Health

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.


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Safe use of herbal supplements

The history of the use of medicinal plants goes back to the Paleolithic age, approximately 60,000 years ago. There is a great deal of written history on the use of herbal treatment in Sumerian, ancient Egyptian, and Greek history. Bronze age Chinese documents record a list of over 200 plants with medicinal properties.

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.

Introduction to Senior Living

On my way to the post office a couple of weeks ago, I ran into Helen Reith Barr, a woman I have known since I first moved here 40 years ago. We chatted and caught up a little bit. We talked about the newspaper and what kinds of news the readers of The River Reporter needed.


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GOT president Marcia Nehemiah addresses GOT members and volunteers at a gathering held to celebrate the organization’s launch.
 

Growing Older Together offers community aid to seniors

REGION — Operating within Wayne and western Sullivan County since the beginning of January, Growing Older Together (GOT) is a member of the Village-to-Village network and a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization—serving as a circle of friends and neighbors who are on call to help seniors with day-to-day activities and necessities, such as transpor


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Helen Reith Barr at the age of 11

Getting older

Getting older may come as a surprise. One keeps going at a nice pace until one day the engine doesn’t stoke up as well. In a short time, the legs start to complain and the arthritis makes the muscles yell. As getting around gets more difficult, we need to be more mindful of weather conditions, and not venture out when it is slippery.


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Holistic aging

LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to a web seminar titled “Holistic Aging: Mind, Body, & Soul” on Monday, March 19. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center offers this free program from 6 to 7 p.m. at its Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Refreshments will be provided.

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