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Monday, July 24, 2006

 

Increased Danger of Pain Medications

 
Increased Danger of Using Pain Medications Enhances Demand for New Drug-Free Pain Treatment

As pain medication becomes more dangerous, people in chronic pain are using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to gain relief. EFT is a do-it-yourself acupressure technique that targets the roots of pain; it does not mask pain. More than a decade of EFT case studies indicate that chronic pain is a result of unresolved emotional issues and/or a chronically blocked energy meridian system (Chi or Qi). Clear the issues and the blocks and you clear the pain without drugs.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2006 -- Pain medication was never intended to cure pain -- merely mask the pain symptoms. By conventional definition, pain is a physical signal that something is wrong in the body. According to EFT theory, pain is a signal that there is a block in the body’s energy meridian system (Chi or Qi), or that there are unresolved emotional issues. When emotional pain is addressed, the energy meridian system balances, no longer stimulating in a physical pain response.

EFT often works when nothing else does because it does not mask pain; it eliminates the body’s pain response to emotional trauma and energy blocks. It involves fingertip tapping on select acupressure points while focusing on the pain in question. EFT claims an 80% success rate in calming chronic pain. It and can be learned freely by downloading the EFT Manual at http://www.emofree.com/downloadeftmanual.asp?ref=prw-chronicpaincw

EFT even reduces or eliminates pain associated with serious diseases like cancer and arthritis. Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT, explains, “The medical profession tends to look at pain as though it has mechanical or chemical causes. By contrast, we frequently find that it also has very important emotional causes and once those causes are collapsed with EFT, the pain subsides.”

Pharmaceutical companies earn billions of dollars by providing chronic pain sufferers with medications designed to inhibit their pain. The drugs were developed to have fewer side effects than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Aspirin or ibuprofen which could cause gastric bleeding or ulcers.

Before Vioxx, the popular arthritis pain medication, was taken off the market due to increased incidence of heart attacks, strokes and death, Merck earned nearly $2.4 billion. In 2003, Pfizer earned $2.29 billion in sales of Celebrex, Vioxx’s competitor. According to Canada's Adverse Drug Reaction database, Celebrex showed 456 adverse drug reactions, including 30 deaths up until April, 2004.

EFT has no known side effects.

“Every time news reports that a drug has been taken off the market, or has serious side effects, activity on the EFT website increases as people search for healthy alternatives,” says Craig. “People freely download the EFT Manual and immediately start using this simple procedure to manage, even eliminate their pain. The letters and testimonials illustrate the profound impact that EFT is having on people all over the world.”

Dr. Joseph Mercola, sponsor of the world’s most visited natural health website (
www.mercola.com), uses EFT in his medical practice. Dr. Mercola explains, “I can recall using EFT with a new patient with rheumatoid arthritis who had been taking 60 mg of prednisone for her severe joint pain. She described the pain in her feet as if someone had stuck a butcher knife in them. The absolutely amazing outcome was that after a few minutes of tapping her pain had completely disappeared. It is still hard to believe how effective EFT is for this problem.”

Over 330,000 have downloaded Craig’s free training manual and another 10,000 download it each month. The official EFT Manual has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages.

The EFT Manual can be freely downloaded at

http://www.emofree.com/downloadeftmanual.asp?ref=prw-chronicpaincw

For further information, contact Gary Craig at 707-785-2848.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

 

Next Investment In Consumer Health Care May Be Telemedicine

 
Telemedicine: The Next Investment In Consumer Health Care

eNotes Systems Plans to Enable Health Care at a Distance – Just What the Doctor Ordered

Pacific Palisades, Calif. (PRWEB) July 20, 2006 -- When it comes to consumer health care, technology will never replace the human factor such as the maverick medical genius of Dr. Gregory House depicted on FOX TV’s House or the friendly general practitioner at a medical center near you. But, telemedicine has the potential to extend the human touch and transform the way health care is delivered.

The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine as the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients' health status. Whether telemedicine is defined using layman’s terms—(the transmission of still images, video, and other forms of medical data between rural and urban areas) or tech-speak—(the use of advanced telecommunications technologies for the delivery of clinical care), telemedicine is a, multi-billion dollar market that is destined to improve consumer health care around the globe.

The application may be as straightforward as two healthcare professionals talking about a case over the phone or as intricate as using satellite technology and video-conferencing equipment to conduct a real-time consultation between medical specialists in two different states or even countries.

