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Seeking Help is the First Step When Stress Affects Your Life 

Stress is an ever-present part of life, affecting us in various ways and intensities. It can sometimes serve as a motivator; however, chronic or overwhelming stress can lead to serious mental health issues like anxiety and depression.   What is stress? Defined as a state of worry or mental tension triggered by challenging circumstances, stress is

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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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What’s the difference between an Urgent Care Center and a Health Center?

While many health care consumers like the convenience of an urgent care center, it’s important to understand the limitations of this type of health care service. Like hospital emergency departments, urgent care centers are focused on addressing the patient’s immediate problem–problems that are not life threatening. However, there remains confusion in understanding how an urgent care

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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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Childhood Obesity: A Setup For Diabetes, Other Chronic Diseases

Dr. Andrew Swiderski, a pediatrician at Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining, takes a systematic approach when discussing body weight with young patients and their families. He shares information that is both objective (by testing) and subjective (through observation) with them, discusses their general health, always focusing on the positive, and leaves them with

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