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John Haffey

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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. ONS Surgeons Keep Teen’s Hockey Dream Alive

    ONS Surgeons Keep Teen’s Hockey Dream Alive

    When Greenwich High School senior and hockey standout Alex Mozian was awarded team MVP, Division 1 MVP and 1st Team All State by the CT State Hockey Coaches Association, he knew his success was due in large part to the efforts of another team entirely: the sports medicine specialists and physical therapists at at Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS).That's because after a ...

  2. ONS Helps Greenwich Artist Regain Her Stroke

    ONS Helps Greenwich Artist Regain Her Stroke

    Felicity Kostakis, an Old Greenwich artist, first noticed a pain in her right elbow while playing tennis. Over the course of a year, the pain invaded her day to day activities to the point that lifting clothing from the washer or taking a jar from the kitchen cabinet was excruciating. “I began to do everything with my left hand,” said Kostakis. Even more worrisome, it interfered with ...

  3. Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    Laser Spine Surgery: Medical Magic Or Marketing Ploy?

    When it comes to spine and back surgery, a name doesn't always tell the whole story.Many people incorrectly believe that a laser is the main surgical tool used in laser spine surgery and that it eliminates the need for a surgical incision. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.According to Dr. Scott Simon, a neurosurgeon with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, the use ...

  4. Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    When shoulder pain strikes, many people assume they’ve somehow injured their rotator cuff. According to Dr. Marc Kowalsky, a shoulder specialist and orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, an injury to the biceps tendon can cause shoulder pain and discomfort that can be mistaken for a rotator cuff injury.“The biceps tendon is an often-misunderstood structure ...

  5. Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    With teen depression on the rise, medication may seem like the easiest and quickest way to treat struggling or suicidal teens. However, the results of these treatments have been mixed, and in some cases, ultimately cause more harm than good. How Antidepressants WorkTo some extent, depression and its effects on the brain are a mystery. However, the simplest explanation for how ...

  6. ONS Explores The 'Well Balanced Student Athlete' At Greenwich Summit

    ONS Explores The 'Well Balanced Student Athlete' At Greenwich Summit

    Did you know that as many as 75  percent of youth athletes ages 8 to 18 arrive to sports practice already dehydrated? Or that early sports specialization can do more harm than good to a child’s athletic performance? Those are just two of the topics that will be discussed at The Well Balanced Athlete, a program designed to inform coaches, parents and student athletes.The panel ...

  7. Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    With warmer weather on the way, trading the snow shovel for a golf club or tennis racket is right around the corner. However, before hitting the course or court this spring, it's important to take the proper preventative steps to ensure your body isn't being put at risk.“If you haven’t been using the muscles necessary for your sport in the past few months, you’ll need to start slowly ...

  8. ONS Lands 15 Doctors On 'Best Of' List

    ONS Lands 15 Doctors On 'Best Of' List

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- From foot and ankle injuries to spine and neck pain, residents seeking the area's premier doctors needn't go far.15 orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists from ONS were named among Fairfield County’s top doctors for 2018, according to Moffly Media. Moffly recently published an annual survey compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a national medical data research ...

  9. Don't Let The Snow Slow Your Running Routine This Winter

    Don't Let The Snow Slow Your Running Routine This Winter

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Like it or not, winter is here. However, just because the weather outside is frightful doesn't mean it's time to put your running regimen on hold. Alicia Hirscht, director of physical therapy at the Stamford office of Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, shared her tips on staying healthy and safe while hitting the road in the cold:Layer Up"The trick to ...

  10. Engineering In Action: New SHU Major Offers More Than Just A Degree

    Engineering In Action: New SHU Major Offers More Than Just A Degree

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- In the world of science, technology and engineering, innovations happen every day. However, for a group of students and professors at Sacred Heart University, each day marks a new chapter in a different kind of pioneering. That's because these engineers-to-be and their faculty advisors are part of the university's first-ever Computer Engineering program.Founded in ...

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