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Saratoga Hospital offers safe and confidential services for sexual assault survivors with complete respect for the patient’s wishes and concerns. These services are automatically available to those patients who come through our emergency department and identify as having been sexually assaulted or abused. 

“We’ll answer questions every step of the way, giving patients the information...

Feb 19, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

Your healthcare provider has offered the option of a telehealth, or telemedicine, appointment instead of an in-person visit. The convenience is appealing, especially at a time when we’re asked to stay home, wear masks, and keep our distance because of COVID-19.  But how do you know if a telehealth appointment makes sense for you? And are there steps you can take to get the most out of your...

May 21, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

Does it seem that no matter how much sleep you get, you still feel tired and unmotivated in the morning? The evolving challenges and tragedies of the new coronavirus has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in all of our lives—a perfect storm of conditions that can disrupt our sleep. These culprits of sleeplessness are all too familiar: isolation, anxiety about health and jobs, upended schedules,...

Jun 01, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

As New York State prepares to reopen, you’ve heard many times that testing is key to moving forward safely. But those references to COVID-19 tests can be rather confusing, considering there are two kinds available, and what they have in common—both types must be ordered by your provider or your county health department—is outweighed by what makes them different.  Viral testing, often referred...

Jun 09, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

Even as we flatten the curve, adults aged 65 and older will continue to be at increased risk for serious complications if they contract the coronavirus. The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation has advice for helping older adults navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but some of the basics apply to every age group:

 

We should all be washing our hands often with...
May 21, 2020 | Categories: Health Information
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