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Diabetes in cats

Diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes,” is a disease of the pancreas that results in the body’s inability to either make or use insulin. The pancreas is a small organ located near the stomach, very much like the pancreas in humans. The pancreas provides two functions. One is to produce enzymes that help with digestion.


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Looking Back 4/12

Journalist Thomas J. Ham wrote in “The Honesdale Citizen”: “The glass works [near Bethany in Dyberry Township] were started in 1816 by a company of Germans who had been employed in the manufacture of glass at Frankfort-on-the-Main.

Narrowsburg News 4/12

Spring clean-up has begun at our house. We’ve been outside trimming the dry flower stems from our 2017 gardens, opening up our birdhouses to take out last year’s nests, and tidying up broken branches from the back yard. I love having a fire going to burn up the sticks and stems… and maybe roast a couple marshmallows while we’re at it.

Lake Huntington News 4/12

It’s Sunday night and I am watching “The long Island Medium,” and my brother Chris was on it. My brother is a drag queen on Fire Island. The medium was doing a fundraiser and Ariel Sinclare (Chris) was the host who introduced her. I say the best medium lives right here in Sullivan County, Alissa Smith, intuitive coach.


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Safe use of herbal supplements

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, ancient Egyptian, and Greek history. Bronze age Chinese documents record a list of over 200 plants with medicinal properties.

CRMC opens pulmonary function lab

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has opened a new pulmonary function testing lab at its hospital in Harris. The lab enables CRMC’s team of respiratory therapists and pulmonologists/intensivists to carry out the most advanced testing available. The tests are non-invasive and show how well the lungs are working.

Whole-house generators

REGION — The purpose of a whole-house generator or back-up generator is to provide electricity for the entire house when the power goes out. No doubt lots of people in our region were wishing they had installed such a generator before the blizzard and snowstorms of March.

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