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John Haffey

Client Editor jhaffey@dailyvoice.com

John is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in History, Communications, and Political Science. A lifelong Norwalk resident, he covers an array of topics from real estate and education to sports and entertainment. John has previously worked as a freelance reporter and brings experience in digital media advertising. A surfer, fisherman, and boater, John is prone to drop everything if the fish begin to bite or the waves are on.

John Haffey's Contributions

  1. Water Around Us: Conservation Efforts Put A Local Spin On Global Problem

    Water Around Us: Conservation Efforts Put A Local Spin On Global Problem

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rockland residents may not know it by just turning on the faucet, but around the world pressure is mounting on water resources. By 2050, the demand for water will be double the amount of fresh water available on Earth.Today, more than 800 million people across the world lack access to clean drinking water, with even more suffering from shortcomings in proper ...

  2. NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation have evolved into a standard of care for people with blood cancers, and its use is only expected to grow. For some patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes, such a transplant offers hope for a cure. With new approaches to reduce risk and novel ways to use transplants, more people are now eligible for this ...

  3. Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    The short answer is not always. However, there are steps women can take to reduce their risk and find cancer early should it develop.There are certain causes of breast cancer that women can't change, such as advanced age or a family history of the disease. Others, however, are within control:Get moving and eat healthily: Obesity is becoming one of the most common risk factors for ...

  4. NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen first produced x-rays, ushering in an era of radiation science. More than a century later, a wide array of radiation therapy approaches have been developed to shrink and destroy cancerous tumors.Since radiation was first harnessed to treat cancer, radiation oncologists -- the doctors who oversee patients' radiation therapy -- have ...

  5. Give The Gift Of Health This Holiday Season

    Give The Gift Of Health This Holiday Season

    NYACK, N.Y. -- When planning gifts this holiday season, think healthy. Staying in shape doesn't have to be a chore; in fact, there are many fun, creative ways to promote health and fitness.“Anything that gets someone moving is good,” said Dr. Howard Feldfogel, of Highland Medical, P.C., Clarkstown Medical Associates and the director of the Department of Medicine at Nyack Hospital. “The ...

  6. Painful Feet: A Common But Often Avoidable Complication Of Diabetes

    Painful Feet: A Common But Often Avoidable Complication Of Diabetes

    NYACK, N.Y. -- Diabetic nerve damage, or neuropathy, is a common and serious complication of diabetes, most often affecting the feet. However, the side effect isn't a necessary burden, and can often be prevented or slowed through the control of blood sugar.“Diabetic neuropathy is most common in people who have had diabetes for 15 to 20 years, or those with poorly controlled diabetes,” ...

  7. Don’t Ignore Back Pain Says Nyack Hospital

    Don’t Ignore Back Pain Says Nyack Hospital

    NYACK, N.Y. -- Although back pain is very common, it isn't necessarily an inevitable part of aging.“Talk to your doctor about what steps you can take so your back pain doesn’t get worse,” said Dr. Neil Patel, medical director of Pain Management and Palliative Care at Nyack Hospital. “If your pain is severe or if it hasn’t gotten any better after several weeks, don’t ignore it. There are ...

  8. Protect Your Body From Injuries Caused By Digital Device Overuse

    Protect Your Body From Injuries Caused By Digital Device Overuse

    NYACK, N.Y. -- Injuries to hands, wrists and elbows have become increasingly common as people use smartphones, tablets and other digital devices for many hours a day. However, according to the director of orthopedic surgery at Nyack Hospital, Dr. Jason Fond, users can avoid developing or worsening these injuries by taking simple steps.“We started seeing patients coming in with hand and ...

  9. Pace-Backed Bill Puts Ban On Performance Elephants

    Pace-Backed Bill Puts Ban On Performance Elephants

    NEW YORK -- Sponsored by Pace University students and backed by state politicians, a newly-signed New York bill is sending a strong message to circuses currently featuring performance elephants: not in our state.Legislation developed by students in Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Clinic was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, making New ...

  10. Thousands Of New Yorkers Give Life At Annual Donor Day

    Thousands Of New Yorkers Give Life At Annual Donor Day

    This October, nearly 4,000 New Yorkers from across the state came together to promote health, community and longevity, thanks to LiveOnNY's annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day.Currently in its third year, Organ Donor Enrollment Day brings individuals and organizations together to help save the lives of the 120,000 Americans – 10,000 of whom live in New York – currently waiting for a ...

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