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Advances in Lung Cancer Care Lead to a Decrease in Overall Cancer Death Rate

By Faiz Bhora, MD  |  3/4/2020

Summary: The American Cancer Society (ACS) published a report stating that cancer deaths in the United States fell by 2.2 percent in 2017, marking the largest-ever single-year drop in overall cancer mortality. Although lung cancer...

Fight colorectal cancer; get screened

By John Choi, MD  |  2/27/2020

Most people should have their first colonoscopy at age 45, to look for polyps, which are abnormal tissue growths. Polyps can be cancerous or become cancerous, depending on what type they are, but they tend to not cause any symptom...

Nourishing the Heart

By Indrani Dhar  |  2/21/2020

While heart health can be achieved in a variety of ways, including exercise, not smoking and limiting alcohol, what we choose to eat is perhaps the most important element for both physical and mental well-being. These nutritional ...

From stroke to soccer: How a love of the sport helped in recovery

A stroke left Poughkeepsie resident Steve Johnson’s body limp. But his love of soccer and weeks of rehabilitation helped him regain strength and return home a new man. “I never knew this could happen — I was an active person,” he ...

Reducing your risk of developing breast cancer

By Susan K. Boolbol, MD, FACS  |  12/10/2019

Dr. Susan Boolbol shares some tips on preventative measures and screening recommendations applicable to both women and men. While there has been debate over what age individuals should have their first mammogram, it is important t...

Helpful tips for a healthy holiday season

By Patricia Shannon, MD  |  11/26/2019

Tis the holiday season. With it comes not only fun and excitement, but stress, overeating and dread. Eating foods that are usually off limits, trying to be everything to everybody and spreading ourselves too thin can lead to sickn...

Halloween safety for your trick-or-treaters

By Christina Mezzone, DO, FAAP  |  10/17/2019

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable kid holidays of the year. They dress as someone or something else, knock on the door of strangers and are rewarded with a bowl filled with the best candy. But for parents, there are some chil...

The Wholesome Whole Grains

By   |  9/3/2019

Happy National Whole Grains Month! Whole grains and protein help keep you full and energized. Sharon Hospital’s executive chef, Joann Robinson, offers this savory, nutrient-rich Shakshuka breakfast bowl recipe that includes three ...

Our health tips to tackle the new school year!

By Health Quest  |  8/8/2019

It's that time of year again to dust off the alarm clock, hunt down those school supplies and reinstate routines. We know the excitement — and anxieties — that come with going back to school. To help parents, Health Quest staff of...

Get In Shape For Surgery

Don’t let the wait before orthopedic surgery drag on. Pass the time by getting your body into shape through exercises tailored specifically for you. This can be done through a prehabilitation program, which is for pre-surgical con...

Recent study shows a healthy lifestyle is beneficial in decreasing the
risk of dementia

By Paul Wright, MD  |  7/25/2019

As a practicing neurologist, I am frequently asked to see patients with memory impairment. I also see many patients who are concerned about possible future memory issues due to a family member having Alzheimer's disease. Most of u...

Moms use 'laughing gas' to get through labor 

By Kate DeSa, RN  |  7/3/2019

Expecting women often craft well thought out plans for the births of their babies. Now, moms who are due to give birth at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck have an additional option to consider – nitrous oxide.  It's ju...

Drugs that stop migraine pain, prevent attacks

By Hida Nierenburg, MD  |  6/27/2019

You may need a prevention medication, which is used to decrease the frequency, severity and duration of your attacks. You may also need a rescue medication that helps eliminate pain more rapidly, usually within two hours. Preventi...

Keeping your health and wellness a priority

By Hang Park, MD  |  6/21/2019

Today's men have a lot of responsibility surrounding their jobs, families and communities. As a result, they may push aside their own health needs. It is vitally important for men to take care of their health to prevent complicati...

Drowning Prevention Tips

By Christina Mezzone, DO, FAAP  |  6/19/2019

Health Quest Medical Practice Pediatrician Dr. Christina Mezzone shares some drowning prevention tips to consider this summer. In 2017, there were 3,709 unintentional drowning fatalities in the United States, of which 424 occurred...

Diabetes and Men's Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 30 million people in the U.S. living with diabetes, a chronic disease that affects the way a body processes blood sugar causing a host of health complications....

Breastfeeding preparations help with expectations, goals

By Geralyn Turner and Helen Scoville  |  5/31/2019

We've all seen this. In books, pictures and breastfeeding videos, nursing mothers appear completely confident, serene and "natural" – and their babies are nursing beautifully without any indication that this took time. That's not ...

Medical Mission: Saving Lives and Making an Impact

By Erica DerBoghossian  |  5/16/2019

Erica DerBoghossian is a nurse with the Maternal Child Health team at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. This past April, she took personal time to embark on a medical mission with Healing the Children Northeast, Inc....

Spring has sprung: Are you ready to keep your voice healthy?

Welcome to the Hudson Valley – lush, green, beautiful and full of pollen! Waking up and sounding like a frog is in your throat does not help you experience this beautiful time of year.  So, what can you do to combat voice dif...

What You Should Know as Measles Cases in the U.S. Surge

By Valerie C. Cluzet, MD  |  4/23/2019

What You Should Know as Measles Cases in the U.S. Surge From January 1 to April 19 of this year, there were 626 cases of measles confirmed in 22 U.S. states, representing the second largest number of reported cases in the nation s...