The Onteora school district is closely monitoring what’s happening with the novel coronavirus. In a second coronavirus-information letter sent home to parents on February 28, school-district superintendent Victoria McLaren said the county health department would notify the school district if any cases of Covid 19 were diagnosed and would “provide us with specific direction, which we will follow.”
The rapidly spreading novel coronavirus (Covid 19) is in some ways like the flu, but unfortunately it’s at least ten times more lethal to those who contract it. Influenza kills about one-tenth of one percent of people who get it. The death rate for cases of the novel coronavirus seems to be somewhere between one and two percent. We don’t know for sure because at the start of an outbreak the apparent mortality rate can be an overestimate if a lot of mild cases are being missed.
SUNY New Paltz’s Institute for Disaster Mental Health director Amy Nitza trains educators in Puerto Rico after hurricane, earthquakes.
Interior renovations at the Institute for Family Health, located at 279 Main Street in New Paltz, will mean that patients at more than 30 locations will actually speak to someone in New Paltz for all their health concerns, eventually including the possibility of some of those patients never actually seeing a doctor through the use of tele-medicine.
A local resident writes of her experience receiving a series of surprise bills for a vaccine, and what it says about the deficiencies of our healthcare system.
A Saugerties family is asking for blood donations for their three-year old daughter, Cecilia as well as the many in the area and beyond in need. Baby Cecilia was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and her family is currently traveling twice per week so she can receive treatment.
ImagineMIC produces a lightweight, disposable patch that is worn on the left side of the chest. It constantly streams information about your heartbeat, respiration and other hemodynamic data points to a central monitoring intervention center, where that diverse team of medical professionals tracks exactly how your body is doing, 24/7.
In the Hudson Valley, a shortage of 9000 workers is projected by 2026, while the senior population will continue to grow and get older as it gets larger.
For years the New Paltz-based CareMount Medical office was located at a small, cozy office in the Village, just off the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and within walking distance of several downtown shops. The problem, according to CareMount officials and the office staff, was that there was no room to expand in the 2,100-square-foot site, and very little parking for their patients.
There’s a place where, as the Beatles once had it, “Your outside is in and your inside is out.” This place actually exists. It isn’t a metaphor, but a physical reality.