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Dr. Patrick Pugliese, medical director of Wayne Memorial Hospital’s emergency department, stands next to telemedicine equipment connecting to a neurologist at Geisinger Medical Center.
 

More patients may be eligible for stroke treatment

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.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s tricky tray

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.

Elks community blood drive

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).

WMH weight-loss surgery seminar

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.


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Dr. Julie A. Benzenberg

Access announces new director

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.

Take charge of managing your health

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.

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