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Set Your Kids Up for Success By Booking Their Annual Wellness Visits

Summer is the perfect time to schedule pediatric wellness visits and vaccinations your children may need for the next school year.


Winter Injuries Are No Match for Columbia Memorial Health’s Doctors

if you suffer a winter-related orthopedic injury, Columbia Memorial Health has the right doctors, equipment, and procedures to help get you back on your feet again.


Fairview Hospital Offers Top-Notch Care to a Grateful Great Barrington

For more than a century, Fairview Hospital has been a safety net for the Great Barrington community, who appreciate the facility’s small-town feel combined with its nationwide network of care.


Climate Health is Human Health

Making progress on climate action will give us all longer and healthier lives— even if we don’t stop global warming. A collaboration with The River Newsroom.


Telehealth: An Important Diagnostic Tool at Columbia Memorial Health

At the start of the pandemic, Columbia Memorial Health quickly pivoted to telehealth—safe, convenient patient visits that continue today.


Communicate2Connect Helps Clients Translate Their Thoughts and Ideas Into Words

Communicate2Connect, a speech pathology practice in the Water Street Market in New Paltz, helps people overcome speech and language difficulties.


Columbia Memorial Health Expands Its Rapid Care Centers to Greene County

With the new CMH Rapid Care Center in Catskill, plus the first two Rapid Care centers, located in Valatie and Copake, Columbia Memorial Health provides emergency medical service to more residents of Greene County.


Locked & Loaded Against Lyme

Two New Preventative Treatments Could Keep a Lid on the Tick-Borne Illness
Health editor Wendy Kagan explores two exciting new treatments that show promise in helping prevent tick-borne Lyme Disease.


Understanding the Wide World of Medical Imaging

When it comes to understanding and diagnosing the human body, there are few technologies more powerful than medical imaging. While the phrase might make you think of just X-rays or ultrasounds, there’s actually a wide world of non-invasive imaging services that expert medical providers like those at Columbia Memorial Health (CMH), the primary healthcare center for Columbia and Greene counties, rely on to guide their patients throughout their journeys to wellness. Here are a few types of diagnostic and interventional imaging services that are playing an increasingly important role in cutting-edge care today.


Ritualist: New Paltz's Site for Spirituality, Wellness, and Witchcraft

Ritualist, a "modern witch shop" per owner Dana Cooper, is newly open in New Paltz. They carry tools for healing and magic making, which can be divinations and spells or simply connecting with one's inner power––you get to choose. Inside you can find apothecary goods, herbal tinctures, altar candles, journals, tarot decks, and houseplants. Ritualist stocks products almost exclusively by small and independent brands and makers, and is committed to making every customer feel welcome, in part by offering products made by creators in the POC and LGBTQ+ communities. Sustainability is also top of mind for Ritualist, as is equity: they donate 10% of monthly revenue to an organization that uplifts marginalized communities.


Support Groups Get A Digital Redo

When there's a will- and an internet connection- there's a way to be there for each other.
In COVID times, the move to all-virtual support groups has been a blessing and a gift for the Rhinebeck Parkinson’s Support Group.


Columbia and Greene Counties Have a New Name In Family Medicine

A Q&A with Columbia Memorial Health’s Dr. Hank Bacon
Dr. Hank Bacon joined the primary care team at Columbia Memorial Health in July of 2020. He practices at the Columbia Memorial Family Care office in Hudson, where he sees patients from early childhood through adulthood. In our Q&A with Dr. Bacon, we talk about why he chose to go into family medicine, the importance of osteopathic medicine, and why he loves the Hudson Valley.


Colon Health 101

When to start screenings, how to improve your diet, and more expert advice from colorectal surgeon Dr. Asna Amin
When it comes to your health, how much do you think about your colon? Probably less than you should, considering its vital role in keeping your whole body healthy. According to Dr. Asna Amin, a colorectal surgeon at Columbia Memorial Health, choice of diet, knowledge of your family and personal health history, and regular screenings for issues that could cause colorectal cancer can start you on the right path to prevention.


Women's Health 101

Understanding the Full Spectrum of Care
Understanding the Full Spectrum of Care


A Look at the Team Taking Care of Women's Health in Columbia and Greene Counties

Understanding OB-GYN Services at Columbia Memorial Health
For Columbia Memorial Health (CMH), the last several years have been devoted to bridging the gap in continuity of women’s health services for Columbia and Greene Counties. The intimate team of three at CMH's Women's Health Centers accompany their patients along their lifecycle, from teens just starting their well-woman exams to women experiencing their first pregnancy to those navigating their post-menopausal years.



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