Columbia-Greene Addiction Coalition Addresses Substance Abuse in Local Communities

According to Hannah Calhoun, the executive director of the Columbia-Greene Addiction Coalition, the organization’s main goal is to support communities affected by substance use disorder. 

CGAC was first established over a decade ago in response to the opioid crisis. The creation of the coalition was initiated by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, […]

By |2024-05-21T12:47:07-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Health & Beauty, Main Street News, Wellness|

Blue Zones: Co-housing Creates Community for Seniors

It’s so important to stay connected. As people age, it often becomes more difficult for them to stay connected. Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are public health risks currently affecting a large population of people in America.

Psychology Today defines loneliness as a state of distress or discomfort that results when one perceives a […]

Fibromyalgia: An Invisible Medical Syndrome

Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic and widespread body pain. It affects about 2% of the population, or about 4 million adults in the US, according to the CDC. The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) however states that it affects anywhere between five to eight million Americans. It is one of many medical syndromes that I […]

Pelvic Health at Danica Center for Physical Therapy and Movement Education

You may have heard the term “pelvic health” floating around more frequently, but what exactly is pelvic health? How do you know if you need pelvic floor physical therapy and what does it entail? I sat down with Dr. Bente Dahl-Busby, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of the Danica Center in […]

By |2024-03-28T09:43:40-04:00March 27th, 2024|A Healthier Life, Health & Beauty, Main Street News|

Bruce Knickerbocker Raises Money for Cancer Care in Lake Placid Ironman

Bruce Knickerbocker, a Pine Plains, NY, resident, will be competing in the Lake Placid Ironman race in July. He’s currently raising money to support cancer care on a local level throughout his training leading up to the race. 

Bruce, who works in the nursing supervision department at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in […]

By |2024-02-21T14:56:03-05:00February 21st, 2024|A Healthier Life, Exercise, Main Street News, Sports|

Ted Howley’s Weight Loss Journey

Pre-diabetic. Fatty Liver. High cholesterol. Three knee surgeries. Depressed.

This was Ted Howley’s life prior to January 17, 2022. “Two years ago, I was staring death in the eyes,” he said. 

Ted had struggled with his weight for years, often yo-yo dieting and cycling through different forms of exercise. “I would […]

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