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December 11, 2017
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CRMC announces new bariatric surgery program

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announces a new bariatric and metabolic surgical service program to help patients suffering with obesity. CRMC now offers three surgical procedures: gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery, which reduce the size of the stomach to help patients achieve weight loss. Free seminars are held monthly for individuals considering bariatric surgery, and support groups are available to help patients post-surgery.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Aiden Pierson was born on January 30, 2016 to Kaitlin Kelly and Gregory Pierson of Greeley, PA. Maternal grandparents are Kristine and Fred Kelly of Greeley, PA. Paternal grandparents are Karin and Dennis Pierson of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Davina Louise Snyder was born on January 30, 2016 to Delores Cunningham and Deven Snyder of Lake Huntington, NY. Maternal grandparent is Julie Borlingone of Cochecton, NY. Paternal grandparent is Norman Snyder of Lake Huntington, NY.  Read more

Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses

Viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes have been recognized for many years as a public health problem. It is not unusual for people visiting countries with a high prevalence of a mosquito-transmitted viral disease to return home ill. Because of immigration and travel to and from South America, health care providers are beginning to encounter infections rarely or never previously seen in the U.S.

Mosquitoes are capable of transmitting a number of parasitic (e.g. malaria) and viral diseases.

Zika virus  Read more

Treatments for addiction and chronic pain: One size does not fit all

Addiction and chronic pain have much in common: neither is going away, and both worsen if not managed. For those suffering from physical pain and the emotional and spiritual trauma of addiction, recovery is likely to include a series of relapses followed by fresh starts.  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

Joelle Hosanna Brodd was born on November 28, 2015 to Kaitlin and Scott Brodd of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Al and Eileen Sones of Machanicsburg, PA. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Gwen Brodd of Cary, NC.

Grayson Heath Fincham was born on December 4, 2015 to Mary Strayer and Christopher Fincham of Shohola, PA.  Read more

Temperatures and cardiovascular disease

So far we have not had the usual amount of snow and cold this season, but that will no doubt change as we progress through the winter. This also is the time of the year when people seek out warm- or cold-weather locations for the winter months or for vacation. There is a relationship between ambient temperature exposure, exertion, and occurrences of cardiovascular events or other physical symptoms.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

Ethan George Carlile was born on October 31, 2015 to Sarah Oetzel-Carlile and Eric Carlile of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Timothy and Marie Oetzel of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparent is Mary Carlile of Honesdale, PA.

Baelfire James Roche was born on November 1, 2015 to Caitlyn and David Roche of Lake Ariel, PA. Maternal grandparents are James and Valerie Springsteen of Lake Ariel, PA. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Bari Roche of Callicoon, NY.  Read more

GAIT provides Equine Services for Heroes®

MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center is offering a new program for heroes of all community services including veterans, EMTs, fire, safety and law enforcement personnel and their families. Instructor Nancy Van Wyk recently completed her certification in a PATH International Specialty Education course as Instructor Training for Equine Services for Heroes®.  Read more

Crystal Run employees donate Thanksgiving baskets

ORANGE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, NY — This holiday season, employees of Crystal Run Healthcare (CRH) brought comfort and nourishment to those in need by providing over 50 Thanksgiving-themed baskets. Crystal Run employees across more than 30 offices created baskets filled with holiday dinner essentials including table cloths, centerpieces and gift cards; non-perishable food items such as canned goods, dry goods and mixes; and fresh fruits, vegetables and turkeys.  Read more

Coping with holiday stress

For many of us, the winter, with its celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, or Yule, is a fun time of year filled with parties, celebrations and social gatherings with family and friends. For many, it is also a time marked by sadness, anger, jealousy, loneliness, or anxiety. Perhaps foremost, it brings a combination of feelings, and this is perfectly normal.  Read more

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