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Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Healthy Cooking Classes at HVHC in June

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 29, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes throughout the year and is offering some special classes in June that will help you manage your health while having fun.

Part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, The Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to people of all ages for a nominal fee of $15 per class. Here’s what’s on tap for June:


Tuesday, June 3rd. 5-6:30 PM.

Vegan Cooking. Cooking without animal products might sound like a huge challenge, but it is surprisingly easy. This class will teach you new approaches to cooking and flavor that will allow you to prepare meals with zero cholesterol and zero animal products. Eating a vegan meal is a great way to balance your diet in today’s meat-centric food environment. ($15).

Saturday, June 14th. 3-4:30 PM.

Grilling With Dad. Father’s Day comes every June, and even more timeless is the practice of cooking over smoldering heat. Dad’s across the country are known for their affinity for grilling in the summer months. Bring Dad along or come alone to brush up on your grilling chops. This class will give you grilling tips and recipes, both traditional and new, that you can share with friends and family. ($15).

Tuesday, June 17th. 5-6:30 PM.

Desserts Sans Guilt. If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, or you are working to manage your weight, dessert can be a dangerous endeavor. Luckily, the sweeter things in life don’t have to be abandoned when in the context of a balanced diet. This class will feature recipes that make indulging easier by reducing unnecessary sugars, fat, and calories. ($15).

Thursday, June 19th. 2-3:30 PM.

Cooking with the Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean Diet is perhaps the most well-studied and accepted diet for promoting heart health. What’s more, it’s downright delicious. Featuring healthy fats, delectable vegetables, and lean proteins, this is a diet anyone can enjoy. In this class, you’ll learn the principles of the Mediterranean Diet and how to cook an easy meal that will lower your risk of heart disease. This class will be lots of fun, and who can argue with a diet plan that includes an optional glass of red wine? ($15).

Sunday, June 22nd. 3-4:30 PM.

Could It Be Gluten-Free? Integral in traditional bread baking, the gluten protein is also found throughout much of the food supply. In the past decade, more and more people have been diagnosed with conditions that make gluten a substance to avoid. At the same time, chefs and bakers have stepped up their games to meet the demand for gluten-free products. In this class, you’ll learn new recipes to make great foods without any gluten. ($15).

Wednesday, June 25th. 5-6:30 PM.

Healthy, Happy 4th of July Class! The 4th of July is a time when many of us get together with friends and family to share delicious food. Whether it is BBQ, coleslaw, potato salad, or apple pie, traditional dishes are always a hit on Independence Day. Just in time for your celebrations, this class will explore healthy spins on some of your summer favorites. Make your food the talk of the party this year by attending this fun and informative class! ($15).


For more information on cooking classes, call 914-734-3780 or register on line at www.hvhc.org

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 00:00

Outpatient Laboratory

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Outpatient Laboratory


Did you know that Hudson Valley Hospital Center has an outpatient laboratory that can perform a wide range of testing? Physicians can rely on HVHC to not only provide the highest quality work, but reliable, convenient and personalized service to your office staff. Do all your processing at HVHC’s Outpatient Laboratory and avoid having to deposit your specimens in outdoor delivery boxes where they can degrade in the heat and cold.

HVHC can provide:
- Same day results for routine testing
- Rapid turn-around-time on most tests.
- State of the art laboratory equipment.
- Clinical laboratory technologists in all clinical areas of the laboratory
- Direct contact with a technologist, not customer service
In addition to serving our own patients, Quest patients can have their blood drawn at the Outpatient Lab during scheduled hour. Walk-ins are welcome.


Locations and Hours of Operation
• Hudson Valley Hospital Center , 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon.
914-734-3218

• The Medical Center at Waterside Professional Park
205 Waterside Park at the crossroads of Oregon Road and Peekskill Hollow Road Putnam Valley, NY 10579.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon (closed Wednesdays)
(914) 528-6820

• The Medical Center at Cold Spring (Carolyn Lahey Pavilion)
1756 Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(845) 265-3642

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 30, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center dedicated a new boutique to serve the needs of women with cancer during a celebration honoring cancer survivors this week.

"Ginger’s Place" will provide wig and bra fittings as well as beauty products and care information for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The boutique was made possible with the generous support of Hospital Board member Michael Delfino and his wife, Ginger of Montrose.

