonably warm, dry spell comes an increased risk for contact with rabid animals, as wildlife encroaches on suburban backyards in search of food and water. That’s why the Westchester County Department of Health cautions residents to avoid direct contact with wild or stray animals, and to remind children to do the same and to tell an adult immediately if an animal bites or scratches them.
“Besides giving raccoons, skunks, coyotes, foxes, stray cats and dogs, bats and other wildlife a wide berth, to keep potentially rabid animals away from their family members and pets, residents should keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations up to date and avoid leaving pet food outdoors,’’ said Sherlita Amler, MD, commissioner of health for Westchester County.Read more