As telemedicine technologies continues to experience rapid growth, with companies like AT&T, Intel Corporation-Digital Health Group, and Sony Electronics providing the bandwidth and hardware, it allows innovative companies such as Los Angeles-based eNotes Systems (OTCBB:ENSY), which is currently developing their product suite, to make telemedicine a reality, enabling physicians and other health care providers to examine, treat and monitor patients remotely without compromising standards of care.

"Simply stated, telemedicine is about enabling providers of healthcare services to deliver quality care to individuals who are remotely located from the specialty health care they need. Whether it's allowing physicians to examine patients via the Internet from miles away or continuing education for rural health practitioners who may not be able to take part in professional meetings or educational opportunities, telemedicine is experiencing rapid expansion around the globe," said Jeff Flammang, CEO of eNotes Systems.

For stock investors and early shareholders looking for high growth investment opportunities, their next investment opportunity may be in developmental stage telemedicine technology companies. Whether an investment in telemedicine benefits radiology--so specialists can read and interpret x-rays on-line--or cardiology—so reports such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) can be readily transmitted from an EKG machine for reading and interpretation—it’s evident to eNotes Systems that these kind of technologies in the health care industry are needed and are here to stay, reaching doctors and patients alike in all corners of the globe.

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Canadian Pharmacies Necessary Healthcare Solution

 
Senate Bill Confirms Canadian Pharmacies as Necessary Healthcare Solution

Drug importation debate stoked by passage of U.S. Senate Bill prohibiting Customs officials from seizing medications from Canada. New political momentum verifies Canadian online pharmacies are still a recommended cure for excessive drug prices and that the mail will get through.

Winnipeg, Canada (PRWeb) July 20, 2006 – The U.S. senate has affirmed its support for drug importation from Canada by passing a bill aimed at curbing Customs seizures of packages sent by licensed online Canadian pharmacies. By a 68-32 vote, the Senate has demonstrated that Canadian pharmacies are alive and well and offering the best alternative to outrageously high drug prices. Legitimate pharmacies like Rx Care Canada (www.RxCareCanada.com) dispense safe and affordable prescription medications and guarantee delivery.

The Senate legislation was introduced by Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican:
"We should demand that Customs and Border Protection focus on the true priority that we face on the war on terror," said Vitter, of efforts to secure U.S. borders. "Stripping small amounts of prescription drugs from the hands of seniors ... that should not be a priority."

Canadian online pharmacies are more relevant than ever because they offer international options for fulfilment of prescriptions at even lower prices through partner pharmacies licensed in their home jurisdiction. With a simple toll free call, Americans that pay out-of-pocket for their medications can enjoy immense savings. Ordering through a trusted Canadian pharmacy may be a welcome solution for the un and underinsured as well as seniors that have fallen into the infamous Medicare D doughnut hole.

“We’ve gone global and our patients love it” explains William Skubovius, Chief Operating Officer of Rx Care Canada.Com Pharmacy (www.RxCareCanada.com). “They now have a safe conduit to low cost medications worldwide proving that affordability need not come at the expense of safety.”

Canadian pharmacies applaud the Senate action, and it appears that seizure activity has already subsided in recent months. The reduction in seizures coupled with re-ship policies that guarantee patient delivery have maintained the trust and viability of international mail-order pharmacies like Rx Care Canada.

“The seizure issue has been grossly overstated. Less than 1% of packages are intercepted and those that are get re-shipped immediately”, adds Skubovius. “American consumers need not be deterred, Canadian pharmacies are back and are bigger and better than ever.”

RxCareCanada Pharmacy is licensed by the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association (IPS license # 32690) and has been safely dispensing medications to American patients for 4 years. All Canadian drugs are dispensed and carefully reviewed by licensed pharmacists.

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Want To Chat With World's Longest Living Mesothelioma Survivor?

 
World’s Longest Living Mesothelioma Survivor

Mesothelioma patients can speak with Paul Kraus who is perhaps the world’s longest living mesothelioma survivor. The next free teleconference is scheduled for August 22, 2006. Sign-up form is available at: http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com/speak-to-paul-kraus.cfm All mesothelioma patients are invited to attend.

(PRWEB) July 20, 2006 -- Mesothelioma patients can now speak directly to Paul Kraus, perhaps the world’s longest living mesothelioma survivor.

In 1997, Paul Kraus was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Because his disease was widely spread, his doctors told him that they could not cure him and that he should start putting his affairs in order. Instead of giving up, he created his own path to healing. “Dr. Andrew Weil wrote that any illness can be conquered through radical lifestyle change because our bodies are made with powerful self-healing capacities. It was damn hard to make such radical changes, but I was determined to see them through. I realized that to do otherwise meant that my chances of surviving were greatly diminished,” Kraus explained.

