Welcome to the Westchester County Live Fierce Take Action page sponsored by White Plains Hospital. We hope this page helps you embrace the power to take charge of your own health and start calling the shots that improve your mental and physical well-being. The hero in in you swaps challenge for opportunity! Let’s talk about healthy habits, how to prioritize yourself, how to add color to your plate, how to add movement to your day, the importance of sleep and how to reconnect with your doctor.
Dawn French, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Communication and Community Relations at White Plains Hospital and Jennifer Bello, R.N., Senior Director of Nursing, will serve as co-chairs for the 2021-2022 Westchester Go Red for Women movement.
As co-chairs of the Go Red for Women movement in Westchester, French and Bello will work to raise funds and spread awareness of heart disease while championing the Go Red for Women mission. The American Heart Association uses all revenues from local and National Go Red for Women activities to support research, education, and community programs to benefit cardiovascular disease prevention in women.
“I am honored to continue my leadership role in the Go Red for Women campaign in Westchester County, and I’m so pleased to co-chair with Jennifer as a clinical leader as we continue to seek to engage, educate and empower women to improve their health,” said Ms. French.
World Heart Day – September 2021
Heart Healthy Tips from the American Heart Association and White Plains Hospital.
The football teams taking the field on Thanksgiving will bring shrewd strategies and meticulous game plans to make sure they finish the day healthy and successful.
As we tackle one of the year’s biggest feasts, should we do the same?
On the one hand, it’s just one day.
“If you spend the rest of the year eating well and making sure you’re physically active then I think on Thanksgiving you can give yourself a break,” Dr. Paula Amendola-Sekinski, Family Medicine physician at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates. “Don’t be crazy in your choices, but everybody deserves a day off.”
On the other hand, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday eating season, which can have significant ramifications on body weight – and health – for the entire year.
“Between Thanksgiving and News Year’s Day, it’s not uncommon to see a person gain 10 pounds if they aren’t careful,” said Dr. Amendola-Sekinski. “We need to recognize the risks of the holiday season and be thoughtful.”
Doctor, It’s Been Too Long
Moms Matter: A Conversation on Women’s Maternal Health Feb 1, 2022
2022 Westchester Magazine Go Red for Women Supplement
Maternal Death in the US (infogrpahic)