February is the height of cold and flu season. But there’s a new, convenient source for seasonal aches and pains, a bit more reliable than your grandmother’s old-fashion remedies. HRHCare, a primary and urgent care health center in Nyack, is now open on 9W just North of Main Street, at 84 North Highland Avenue.
Category: Health & Wellness
Exciting things are happening at Nyack Hospital — and not of the dramatic surgical nature.
This Thursday, at 6:30p, the hospital will host an educational forum on the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), which is a statewide initiative to transform and improve healthcare in New York State. DSRIP addresses initiatives designed to reduce hospitalizations, improve access to disease management programs and preventative services, and to encourage community involvement in health and wellness through integrated healthcare systems. Nyack Hospital is benefiting from DSRIP such as with the renovation of the Hospital’s Emergency Department and addition of a “medical village.” Guest speakers Damara Gutnick (MD, Medical Director, Montefiore Hudson Valley DSRIP Collaborative), Adam Goldstein (Associate Director, Montefiore Health System), and Marlene Ripa (Director System Transformation, Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative) will talk about the system and answer questions in the hospital’s Krutz Auditorium.
by Susan Hellauer
They’re spraying for mosquitos in Brooklyn and Queens this week, and scouting for puddles in subway tunnels.
The only locally-acquired, mosquito-borne Zika infections confirmed to date in the continental United States have been in Florida. And it’s a tropical mosquito—Aedes aegypti— that transmits the Zika virus.
So why the spraying, the puddle patrols, and the urgent government action here in the Northeast?
Because Aedes aegypti is heading our way, and its cousin is already in our backyard.
Sustainable Saturdays, a weekly feature that focuses on conservation, sustainability, recycling and healthy living, is sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School, Maria Luisa Boutique and Strawtown Studio.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
If your household is anything like ours, you’ve already passed around about 14 strains of the common cold so far this season, “blown through” approximately 76,000 boxes of tissues, and you’re on the cusp of getting the flu. Based on our experiences, I’d like to offer some recommendations.
The Chronicles of Parenting is sponsored by The Palisades Center, your one-stop-shop for fun. See Santa at the Palisades Center in the East Court near H&M & Uniqlo. Visiting hours are Mon-Sat until 8p and Sunday from 11a-7p. See the complete schedule of events at PalisadesCenter.com
by Alison Bender Kellner
It’s a tale many of us regrettably see – the marked decline of a senior loved one after a hospitalization. Rather than having a full and successful recovery, some seniors returning from the hospital fail to regain their pre-hospital level of health and activity. This can lead to a debilitating downward spiral.
The best protection against this post-hospitalization decline is to practice prevention that keeps seniors from ever having to go to the hospital.
“Blessed are the flexible,” observes the passage on Yoga instructor Paula Heitzner’s recent flyer, “for they shall not be bent out of shape.” Even though the maxim rings true for people of any age, Heitzner is gearing her instructional attention toward the geriatric set. Starting today, Heitzner is offering a mature yoga class each Wednesday from 1:15- 2:15p at the American Legion Hall.
by Joan McDaniel
Two years ago I was very sick. I barely had the strength to stand up and it was getting harder and harder to catch my breath. After hospitalization, I knew my illness was centered on my diet. My diet had been the traditional Fat-Free diet. I knew I had to start eating fresh food – food I would grow in a garden but my green thumb wasn’t any stronger than the rest of me. I started in the Grocery store produce then on to the Health Food Store and finally I found the local Farmer’s Market.
by Ashley Tedino
Most of us try to lose weight just in time for the summer, but with all the barbecues and outings with friends, we find it a challenge to stay the course. The month of August features some great workshops, in and around Nyack, that offer ideas about food choices that are fun and healthy and won’t leave you feeling guilty!
by DJ Cracovia
Ten years as a stay-at-home mom brought Diane Hoch to an “aha moment” regarding the food choices offered to her children at school. It was the catalyst that changed her life.
Now she’s on a mission to change the way we think about food. Hoch wants to replace bad habits from childhood with healthy eating behaviors that last a lifetime using whole foods, delicious recipes and better choices.
If you dined at Nyack’s La Fontana restaurant between March 19 and April 1, the Rockland County Department of Health has a “head up” for you: you may have been inadvertently exposed to Hepatitis A, a virus that can cause liver damage. The county health department is offering free Hepatitis A vaccinations to restaurant customers and employees this weekend and on Monday, April 13.