Today, nine years after his “death sentence” diagnosis, Mr. Kraus is alive with a good quality of life. He has written a book about his healing journey Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient's Guide. He also holds free bi-monthly teleconferences so that other mesothelioma patients can speak directly to him and ask questions. Mr. Kraus is not a doctor and does not provide medical advice, but as a patient he is able to share his own insights into how he has healed and managed his mesothelioma.

The next teleconference is scheduled for August 22, 2006. Sign-up form is available at: http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com/speak-to-paul-kraus.cfm All mesothelioma patients are invited to attend.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

 

Use Phone Service to Order Cheap Prescription Medicine

 
Seniors Utilized Phone Service to Order Cheap Prescription Medicine

Ordering Cheap Medicne by Phone Helps seniors without conmuters. Rising costs of prescription drugs and the loop holes in Medicare will put millions of older Americans and people with disabilities in a big money crunch. MyStoreForMeds.com has 3000+ generic drugs and provides the convenience and savings of an online discount medicine store.

Florida (PRWEB) July 19, 2006 -- Americans pay more for prescription drugs than any other people in the world. Additionally, prescription drug expenditures make up the fastest-growing segment of the increasingly expensive U.S. health care system. While the popularity of online pharmacies has continued to grow, seniors or anyone "computer challenged” are out in the cold of the increasing popular use of online pharmacy and cheap medicine stores. With more then 45 million Americans without prescription medicine insurance coverage, www.MyStoreForMeds.com online service is a lifesaver, with help only a phone call away.

Over the past five months, virtually all Medicare (Part D) plans raised prices for the top drugs prescribed to seniors, according to a report issued by the Health Consumer Organization, Families USA. The report, based on pricing data submitted by the plans to the federal government, contradicts the Bush Administration’s assertions that the new Medicare drug program is effectively moderating rising drug costs.

The Families USA report examines Part D plan prices for the top 20 drugs prescribed for seniors. It found that:

*100 percent of Part D plans raised their prices for Zocor (40 mg), a cholesterol-lowering drug.
*Almost 99 percent of Part D plans raised their prices for Fosamax (70 mg), a drug used to treat osteoporosis.
*More than 97 percent of the plans raised their prices for Lipitor (10 mg), a cholesterol-lowering drug.
*More than 96 percent of the plans raised their prices for Actonel (35 mg), Toprol XL (50 mg and 100 mg), and Xalatan (0.005%), drugs used for osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and glaucoma, respectively.
*More than 94 percent of the plans raised their prices for Celebrex (200 mg), Nexium (40 mg), and Norvasc (5 mg), drugs used to treat pain, gastrointestinal problems, and heart problems, respectively.
*More than 92 percent of plans raised their prices for Aricept (10 mg), and 89 percent raised their prices for Plavix (75 mg), drugs used for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, respectively.

“At the same time that the Bush Administration and Congressional leaders are touting the effectiveness of the Medicare drug plans, those plans are quietly raising the prices that they charge,” said Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA. “As a result, seniors will pay more and more -- as will America’s taxpayers."

According to industry experts, in coming months, millions of older Americans and people with disabilities will face a lapse in coverage known as the "doughnut hole" when their annual drug spending hits $2,250. At that point, Medicare drug plans stop paying for medications and require members to absorb another $3,600 in out-of-pocket costs before coverage resumes. And even while the plans aren't paying for their drugs, participants must continue to pay their monthly premiums. That is in addition to the 45 million Americans without any prescription medicine insurance coverage.

Likewise, a recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services prescription drug costs are expected to increase by 12.6% a year for the next 10 years,. By 2010, 16% of what Americans spend each year on personal health care will be spent on prescription drugs, the department said. In 1999, it was 9.4%.As a result, even those with prescription drug coverage are being told by their insurance companies that they will have to pick up more of the tab for prescriptions.

Villar continued, "We feel like were able to put together this situation for www.mystoreformeds.com with great timing. We are happy to be able to be a part of a solution for many Americans who need affordable prescriptions medicines.”

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Monday, July 17, 2006

 

Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT) Adds Staff

 
Myeloma Institute Adds Four to Staff

The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT) recently added four new staff members to its ranks, including two clinical physicians.

Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) July 17, 2006 -- The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT - http://myeloma.uams.edu) recently added four new staff members to its ranks, including two clinical physicians.