“It is very fitting that we dedicate this boutique as part of our Survivor Day celebration. As a comprehensive cancer center, our primary mission is to provide not only medical treatment, but emotional and social support to our patients,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel. “We cannot thank Mike and Ginger Delfino enough for making it possible for us to offer this additional support to our patients and to all women undergoing cancer treatment.’’

Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi presented the Delfinos with a certificate from the Town of Cortlandt honoring the couple for their many years of philanthropy and community service.

Anne Campbell-Maxwell, Director of Oncology at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center, said the Hospital holds the event each year to provide cancer survivors with a chance to celebrate the spirit of hope and courage with friends, family, and one another.

“This is an opportunity for them to connect and share these experiences with other cancer survivors, friends and family,’’ she said. “It is a very moving event."

June is National Cancer Survivors Month, a time when many hospitals and cancer support organizations hold events in solidarity with America’s 13.5 million cancer survivors. A 'survivor' is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life," according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 27, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the second year in a row.

This is AHA’s highest designation for stroke care. Hospitals receiving the Silver, Gold, Silver Plus and Gold Plus awards are honored at national recognition events during the International Stroke Conference the Hospital was also among those Hospital’s listed in this month’s “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report.
To receive this designation, HVHC achieved 85 percent or higher compliance for all seven Achievement indicators and an additional 75 percent or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality measures within one or more consecutive 12-month intervals. It is the highest award offered by the AHA for stroke care.

What this means is that stroke patients who come into the Emergency Room at Hudson Valley Hospital Center have a greatly improved chance of avoiding long-term disabilities.

That’s because the Hospital follow best practices such as aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol-reducing drugs, education, rehabilitation and smoking cessation.

May is National Stroke Awareness month when cardiovascular and emergency professionals focus on stroke prevention and steps the community can take to prevent stroke. The month was first proclaimed by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 and has been recognized ever since as a special time to increase stroke awareness with educational efforts.

In 2005, Hudson Valley Hospital Center became the first in Northern Westchester/Putnam to be designated a Regional Stroke Center by the State Hospital Review and Planning Council. This means the Hospital has protocols in place to ensure a rapid response for patients experiencing stroke symptoms.

Symptoms of stroke may be sudden and include:
•Weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
•Confusion or difficulty speaking or understanding
•Problems with vision such as dimness or loss of vision in one or both eyes
•Dizziness or problems with balance or coordination
•If you experience any of these symptoms call 911 immediately
•Treatment is most effective when started immediately.


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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 13, 2014) – Employees at Hudson Valley Hospital Center were honored on May 9 for their years of service to the Hospital, some putting in 40 years on the job. Two hundred and thirty of the Hospital’s 1,200 employees were also honored for perfect attendance.

Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel said that there are few companies that can boast about such perfect attendance. “This is a reflection of the culture we have here at Hudson Valley Hospital Center,’’ said Federspiel, speaking to employees at the Hospital’s annual Service Awards Ceremony. “When you have 230 people with perfect attendance and another 166 dedicating so many years of service to one hospital, it has a positive effect on our core measures and the quality of care we provide.’’

One employee honored for more than 40 years with the hospital is Linda Paupst.
Paupst started her career at HVHC as a candy striper and eventually became an LPN. She is now instrumental in the training new staff and is an expert patient care technician in the progressive care unit.

“Linda is a take charge person who holds the team to high standards when it comes to patient care. She truly cares about the patient and expects everybody else to meet her standards. HVHC is lucky to have had Linda committed to our hospital for 40 years,” said Kathy Webster, Vice President of Patient Services.

Below are the names of employees serving 25 years or more:

40 Years
Linda Paupst – Progressive Care Unit

35 years
Patricia Brigida – OB/GYN

30 years
Grace Thompson – Environmental Services
Ruth Johnson – Human Resources
Lorraine Fontana – ICU
Anthony D’Costa – Respiratory

25 years
Nancy Koutnik – 4 South (nursing floor)
Maria Carbone-Mazzellla – EKG/EEG
Jane Roush – General Accounting
Patricia Dwyer – Laboratory
Suzanne Hyatt – Laboratory
Mayuri Patel – Laboratory
Susan Pardee – OB/GYN
Leticia Framo – Surgical Services
Angelica Ramos – Surgical Services
Suzanne Testa – Volunteer Services


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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org


 


Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 13, 2014) - Hudson Valley Hospital Center opened its Farmer’s Market today for the season with a variety of vendors offering fresh produce and other specialty items.

