Food allergies are reactions that our bodies have to certain foods. It is important to note that there are other types of reactions our bodies may have to certain foods other than allergies. However, true food allergies develop when the body’s immune system has an abnormal reaction to one or more proteins contained in a food.
HONESDALE, PA — In May, National Stroke Awareness Month, Wayne Memorial Hospital announced that some stroke patients who were previously ineligible for certain treatments may now qualify for those treatments.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) primary care/urgent care office celebrated its first anniversary at 38 Concord Rd., on Thursday, May 24.
WHITE LAKE, NY — There will be a tricky tray to support the Sullivan & Orange Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, July 8, at White Lake Fire House, 1596 Route 17B. Doors open at 1 p.m., calling is at 3 p.m. Admission is a $2 donation. There will be raffle prizes, including a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Refreshments will be available.
LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Elks Lodge #1545, 21 John St., will hold a community blood drive on Tuesday, June 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a Stewarts free ice-cream cone voucher (while supplies last) and be entered in a sweepstakes for a pair of tickets to a Friday Night Elks Dinner (drinks not included).
HONESDALE, PA — A free Weight Loss Surgery 101 seminar will be held on Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Park Street Complex, 648 Park St. The event is hosted by Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers and Wayne Memorial Hospital. Bariatric surgeon Lisa Medvetz, MD, will be the presenter.
LIBERTY, NY — Access Physical Therapy & Wellness has announced the promotion of Dr. Julie A. Benzenberg to clinic director for its office located at 1987 NY-52. Benzenberg is replacing Robert Dolney, who is relocating to become a traveling therapist.
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 are about 135,000 people diagnosed with bowel cancer and 50,000 related deaths.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Despite setbacks like the closing of their hospital gift shop due to construction, the Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) Auxiliary came through with a sizeable donation this year.
LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to a web seminar on managing arthritis in older adults on Thursday, May 3. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center offers this free program from 1 to 2 p.m. at its Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.