HONESDALE, PA — Mike Clifford, chief financial officer for Wayne Memorial Health System, and two other employees were honored for four decades of service at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Barbara Lubinski, RN/ICU and Sandy Rowe/Oncology shared the recognition with Clifford at a service awards dinner held June 21 at Lukan’s Farm Resort, Hawley.
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Group now offers gastroenterology services as part of its specialty care. The department is led by Kasim Kazbay, MD, and has physicians and healthcare providers who are trained to investigate the digestive system and diagnose its disorders.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center offers several free Alzheimer’s workshops this summer. The first, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s Disease, is on Wednesday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
HONESDALE, PA — A free support group designed to help people cope with the grieving process will be offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The six-week session will provide support and focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life. The sessions will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m.
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.