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Staying fit when the leaves fall

A Special Section of the Sullivan County Democrat, October 2017


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Teller, dressed as Wonder Woman, has approached her recovery with a positive attitude.

ere at the Sullivan County Democrat, Liz Teller Tucker is our advertising director. No matter the day or its challenges, Teller always has a smile on her face. Her positivity is not only pleasant at the office, but it proved even more important when life threw her a curveball in 2016, when she suffered a debilitating stroke. Now after a long and continuing recovery, the results have been extraordinary. Tomorrow, October 21, Teller is making the trip to Long Island to participate in the National Stroke Association’s Comeback Trail 5K. It’ll be the third 5K she’s walked in since the stroke, having previously taken part in the Forestburgh 5K and NAMI Walks New York State event. “I’m doing it because I can,” she said. “Last year I could barely walk.” When Teller began walking, she started at ¾-mile and is now up to three miles most days. Early on in the recovery process, Teller let her family know that she wanted to make fun out of the situation as much as she could. Her sister and best friend insisted on accompanying Teller to one of her first neurologist appointments, she said, “If we’re going to make this a party, then I want a tiara and Hawaiian Leis.” They all wore leis to the appointment which brought joy to the faces of her healthcare team and the other patients. Now every time she goes back, her doctor calls Teller her “hula girl.” Teller’s recovery has been aided by a lifestyle change (self-imposed dietary restrictions), as well as participation in yoga and martial arts.

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Change in lifestyle Dietary restrictions include eating low fat, low cholesterol and low sodium foods. Whole grain, unrefined. Lots of fruits and vegetables. “I was told I could have chicken and fish twice a week and beef twice a month,” Teller said. “I’ve only had beef twice in a year and a half. And I only eat chicken and fish a couple times a month. Ideally, unprocessed and organic food would be best. But it is costly and hard to come by.” Teller also stopped smoking after her diagnosis.

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The martial arts Teller takes part in tai chi classes at Catskill Martial Arts Academy with Master Don Belsito. He noted Teller has also gotten back a lot of mobility on the left side of her body. Belsito, who added Teller is great to be around, explained that she helps him teach during classes.” “The biggest pleasure is seeing someone get their confidence back,” Belsito said.

Callicoon’s Wonder Woman Liz Teller uses positivity in recovery

Yoga Her yoga teacher at Chi Hive in Narrowsburg, Susan Mendoza said, “It’s been incredible to watch Liz transition physically, emotionally and mentally. These ‘traumatic life projects’ as I like to call them can often derail us on many levels and the road to recovery can be long. For Liz, she took the first step to dig in and get to work on this project straight away with family right by her side.” Mendoza explained that Teller has brought her own wisdom and insight into the yoga and mindfulness exploration which has led her to try other healing modalities as well as yoga. “Yoga is a holistic combination of a breath and movement practice along with meditation. I also add a mindfulness approach and leave time for discussion. Discussion has been an important part of our time together. With stroke the brain stops receiving a steady supply of blood which it needs, so for Liz practicing breath and connecting to thoughts and feelings was imperative on her road to recovery. For Liz she brought an open heart and mind to her yoga and mindfulness practice and a lot of courage and humor. Always humor!” Some of the most exciting milestones for Teller were when she was finally able to flick the water off her fingers and do air quotes. On her message to others, Teller said, “Persistence, perseverance and patience are the keys to recov-


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Liz Teller Tucker, advertising director of the Sullivan County Democrat, seen here talking on the phone with a client, uses positivity in her recovery from a debilitating stroke.

ery. One must work diligently at their rehabilitation and be patient with themselves. Progress doesn’t happen overnight and you have to be careful not to overexert yourself.

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One of the ways Teller has worked towards recovery was through Tai Chi. She attends the Catskill Martial Arts Academy and takes classes from Master Don Belsito (left).

