Two highly dedicated and regarded people were honored for their achievements in mental health when they received the highly distinguished Zorbo awards at NAMI of Berkshire County’s annual meeting at The Lichtenstein Center on Wednesday July 25.
Colleen Sondrini-Cooper and Lou Kuch were so honored by members of NAMI of Berkshire County.
When thinking about quitting the habit, squashing out the last butt, and living a healthy lifestyle, e-cigarette smoking may be an alternative to quitting cold turkey.
That is according to Gregory Conley, Legislative Director for Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA).
“There is all existing evidence that e-cigarettes are 99 percent less hazardous than smoking plus or minus one percent,” Conley said.
BALLSTON – Rich Miller of Ballston Lake is familiar with bicycling, having toured the Adirondacks and trekked Maine by bike, but this time it’s different. This time Miller is fighting for a friend.
On August 18, Miller will be traveling on an eight day 400-mile journey from Buffalo to Waterford along the Erie Canal in support of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Moments are like looking in a photo album and recognizing a camping trip spent with the family or the last birthday party spent with friends. But, when those memories vanish, it can be a very terrifying experience.
Luis Carillo wants to help those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss by providing education and care to those in need.
If you could give a child an extra chance at life, would you take it? When you give a weekend backpack to a child, one donates to children’s nutrition and educational needs.
The weekend backpack program benefits children at 15 elementary schools within the Schenectady City School District, some of whom go without a full meal all weekend.
Emily Rubenstein Engel, MD, is a neurologist with expertise in headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo and seizure disorders.
She said when experts talk about headaches, they are talking about migraines.
In a post-industrial society, one that relies heavily on computer technology, many people are using the Web to find what ails them and search for a cure.
After all, it is more easily accessible than a trip to the doctor’s office.
To Julie Phillips, MD, an Emergency Medicine physician affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, the Web can indeed be useful for minor illnesses and aches and pains.
Remote controls, automatic car windows, mall escalators, and other devices allow for a greater chance for an inactive life and becoming overweight or, worse, obese.
Active video gaming may help turn the tide around, according to Dr. Michael Moreno, a Kaiser Permanente primary care physician in San Diego.
How we eat is just as important as what we eat. Snacking is one of the most common ways we eat and is a leading indicator of obesity.
Eating on the go is typical for many Americans. We just live busier and more productive lives in which our meals are sporadically taken in-between taking kids to their soccer games and driving into work.
FONDA – From making house calls to bedside service back to house calls, the Veterans Administration (VA) is changing the way veterans receive health care with the use of modern technology.
Called TeleHealth, this program uses video conferencing to the VA’s rural Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) without the veteran having to go to the main medical center in Albany.