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Crystal Run Healthcare donates to St. Jude’s

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare held a dress-down day to help raise funds and awareness to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In total, the employees raised $2,339. All funds raised were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during Thunder 102’s radiothon on September 19. Mike Sakell, on-air host at Thunder 102, left; Lauren Ramos, junior accountant at Crystal Run Healthcare; Dr. Michelle A.  Read more

There is no health without mental health; The vision to see and then to make wise choices

Last week, during Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Month, the White House held a briefing to discuss mental health priorities in 2014. The phrase “mental health” appears frequently in the mass media, perhaps most often in a negative connotation. However, it is useful to view mental health in a more positive perspective, more than merely the absence of a mental illness.  Read more

Ambulance Chronicles

[Editor’s note: The River Reporter welcomes a new feature by Sam Avrett to our monthly health section. Ambulance Chronicles will introduce our readers to the ambulance corps members who respond to medical emergencies in the Upper Delaware River region and the people who need their help in a crisis situation. We salute all of the men and women who volunteer for this important work in our local communities.]

My 911 radio mocks me. People sometimes think that volunteering on an ambulance corps is about blood and glory. So not true.  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
9/1/14 — Ryder Jace Frisbie was born to Nichole and Jason Frisbie of Kenoza Lake, NY. Maternal grandparents are Debbie Dunning and the late Charles VanAmburgh of Truth or Consequences, NM. Paternal grandparents are Barbara Frisbie and the late Ronald Frisbie of Kenoza Lake, NY.
9/3/14 — Lance Alan Ropke was born to Candace Ropke and Scott Ropke Jr. of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Carol Bortree of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Scott and Pam Ropke of Narrowsburg, NY.  Read more

Ambulance Chronicles

[Editor’s note: The River Reporter welcomes a new feature by Sam Avrett to our monthly health section. Ambulance Chronicles will introduce our readers to the ambulance corps members who respond to medical emergencies in the Upper Delaware River region and the people who need their help in a crisis situation. We salute all of the men and women who volunteer for this important work in our local communities.]

Taking history  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

8/5/2014 — Henry Johan Thomas Badgley was born to Christina and Drew Badgley of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Frieda Sauacool of Honesdale, PA and Richard Schofield (deceased). Paternal grandparents are June and Henry Badgley of Honesdale, PA.

8/19/2014 — Luke Hogland was born to Melanie and Jeremy Hogland of Narrowsburg, NY. Maternal grandparents are Keith and Ann Buddenhagen of Narrowsburg, NY. Paternal grandmother is Glenda Harty of Narrowsburg, NY.

Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:  Read more

Walking pneumonia and other lung conditions

There are many causes for pneumonia, which we often associate with the winter months. Certainly the presence of influenza in the fall through early spring will put a person at risk for developing a serious lung infection, especially for older adults and individuals with lung diseases. There are many things that can cause serious lung infections; these include bacteria, viruses, fungus, inhaled chemicals and food.  Read more

Wellness center established in Beach Lake

BEACH LAKE, PA — A new business, Beach Lake Wellness Center for Body and Spirit, located at 12 Village Rd., will hold a free body, health and energy clinic on Sunday, August 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Clients and potential clients will have a chance to check out services offered and meet with acupuncturists, a nutritionist, a certified holistic health coach, a neuro-muscular massage therapist (trained in medical and rehabilitation massage), and a Reiki Master and reflexologist.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
6/25/14 — Grace Ann Esselman was born to Kirstin Cookingham and Aaron Esselman of Cochecton, NY. Maternal grandparents are Maureen and Mike Cookingham of Tusten, NY. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Betty Esselman of Frostproof, FL.
6/27/14 — Hunter and Rider Knoll were born to Amanda Buchko and Frank Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robert Buchko Jr. and Karen Buchko of Milford, PA. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA.  Read more

Past traumas and present-day pain; Traumatic stress and chronic pain are sometimes connected

Between 2008 and 2011, the Centers for Disease Control reported on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Collectively known as the ACE Study (www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/), these reports uncovered a link between childhood trauma and the chronic diseases people develop as adults, as well as a variety of social and emotional problems. This includes heart disease, lung cancer, diabetes and many autoimmune diseases, as well as depression, violence or being a victim of violence, or suicide.  Read more

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