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NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (January 31, 2019) — The months of December through February bring cold weather and increased reports of influenza across the U.S. Recently, virulence has been growing in New York City and the surrounding areas. Mobile Life Support Services, the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, shares safety tips and advice for adults and children to prevent the development and spread of the flu this season, which can last into the spring months.

There are two types of flu viruses, A and B, that affect humans, and there are multiple strains of each type of virus. Of the various strains of the virus, experts must identify which are likely to be most prominent in the coming year and develop vaccines. Receiving the vaccine can reduce the risk of illness from 30 to 60 percent, according to the CDC. Flu shots may be administered at doctors’ offices, pharmacies, health centers, and some offices, schools and colleges.

“Each year, the flu affects millions of people across the country. Individuals who are immunocompromised in any way, including the elderly and young children, are the most susceptible to becoming infected and can be more severely affected,” said Mobile Life President & CEO Scott Woebse. “Practicing good health habits can help protect you and your loved ones from the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.”

In addition to receiving the flu shot, Mobile Life recommends these tips to help prevent the development of influenza this year:

Wash your hands. Washing your hands often with soap and water will help protect you and everyone you come in contact with from spreading infection. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a great alternative to limit the spread of bacteria, but washing hands is still the most effective way to reduce the spread of any virus.
Avoid close contact. If you know family members, coworkers or fellow students are suffering from flu-like symptoms, avoid close contact with them. If you are ill, keep your distance from others to avoid getting them sick.
Stay home. If possible, stay home from work or school and avoid running errands when you are sick to prevent the spread of illness.
Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing to help prevent the spread of germs to those around you.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. The spread of germs is fostered by touching something that’s contaminated and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Develop a healthy lifestyle. Getting the recommend eight hours of sleep, being physically active, drinking fluids and eating nutritious foods can help prevent illness.
Clean often. Cleaning and disinfecting your home or workspace will also help prevent the spread of germs. Increase your cleaning routine when you or someone you know is sick.
To learn more about Mobile Life Support Services, visit http://www.mobilelife.com.

About Mobile Life Support Services, Inc.

Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. is a New York State Certified Advanced Life Support paramedic ambulance company that provides emergency services to communities and healthcare facilities throughout the Hudson Valley Region of New York State, including the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester. Founded in 1981 by Rick and Gayle Metzger, Mobile Life is composed of more than 500 EMS professionals across the region and operates a fleet of more than 60 ambulances and 26 stations. With a collective population of more than 1,000,000 residents, Mobile Life handles approximately 100,000 calls per year. For more information, visit http://www.mobilelife.com.

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An Introduction to Legal Cannabis on the East Coast

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

The Nyack Library

Community/Meeting Room

As New York and New Jersey prepare for potential legalization, come hear about a locally based cannabis business as we pioneer the industry of legal cannabis. Join the conversation to destigmatize and normalize cannabis and cannabis users. 

(Adult Program)

This is a free event but registration is suggested to reserve your space.
Must be 21+ 

Click here to register

 

Directions to
The Nyack Library
59 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960

Check out the new blog hosted by Chelle Cordero

 

Life Goes On, The Caregiver

 

Just some of the info available
What is a Stroke?
About Rehab
The ER & Money
Being able to live at home
& much more

Sunday, April 29, 2018 • 14 Iyyar 5778

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sanctuary/Ballroom

Tickets can be purchased in advance online through Thursday, April 26, in-person at Neve Shalom through noon on Friday, April 27, or at the door on April 29. Any advance tickets purchased after April 20 will be held for pickup at the door on concert night.

General admission @ $30
    Child tickets (under 12) @ $12
    Children needing babysitting (age 3-8, no charge, registration)

Patron – $100
Receive 2 tickets, preferred seating, name listed in the concert program, and more.

Benefactor – $200
Receive 2 tickets, preferred seating, name listed in the concert program, and more.

