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Since my last article, published in December, regarding COVID-19, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are now being administered nationally. In Sullivan and surrounding counties, our local first … more
Medicine’s history with Black people is fraught. In the past, enslaved women were used for OB-GYN experiments without anesthesia. Men were infected with syphilis to see what would happen … more
The new year has arrived, and most people have declared new year’s resolutions for the year ahead. However, it’s not uncommon to hear about these resolutions being abandoned by the second … more
September to November 2020 more
If you buy a car, you know how much you’ll pay before you sign the loan application. If you buy groceries, you know what they cost. But hospital bills are different. They’re confusing and … more
What's going on in health and wellness December 3 to 9 more
Our daily lives continue to be directly affected by the pandemic. The increasing amount of new infections and hospitalizations have reached a crisis level that is once again overwhelming the capacity … more
NEW YORK — Two bipartisan House bills will hopefully do a bit more to keep seniors safe, whether in their homes or in nursing care. In October, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado announced … more
Once upon a time, but very recently, people in the US turned 65 and became eligible for Medicare. They knew because they had many more phone calls that they may or may not have screened. They knew … more
ONLINE — Judy Johnson, a nurse at a long-term care facility in New York City, did not pull punches. “Why were essential workers’ lives put at risk? Why did so many nursing home … more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births: Brantley Lewis Canfield was born October 1, 2020 to Karson and Travis Canfield of Tyler Hill, PA. Harbor Lucille Larson was born … more
What's going on in health, wellness and community November 5 to 11 more
With Veterans Day just around the corner, and November being Military Family Month, I wanted to write about the mental health concerns that military families may face and what they can do about … more
METAvivor is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that funds vital research to help improve the longevity and quality of life for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients. It is the only … more
FRENCH WOODS, NY — Ask Lori Silvers about her breast cancer experience, and she talks about joy. Not that the experience—both experiences—were joyful. They weren’t; she … more
By ANNEMARIE SCHUETZ BETHEL, NY — A couple decades ago, Pam McDermott, a nurse from New York City, bought some land in Bethel and built a log cabin. This isn’t a relaxing … more
About one in eight U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. It is expected that, in 2020, there will be 276,000+ new cases of invasive breast … more
HONESDALE, PA — If you’re one of the 331,825 people in Pennsylvania who buy health insurance on the exchange, get ready. Here comes Pennie. That’s what the state has dubbed its … more
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