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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.


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Screening for colon cancer

Colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed, with prostate and lung cancer in males and breast and lung cancer for women being more common. Annually there are about 135,000 people diagnosed with bowel cancer and 50,000 related deaths.

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.


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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.

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