The O+ Festival is holding a forum in Kingston this Wednesday, Jan. 18 to talk about health care issues and options in an uncertain 2017.
In just five years the number of locally controlled hospitals has shrunk from two, to one, and then to zero.
Statewide, there have been 147 confirmed or probable cases of mumps reported so far this year, compared with 24 cases in all of 2015. There have been 69 confirmed or probable cases at SUNY New Paltz.
Ben Fleischer sees something sophisticated in his home town. He’s banking that the time is right for an integrative wellness center that draws on many Woodstock talents who have been practicing their healing arts and alternative medicine in New York City more than here.
A state health official said declining vaccination rates, and its effect on “herd immunity,” could explain the recent uptick in mumps cases.
The Department of Health is recommending that students receive a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, which it will provide free of charge. It will also assist with staffing and running the clinic.
Set up inside the nearly 1,500-square-foot fellowship hall at the Lutheran Church on South Manheim Boulevard, the fitness center is a joint venture started by a collective of like-minded individuals who all used to work out at CrossFit 299 in Highland before that business closed its doors. Wishing to continue their training in each other’s company but without a place to go, the idea for a self-run gym was born.
A week after SUNY-New Paltz had to quarantine several students diagnosed with mumps, the disease has struck again.
“There are people [kids] can speak to. It’s a feeling of no one understanding, no one has been through this before, and there are people who understand and have been through it before. There is hope.”
Three drinking fountains were removed from service following the results.