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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...

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...

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...

Medical Residents Expand Health Quest Patient Care Team

There are many steps to becoming a doctor. Under the new Health Quest Graduate Medical Education program, we are involved in the third step. We provide residency training to people who have graduated medical school with a degree i...

You're never too old to get vaccinated

By Michael Dubin, MD  |  11/14/2018

With the new school year here, many of us are busy parents making sure our children are up-to-date on all the necessary vaccines. But it's important to note that the need for immunizations does not end in childhood. Adults may req...

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s interventional radiology offers alternative to surgery

By Emil Shih, MD  |  8/20/2018

With cancer, fibroids, liver disease, kidney blockages and other complex medical issues, interventional radiology can be used as an alternative to surgery. Northern Dutchess Hospital has opened its interventional radiology suite, ...

Medical massages heal the body, decrease pain

Massage therapy is one of the simplest and most basic avenues to prevent illness and maintain a strong, healthy and vital body and mind. Massage hastens the body's natural inclination toward health and balance by generating circul...

Poison ivy can threaten spring and summer activities, but it doesn’t have to spoil the great outdoors.

By Shantala Sonnad, MD  |  6/28/2018

Education is the key to preventing the itchy, red rash caused by this leafy nuisance. Should you still come in contact with the waxy, three-leafed plant, read on to find out how to prevent and treat poison ivy. Everyone should hav...

Could your headache be a migraine?

By Hida Nierenburg, MD  |  6/14/2018

Migraines are very common, but their unpredictability can bring a significant amount of stress and fear to those who get them. A migraine usually begins with warnings signs that can happen hours to days before the onset of pain. P...

Pelvic or abdominal bulge could be a sign of a hernia

By Lee Farber, DO  |  3/6/2018

About 1 million hernia repairs are performed each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the tissues that hold ...

Who knew? History of the flu

By Peter Fish, MD  |  12/11/2017

Many people see the flu as nothing more than a seasonal annoyance. However, as history has shown, this illness can become a massive threat to global health. The more you know about the history of the flu, the better you can help p...

Is it a cold or the flu?

By Shantala Sonnad, MD  |  12/11/2017

The flu affects 5-20% of the U.S. population each year, but many people are still unclear on the symptoms. There are thousands of searches conducted each month on the differences between the flu and a common cold. This search quer...

You could have high blood pressure under new guidelines

By Amit Patel, MD  |  12/5/2017

Recently, I met with a healthy, robust patient who exercises regularly. Two weeks prior to our office visit, this person would not have had high blood pressure, which is the measure of pressure in one's arteries. But due to newly ...

What is sepsis? – Q&A with an expert

Diane Kantaros, MD Chief Quality Officer for Nuvance Health Sepsis Committee Chair, Vassar Brothers Medical Center Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs, Quality Systems Q: What is sepsis and why do I hear about it in the ne...

How to spot a concussion – and what to do next

By Vickie Donaldson, DPT, MPT  |  10/12/2017

It's that time of year again — football season — and we are hearing more about concussions. However, the truth is concussions are not exclusive to football or contact sports. They can happen to "anyone, at any time, anywhere," as ...

Back-to-school germs and health

By Scott Costley, MD  |  8/18/2017

Schools are notorious for being germ-spreading zones. Close quarters, sharing items and seasonal viruses are to blame for outbreaks of back-to-school illnesses, including gastrointestinal problems, colds, viruses and flu. On avera...

Slide into summer safely: playground tips

By Catherine Agricola, MD  |  6/28/2017

Summer has finally arrived and the playground is a great way to spend free afternoons with children. But, sometimes, children get hurt at the park. They may fall and sprain an ankle or need stitches after a bad cut from a piece of...