Dr. Monica Grazziutti, M.D., was granted a faculty appointment as an assistant professor on July 10. A former research associate with the Myeloma Institute (http://myeloma.uams.edu), Grazziutti is assigned to the inpatient unit. Educated in Argentina, Grazziutti did her internship and residency in internal medicine in Rosario, Argentina from 1983 to 1986. She followed that with a fellowship in infectious disease and clinical microbiology in Buenos Aires and additional fellowships in epidemiology and infectious disease at the University of Miami and the University of Texas-Houston, respectively.

Dr. Yazan Alsayed, M.D., also joined the staff on July 10 as an assistant professor. He will be working in the MIRT clinic and will be involved in research as well. Alsayed completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Penn., and completed an internal medicine residency at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He maintains professional affiliations with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American College of Physicians.

Igor Entin, Ph.D., joined MIRT as a research instructor. He is working in Dr. Joshua Epstein's lab, where he is participating in research studies related to osteoblasts and their mesenchymal progenitors in multiple myeloma. Entin completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with the hematopoietic malignancies program at the University of California, San Francisco.

Lindsay Rae Melson, R.N.C., A.C.N.P., joined MIRT as an advanced practice nurse and is assisting Dr. Frits van Rhee in the clinic. Melson received her acute care nurse practitioner certification from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She came to MIRT from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she worked with the stem cell transplant program on the hematology/oncology service.

About the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy:
The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (http://myeloma.uams.edu), located at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (http://www.uams.edu), is the world’s largest facility devoted to the treatment and study of multiple myeloma.

Multiple myeloma (http://myeloma.uams.edu) is a type of cancer that involves plasma cells -- white blood cells that produce antibodies. It is the second most common cancer of the blood.

When plasma cells become cancerous, they reproduce uncontrollably and crowd out healthy red and white blood cells, preventing them from fighting infection and carrying oxygen throughout the body. Bone destruction is a common manifestation of myeloma. The malignant cells also produce a type of protein that can cause kidney failure.

Research at the MIRT has more than doubled the annual survival rate of a myeloma patient upon diagnosis from three years to seven years and beyond.

About the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS):
UAMS is the state's only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is one of the state's largest public employers with almost 9,000 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children's Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

 

Over $11.5 Million in Asbestos Case Awarded By Jury

 
Jury Awards Over $11.5 Million in Asbestos Case

A jury awarded over $1.1 million to a Navy veteran suffering from asbestosis and $400,000 to his wife for the loss of his companionship. The defendant acted with malice or oppression, according to the jury, which added another $10 million in punitive damages against the company.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2006 -- A jury awarded over $1.1 million to a Navy veteran suffering from asbestosis and $400,000 to his wife for the loss of his companionship. The defendant, Asbestos Corporation Limited, acted with malice or oppression, according to the jury, which added another $10 million in punitive damages against the company.

Asbestos Corporation Limited is the owner and former operator of asbestos mines in the Thetford Mines region of Quebec, Canada. The plaintiffs are Joseph and Mary Garza, who currently live in Longmont, Colorado.

In early 2004, Mr. Garza was diagnosed with asbestosis, a progressive and debilitating scarring of the lung tissue that is caused by exposure to asbestos. He was placed on supplemental oxygen, which he has used on a 24-hour basis for over two years. He also takes various medications for chest discomfort and to control the anxiety caused by his breathing problems. Mrs. Garza is disabled and had relied on her husband to perform household services, such as cooking, cleaning, gardening and maintenance.

Mr. Garza was a fireman and boilerman aboard several ships during his career in the Navy from 1948 through 1957. He worked in boiler rooms, close quarters in which he was exposed to asbestos-containing cements, insulation, gaskets and packing.

The Navy often used Eagle Picher Super 66 insulating cement aboard its ships during this time period. Mixing, applying or cleaning up of this dry powder material releases extremely high levels of asbestos, according to expert testimony. Mr. Garza personally mixed and applied Eagle Picher Super 66 insulating cements to make repairs, as well as working near others performing the same tasks, but never received, nor wore any form of respiratory protection. He saw no warnings regarding health hazard on the packaging of this material.

The defendant, Asbestos Corporation Limited, was the exclusive supplier of asbestos fiber to Eagle Picher Industries from 1935 through 1957. The asbestos used in Eagle Picher Super 66 insulating cement was entirely comprised of Asbestos Corporation Limited’s asbestos fiber.

