ORMC organizes the 'Stop the Bleed' class
MIDDLETOWN – Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free "Stop the Bleed" training courses from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the ORMC Conference Center at 707 E. Main St. in Middletown. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-888-321-6762.
The "Stop the Bleed" course is offered in partnership with Mobile Life. The course is designed to teach the community how to recognize and control life-threatening hemorrhages (heavy bleeding) through the use of tourniquets and wound packing. No experience in first aid or medical assistance is needed.
Uncontrolled bleeding is one of the most common causes of death after a traumatic injury. The "Stop the Bleed" campaign was created by an inter-agency federal task force convened by the staff of the White House National Security Council to develop resilience by better preparing the public to save lives. This campaign creates awareness of basic actions to stop bleeding that threatens life after everyday emergencies.
For more information and to register, call 1-888-321-6762 or visit ormc.org/rsvp.
Learn holistic ways to treat arthritis.
WARWICK – In celebration of National Arthritis Month, St. Anthony Hospital will host an informative event, "Complementary Herbal Remedies and Therapies," along with a free food demonstration and tasting.
The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 21 at Greenbriar Room in Mount Alverno Center, 20 Grand St., Warwick.
Space is limited and participants must register in advance by calling 987-5197.
The night will feature education and exploration of some popular holistic herbal remedies and therapeutic modalities for health and well-being.
The hospital's Food and Nutrition Department, under the direction of Mark Brezina, will host this event. Janine Killeen RD, CDE; Along with Gigi Fried, RD and Lynn Palmieri, DTR will analyze the pros and cons of holistic herbal remedies, along with a food preparation demonstration by chef Brian Smyth, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Denise Hamilton-Jones will also offer a presentation on reflexology, an alternative treatment that involves the application of pressure on the feet and hands.
The demonstration and food tasting will feature turmeric, garlic, chicken, red cabbage, mango, rice with garlic and ginger, raw coconut and turmeric chocolate truffles and 24 ct vanilla gold with vanilla (golden milk).
VA celebrates Women's Health Week
WAPPINGERS FALLS – In celebration of National Women's Health Week this week, Medical Centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VAMC) across the country will organize events to support veteran women and connect them with health care services of VA.
The Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs of the Hudson Valley (VA HVHCS) will host a health event for women from 11 a.m. at 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Castle Point campus, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls.
Veterans can talk to Lauren Incontrera, RN, for more information about the broad range of women's health services offered by VA HVHCS.
For more information, call the VA Hudson Valley Public Affairs Office at 914-737-4400, ext. 2255