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Ambulance Chronicles

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Call 911 and radios sing in your town. A call for help, a call to convene. Tones ring, volunteers come, help is given, things are set right. Over and over, every day.

The cycle of work is said to be an honorable thing. Whitman sang its praise in the time of Senators Fremont and Roscoe. Before the Civil War, the anthem was to occupy the occupations, be neither master nor servant, be all equal in our work.  Read more

Treatment of animal bites

There is no accurate data about the number of animal bites that occur each year other than emergency-room visits (approximately 320,000 a year). There are 70 million pet dogs and 74 million pet cats in the U.S., and there are an estimated three to six million animal bites per year, approximately 80 to 90% are from dogs, five to 15% are from cats, and two to five percent are from rodents, with the balance from other small animals (e.g. rabbits, ferrets), farm animals, monkeys, reptiles and others.  Read more

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

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