Asbestos Corporation Limited did not put warning labels about asbestos health hazards on its bags until early 1970. Sales brochures, introduced as evidence, showed that the company did not warn about asbestos dangers or advise consumers about safe work practices prior to that date. The company continues to receive income from the mining and sale of asbestos through a limited partnership.

The case is Mary and Joseph Garza v Asbestos Corporation Limited, San Francisco Superior Court, #438144. The plaintiffs were represented at trial by Christopher Andreas and Paul Vaillancourt of the law firm of Brayton Purcell LLP. Asbestos Corporation Limited was represented at trial by Randall Bernard of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP of San Francisco, California.

About Brayton Purcell

For over 20 years, Brayton Purcell has helped clients protect their legal rights in the face of devastating losses such as illness, injuries, and harm to family members. The law firm enjoys a national reputation for the high quality of its personal injury and product liability work, particularly in the area of asbestos litigation. For more information, call 415-898-1555 or visit the firm web site at http://www.braytonlaw.com.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

 

Cancer Patients Worldwide Community

 
New Worldwide Community for Cancer Patients

The first worldwide community for cancer patients has just been launched that allows members to post their own websites, connect with other patients, share photos, give and receive emotional support, share personal stories, and discuss treatment information and resources. It’s called My Cancer Place http://www.mycancerplace.com and it is light years beyond the message boards of the past.

(PRWEB) July 12, 2006 -- MyCancerPlace http://www.mycancerplace.com the first worldwide community for cancer patients, has just been launched. Modeled on MySpace, it allows members to create a real community where they can connect and network with other, share personal stories and emotional support, discuss treatment information and resources, listen to teleconferences, find out about cancer events, create personal web pages with text and pictures that can be updated and changed easily, and more.

“My Cancer Place is for patients and their families. It’s not a message board, but a way to form true relationships. People facing similar challenges can find each other across the miles and connect with each other as human beings,” said Michael Horwin the manager. “Although participation can lead to more informed treatment decisions through the sharing of information and resources, it’s the potential for emotional support that is the community’s greatest strength. People can use the community to help each other in different ways.”

Health organizations have been using message boards for years and MyCancerPlace represents a quantum leap out of that paradigm. “The real measure for any technology is how much does it help to make our lives better. Exchanging messages on a bulletin board allows people to share information so it helps some. But, the ability to present ourselves as people using pictures, sound recordings, and even video, create networks of friends and share information and support is a richer and more rewarding experience,” Horwin said.

The site has been set-up so anyone can easily join and have their profile, first web page, and their first friends in a few minutes. While sites like MySpace are designed for http-savvy teenagers and 20-somethings, My Cancer Place was specifically designed so that people in their middle or senior years can participate fully, and more sophisticated members can also do some creative programming. “Cancer can strike anyone at any age so it’s important that a community like this is accessible to everyone,” Horwin explained.

My Cancer Place is free and all cancer patients and their loved ones are invited to join the community. For More Information go to: http://www.mycancerplace.com

To learn how to license this technology for your own health organization contact Michael Horwin, MA, JD.

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Saturday, July 01, 2006

 

Cancer Program Receives Approval From Cancer Commission

 
Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Receives Approval and Commendation from Commission on Cancer

The Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York has received both approval and a commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Suffern, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 30, 2006 -- The Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York has received both approval and a commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The three-year approval is given to oncology programs that comply with the CoC’s 36 standards of care and are noted for their high quality cancer care. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receives this special honor.

According to the organization, receiving care at a Commission on Cancer approved cancer program ensures patients quality care close to home, state-of-the-art services and equipment, ongoing education and support and a team that ensures the best treatment options available. The Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons, offering cancer patients and their families many diverse support and treatment services.

“We are extremely proud of this commendation,” said Sushil Bhardwaj, M.D., Director of the Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program at Good Samaritan Hospital. “The Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program is designed to give cancer patients not only quality, but also compassionate, care. Being acknowledged for our advanced services, team approach and patient care is of utmost honor.”

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, the multi-disciplinary Commission on Cancer sets standards for quality multidisciplinary cancer care delivered primarily in hospital settings; surveys hospitals to assess compliance with those standards; collects standardized and quality data from approved hospitals to measure treatment patterns and outcomes; and uses the data to evaluate hospital provider performance and develop effective educational interventions to improve cancer care outcomes at the national and local level.

Good Samaritan Hospital is a member of Bon Secours Health System, Inc., one of the nation’s leading Catholic healthcare systems. It is also part of the regional Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information about The Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program or other services at Good Samaritan Hospital, visit their website at www.GoodSamHosp.org, or contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000.

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