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  • New Year, New You? Here's How To Stay Healthy When Hitting The Gym

    New Year, New You? Here's How To Stay Healthy When Hitting The Gym

    There’s nothing more aggravating than getting sick while trying to stay healthy. “Common infections to be aware of are skin and soft-tissue infections caused by MRSA or other bacteria; plantar warts caused by viruses like HPV; and fungal skin infections, like athlete’s foot or ringworm,” said Dr. Donald Chen, hospital epidemiologist at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of ...

  • From Field To The Force, One Area Football Player Finds A New Passion

    From Field To The Force, One Area Football Player Finds A New Passion

    For Dan Rice, a former Marist football player, a series of debilitating injuries left him missing the sport he loved. However, with the help of MidHudson Regional Hospital, he was able to trade a career on the gridiron for a life of public service thanks to a series of life-changing surgeries. Rice, 24, grew up in the town of Newburgh and was an all-state offensive lineman at ...

  • Deck The Halls With Care: WMC Explains How To Holiday Responsibly

    Deck The Halls With Care: WMC Explains How To Holiday Responsibly

    “Excess alcohol consumption is the third-leading preventable cause of death in this country, causing 85,000 deaths a year,” said Dr. Gail Bailey-Wallace, medical director of the Kyle Goldberg Turning Point Program at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “To avoid driving home drunk, pace yourself at parties: sip as opposed to guzzling ...

  • WMC Outreach Program Combines Healthy And Happy This Holiday Season

    WMC Outreach Program Combines Healthy And Happy This Holiday Season

    While meals during the holiday offer much needed social time with friends and family, they're often unhealthy affairs -- filled with delicious, yet non-nutritious offerings.Imagine a team of chefs and nutritionists coming into your house of worship to share healthier versions of hallowed dishes and strategies to prevent diabetes or heart disease. That’s the mission of Faith and Flavor, ...

  • WMCHealth Explains What You Need To Know About Living With Alzheimer's

    WMCHealth Explains What You Need To Know About Living With Alzheimer's

    Watching a loved one go through the slow, difficult process of losing their memory due to Alzheimer's is often incredibly difficult for friends and family of those affected by the disease. Westchester Medical Center explains what causes the disease, how it is identified, and explores potential treatment options available in the near future.Complex CausesContrary to what you may have ...

  • Sit, Stay, Smile: Pet Therapy Program Helps Patients Recover In A Unique Way

    Sit, Stay, Smile: Pet Therapy Program Helps Patients Recover In A Unique Way

    For patients at several Westchester Medical Center Health Network hospitals across the Hudson Valley region, the doctors are currently in -- It just so happens that they also have four legs and love treats and going for walks.A member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, MidHudson Regional Hospital has a vibrant pet-therapy program that engages and comforts patients as ...

  • Seasonal Stresses? WMC Explains How To Manage Caregiver Anxiety This Holiday Season

    Seasonal Stresses? WMC Explains How To Manage Caregiver Anxiety This Holiday Season

    “One of the first ways [to manage stress] is giving ourselves permission to accept help,” said Heather Greene, director of Resident and Family Services at Mountainside Residential Care Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Margaretville. “That can be anything from accepting an invitation to dinner to having someone come visit and sit with your loved ...

  • Avoid 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' This Winter With 4 Simple Tips

    Avoid 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' This Winter With 4 Simple Tips

    It may sound festive, but there is nothing cheerful about holiday heart syndrome, a very real phenomenon in which heart-related emergencies spike around the food-and-drink-centered holidays.According to Dr. Emily Gordon, an internal medicine physician with Bon Secours Medical Group, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Warwick, “There is a higher risk of heart ...

  • Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    Don't Let The Holidays Derail Your Diet: Follow These Easy Tips

    With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve right around the corner, keeping track of your weight can seem like an afterthought.“Most people end up gaining three to five pounds during the holiday season," said Jaclyn Meyer, MS, a registered and certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a Diabetes Educator at HealthAlliance Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center in Kingston, a member ...

  • For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    For More Than Two Decades, WMC Doctor Provides Life-Saving Care

    Saving a patient from a single life or death diagnosis requires unparalleled skill and expertise, but providing prolonged care calls for knowledge of a different kind. That's what makes one local cardiologist's more than two decades of life-saving treatment for a single patient all the more incredible. Nelson, 67, lives in New Hampton with his wife, Edna; they have one son and ...

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