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A Hudson Valley Marijuana Dispensary Is Offering Patients Home Delivery and Healthier Options Health, Life StyleThe cannabusiness is thriving in New York, and one local company is looking to make your prescription as easy as making a cup of coffee.
G. Varuni Kondagunta, MD HealthSpecialty: Medical Oncology Orange Regional Medical Center Catskill Regional Medical Center Crystal Run Healthcare   Can you describe a perfect day at work? When cancer is no longer an illness; that it has been eradicated as a disease; that there is no sickness and suffering.  I, of course, would need to find another career since […]
Ellis Lader, MD HealthSpecialty: Cardiovascular Disease HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus Northern Dutchess Hospital WMC Heart & Vascular Institute   What common misconceptions do people have about cholesterol and cholesterol levels? Folks think they can lower a bad cholesterol level with diet. Unfortunately those levels are pretty rigidly determined genetically, and most folks can’t. What we consider a “bad” […]
John T. Hughes, MD HealthSpecialty: Neurology Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Cornwall Neurology   Can you give an example of an interaction that changed the way you talk to patients? I don’t know if it’s so much one instance. It’s a culmination of repeated encounters. One thing I’ve learned is: Don’t interrupt the patient when they’re telling you a story. […]
Faiz Y. Bhora, MD HealthSpecialty: Thoracic Surgery Vassar Brothers Medical Center Health Quest Medical Practice, part of Nuvance Health   What made you decide you wanted to be a thoracic surgeon? My parents are physicians, so I had early exposure to the field of medicine growing up. My interest in thoracic surgery was kindled by my fascination with the […]
Meera S. Garcia, MD HealthSpecialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley   What is a common misconception about your specialty? I’ve always found that women think that Ob-Gyns only deliver babies. Ob-Gyn is one of the few specialties that really can take care of a woman from the early teens through their adult years, […]
Mitchell C. Fraiman, MD HealthSpecialty: Urology Good Samaritan Hospital Bon Secours Urology   What is something that medical school doesn’t teach you? Medical school teaches us the science behind the practice of medicine.  Medical school doesn’t teach us that every decision and every interaction we have with our patients is potentially life-changing.  The human being is cared for in many […]
Joseph J. Fulton, MD HealthSpecialty: Vascular Surgery MidHudson Regional Hospital Westchester Medical Center   Please tell us about your work in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2011, I have been helping to educate Malawian medical students and general surgery residents. My main role has been doing operations to provide permanent access for dialysis — arteriovenous fistulae. Currently there is no one else […]
Traci A. Toll-Griffin, MD HealthSpecialty: Pediatrics Northern Westchester Hospital CareMount Medical   What are some things children have told you that might surprise people? I am consistently reminded how important it is to listen to my patients. Their assessment of their symptoms is often concise, simply expressed, to the point, and accurate. They often tell me exactly what is wrong. […]
How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion in the Hudson Valley Health, Life StyleIt's getting hot in here! With warmer days ahead, here's how to stay healthy in the heart of summer.
Float Your Worries Away at the Hudson Valley’s Meditative Floatation Centers Health, Life StyleUsing a little bit of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, sensory deprivation spas bring the out-of-body experience to the region.
An Under-the-Radar Yoga Retreat — With a Stone Barns Chef — Just Opened in Ulster County Health, Life StyleSet quietly on a 30,000-acre forest in Wawarsing, Yoga Vida Farms is a welcome respite from everyday stress in the Hudson Valley.
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Brings Free Mental Health Services to Kingston Health, Life StyleThe Center’s new Well-Being Institute provides mental health support for local LGBTQ residents in need.
7 Unique Hudson Valley Yoga Classes With Goats, Wine, and More Arts Culture, Health, Life StyleWhether you want to perfect your downward dog with goats or tacos, you'll love these off-the-wall yogi programs.
Wyld Womyn Is the Body-Positive, Judgement-Free Space We All Need Health, Life StyleTwo talented Hudson Valley doulas promote alternative health and wellness education in Beacon.
Scrub a Dub With a Homemade Hudson Valley Soap Health, Life StyleSuds it up with a local bar that lasts far longer than your grocery store go-to.