The markets will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Farmers’ Market, featuring organic produce, fruits, baked goods and gourmet food items, is held outside the Hospital’s main lobby at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Farmer’s Market Days: May 13 and 27; June 10 and 24; July 8 and 22; August 12 and 26; September 9 and 23; October 7 and 21; November 10 and 24.

“We are now entering our third season and the Farmers’ Markets have been a tremendous success,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “We hope to encourage everyone to buy local, fresh produce and educate the community on how to maintain a nutritious, healthy diet.’’

The farmer’s market series is part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Seeds for Health and Harvest for Health programs aimed at using healthful eating as a way to prevent disease and positively influence a patient’s recovery. Seeds for Health launched in April 2012 with the opening of the Organic Garden for Healing, serving as the classroom for the program which stresses the importance of nutrition in healing. HVHC’s Organic Garden for Healing is maintained by patients, employees, and members of the community. This fall the Hospital opened the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen which is now offering a variety of healthful cooking classes to the community.

The farmers’ market features produce grown by local farms as well as baked goods, meats, cheeses and gourmet food items. Staff from HVHC’s Nutrition and Education departments will be on-hand with information to help integrate healthy eating practices into everyday life.

For more information, call 914-734-3780 or visit us on the web at www.hvhc.org under Harvest for Health.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. For physician directory assistance please call 800-482-HVHC or visit www.hvhc.org.

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 6, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center celebrated National Nurses Week this week with a series of events to raise awareness about the critical role that nurses play in patient care.

The hospital’s administrative team, including Hospital President John Federspiel and Vice President of Patient Services Kathy Webster, honored nurses by delivering lunch and dinner to nursing staff throughout the hospital. Nursing teams designed posters highlighting aspects of their work, which were on display in the Hospital lobby and the Emergency Department gave out Nightingale Awards in honor of Florence Nightingale.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6th and ends on May 12th, in honor of Florence Nightingale's birthday. Healthcare institutions across the country celebrate the week with events and educational programs.

Nursing leadership is encouraged and valued at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, which was the first hospital in the region to receive Magnet accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. HVHC is the only hospital in the region to have achieved this honor twice, in 2007 and again in 2012.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 5, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors.

Appointed to the Board were: Jim Coleman, Director of Westchester County’s Industrial Development Agency, Raphaelle Sondak, Executive Director of Human Resources for Catholic Guardian Services and Judy Meyer, former HVHC Board member and longtime Hospital supporter.

“We could not have found three more perfect candidates to round out our Board of Directors,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Each brings tremendous strengths to the board, and we look forward to working with them as the Hospital enters a new era of growth and expansion.’’

Coleman is a businessman and accomplished fundraiser. He has had a long and distinguished career working for a number of large corporations including PepsiCo, Altria and American Express, where he was responsible for business development, sales, consulting and marketing.

Last year, Coleman was appointed as head of the Westchester County IDA and is charged with helping to lead the county’s economic development efforts by offering incentives to businesses to relocate to the county or to expand their facilities. Since his appointment he has infused over $485 million of capital through tax exempt bond financing into Westchester’s most iconic organizations thereby generating over 1,000 construction and permanent jobs for Westchester’s residents.

Coleman is a native of Kentucky and still owns Coleman Crest, a farm which has been in his family since 1888. He is a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and lives in Eastchester.

Raphaelle Sondak, a Human Resources professional, currently works as Executive Director of Human Resources for Catholic Guardian Services. She was formerly Vice President of Human Resources for the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley in Tarrytown where she was responsible for all human resources programs.

Sondak, a Cortlandt Manor resident, has served as Director of Human Resources for a number of companies include AIFS in Stamford, Conn. and Help USA. She is member of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources from Mercy College.

Judy Meyer, a Cold Spring resident, is a retired teacher and a long time supporter of the Hospital. A graduate of Ladycliff College, Meyer completed her teaching certification at SUNY New Paltz and went on to teach in the Haldane Central School District for 33 years. She is an active member of the Cold Spring community, and has been President of the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library Board since 1998.

