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Log fitness, win prizes during Health Quest’s Get Fit Challenge

Posted: 9/5/2018

Boost energy and motivation. Get access to nutrition tips and workouts. And, discover new places to get into shape during the Get Fit Challenge from Sept. 22 to Nov. 3. hosted by Health Quest. Get Fit participants can also win healthy prizes, like a spa package, sporting goods items of their choice and fitness apparel, when they log at least 30 minutes of physical activity at WeGetFit.org. The six-week challenge is a community wellness program has grown to include more than 180 check-in fitness location...

Health Quest’s 6-week Get Fit Challenge returns April 28

Posted: 4/9/2018

Prize drawings for eligible participants include spa package Go for a hike. Stretch at a park. Hit the gym. Or tackle the workout of the week to be eligible for prize drawings during Health Quest’s spring Get Fit Challenge. Beginning Saturday, April 28, the healthcare system challenges the communities of the Hudson Valley and northwest Connecticut to get active and log their workouts at WeGetFit.org. Sign up for a free Get Fit account at the website and learn how to eat healthy and exercise while explor...

Health Quest to host healthy, interactive dining experience

Posted: 3/1/2018

Join Health Quest to celebrate Nutrition Month with Food as Medicine, a healthy, interactive dining experience held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, 8 North Cherry St. This event is open to the public, with limited seating, and has no cost. Registration is required. Health Quest registered dietitians and chef Brandon Walker of Essie’s Restaurant in Poughkeepsie will provide nutritious food-tasting stations and tips on healthy eating. Eating nutritious f...

Health Quest to host healthy, interactive dining experience

Posted: 2/28/2018

<p>Join Health Quest to celebrate Nutrition Month with Food as Medicine, a healthy, interactive dining experience held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, 8 North Cherry St. </p> <p>This event is open to the public, with limited seating, and has no cost.  </p> <p>Registration is required.  </p> <p>Health Quest registered dietitians and chef Brandon Walker of Essie’s Restaurant in Poughkeepsie will provide...

Walk-in flu clinic offered Wednesday in Rhinebeck

Posted: 2/13/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital will have a walk-in flu clinic from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Vaccinations will be given to adults, age 18 and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies are gone. There is no cost. The flu clinic was made possible by the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health. For information, call Sarah Colomello at 845-871-1720 ext 1 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

Northern Dutchess Hospital program helps adults prevent diabetes

Posted: 2/9/2018

It takes more than two months before a new healthy habit becomes an established behavior, Northern Dutchess Hospital diabetes prevention coach Marie Monroe said. Monroe and hospital nutrition counselor Roufia Payman aim to help adults feel better and live life without medication through their no-cost, educational National Diabetes Prevention Program. The next program starts Monday, March 12, in the cafeteria conference room at the hospital's Rhinebeck campus, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Two sessions are offer...

Dinner with the Doc health education series returns this fall

Posted: 9/13/2017

Health Quest’s interactive Dinner with the Doc series returns in October with five educational talks throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. Healthcare providers from across the system will speak on robotic surgery, cardiovascular care, nutrition and weight-loss surgery. The series features a compli mentary dinner served at restaurants in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties. Reservations are required two weeks in advance of the event due to limited seating. Also, due to the limited number of attendees for th...

Women: Get realistic about fitness at Oct. 11 event

Posted: 9/6/2017

The focus is on achievable fitness at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Realistic Fitness for Realistic Women event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 11, in the hospital’s Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. This women’s wellness event, which will incorporate physical activity and learning, is geared for those who feel like they’ve tried everything, don’t know where to start or need motivation to jump the fitness fatigue hurdle. IXL Fitness personal trainer Cari Meltzer will offer examples of fi...

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 ...

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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