Persistent blood pressure elevation or hypertension affects about one in three, making it the most common chronic disease seen in medical practices. As we age, the incidence increases. Only about 7% of people aged 20 to 54 years of age have hypertension; 54% in people 55 to 64; and 78% for elders 75 years old and older.
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer Rolland “Boomer” Bojo, right, and several staff members (not shown) were on hand to express their appreciation and gratitude to Congressman John Faso, left, for a new federally funded generator for the Hospital. Faso was instrumental in securing a grant from the U.S.
WAYMART, PA — The holidays can be especially challenging for diabetics. Tips, plus tastings of appetizers, entrées and desserts that can be enjoyed by everyone will be offered at the Diabetes Taste-In on Sunday, November 4 at Ladore Lodge, 287 Owego Tpk., from 1 to 3 p.m.
HONESDALE, PA — Bethany Fine will replace longtime Wayne Memorial Hospital/Health System (WMH) Human Resources Director Liz McDonald. Fine is currently the human resources (HR) manager at the health system’s clinical affiliate, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC).
MONTICELLO, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will provide a free information session on pre-diabetes risk and diabetes prevention on Thursday, November 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Catskill Regional Medical Group office, 38 Concord Rd.
MILFORD, PA — The next session of Belle Reve Senior Living Community’s monthly Alzheimer’s Educational Series will be held on Thursday, November 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. The series brings the expertise of area professionals to discuss topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.
LIBERTY, NY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Caregiver Resource Center celebrates caregiver efforts Tuesday, November 6 at 6 p.m., hosted by Yiasou Café at 1980 Rte. 52. Enjoy Greek desserts and a non-alcoholic beverage as you relax and visit with fellow caregivers.
LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center will offer a free web seminar on medication management on Thursday, November 8, from 3 to 4 p.m., at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center recently held a dedication ceremony for the addition of a CuddleCot™ to its birthing center. For parents, parting with a stillborn baby is the first part of what can be a long and difficult grieving process. The Cuddle Cot device aims to make that journey a little easier.
NEVERSINK, NY — DJ’s Dudes will hold a charity dinner, DJ’s 40th Birthday Bash, in memory of Dale J. Van Name Jr. (DJ) on Sunday, November 18. The purpose of the event is to remember his life and to keep pushing forward to helping those fighting cystic fibrosis.