A former board member of the Julia L Butterfield Memorial Hospital in Cold Spring, she joined the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Board immediately following the acquisition of Butterfield Hospital by HVHC. Judy has rejoined the hospital board following a year’s hiatus when she remained a member of the hospital's Foundation Board. She and her late husband John, a former Supervisor of the Town of Philipstown, raised three sons Jeff, Jason and Josh.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. The Hospital continues to expand to serve the Hudson Valley community with 1,300 employees and 350 physicians. In 2013, the Hospital opened the new Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen dedicated to improving the community’s health through healthy eating. In 2012, it opened the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. This followed a $100 million expansion in 2010 with an all-private room patient tower, new lobby, gift shop and expansion of its Emergency Department, Surgery Center and Progressive Care Unit.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 2, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s advertising campaigns for its new Comprehensive Cancer Center, Harvest for Health programs and 125th Anniversary have captured awards in two major advertising competitions.


The award winners were announced this week in the 31st Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition and the Advertising Club of Westchester’s 2014 “Big W Awards.” Materials were developed by the Hospital’s Marketing team, including ad agency Jody and Diane Creative Communications.


Hudson Valley Hospital Center captured two Gold awards and a Merit Award in the Health Care Advertising Awards. Gold and Merit awards went to the Hospital’s new “Our World is Cancer” brochures, promoting the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center and another gold award went to marketing and public relations materials for its Harvest for Health program. Harvest for Health is a multi-faceted program including the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, an organic garden, twice monthly Farmers’ Markets and a new food service that incorporates local produce.


This year the Healthcare Advertising Awards received over 3,700 entries, making the awards the largest healthcare advertising awards competition and one of the ten largest of all advertising awards. A national panel of judges reviewed all entries based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact. HVHC received two of the 290 gold awards distributed nationwide.


HVHC also won seven awards in the 2014 Advertising Club of Westchester’s “Big W Awards.” Awards were received for the design of materials for the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center and the Hospital’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, as well as, its Harvest for Health program. The award category – Gold, Silver, Bronze – will be announced at the club’s awards dinner on June 4 at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY.


The Big “W” Awards competition is open to advertising, marketing, and PR agencies, designers, photographers, and students who create advertising in and/or for businesses and organizations in the Tri-State (New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) region.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Health Education Programs in May

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 30, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center wants you to learn about your health in May with a series of free health education programs. Here are some of the programs being offered in the Hospital’s Ground Floor Conference Room at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Preventing ACL Injuries in Young Female Athletes
Knee injuries in young athletes in many cases can be avoided with the proper training, according to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Luckily, Hudson Valley Hospital Center is offering just such a program. Kyle Mack, PT, DPT, Clinical Manager of the Department of Rehabilitation, will speak to parents, coaches and athletic trainers about the hospital’s new 18-session training program and the importance of preventing ACL injuries. The free seminar is being held May 1 at 6 p.m.

Acid Reflux Alternatives
On May 8 at 6 p.m., Surgeon Dr. Eric Sommer will discuss the latest developments in the treatment of acid reflux disease. Many patients with chronic acid reflux who have been taking medications for years are looking for alternative treatments. Dr. Sommer will discuss minimally invasive surgery to permanently treat acid reflux disease.
Many chronic sufferers may find that medication no longer works as effectively or result in side effects such as diarrhea or predisposition to osteoporosis.


Addressing Confusion over Breast Cancer Screening
When should a woman start getting an annual mammogram? This is a question that has been a source of confusion for many women. Some experts say 40, while others say most women can wait till 50. Drs. Melita Charles, a breast surgeon with the Ashikari Breast Center at HVHC, and Maddalena Duarte, a radiologist specializing in breast screening, will discuss this topic and talk about the latest developments in breast screening on May 12 at 6 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Silent Epidemic
New research shows that the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease can be most effective in its early stages, making early diagnosis more important than ever. Dr. Naveed Iqbal, Medical Director of MedicalPsych Care, will present a special program entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: A Silent Epidemic” on May 13 from 6-7 p.m. in the Hospital’s Ground Floor Conference Room. Dr. Iqbal will discuss new testing that allows clinicians to pick up on Alzheimer’s Disease even before symptoms arise. Dr. Iqbal encourages family members of Alzheimer’s patients to be screened since the disease often runs in families.

“Traditionally Alzheimer’s Disease has been associated with the elderly patient population. However, recent advances in knowledge suggest that the Alzheimer’s disease process may start much earlier in the life; around the age of 50,’’ says Dr. Iqbal. “Currently, there are 5.6 million patients in the United States who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, and if we include the undetected progression of the disease in the younger population, the number of individuals suffering or at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease reaches a “Not so Silent” Epidemic proportion.”

For more information on upcoming health education programs, call 914-734-3557 or register on line

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org