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Myths and facts surrounding vaccines (Part II)

The development of vaccines represents the biggest achievement in the battle against infectious diseases during the last century. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding vaccines that discourage people from getting vaccinated. This is the second of a two-part series that explores common myths and important facts about vaccines.  Read more

What you need to know if you get injured at work

Annually there are about 3 million work-related accidents that occur in private industry. Approximately one-half are severe enough to require ongoing medical treatment, job duty restrictions, or time off from work. The medical approach to the actual care of the physical accident should not vary by location, but the regulations governing the administration of workers’ compensation claims can vary widely from state to state. This article will hopefully provide you with an overview of the workers’ compensation system and your responsibilities.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following birth:

February 14, 2014 — Dean William Lauersen was born to Megan Massa and Korey Lauersen of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Cindy and Randy Kovaleski of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Denise and Steve Deveau of Cochecton, NY.

Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:

February 12, 2014 — Zackary Camren McGrath was born to Maureen McGrath of Barryville, NY.

February 21, 2014 — Aubrey Rose Troxel was born to Allison and Jason Troxel of Glen Spey, NY.

Myths and facts surrounding vaccines (Part I)

Thanks to vaccines, many diseases that used to afflict mankind have been eliminated or significantly reduced. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding vaccines that discourage people from getting vaccinated.  Read more

What is naturopathic medicine?

As a naturopathic doctor (ND), I practice as a naturopathic consultant in Northeast Pennsylvania. Naturopathic medicine is mentioned more frequently these days along with other buzzwords, such as holistic, alternative and complementary medicine. But what does this really mean and how can it complement conventional treatment that you receive from your primary care physician?  Read more

Physical inactivity and the brain

[Editor’s note: This is a rewrite of a couple of articles about the potential costs to our health from physical inactivity.]

In the summer of 2012, the British medical journal, Lancet, published a study that indicated the lack of physical activity is as deadly as smoking. The study also indicated that as many as one third of adults don’t get enough physical activity, a problem now so bad it should be treated as a global health crisis, according to the researchers.  Read more

Orange Regional Children’s Emergency Department celebrates opening

MIDDLETOWN, NY — On Monday, January 20, Orange Regional Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its Children’s Emergency Department. Hospital staff, board members, physicians and community members were in attendance as Scott Batulis, Orange Regional’s President and CEO, spoke about the need for a separate treatment area set apart from the adult patients currently seen in the hospital’s main emergency department. The department opened its doors on Wednesday, January 22, and is now officially open to the community.  Read more

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

HURLEYVILLE, NY — PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (CDHP) will celebrate February as National Children’s Dental Health Month by raising awareness of the importance of oral health.  Read more

Free community health seminar

ROCK HILL, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare will present a community health seminar titled “Getting Tomorrow’s Healthcare Today” at its Rock Hill office, 61 Emerald Place, on Thursday, February 13. The seminar will outline how to get better health, while saving time and money. It is free and open to the public.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

December 4, 2013 — Bailey Noel Glielmi was born to Stacie Blaut-Glielmi and Nicholas Glielmi of Pine Bush, NY. Maternal grandparents are Clarence and Elaine Blaut Jr. of Barryville, NY. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Nancy Glielmi of Bullville, NY.
December 11, 2013 — Eden Joy Derrick was born to Emily and John Derrick of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Jack Rumain and Kerry and Bruce Thompson of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Trudy Derrick of Beach Lake, PA.  Read more

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