Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 20, 2013) –Sunburns are more than uncomfortable—they’re also a major risk factor for melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. “Melanoma is directly linked to intense exposure to ultraviolet [UV] radiation that leads to blistering sunburns,” said Pond Kelemen MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and director of the Hospital’s new Melanoma Center. “At midday, these sunburns can occur in less than 15 minutes.” He said that people who are exposed to the sun or have risk factors such as fair skin, freckles or moles should be extra careful about monitoring…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 18, 2012) – Few people can say that they’ve never missed a day of work for an entire year, but there are 223 people at Hudson Valley Hospital Center who can.  Employees at Hudson Valley Hospital Center were honored on May 15 for their years of service to the Hospital, some putting in more than 45 years on the job. Two hundred and twenty-three 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.  “You…
As I watched couples line up to tour our Maternity Department this weekend at the "Art of Having a Baby" Maternity Fair, it struck me that today's prospective parents are much more…
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:10

Healing Powers of Medicinal Plants

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Anyone who has spent anytime cutting lavender in the garden knows how soothing the smell can be. But what they might not know is that lavender has been used for…