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We are now entering the time of year when we will experience an increase in the number of infectious diseases in our families, work places and communities. These conditions don’t only occur in … more
Now that August is here, we are facing the apex of summer weather and the onset of warmer temperatures. Without appropriate preventative measures, we are vulnerable to a wide range of heat-related … more
Because summer is approaching, it is a good time to review ways of preventing sunburn, tick and insect bites, and allergic reactions to plant exposures. If you’re one to enjoy the outdoors, … more
Climate changes that affect our health Most of us are becoming increasingly aware of changing weather patterns, reports of droughts and flooding, larger and stronger hurricanes and cyclones, rapid … more
An increasing incidence of obesity in the United States is causing the rise of other associated health problems, one of which leads to heart disease and premature death. This condition is called … more
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life, weakening their thinking, remembering, reasoning and ability to care for … more
There are an increasing number of articles in newspapers and magazines about the lives of young people and adults expressing gender differences from the sex assigned to them at birth—yet there … more
Cold weather is just as challenging to your skin as warm weather seasons. This time of the year, you may notice dryness and flaking, and in some cases, cracking of the skin in exposed areas such as … more
Cold weather is here—the time for many of us to start thinking about getting a flu shot. The 2018-2019 vaccine is now available and, for those of you who have not received one, this is a great … more
Persistent blood pressure elevation or hypertension affects about one in three, making it the most common chronic disease seen in medical practices. As we age, the incidence increases. Only about 7% … more
The Alzheimer’s Association and SAGE (Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders) have just released a paper (“Issues Brief: LGBT and Dementia”) focusing on the effects of … more
Growing old, as the saying goes, is not for sissies. Neither is caring for the elderly. When governmental organizations address the health care needs of older adults, they often concentrate on simple … more
Now that summer is here, allergy suffers are reacting to agents associated with this season. April showers and May flowers and their associated allergens change over to tree pollen in late spring and … more
Our summer has started, and we are experiencing higher outside temperatures and an increased chance of insect bites, sunburns and possible dehydration, heat exhaustion or stroke (hyperthermia). This … more
Colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed, with prostate and lung cancer in males and breast and lung cancer for women being more common. Annually there … more
The history of the use of medicinal plants goes back to the Paleolithic age, approximately 60,000 years ago. There is a great deal of written history on the use of herbal treatment in Sumerian, … more
The healthcare system of the United States is a loosely structured system composed of many parts (hospital, outpatient, rehabilitation centers, nursing home, insurance payers, etc.) that do not … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Since July, The Narrowsburg Union, located at 7 Erie Ave., has housed a new resident: Fire Mountain Kitchen, a food production facility specializing in jarred goods and … more
Experiencing neck or low back pain is a virtually universal experience. Spine pain is a common reason for seeking care and treatment from our primary care physician. This article will describe common … more
We are constantly exposed to a wide range of electromagnetic radiation. This can include very low-frequency radio waves; microwaves; visible light; infra- and ultraviolet radiation; and x-rays, gamma … more
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