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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.

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  1. Furnishing Hope: Ashley Furniture Helps Valley Fight Against Cancer

    Furnishing Hope: Ashley Furniture Helps Valley Fight Against Cancer

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Thanks to employees at Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Paramus, those fighting cancer at The Valley Hospital are receiving a boost.Ashley employees recently presented a check of $300 to The Valley Hospital Foundation, directing the funds to the hospital's Complementary Therapies/Integrative Healing program, which operates within Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer ...

  2. Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic cancer is claiming its place in the spotlight after taking the lives of several prominent celebrities and citizens over the last few years. The fourth most common cause of cancer death in America, the disease claims more than 43,000 lives each year.There is no screening test recommended for the general population and the disease is notoriously resistant to chemotherapy. ...

  3. A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    Your liver has a lot of responsibilities. It filters toxins from your blood, makes bile to digest fats, produces substances that help blood clot and makes, stores and releases sugar for energy. So when cancer strikes the liver, it's serious.Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) starts in the liver, but it can also develop in the cells that line bile ducts in the liver ...

  4. Mobile Medicine: Valley's Triage App Links EMS And Emergency Room

    Mobile Medicine: Valley's Triage App Links EMS And Emergency Room

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- When dealing with a life-threatening medical emergency, saving minutes can save lives. Thanks to an innovative new app linking The Valley Hospital emergency room staff with first responders across Bergen and Rockland Counties, real-time communication is allowing patients to receive the best care before they even arrive at a hospital.By using Twiage, an app that ...

  5. Bergen County Woman Lends Style To Those Fighting Breast Cancer

    Bergen County Woman Lends Style To Those Fighting Breast Cancer

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For Meg McCluskey, an independent business owner and stylist for luxury brand Stella & Dot, helping those affected by cancer was something she felt she needed to do. How she provided that aid was the result of her unique talents.As part of her second annual chemo care fundraiser, McCluskey encouraged family and friends to donate $27 towards the purchase of a ...

  6. What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

    What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Affecting nearly 6 million adults in the United States each year, heart failure can lead to frequent hospitalizations if not properly managed."The five-year survival rate after a heart failure hospitalization is only 20 percent, a prognosis worse than most cancer diagnoses," said Dr. Kariann Abbate, heart failure specialist at Valley Medical Group's Heart ...

  7. Indian Hills Girls Basketball Teams Slam Dunk Cancer Support

    Indian Hills Girls Basketball Teams Slam Dunk Cancer Support

    OAKLAND, N.J. -- For the fifth consecutive year, coaches and players in the Indian Hills High School Girls Basketball Program teamed up to fight cancer.During the month of October, the teams held their annual t-shirt drive, which has raised more than $2,200 over the past five years to The Valley Hospital Breast Center.This year, led by coaches Julie Haledjian, Diane Pevny and Lindsay ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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