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Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Yoga for Cancer Patients

January 31, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to offer yoga to their cancer patients and their caregivers to assist in improving overall quality of life through their cancer journey. The first five week session will take place Monday, February 4, 2013 through Monday, March 4, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All classes will be held at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Conference Center in rooms 5 and 6 located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown. The fee is $20 per five week session. Pre-registration is required.

Yoga is an ancient tradition that incorporates meditation, deep breathing and movement through physical postures. Yoga may offer numerous physical beneficial effects such as increases in resistance to illness and disease, alleviates side effects, induces the “relaxation response”, supports a healthy immune system plus increases strength and flexibility and eases chronic pain. Practicing yoga may also promote stress reduction, improved body image and reduction in depression and anxiety. Additionally, this five week course will allow participants to interact with others who are facing cancer.

“I’m very excited to launch this program,” says Regina Toomey Bueno, Orange Regional’s Administrator of Oncology Services. “It’s another service Orange Regional provides to help our cancer patients through their diagnosis and treatment that offers many positive benefits and no harmful side effects.”

For more information or to register call 888-321-6762 or visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

About Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Services

The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center at Orange Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of services for diagnosing and treating various types of cancers. From breast and lung cancer to esophageal and head or neck cancer, Orange Regional offers the latest diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery, radio frequency ablation and the most-advanced radiation therapy technology. Orange Regional Medical Center provides treatment options and procedures locally for all stages of cancer. Trained at the nation’s most prestigious medical centers, Orange Regional offers a team of experienced physicians who are backed by our skillful, certified oncology nurses and caring staff. For more information visit www.ormc.org/cancer.


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