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.
LIBERTY, NY — A course titled “Living Healthy, Living Well,” a free evidence-based program from the Self-Management Resource Center developed by Stanford University, will be held on Thursdays from May 10 to June 14. Sessions will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.
CALLICOON, NY — The Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary and Catskill Regional Medical Center will hold the annual Health & Craft Fair at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital on Route 97 on Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center will now offer video electroencephalogram (VEEG) services to adult inpatients with seizure or other brain disorders. The VEEG monitoring test is a specialized form of an electroencephalogram (EEG) test in which the inpatient is constantly monitored by video.
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.
HARRIS, NY — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Catskill Regional Medical Group has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.
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.
On my way to the post office a couple of weeks ago, I ran into Helen Reith Barr, a woman I have known since I first moved here 40 years ago. We chatted and caught up a little bit. We talked about the newspaper and what kinds of news the readers of The River Reporter needed.