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June 30, 2015
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Recognizing alcohol and drug abuse early; Getting treatment and preventing relapse

A simple definition of addiction is continued use of a substance in spite of repeated negative consequences.

When a person discovers, and eventually admits, having a problem with alcohol or other drugs, the best solution is to quit entirely. Half-steps or efforts to control or “cut down” drinking or use after addiction has taken hold will lead to more severe problems.  Read more

Family Council presents gift to adult care center

LIBERTY, NY — Members of the Family Council of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center presented the gift of a new stove to be used in the facility’s renovated Short-Term Rehabilitation unit.
Seen here are Robert Konvalin, left, Family Council vice president; Shennoy Wellington, Adult Care Center administrator; Judy Spafford, director of rehabilitation; Heather Saylor, registered occupational therapist; Joe Heilman, Family Council co-president; and Joseph Prisciandaro, Family Council member.

Reducing your risk of medication errors

It is estimated that there are as many as 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events that occur in the U.S. annually with 530,000 of these events occurring in the Medicare-age group alone. The Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die from medical error each year. Of these preventable deaths, one-third are from medication errors.  Read more

Fall prevention program

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s PrimeTime Health program will host a workshop to reduce falls on Wednesday, May 20 at the Hawley Senior Center. There will be a morning session starting at 10 a.m., a lunch break from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an afternoon session from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  Read more

New medical center opens in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — Kelly Edwards, adult nurse practitioner, has recently opened the Youngsville Medical Center at 4054 State Route 52. The center offers general medicine and women’s health as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, DOT drug and alcohol consortium testing, and firemen’s physicals. The center opened in December and recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony. It is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 845/482-4800.

Rielly opens office in Port

PORT JERVIS, NY — James P. Rielly, MD, FACS, a board-certified vascular surgeon with Rockland Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, has opened a new office at 32 Canal St.

Rielly specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive arterial work such as angioplasties, atherectomies and stents. He routinely sees patients for swollen or painful legs, claudication, varicose veins, carotid stenosis, aneurysms and leg ulcers.  Read more

Wayne Bank raises colon cancer awareness

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Bank employees participate in C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day, a program to raise awareness for colon cancer in northeast Pennsylvania and the importance of screening and early detection. Organized by Wayne Bank team captain Julie Kuen, on behalf of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, participants dress C.A.S.U.A.L. while wearing a specially designed pin and/or custom T-shirt. Colon and rectal cancers are one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in northeast PA.

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
3/19/2015 — Carter John Diehl was born to Brindy and Adam Diehl of Damascus, PA. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Jill Goodman of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Louis and Jule Diehl of Damascus, PA.
3/20/2015 — Quinn Evelynn Scott was born to Lisa and Heath Scott of Beach Lake, PA.  Read more

Exercise Extravaganza benefits EMS

HAWLEY, PA — The Lackawaxen Township EMS will hold its third annual Dance Exercise Extravaganza on Saturday, April 18 at the Woodloch Springs Sports Complex. Classes will be held simultaneously in the pool, gym, and the multi-purpose room from 8:15 a.m. through 4:15 p.m. There will be aqua, mind/body, cardio, strength, tai chi, BOSU® and kickboxing classes.  Read more

Food supplements & memory issues: buyer beware

REGION — What are you getting in the many food supplements available today; who is overseeing their contents and how well the public is being protected?  Read more

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