Health Stories

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.

CRMC offers VEEG service

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.

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.

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