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The skinny on healthy childhood weight BY DR. LAUREN ROMAN, MD

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he percentage of children with obesity in the US has tripled since the 1970s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gaining too much weight at a young age can put children at health disadvantages that can last a lifetime. It’s crucial to provide our children with knowledge and resources now. First, parents should know the three main factors that lead to childhood obesity: overeating, eating junk foods and being inactive. There’s no substitute for good diet and regular exercise when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. Second, children understand facts and appreciate honesty. Let them know that obese children run a higher risk of developing health issues as adults including liver problems, high blood pressure, joint pain, sleep apnea and asthma. The long range consequences could include diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. While you don’t want to frighten your children, it is important they hear the potential longterm effects of obesity on their lives. Third, motivate children to maintain

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an active lifestyle. Encourage children to watch less TV, spend less time playing video games, on a tablet or cell phone. Experts recommend that children, ages two to five, spend no more than one hour a day with devices and screen time. Lead by example and unplug. Last, if you want your child to eat healthy, eat healthy with them. All in all, the formula for a healthy childhood weight is simple – eating right and staying active will lead to maintaining a healthy weight as a child and as an adult. Lauren S. Roman, MD Board-certified in Family Medicine, life-long Sullivan County resident. She received her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Studies and completed her internship and residency at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. About Catskill Regional Medical Group Catskill Regional Medical Group is a primary care and multi-specialty practice founded by Catskill Regional Medical Center, with offices in Monticello, Callicoon and Livingston Manor. Visit CatskillRegionalMedicalGroup.org for more information.


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inding snacks that are delicious, affordable and energizing is a snap now that ShopRite’s instore dietitians have teamed up to bring consumers everything that’s new and nutritious in the snacking aisle with the launch of their newest campaign, “Snack Smart for More Energy.� Lean beef jerky, acai bowls and assorted nut butters are just a few of the treats suggested by dietitians as innovative snack options that will satisfy a sweet or savory craving, and give hungry consumers a boost of energy to get them through the day. “Snacking has gone mainstream,� says Natalie Menza-Crowe,

RD, MS, director of health and wellness at ShopRite. “Our new campaign – Snack Smart for More Energy – helps customers discover delicious, nutritious snacking choices that make sense within the context of their lives.� As part of the program, colorful “Snack Smart� signs are positioned throughout the store near healthy

snacking options. In addition, ShopRite’s in-store dietitians are hosting food demonstrations, cooking classes, community seminars and other events to help spread the word about healthy snacks for both adults and kids during the month of October. “With Snack Smart, we hope to inspire our customers to take small steps toward better nutrition,� says Menza-Crowe. “And we can’t think of a more delicious way to spread the word.� The “Snack Smart� initiative is part of ShopRite’s Well Everyday program, an ongoing awareness campaign designed to create healthy conversations highlighting better-for-you food options.

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y mother is battling a number of health issues, should I wait for our physician to raise the possibility of hospice, or should I raise it first?” This question raises some important points about when to consider Hospice. Anyone – patient, family member, Health Care Proxy, friend, caregiver, clergy, and healthcare provider – can initiate a Hospice referral by contacting a Hospice organization directly. Hospice personnel will then review the situation in a discreet and confidential manner and if appropriate start the process for potential enrollment. Ultimately two physicians, the patient’s physician and the Hospice physician, must document that death will most likely occur within six months if the disease process follows its’ expected course. The

patient or Health Care Proxy/surrogate then has the choice to elect Hospice to provide medical and other services focused on quality of life for the patient and family. Hospice is designed to be a six month benefit, yet many physicians either do not discuss Hospice at all or wait until the patient is in the final few days of life before suggesting Hospice or making a referral. For this reason the question of Hospice care may need to be raised by the patient or family. Hospice is a health care delivery system designed to provide a set of services through a team of professionals to patients and family members in order to address all of the issues that end of life brings – pain and symptom management as well as emotional, social, spiritual and grief support. Patients with very advanced ill-

ness of any kind might be eligible for Hospice. Hospice is not only for cancer. Only 30 percent of US deaths are from cancer. Seventy percent are from other diseases. What are some of the signs that a patient is in the six month window? The following are some of the factors that a physician will consider: 1. Is the disease worsening in spite of treatment? 2. Has the patient lost the ability to live independently? Does he or she require considerable help with dressing, feeding or food preparation, bathing and personal hygiene, transportation, etc.? 3. Does the patient spend over half the waking hours sitting in a chair or lying in bed because of their disease – unable to do housework or even work on hobbies? 4. Does the patient become short of breath or fatigued with minimal

activity? 5. Has the patient been losing weight or had a decrease in appetite? Each major disease has certain specific factors that are considered as well. Regardless of disease, however, if the patient has worsening disease in spite of treatment, is now bed bound, requires total care assistance and has decreased appetite with weight loss, he or she will almost certainly qualify for Hospice services. If this description fits you or a loved one it is a good time to begin the discussion with your physician or contact Hospice directly. For more information about Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, call 561-6111 or visit HospiceOfOrange.com or Facebook.com/Hospiceoforange/.