 

go HERE to register

2004 Volvo XC70 for Sale

November 20, 2017

2004 Volvo XC70

161,000 miles
5 cylinder

Black, Beige leather interior

Automatic, All wheel drive

P/W, PDL, Power Seats, A/C

Am/Fm Stereo Cassette,

Moon-roof

Alloy wheels, Michelin tires,

New front struts

remanufactured Alternator

few small dings

Drivers seat needs cover

Asking $1800.00
RUNS GREAT!

Call 845-729-5962 (Mark)

Local in-person transactions ONLY (Rockland County, NY)

2004 Volvo XC70 for Sale

August 22, 2017

2004 Volvo XC70

161,000 miles
5 cylinder

Black, Beige leather interior

Automatic, All wheel drive

P/W, PDL, Power Seats, A/C

Am/Fm Stereo Cassette,

Moon-roof

Alloy wheels, Michelin tires,

New front struts

remanufactured Alternator

few small dings

Drivers seat needs cover

Asking $1800.00
RUNS GREAT!

Call 845-729-5962 (Mark)

Local in-person transactions ONLY (Rockland County, NY)

A Kidney for Del Du-Bois

August 20, 2017

A personal request

Hi. This is Chelle (Cordero-Engelman),  I am Bobi (& Del) Du-Bois’ sister. I hope this note finds you well. I wanted to reach out to you.

We are desperately attempting to find a suitable donor for a kidney. Del is currently on dialysis and is in End Stage Kidney Disease. A living donor (blood type O) offers him the best chance for an extended life and more time with his family. Del is loved by so many.

Bobi and Del recently connected with an organization called Renewal. This organization helps to find suitable donors for people in dire need of kidneys. A lot of reaching out is done via emails and social media. We are asking for your help in reaching the masses.

We have a web site set up where we are also posting many of the letters that have been written on Del’s behalf. Go to https://kidney4del.wordpress.com/ to see it; scroll down to see individual posts.


We are asking for 3 things:

#1- Would you please write a few lines (a post) about what Del means to you, something about your relationship, or something about Del’s contributions (it can be any or all so long as it comes from the heart). Renewal recommends that we humanize and tug at heart-strings. Also any digital pics of you and Del (or Del in family situations) would also be appreciated.

#2- Would you please forward this site (in entirety or individual posts) to all of your email contacts, local organizations, houses of worship, unions, etc.? Also post on Facebook and/or Twitter. This will help get the word out. To forward an individual post click on the heading of that post first. Please forward this to family members and friends.

#3- If you, and this is admittedly the hardest request for me to make, or anyone you know might be a compatible donor, please consider having yourself tested. For more information about kidney donation, please call 718 431-9831 or email R9196@renewal.org . Renewal’s website is www.life-renewal.org  Please be sure to use Del’s name. Getting tested is no obligation.

Please consider doing any or all of the above, anything you can do will help. Del’s life truly hangs on this, thank you.

If you submit a letter, please write from your heart — I can fill in the necessary referral info for the post. Please email your words to me at  ChelleCordero@gmail.com  and put “Del” in the subject line. It can be just a few lines or a full letter, it all helps. Also please forward this email (or send me their email) to anyone you know who might want to contribute to this effort.

Thank you so much for your help and prayers,

With love,

Chelle.

“Black-legged and deer ticks have spread into new areas across the country, carrying Lyme disease into places where it didn’t exist 20 years, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC estimates that about 30,000 U.S. residents are infected with Lyme disease each year, but notes that underreporting could put the actual count at 300,000 cases…”

Source: Lyme disease numbers on the rise  in The Washington Times

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“Patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of the infection usually recover rapidly and completely. Most patients who are treated in later stages of the disease also respond well to antibiotics, although some may have suffered long-term damage to the nervous system or joints. It is not uncommon for patients treated for Lyme disease with a recommended 2 to 4 week course of antibiotics to have lingering symptoms of fatigue, pain, or joint and muscle aches at the time they finish treatment. In a small percentage of cases, these symptoms can last for more than 6 months. These symptoms cannot be cured by longer courses of antibiotics, but they generally improve on their own, over time.” [CDC website]

For facts about Lyme Disease:

https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/faq/index.html