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When to resume daily activities after coronavirus

By Patricia Shannon, MD  |  7/1/2020

As COVID-19-related restrictions continue to be lifted, you may find yourself weighing the risks and benefits of doing certain activities. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, you should consider the prevalence ...

Six Tips for Cancer Prevention

By Nuvance Health Oncologists  |  7/1/2020

Learn about how you can lower your cancer risk and maintain your overall well-being even during a pandemic   Summary: Lowering your risk of cancer may be the last thing on your mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s impo...

COVID-19 y Telemedicina

By Eunice Hoolihan, MD  |  6/25/2020

A comienzos de marzo del 2020, como consecuencia del aumento de casos de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad, la gente comenzó a disminuir su exposición a otras personas y finalmente, desde el 03/19/2020, con el comienzo de la cuarenten...

Telemedicine offers home visit-like experience for primary care patients

By Eunice Hoolihan, MD  |  6/19/2020

In March, as COVID 19 cases were more prevalent in our country and community, we started to decrease our exposure to other people. Eventually, on March 19, the stay-at-home order came through, changing the way we practice and seek...

Cardiovascular care in the time of COVID-19

By Gregory Katz, MD  |  6/18/2020

It’s astounding to think about how much COVID-19 has changed our lives since the beginning of the pandemic. Almost every aspect of normal life has been disrupted, and this has been felt as deeply in the medical system as anywhere ...

5 tips to reduce falls risk and injuries from falls for older adults

Tip 1: According to the National Council on Aging, more than 25 percent of adults 65 and over report falling each year. And one out every 10 reports a fall-related injury each year. Most of these falls occur in or around the home....

Bariatric patients shares how to stay healthy – even during a pandemic

By Nuvance Health staff  |  5/4/2020

Social isolation during the coronavirus crisis posed challenges for many, but for some people struggling with obesity, the changes that happened rapidly involving grocery shopping, business closures and non-essential work made it ...

Young stroke victim shares experience, anxieties

By Nuvance Health staff  |  5/4/2020

In honor of May’s stroke awareness month, Poughkeepsie resident Jenna Williams, 38, recalled the Sunday in early January when the unbelievable happened. That morning, Jenna woke up feeling dazed, dizzy and unrested. She tried to g...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Pediatrician Dr. Christina Mezzone shares some tips on keeping children safe in the car this winter season.

Pediatrician Dr. Christina Mezzone shares some tips on keeping children safe in the car this winter season.   It's that time of year when tots look so adorable bundled up in thick, puffy coats and snowsuits. What may not be c...

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By   |  6/22/2018

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder. It is the most common cause of dementia, a term used to describe a group of symptoms related to a decline in memory and other cognitive skills, often severe...

Make Healthy, Delicious Choices During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

By Kayleigh Diaz, RD  |  11/5/2015

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, November 2-15, provides a unique opportunity to dine at many restaurants that you might not otherwise visit. Local chefs create a seasonal, prix fixe, three-course menu for a price so reasonable, you...

Let's examine your genes

By Ask the OB/GYN  |  11/2/2015

You are excited about the prospects of having a baby. Cute, warm and cuddly. Although there seems to be so much to learn, a parent’s main concern is “will my baby be healthy?” According to Dr. Donna Kasello, “We use cutting edge t...

6 Essential Stretches to Help Reduce Injury

By Sarah Beck, PT  |  10/12/2015

It’s important to stretch before doing any exercise. However, our bodies tend to stiffen more easily in cold weather. Cold muscles are more prone to injury when they are not adequately prepared for movement. Stretching prior to wo...