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The Grover Hermann Hospital building, complete with emergency room and many other services, sits nestled among the trees off of Highway 97 between Callicoon and Cochecton. Off to the side of the patient parking lot sits a shortish hike path that leads you toward the Delaware River which runs behind. Grover M. Hermann Hospital is getting the word out that October is National Breast Cancer awareness month.

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Callicoon’s Grover M. Hermann Very friendly Hospital Very convenient STORY AND PHOTOS BY PATRICIO ROBAYO

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Well equipped travel far.” Grover M. Hermann also offers a Short-Term Inpatient Rehabilitation Program in which patients can attend a transitional sub-acute program, sometimes called ‘swing beds,’ which are designed to help patients recover from major surgery or major accidents such as coping with congestive heart failure and recovering from various ailments that can be helped with physical, speech and occupational therapy. The hospital also features an Early Intervention Program (EIP) for infants and toddlers with disabilities that require physical, speech and/or occupational PLEASE SEE 14H

CRMC Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary, from left Peggy Richardson, President, Dottie Schlegel and Vice President, Barbara Donatelli The Dexa scan is available at CRMC’s Grover M. Hermann Hospital, which is a special type of X-ray that measures bone density.


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therapy. The EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention. Additionally, as a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, the hospital offers a full health clinic, Callicoon Family Health Center, which is open five days a week with a primary care physicians and a podiatrist on staff once a week. The hard work of the Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary is one of the reasons why the hospital has grown over the last couple of years. With fundraising, the auxiliary has been able to provide the

The newly constructed Helipad that can provide emergency air lifts to other hospitals or treatment centers. At right: Sophie the Volunteer Pet Therapist can found wandering the halls or therapy rooms and the staff and patients are very fond of her.

hospital’s numerous patients with items that not only help with patient care, but also help improve their overall comfort. Additional accomplishments for the Auxiliary have been the installation of a Helipad to assist in transporting patients to other hospitals if needed; three recliners for patient rooms; two wheel chairs; a tub lift chair; TVs in the main lobby, patient physical therapy rooms; I-Stat for blood testing; ER Pediatric Cart; Physical Therapy soundproofing; Ultrasound for the ER and recently a gazebo was set up outside the hospital for patients, visitors and employees to enjoy. “So many local people really use us. If something needs to be done, we do it quickly,” said Dottie Schlegel, President of the CRMC Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary also co-sponsors, along with CRMC, an Annual Health, Children’s and Craft’s Fair where they educate and raise money for the hospital. Equally important is the hospital's participation with CRMC in purchasing digital mammography equipment along with a Dexa scan, a special type of Xray that measures bone mineral density.

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rystal Run Healthcare, led by Drs. Nicholas and Lisa Batson of the Psychiatry Division, participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, September 17, held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, NY. Prior to Sunday’s event, Crystal Run held a practicewide dress down day and bake sale where employees personally donated money to help raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. In total, $3,605 was raised by Crystal Run Healthcare employees and donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the trailblazer in the fight against suicide and is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives to reduce the loss of life from suicide. Suicide is the 10th

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Montgomery. With a total of $3,605 donated and fundraised, the Crystal Run Healthcare team led the walk as the top fundraiser. These funds help to support suicide prevention programs, unite those who have been affected by suicide, and promote mental health education in communities. Great job to all who participated and we look forward to walking next year,” said Lisa Batson, MD, Crystal Run Healthcare’s Psychiatry Division Co-Leader.

