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April 29, 2016
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Five questions to ask your doctor about managing pain

One in 15 patients who get prescription painkillers (also called narcotics or opioids) after surgery end up using them long-term, which can result in tolerance, dependence and addiction. A lack of doctor-patient communication about postsurgical pain management may be partly to blame, according to a new national survey. To help foster these important conversations, the Postsurgical Pain Control: Voice Your Choice campaign was launched to raise awareness of pain control choices and empower women to discuss treatment plans with their doctor before surgery.  Read more

Thandar Win joins CRMG

HARRIS, NY — Thandar A. Win, MD, has joined the Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) Primary Care office to provide outpatient behavioral health services.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Mason Travis Canfield was born on March 1, 2016 to Karson Mashatt and Travis Canfield of Tyler Hill, PA.
Ever Lyana Kincade was born on March 16, 2016 to Melanie Roby and Myles Kincade of Shohola, PA. Maternal grandparents are Lisa Iribarren and Gerald Roby III of Shohola, PA. Paternal grandparents are Felicia and Michael Kincade of Shohola, PA.
Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:
Braiden Lucas Romaine was born on March 1, 2016 to Nicole Romaine of Barryville, NY.  Read more

Heart & Art raises funds for congenital heart defects

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Adult Congenital Heart Association will hold its Heart & Art Painting Fundraiser at the Birchwood Lakes Community Association Clubhouse on April 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the charity.  Read more

Hearing loss support group meets

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center will host a free support group for individuals with hearing loss on Monday, April 11 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in its boardroom on the second floor of the Ambulatory Services Building, located at 68 Harris-Bushville Rd. The group is facilitated by Dr. Deborah Lynn, a local audiologist and is supported by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).  Read more

CRMC pledges to increase colorectal screening

HARRIS, NY — In conjunction with National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Catskill Regional Medical Center announced its pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates in Sullivan County by supporting the “80% by 2018” initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, an organization co-founded by the ACS and CDC.  Read more

Tribute to emergency responders planned

ROCK HILL, NY — In honor of Sullivan County emergency responders, Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will host the fourth annual countywide Emergency Responder Celebration and Awards Dinner on Friday, May 13, at the Sullivan Hotel. The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and will be followed by awards, dinner, music, dancing and raffles. The event is sponsored by the CRMC Foundation and is being held in honor of National Emergency Services Week, from May 15 to 21.  Read more

Health and Wellness fair scheduled at SUNY

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will host a Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the De Hoyos Gallery located outside the college’s Seelig Theatre in Building E. The fair is an annual informational and outreach event open to students and community members to promote health, fitness and wellbeing.  Read more

CRMC announces new bariatric surgery program

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announces a new bariatric and metabolic surgical service program to help patients suffering with obesity. CRMC now offers three surgical procedures: gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery, which reduce the size of the stomach to help patients achieve weight loss. Free seminars are held monthly for individuals considering bariatric surgery, and support groups are available to help patients post-surgery.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Aiden Pierson was born on January 30, 2016 to Kaitlin Kelly and Gregory Pierson of Greeley, PA. Maternal grandparents are Kristine and Fred Kelly of Greeley, PA. Paternal grandparents are Karin and Dennis Pierson of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Davina Louise Snyder was born on January 30, 2016 to Delores Cunningham and Deven Snyder of Lake Huntington, NY. Maternal grandparent is Julie Borlingone of Cochecton, NY. Paternal grandparent is Norman Snyder of Lake Huntington, NY.  Read more

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