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Moving Up and Moving On in 2017

Every year in my practice I tend to have at least a couple of twelfth graders getting ready to move on to college.  Some of our local districts are fairly small, stable, and homogeneous, and many kids have known each other 12 or 13 years by the time they graduate; for good and bad and everything in between, their classmates often feel like family.  Some kids choose to go to small colleges as well, feeling more secure and comfortable in a place where classes are small and they will be familiar with their professors.  Some choose large state schools and big Ivies, thrilled to be around tens of thousands of strangers and blending into the crowd as they reinvent themselves as adults.  To each his own.

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Healthy Life Series Continues in July at Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital’s Healthy Life series offers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. Most events are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for July follows:

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Open Door Family Medical Centers Join Forces with the American Cancer Society

As part of Men’s Health Month in June, Open Door Family Medical Centers announced that it has renewed its pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates in Westchester and Putnam Counties by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).

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13 Reasons Why: The Impact of a Netflix Series on Our Community

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it might be necessary to discuss a topic, a particular series that has been rocking the conversations of teens, parents and school staff alike in our communities.

In late March, the popular streaming service, Netflix, released “13 Reasons Why.” The series is about Hannah Baker, a high school junior who takes her own life.  It follows the events that begin two weeks after Hannah’s death, when young Clay Jenson, Hannah’s former crush, finds a box on his front porch, and inside, recordings by Hannah detailing the thirteen reasons why she took her own life and the people who inevitably drove her to that decision.

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