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Adults can get healthy with Northern Dutchess Hospital diabetes prevention program

Posted: 8/18/2017

No time, low energy and poor motivation are issues trained lifestyle coaches will help adults work to overcome during the next session of Northern Dutchess Hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Program beginning Sept. 18. Classes meet for 16 consecutive Mondays and bi-monthly follow-ups from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. The free educational program – focused on how to make realistic healthy changes – is for people who h...

Putnam Hospital Center Wellness patient joins Get Fit Hudson Valley challenge

Posted: 6/13/2017

It’s a Wednesday morning and John Hughes is sweating it out at the Putnam Hospital Wellness Center, jumping from elliptical to bicycle to rowing machines. IHughes has a new lease on life and he’s keeping track of it all through the Get Fit Hudson Valley challenge. I“When I saw Get Fit, I was all over it,” said Hughes, 55, of Carmel. “It gave me an incentive to stick with it. I’m using Get Fit to keep going, to inspire me and it’s working.” IGet Fit Hudson Valley is a 6-week fitness challenge in the fall...

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s diabetes prevention classes return in March

Posted: 2/15/2017

Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems and the constant finger-pricking, pill-swallowing or insulin injections that come with the preventable disease can greatly decrease one’s quality of life. To help adults reduce their diabetes risk, Northern Dutchess Hospital will offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program beginning Monday, March 13, for 16 consecutive weeks and bi-monthly follow-ups. The free educational program on modest healthy lifestyle changes is offered from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or...

Health Quest brings MEGA Heart to Poughkeepsie Galleria to raise awareness

Posted: 1/25/2017

Step inside a huge human heart and learn what makes you tick at Health Quest’s MEGA Heart event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie. “Our heart is a fascinating organ. We can feel it pumping away, but most don’t really comprehend what the heart does,” said Dr. Daniel O’Dea, vice president of cardiovascular services at Health Quest.  “The MEGA heart offers an up-close, exciting window inside the body, so we can learn how to best take ...

Learn how to live a heart-healthy life at Northern Dutchess Hospital luncheon

Posted: 1/18/2017

Join medical experts to learn the facts about preventing, detecting and treating many cardiac and vascular diseases at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Seating is limited to 40 people. Enjoy a free, nutritious lunch while learning about eating smart, fitness, lifestyle habits, risk factors and stress reduction. “You will walk away empowered to take better care o...

Log your exercise, win prizes during Health Quest’s Get Fit fall challenge

Posted: 9/1/2016

Lace up your shoes and get ready to make the Hudson Valley your gym during the next Get Fit Hudson Valley six-week challenge. The challenge is held from Sept. 10 to Oct. 22 and uses prize incentives to encourage participants to exercise in parks, fitness centers and more sites in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties. Participants exercise for at least 30 minutes and enter their activity at getfithv.com or post about their workout on social media with the hashtag #getfithv. The more entries submitted, th...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts program to alleviate stress and pain

Posted: 9/23/2015

If stress and pain are taking control of your life, a program at Vassar Brothers Medical Center may help. Vassar Brothers Medical Center will host the Mindfulness Based Stress & Pain Reduction Program, an eight-week course facilitated by certified grief therapist Shelley Tatelbaum, the director and founder of the Center for Grief, Loss & Life Transition. The program is designed to help people become more aware of their ability to reduce pain, work with their fears and anxieties and cope with str...

Health Quest launches fall health initiative: Get Fit Hudson Valley

Posted: 9/15/2015

There is still time to enjoy the great outdoors and what better way to breathe in the crisp fall air and watch the leaves change than with the extra motivation of getting in shape. Health Quest’s Get Fit Hudson Valley challenge kicks off this month at both the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Putnam County Trailway. The program runs from Sept. 26 to Nov. 7 at the two locations. To participate, people are asked to walk, bike, run, skate or stretch out for at least 30 minutes as many times as possible duri...

Community health talks return to Northern Dutchess Hospital this fall

Posted: 9/1/2015

This month, Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Wellness Series returns with a presentation on meditation, followed by discussions on hospice care, nutrition, art therapy, migraines and health insurance. These typically hour-long programs are held in hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., except for one talk on good posture to prevent pain at the hospital’s physical therapy Hyde Park satellite office, 11 Crum Elbow Road. The fall talks include a mini-series presented by the hospital’s Cen...

New program at Putnam Hospital Center helps smokers to quit

Posted: 6/4/2015

Putnam Hospital Center recently implemented the Opt-to- Quit program to assist patients who wish to stop smoking. The program is developed by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and facilitated by the New York State Quitline Service. At Putnam Hospital Center, both inpatients and outpatients are asked if they smoke as part of a routine nursing assessment. If they respond yes, patients are asked if they want information on smoking cessation and whether they want their name and number given to the Opt-to-Qu...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts smoking cessation program

Posted: 4/20/2015

The Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center will host a “Freedom From Smoking” program starting in May. The eight-session program is through the American Lung Association and is meant to help smokers address the physical, mental and social aspects of their habit. Participants will learn about medications that can help them quit, lifestyle changes to make quitting easier, preparing for quit day, managing stress and avoiding weight gain. The American Lung Association says “Freedom f...

Usher in spring with a new issue of My Health Quest Magazine! Read Online.

Posted: 4/15/2015

Read the latest issue of My Health Quest Magazine online. What's inside the spring issue: Outdoor Workout Quiz Healthy Recipe:  Mushrooms on Toast Solving the Problem of Picky Eating Pediatric Care at VBMC Health Quest's Cutting Edge-Stroke Care  The Place to Go for Heart Valve Disease Writing Your Way to Better Health Stop Your Snoring at Health Quest's Sleep Centers Health Quest Cancer Care: A Hidden Gem The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery Weight Loss Success Starts at Health Quest Re...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts program to alleviate stress and pain

Posted: 3/26/2015

If stress and pain are taking control of your life, a program at Vassar Brothers Medical Center may help. Vassar Brothers Medical Center will host the Mindfulness Based Stress & Pain Reduction Program, an eight-week course facilitated by certified grief therapist Shelley Tatelbaum, the director and founder of the Center for Grief, Loss & Life Transition. The program is designed to help people become more aware of their ability to reduce pain, work with their fears and anxieties and cope with str...

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September classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. N...
No time, low energy and poor motivation are issues trained lifestyle coaches will help adults work to overcome during the next ses...