Prevention & Wellness

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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Open Door to Continue Offering Screenings through extension of Cancer Services Program

Open Door Family Medical Center has received a new grant from New York State Department of Health to continue to cover the cost of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings for eligible patients over the next five years as part of the New York State Cancer Services Program (CSP). Over the past five years, Open …

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The Great American Smokeout, Now 46 Years Old: A Reminder of the Dangers of Smoking

The rate of cigarette smoking has dropped precipitously since the American Cancer Society first took The Great American Smokeout nationwide in 1977.  The 46th year of the observance will be celebrated on November 16th. Still, an estimated 34 million Americans continue to smoke today (14 percent of adults – from a high of 42 percent …

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Open Door Receives USDA Grant to Further WIC Outreach

Free nutrition education, referrals, breastfeeding support, counseling, and healthy foods are available to low-income families through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly known as WIC. However, historically, only about 50 percent of those in New York State who are eligible take advantage of it.  Open Door Family Medical Center, in …

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PrEP Awareness

The Fight Against HIV PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, has been a game changer in the fight against HIV. The pill has been shown to be up to 99 percent effective in preventing HIV. Yet, earlier this month, a federal court judge in central Texas ruled in favor of a Christian-owned company that argued …

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Cooking Matters, Family Health, Fitness

Open Door Launches Health Programs for Patients and Staff

June is Family Health and Fitness Month, and Open Door Family Medical Center is kicking off different healthy living programs for both patients’ families and their own families. Open Door will offer 30 patients, prenatal women, and caregivers and parents of children up to the age of five years old the chance to participate in …

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