Amazing stories: Jack Bierwirth
Retired school superintendent Jack Bierwirth was on his way to the railway station to catch a train to Washington, DC, when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest. Concerned he may be having a heart attack, Jack decided he had to go to the hospital. With the help of a friend and passerby, Jack went to NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. Read Jack’s story.
Fact or fiction? Doctors debunk heart health myths
Can a broken heart damage your heart? Does your heart skip a beat when you sneeze? Is drinking red wine good for you? There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding heart health. Health Matters asked two NewYork-Presbyterian cardiologists to address common concerns and debunk heart health myths.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital opens new Maternal & Newborn Care Unit
On January 20, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital celebrated the opening of its Maternal & Newborn Care Unit, designed to enhance the care and comfort of expectant moms and their newborns and provide the best patient experience before, during and after childbirth.
Migraine headaches and a hole in the heart: exploring the connection
We’ve all experienced the pain and discomfort of headaches. Less common but much more severe is the migraine, a particular type of headache where the pain is so intense, it can be debilitating. Migraine headaches remain poorly understood. But, recent research studies have identified a possible link between migraine and a heart condition.