New Rochelle, NY – March 8, 2012 – Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased to announce that its Cancer Program has received continued accreditation, with commendation, by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (CoC). This accreditation has been maintained since 2005 and certifies the high quality of SSMC’s comprehensive multidisciplinary oncology care. It also affirms an ongoing dedication to providing the best in today’s cancer treatment.Read more
Westchester County will be joining the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in co-sponsoring a two-day blood drive for the New York Blood Center/Hudson Valley Blood Services at the County Center on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The county Department of Health will also hold a blood drive on Tuesday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. outside its office, 45 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle. The blood mobile will be parked at the front entrance to the building.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The Pelham Chapter of the Friends of Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) invites the public to celebrate the 17th Anniversary of Accents on Antiques (Accents). The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the shop, located at 125 Wolfs Lane in Pelham.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Recently, The Friends of Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) (Friends) hosted their 2012 Marie F. Vitt Humanitarian Award (Vitt) Dinner and Silent Auction at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.Read more
Iona Prep's AP biology class recently visited the DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor to perform a molecular genetics laboratory exercise called DNA Restriction Analysis.
On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Iona Prep’s AP biology class visited the DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY to perform a molecular genetics laboratory exercise called DNA Restriction Analysis. The discovery of restriction enzymes, the scissors of molecular biologists, allowed for a breakthrough into understanding the genetics of organisms. These enzymes are at the heart of recombinant DNA technology, allowing endless new combinations of DNA to be engineered.Read more
County Executive Robert P. Astorino said today that the time was right for Westchester to seek out private developers to create a research and development complex aimed at supporting the county’s growing medical and bio-tech industries on 60 acres of the county-owned Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.
“This is a jobs-creating initiative with multiple benefits,” Astorino said. “It will strengthen Westchester’s growing medical and bio-technology industries and in so doing, improve the county’s economic foundation and future competitiveness.”
Specifically, the county is issuing a request for qualifications, or RFQ, to developers who are interested in the property. Known as the North 60, the property is adjacent to the Westchester Medical Center, sitting on 60 acres of undeveloped land on the northern portion of the 512-acre Grasslands Reservation.Read more
Hello New Rochelle!
My name is Mario, and I have been the General Manager of Retro Fitness Club and its predecessor for the past 6 years. We are located at 236 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY, 10801. As a resident of Westchester for the past 25 years, I take tremendous pride in overseeing the daily activities of this great 13,000 square foot fitness club. Our aim is to help our members achieve their fitness goals, and not to just sell them a membership. I am a certified personal trainer, and know most of the members on a first name basis. We provide our community with a fitness facility that offers an inexpensive, clean, friendly, and healthy environment to exercise in. In addition, we offer FREE child care and FREE group fitness classes. For less than 67 cents a day, we provide the same brand new state of the art equipment and services that many of the higher priced fitness clubs offer.
Using my 20+ years of experience in the fitness industry, each month I will strive to provide you with an informative article to help assist you in your health and fitness journey. My aim is to keep it simple yet exciting for you.Read more
You try to eat healthy, carting home bags of fresh fruits and vegetables from your local market. On The Dr. Oz Show on Friday, Assistant Commissioner Peter DeLucia from the Westchester County Department of Health will show you how to leave bacteria behind when you go produce shopping.
The segment is set to air Friday, February 24 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fox 5. This is the fourth time the County Health Department has been invited to appear on the program.
“This was a great opportunity to bring a public health message into millions of homes in a fun and friendly way with Dr. Oz,” DeLucia said.
Did you ever wonder how many hands touched those ripe red apples from the time they were picked until you took your first bite? Dr. Oz and DeLucia estimate it could be well over a dozen. That’s why it’s important to wash fruits and vegetables in cold water, and to lightly scrub with a vegetable brush any tomatoes, cantaloupe, zucchini, tomatoes and other produce that can take it.Read more