HONESDALE, PA — Hard hats on and industrial pens in hand, members of the Wayne Memorial Hospital/Health System Board of Trustees signed the ceremonial “last” steel beam to be hoisted into the framework of the new patient tower.
Our summer has started, and we are experiencing higher outside temperatures and an increased chance of insect bites, sunburns and possible dehydration, heat exhaustion or stroke (hyperthermia). This article will highlight health strategies to prevent these types of summer health problems.
HYPERTHERMIA AND DEHYDRATION
Most of the insects that we encounter are arthropods or Hymenoptera (bees, hornets, yellow jackets and wasps). Insects in our area that can transmit illnesses include ticks, deer flies, mosquitoes, chiggers and mites and spiders. Some persons are allergic to bee or wasps that can lead to severe anaphylactic reactions.
(BPT) — Most of us look forward to the balmy breezes and cheerful sunshine brought about by spring and summer, especially those of us living in climates where winter is long, gloomy and bitterly cold.
Food allergies are reactions that our bodies have to certain foods. It is important to note that there are other types of reactions our bodies may have to certain foods other than allergies. However, true food allergies develop when the body’s immune system has an abnormal reaction to one or more proteins contained in a food.
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.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) primary care/urgent care office celebrated its first anniversary at 38 Concord Rd., on Thursday, May 24.
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.
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).
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.