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Archive for May, 2007

Orange Regional Medical Center and CROC Host National Cancer Survivor

Friday, May 25th, 2007

All attendees must register for the event in advance by calling the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

The afternoon will be filled with a variety of foods, live music by Hot Rod, special activities for cancer survivors, children's activities, health information and screening and a variety of games and prizes for all ages.

Please join these local organizations as they Turn Tragedy into Triumph and celebrate life! This event is rain or shine. For more information on the National Cancer Survivor's Day Picnic or to register to attend the event, call Orange Regional's Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center's Tucker Center for Cancer Care

The Tucker Center for Cancer Care program is accredited as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The Tucker Center team approach involves regular consultation among a staff of exceptional surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, nurses and other cancer specialists. Thousands of patients have benefited from the care and compassion of the Tucker Center experts through diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, or support.

CROC

"Along with our founder and dear friend, Dr. Tom Eanelli, our CROC family has provided a nurturing and uplifting environment for many who journey through the challenge of cancer." - Carrie Lindsay.

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Five easy steps to reduce your risk for Osteoporosis

Friday, May 25th, 2007

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center is asking the community to take action to improve their bone health this May during Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.

Orange Regional's Bone and Joint Center promotes increased awareness on the importance of bone health and osteoporosis prevention through education and by providing the most advanced services to better care for patients with this disease. "After age 40, mineral deposits in our bones break down quicker than they can be replaced," says Dr. Ronald Israelski, chairman of Orthopedics and medical director of The Bone and Joint Center at Orange Regional. "Osteoporosis accelerates this process, leading to decreased bone mass and increased risk of fracture." He added, more than 24 million people in the United States are affected leading to millions of fractures to the spine, hip or wrist areas each year.

"Osteoporosis can be treated by increasing calcium and vitamin D intake, exercising regularly, taking estrogen and making other lifestyle changes (decreasing smoking and alcohol consumption)," Dr. Israelski adds.

Building strong bones during childhood and adolescence can be the best defense against developing osteoporosis later. There are five steps, which together can optimize bone health and help prevent osteoporosis. They are:

1· A balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D

2· Weight-bearing and resistance-training exercises

3· A healthy lifestyle with no smoking or excessive alcohol intake

4· Talking to one's healthcare professional about bone health

5· Bone mineral density testing and medication when appropriate

Gene Bernieri, CRA, Administrator of Diagnostic Imaging says, "specialized, non-invasive radiology scans, called bone mineral density (BMD) tests, can measure bone density in various sites of the body." A BMD test can:

1· Detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs

2· Predict chances of fracturing in the future

3· Determine rate of bone loss and/or monitor the effects of treatment if a BMD test is conducted at intervals of one year or more

Ask your doctor if you may be at risk for Osteoporosis. If you need a physician, call Orange Regional's Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762). To schedule a Bone Mineral Density test, call 1-866-ORMC-TEST (1-866-676-2837).

Orange Regional Medical Center's Bone and Joint Center

Affiliated with the prestigious NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases "ranked as one of the nation's best hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology" Orange Regional is the area's most experienced provider of orthopedic care from knee and hip replacement to a wide range of advanced therapies and treatments. Because preparation for surgery and recovery is an important part of your care, pre-surgical joint replacement education classes are available. The class will give you a better understanding of what to expect before, during and after surgery. The class includes: a review of your type of surgery, pre-surgical and post-surgical information, written exercise instructions, nutritional information, and a look at the medical equipment that will be used during your surgical experience. For more information or to register, please call Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Grand Re-opening Celebration

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Orange Regional Medical Center announces the grand re-opening of the Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center. In celebration of the Center's new home, the hospital will host a grand opening event on Thursday, May 24, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the newly expanded Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Town of Wallkill. This event is open to the public.

Breast cancer is among the most common cancers for women in the U.S.

The all new Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center provides comprehensive breast care and state-of-the-art diagnostic technology with compassionate and caring staff "experts in the field of breast cancer. Our Board-certified radiologists specialize in Women's Imaging and use CAD (Computer Aided Detection) to reduce the number of false negative readings and get results back to your doctor quickly.
Services include:

Screening and Diagnostic Mammography , including digital mamography
Breast Ultrasound
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
Ultrasound guided FNA/Core Biopsy
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Galactograms
We will soon be introducing new technology for women at high risk for developing breast cancer, Breast MRI and MRI-guided biopsy - a powerful tool for breast-cancer screening which helps patients get earlier and more precise treatments.

While at the open house, view Orange Regional's new Open Bore MRI which is perfect for claustrophobic or large patients who want the most comfortable, accurate MRI. Patients will find more headroom, legroom and elbowroom in this spacious and quiet MRI.

For more information on the Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center call 695-5900.

Skin cancer to affect over one million in 2007

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Tucker Center for Cancer Care to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings

The Hudson Valley provides a perfect setting for outdoor summer activities, yet many are unaware of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 59,940 Americans diagnosed with melanoma in 2007, while non-melanoma skin cancers will exceed one million cases.

Orange Regional's Tucker Center for Cancer Care will offer free skin cancer screenings at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown on May 21, 23, 24 and 25. Participants must be over 20 years of age and not under the care of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in the past year. To register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by May 16.

"Our free annual screening gives the community the best weapon against skin cancer: prevention and early detection," said Jessica Gerlach, Orange Regional's cancer screening coordinator. "Last year, 36% of those screened required follow-up for a suspicious lesion or biopsy."

Risk factors for skin cancer include excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or artificial sources, fair complexion, severe childhood sunburns, family history and multiple moles. "Adults should check their skin regularly," said Dr. Francis Winski, Orange Regional plastic surgeon and participating screening physician. "The first sign of skin cancer is often a change in color, shape or size of an existing mole." Other physicians volunteering at this year's screening include Drs. Jeffrey Bowden, Stefan Chevalier, Peter C. Friedman, Sammy Hutman, Galia Meiri, Mary Beth Parisi.

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips:

Avoid the midday sun (from mid-morning to late afternoon) whenever you can.
Wear long sleeves and long pants of tightly woven fabrics, a hat with a wide brim, and sunglasses that absorb UV.

Use sunscreen lotions with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.
Do not use sunlamps and tanning booths.

Get screened for skin cancer annually.

Orange Regional Medical Center's Tucker Center for Cancer Care

The Tucker Center for Cancer Care program is accredited as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The Tucker Center team approach involves regular consultation among a staff of exceptional surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, nurses and other cancer specialists. Thousands of patients have benefited from the care and compassion of the Tucker Center experts through diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, or support.

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