Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

Health Education Programs in June at HVHC

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (June 5, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center wants you to learn about your health in June 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.

Help for Heel Pain
Whether it’s Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs or Achilles Tendinitis, that is causing a pain in your heel, Dr. Katherine Ma can answer your questions about what to do. The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments so a lot can go wrong. Dr. Ma, an orthopedic foot surgeon, will discuss the heel and what you can do to deal with your heel pain. This free program is being held June 9 at 6 p.m. Click here to register.

Acid Reflux Alternatives
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 results in side effects such as diarrhea or predisposition to osteoporosis. This free program is being held on June 12 at 6 p.m. Click here to register.


Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about bariatric surgery, but is it right for you? If you’re chronically overweight and have conditions such as diabetes that are related to your weight, then chances are you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Dr. Eric Sommer presents this monthly educational meeting for pre-op patients and those interested in bariatric surgery; family and friends are welcome! Hear from actual patients who have undergone surgery with the NY Bariatric Group. Discuss virtually scarless surgical options such as: single incision adjustable gastric banding surgery, single incision sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y). This free program will be held on June 24 at 6 p.m. Click here to register.


For more information on upcoming health education programs, call 914-734-3557 or register on line at www.hvhc.org/events.


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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

 

 

Published in Press Releases
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

 

 

Published in Press Releases
Thursday, 02 June 2011 16:55

Digestive Health

GI Doctors

The new Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health

Hudson Valley Hospital Center has joined with five local GI physicians, David Genn, MD; Herman Kleinbaum, MD; Mitchell Josephs, MD; David Lin, MD; and Eric Teitel, MD to open a new Digestive Health Center that offers patients a central location for state of the art testing and diagnosis of digestive health issues.

Digestive Health Center The new 4,500 square foot space includes an endoscopic ambulatory surgery center with two procedure rooms.  At the endoscopy center physicians will perform endoscopies, colonoscopies and PH monitoring and testing for reflux disease and other gastrointestinal conditions using the latest technology available. The center is conveniently located between the physicians’ practices and the hospital and offers free parking.

 

 Click here to learn more about the new Digestive Health Center.

 

 

 

 

Published in Imaging & Radiology