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Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group Offers Telehealth Service

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group comprised of Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group is pleased to offer telehealth to their established patients. “We are pleased to bring the benefits of telehealth to our patients,” said Dr. Gerard Galarneau, President of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group. “This …

What To Do If You Think You Might Have The Coronavirus

If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled internationally or were in close contact with someone with coronavirus in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, please alert your health care provider before going to an already scheduled appointment or the emergency department. If you become sick Consider taking over-the-counter …

Two Common Winter Illnesses To Know

This time of year, there are always plenty of us experiencing the very unpleasant symptoms of colds, flu and other respiratory symptoms. Wintertime means the heat is on in the house, which can dry out the air in your home, in turn drying out your nasal passages. Dry nasal passages make it easier for viruses …

Are Your Bad Habits Ruining Your Sleep?

Poor Sleep Habits

Snoring? Feelings of insomnia at bedtime?  Frequent 3:00 AM wake-up?  Consistent drowsiness during the daytime? You are not alone in the struggle for getting good sleep. 50-70 million US adults are suffering from sleep disorders, according to the American Sleep Association. “Sleep disorders are numerous and common, with more than 1 in 3 Americans suffering from …

Have Yourself a Healthy Holiday Season

by Lauren S. Roman, MD Catskill Regional Medical Group Medical Director When it comes to the holiday season, it seems we’re all going full speed, all the time from the days leading up to Thanksgiving and into New Year’s Day. Our schedules fill up fast with family get-togethers, parties and pageants, and abundant spreads of …

Is Diabetes in Your Future?

More than 84 million US adults — that’s 1 in 3 — have prediabetes. With prediabetes, blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk for: Type 2 diabetes – the most common type of diabetes. Heart disease Stroke In the last 20 …

Recognizing & Responding to Stroke: Fast Care Leading to Better Outcomes for Patients

Did you know that someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds? Stroke can lead to brain damage, long-term disability and even death. In fact, it is the fifth leading cause of death in the nation and a prominent cause of adult disability. On average, nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or …

A healthy how-to for the New Year

Dr. Lauren Roman assisting patients in the new Monticello location for Urgent Care.

by Lauren S. Roman, MD Catskill Regional Medical Group Medical Director The “most wonderful time of the year” can also be one of the toughest when it comes to managing your overall well-being. From seasonal stressors to treats, there are a lot of factors to manage. Here are a few guidelines on how to stay …

Four Ways to Stop Germs Cold

by Lauren S. Roman, MD, Catskill Regional Medical Group Medical Director Listen in to Dr. Roman sharing her Cold & Flu Season tips on Thunder Radio: Cold and flu season is coming: the coughing, the sneezing, the runny noses and sniffles, the general feeling of malaise that can knock us off our game for days …