Lauren Cahill

Open Door Celebrates National Nutrition & Reading Month in Port Chester

On Wednesday, March 27, Open Door continued celebrating National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme of “Beyond the Table” with a live cooking demonstration at our Port Chester site. Our Wellness staff, who are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists cooked a delicious, nutritious vegetable stir fry for attendees to enjoy. We thank our staff and participants who […]

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Mantengase Informando: A Presentation for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Open Door partnered with Cancer Support Team, Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley, and Family Services of Westchester to present “Mantengase Informado” (“Stay Informed”) at Ossining Open Door.  This free seminar, which was presented in Spanish, addressed the importance of understanding the signs and

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Open Door Celebrates National Nutrition Month in Sleepy Hollow

On Thursday, March 7, Open Door celebrated National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme of “Beyond the Table” with a live cooking demonstration at our Sleepy Hollow site. Our WIC staff, who are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists cooked a delicious, nutritious vegetable stir fry for attendees to enjoy.   We thank our staff and participants who

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Open Door hosted Women & Heart Health Event on February 14

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Open Door hosted Women & Heart Health at the Open Door Port Chester. Participants received a warm welcome from Andrea Ruggiero, Executive Vice President of Community Health. Open Door’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Daren Wu, delivered an informative interactive talk about the ABC’s of heart health including getting to know your A1c blood glucose,

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June is Men’s Health Month: And Men Need to Start Seeing the Doctor

Men, as a rule, don’t like to see a doctor.   This is hardly a scoop. Yet, there’s a consequence to this reluctance to getting routine exams and having regular screenings.  According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, nearly 60 percent of men don’t regularly see a primary care clinician, going only when they

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Spring Allergies, Indoor Allergens can Trigger Asthmas in Children

Childhood asthma, according to Dr. Andrew Swiderski, a pediatrician at Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining, can be “a beast.” This is particularly true among patients living in the underserved communities Open Door cares for, as differences in asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality are related closely with poverty, urban air quality, indoor allergens and lack of

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Seeking Help is the First Step When Stress Impacts Your Life

There is no shame in seeking professional help to treat stress, says Dr. Jacob Samander, a board-certified psychiatrist with Open Door Family Medical Center.   “You need to treat stress like you treat diabetes,” he said. “As with diabetes, treatment begins with seeing an expert and making lifestyle changes – eating healthier, learning to sleep better,

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Child Abuse, Neglect on Upswing in Response to Pandemic

Lindsay Neptune, a nurse practitioner and Director of School-Based Health Clinical Services at Open Door Family Medical Center in Port Chester and Ossining, remembers the nine-year-old who stayed home alone for a week while recovering from Covid.   “The parent, after being out of work for months during the height of the pandemic, had started a

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Podiatrists Play Key Role for Patients with Diabetes

There’s a lot to consider when you have diabetes. And, unfortunately, it’s often the feet that are the furthest thing from one’s mind. With the American Diabetes Association’s annual Alert Day approaching (March 28th), it’s especially timely to discuss the importance for those with diabetes to pay close attention to their feet. More than one

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