HEALTH & FITNESS

Caring for elders – and their caregivers

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While 4 a.m. trips to the ER are not everyday occurrences in the life of a geriatric care manager, they are also never off the table in my role as a certified senior adviser, Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) manager and chief care manager of New Rochelle-based Concierge Healthcare Consulting, writes WAG elder columnist Abbe Udochi.

Expanding health care at Montefiore New Rochelle

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“As I get closer to my decade at Montefiore New Rochelle (I started here in 2013), there are so many exciting new initiatives…that are advancing care and reflect our ability to adapt to both current preferences and future population needs,” writes Tony Alfano, vice president and executive director of Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital.

Medical ethics, then and now

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The Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial and the ethical medical guidelines that came out of it have taken on new urgency in the age of Covid and the Ukrainian War, says Boston University health law professor George J. Annas, who will speak at the virtual April 28 Yom Hashoah Symposium by New York Medical College in Valhalla.

Medicine with a personal touch

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“I love a person-centered approach,” says Sherri L. Sandel, DO, FACP, the recently appointed medical director of Northern Westchester Hospital/Northwell Health in Mount Kisco. “It starts with the patient and making the process all about that.”

Fighting inflammation

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Not all inflammation – the body’s way of fighting infection and injury – is bad, writes wellness columnist Giovanni Roselli. But then again, not all of it is good. Here he identifies key foods to help you battle it.

Fit over 50

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“If you can move, you can improve,” says trainer Raymond Simpson, who has been a mentor as well as a friend to WAG wellness columnist Giovanni Roselli.

Food for thought on healthy eating

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“Fit, healthy people who have a good relationship with food don’t need other people to tell them exactly what to eat at all times,” writes our wellness columnist Giovanni Roselli. Here’s how you can play the “meal transformation game.”