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Project Speak adds new advocate

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he Children’s Rights Society announced today that Ralph Savarese of Parksville has joined its staff as an Education Advocate for Project SPEAK (Special Education Advocacy for Kids). Mr. Savarese brings with him more than 25 years of experience in human services, program development and community outreach. He will be teaming up with Jane Bloom, an Education Law attorney who specializes in representing children, at SPEAK’s Monticello office. SPEAK represents low-income children in Orange and Sullivan counties who are experiencing difficulties in school. SPEAK can help

with Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings, Section 504 programs, Special Education Evaluations, Due Process Hearings, Superintendent's Hearings, and Manifestation Determinations. The program is funded by a grant from the NYS Office of Court Administration Judiciary Legal Services Program. Families must meet Legal Services income requirements in order to qualify for assistance. Children in foster care automatically qualify for services. For more information about the Children’s Rights Society and Project SPEAK, go to www.childrensrightsinc.org or call 707-4975.

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The Center for Discovery recently donated $15,000 to the Hurleyville Fire Department.

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eptember 26, – Crystal Run Healthcare announces the addition of nine new providers to the practice. Joining Crystal Run Healthcare are:

Joshua Frenkel, MD, earned his Medical Degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and completed his Residency in Anesthesiology at the University of CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS Chicago in Chicago, IL. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and completed Fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine, also at the University of Chicago. Dr. Frenkel specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine and is seeing patients in Monroe and West Nyack. Adam Gitlin, MD, earned his Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Northwell Health System in New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Gitlin completed Fellowship training in Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He specializes in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery and is seeing patients in Middletown and Monroe. Jordana NejmanMuhlmeister, PsyD, earned her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in Culver City, CA.

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Shannon Shah, MS, AGNP-C, completed her Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, NY. She is a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner specializing in Oncology and Hematology and will provide care to patients in Rock Hill.

Michelle NewellWhitney, FNP, completed her Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner Studies at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. She is a Board Certified Family Practice Nurse specializing in Urgent Care and will provide care to patients in Middletown.

Rafeel Syed, MD, earned his Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and completed Fellowship training in Nephrology at Staten Island University Hospital (Northwell Health, Hofstra School of Medicine) in New York, NY. Dr. Syed specializes in Nephrology and is seeing patients in Middletown and Rock Hill. Allison Whalen, MS, RN, AGACNPBC, completed her Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult/Geriatric Acute Care Studies at New York University in New

Yaijie (Jen) Wu, MD, earned her Medical Degree from the State University of New York – Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY and completed her Residency in Neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. She is Board Certified in Neurology and completed Fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine, also at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Wu specializes in Neurology and is seeing patients in West Nyack. Mandi Zaccagnino, NP, completed her Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner Studies at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. She is specializing in Urgent Care and will provide care to patients in Newburgh.

Survivors of suicide loss support group meets October 26 HONESDALE, PA – The Wayne/Pike Suicide Awareness Committee announces the October meeting to be held on Thursday, October 26, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park Street, Honesdale, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in Conference Room #3, 2nd floor (take the Orange elevator “A”). The support group is a positive support time to help deal with suicide and loss of a loved one. Individuals 16 years of age and older are welcome to attend the meeting. Please look for our 2018 Awareness Walk date to be scheduled for September, 2018. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 walk or who donated raffle prizes. For more information please contact Ms. Michelle Valinski at (570) 253-9200. Please note, in case of inclement weather the support group will not meet. Volunteers are welcome to serve on the Wayne/Pike Suicide Committee also by contacting Ms. Valinski.

Funds raised for local food pantries SULLIVAN COUNTY – A bake sale was held on Saturday, September 16th for the benefit of the Food Pantries of Sullivan County. The bake sale was sponsored by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the County Connection, which is comprised of the eight Presbyterian Churches in Sullivan County. Through the efforts of the generous donations and volunteer bakers, we were able to raise over $1500 for area food pantries. All money raised has been distributed to local agencies to help in their missions to provide healthy food to those in need.


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Building a Healthier Sullivan County LEADING BY EXAMPLE. Catskill Regional Medical Center is working hard to improve the health of Sullivan County. Take Amanda Langseder, Director of Community Health, for example. From participating in community health initiatives to encouraging healthy living habits at the Boys & Girls Club, Amanda can always be found helping our neighbors learn easy ways to stay healthy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one more example of how Catskill Regional Medical Center is contributing to creating a healthier community. Quality healthcare from your hospital. Better health for your community.

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