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Bringing Better Spine Care to the Hudson Valley

Bringing Better Spine Care to the Hudson Valley

Inside Columbia Memorial Health’s Spine and Neurosurgery Program
As part of their partnership with Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health is now better positioned than ever to serve a community increasingly afflicted by age-related illnesses of the spine. Since the partnership began over a year ago, two neurosurgeons have joined the neurosurgery and spine team at Columbia Memorial Health. Combined with their established pain management program and physical therapy centers, Columbia Memorial Health now offers a full range of spine care, which includes minimally invasive surgery at its Hudson facility.

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What's the Difference Between Rapid Care and the ER?

A Time and Money-Saving Distinction
Dr. Michael Weisberg, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson plays the key role in opening several Rapid Care centers in order to alleviate overcrowding, increased wait times at the ER, and costly bills for non-emergency treatments.

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The Spectrum of Care: Autism-Friendly Services at Columbia Memorial Health

Columbia Memorial Health's Emergency Department and their Rapid Care centers in Copake and Valatie have dedicated rooms for patients with autism, who might struggle with the high stimulation of the surrounding clinical environment. These rooms feature lower furniture, calming paint colors, sensory blankets, and iPads to help ease communication.

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Columbia Memorial Hospital Rolls Out 3D Breast Biopsy Technology

As part of their continuing effort to invest in new medical technologies, Columbia Memorial Hospital has rolled out cutting-edge 3d breast biopsy technology, which complements their existing 3D mammography capabilities and offering Hudson Valley patients state-of-the art screening and breast cancer detection services.

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How Far Away Are We From 3D Printing Organs?

Leading Experts Weigh In on the Possibilities
While still a project that requires more time and research, the future of transplant-ready 3D-printed organs is closer to being a reality than you might think.

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Understanding the Vaccination Controversy

Tensions are running high around the controversial topic of vaccination. Here’s a look at both sides of the debate.

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Mountain Biking: A Non-Medicated Approach to Helping Kids with ADHD

Mountain biking offers a non-medicated, fresh-air approach to helping kids with ADHD succeed in school and life.

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Heavenly Matches: The Culture of Organ Donation

Wellness editor Wendy Kagan explores the culture around the life-saving act of organ donation.

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The Secrets of Spontaneous Cancer Remission

A Q&A with Kelly Turner, PhD, about cancer remission.
Wendy Kagan uncovers the secrets of spontaneous remission with cancer researcher Kelly Turner, PhD prior to her upcoming workshop at the Omega Institute.

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