Open Door Family Medical Center has received a new grant from New York State Department of Health to continue to cover the cost of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings for eligible patients over the next five years as part of the New York State Cancer Services Program (CSP). Over the past five years, Open […]
Recognizing the shortage of primary care physicians, the first class of Physician Assistants (PAs) – comprised of four Navy Hospital Corpsmen with considerable training during their military careers – graduated from Duke University in 1967. Several years later, the PA concept gained momentum as a way to improve and expand access to healthcare with federal […]
The “cool” factor, for some, may still be missing. Yet, with a range of far more fashionable models and colors now available, these are no longer your father’s nerdy-looking sports goggles. And, like bike helmets or knee pads, they can be critical to a child’s safety. With children back at school, and many actively participating […]
The rate of cigarette smoking has dropped precipitously since the American Cancer Society first took The Great American Smokeout nationwide in 1977. The 46th year of the observance will be celebrated on November 16th. Still, an estimated 34 million Americans continue to smoke today (14 percent of adults – from a high of 42 percent […]
On October 6, the midwives at Open Door reached a milestone by officially celebrating the birth of Noah Quito, the 10,000th baby to be delivered by an Open Door midwife since the health center opened its midwife program in September 2003. All of the babies were delivered at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. The arrival […]
Suicide in America is at a record high. Nearly 50,000 people died by suicide last year – 15 deaths for every 100,000 people. This marked a five percent spike over 2018, the year with the previous highest number of suicides. Suicides among young people were also higher than ever before. “Circumstances and psychosocial experiences and […]
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