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February 28th is Rare Disease Day. I interviewed Emily Liptak of the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center to discuss how to care for someone with a rare disease. Caring for someone with a rare disease may seem like a daunting task but with the right information and preparedness you can make a big impact on their lives. Rare Disease Day is the perfect time to educate ourselves on what a rare disease is and how to care for those that are impacted by them. A disease is considered rare in the United Sta...

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When her grandmother became terminally ill, Dr. Maya Hambright was deciding what to do with her newly earned bachelor’s degree in political science and black studies. Her fate was sealed when she became her grandmother’s caregiver and she returned to school to earn her medical degree. “I realized the role that is so necessary in medicine today,” said Hambright, who recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s primary care office in Woodstock at 404 Zena Road. Hambright, a board-certified family physi...

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Health Quest’s Center for Healthy Aging provides geriatric services and support to patients 65 years and older to live life to the fullest.

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Work on your memoir, reduce stress and explore end-of-life film portrayals during the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series this fall. The center offers no-cost, educational talks from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to November, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Advanced registration is required online at www.healthquest.org/wellness or by calling 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220). Fall Wellness Series programs: Write Your Story: Mem...

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Sharon Hospital provides hands-on rehabilitative care from physical, occupational and speech therapists who are dedicated to helping patients return to their maximum function quickly and effectively. Our team of therapists provides individualized physical therapy, sports therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology.

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Each month the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center offers support groups for individuals newly diagnosed with cancer, those with metastatic cancer and their caregivers. Groups are facilitated by Susan Loughran, a social worker who specializes in oncology, and Jan Fritzinger, the hospital’s associate chaplain. These monthly support groups provide participants the ability to share their thoughts, questions, concerns and advice with others regarding their diagnosis and the impact...

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Boost your health this fall with the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series, held from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to December, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The no-cost community educational series kicks off on Sept. 17 with an endocrinologist’s tips on osteoporosis. Join a talk in October about end-of-life wishes, in November for a caregiving-focused event and in December for a community talent show. Advanced registration is...

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The Vassar Brothers Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center will begin a monthly education series on diabetes management for patients and caregivers with a lecture and discussion by Dr. Francine Brooks titled “Wound Healing and Diabetes.” The free lecture is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, in Conference Room B of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie. “Preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes is a priority for Health Quest and Vassar Brothers Medical Center,” said Char...

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The Vassar Brothers Medical Center stroke and cerebrovascular team offers clinical expertise and treatment for life-threatening neurological conditions, including stroke, aneurysms, blocked arteries and other vascular defects.

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The specialists at Health Quest Sleep Medicine are dedicated to helping you unravel the mystery of why a good night's sleep has escaped you. Many sleep disorders go undiagnosed for years, and can disrupt your health. For example, inadequate sleep can adversely impact heart, lung, and kidney conditions, immune function, sensitivity to pain, reaction time, mood, and brain function.

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If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, your world can be turned upside down. The Dyson Center for Cancer Care, the Dyson Breast Center and Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C. – all part of the Health Quest family – provide a comprehensive cancer care team, right in your neighborhood

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