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May 2023 Newsletter

May 1, 2023

Happy Mother's Day, spring allergies, tips for ticks, and so much more!

Non-profit pharmacy opens in Ulster County By John Camera

April 16, 2023

Wellness Rx's Pharmacy for the Public Good is breaking new ground as a wellness center and a place for everyone, regardless of income level, to receive treatment and care from a non-profit pharmacy and not a corporate one.

Special Wellness Rx Report: Long COVID

April 11, 2023

Long COVID, or the continuation or development of new symptoms 3 months after the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection, is a major concern for many patients and providers. It is estimated that 15-20% of individuals with a COVID-19 infection will develop Long COVID, which is characterized by a wide range of symptoms and severity. The exact cause of Long COVID is unknown, but it is believed to involve the presence of persistent inflammation, possibly induced by the actual persistent presence of COVID-19 virus in the body despite testing negative for the disease. Age between 50-59, female gender, obesity, having underlying conditions such as COPD or diabetes, and >2 symptoms one month after the initial infection all increased the risk of having symptoms 1-year post-infection. Although there is no single treatment or cure for Long COVID, Paxlovid, an anti-viral medication authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients, has been shown to reduce the incidence of Long COVID by 25% when given to COVID-positive patients who qualified for antiviral treatment.

April 2023 Newsletter

April 1, 2023

Celebrating our new intern, long haul covid, and our grand opening in Phoenicia!

March 2023 Newsletter

March 16, 2023

Loving memory of Patty Ullmann, Phoenicia updates, helpful tips on health navigators and so much more.

Forest Bathing

February 14, 2023

Have you been hearing lately that spending time in nature is helpful? Beth Rennig recently completed a certification as a Forest Therapy Guide, and has written an article that helps explain how nature and working with energy can be a huge help to us. “As a certified Reiki Master practitioner and Forest Therapy Guide, I am passionate about helping people connect with their own healing processes and with the natural world.“ “Forests provide two essential elements that help our biology, oxygen, and phytoncides, which are chemicals found in plants' natural oils that act as a plant's defense system. In guided forest walks, I invite people to have experiences that help them engage their senses more deeply with the trees, plants, and the natural world around them. Anyone can do this practice on their own, even in their yard. Besides the physical benefits of forest bathing, being in a small group of like-minded people and spending more time in nature can help lift our mood and make us feel more connected. I believe forest bathing is essential for us to cope with the post-pandemic stress, and it can help our children who are suffering from nature deficit disorder.