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Alcohol is a widely available and socially acceptable substance that, when misused, can cause or exacerbate serious health and safety issues. Overuse and abuse of alcohol is found in drunk driving accidents and fatalities, domestic violence, child abuse, depression, suicides, job loss and financial troubles, homelessness, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, short-term memory loss, high blood pressure,...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information

We are looking back on one of the toughest years we’ve faced in a long time. Fatal overdoses in Saratoga County had nearly doubled by the end of November 2020 compared to all of 2019. While substance abuse and alcohol intoxication incidents continue to be on the rise locally, here at Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Addiction Medicine, the good news is that we are seeing patients overcoming...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information

Depression is an overwhelming sadness that you can’t just shake off by talking with a friend, focusing on the positive, directing your hands to a project, or watching an uplifting movie. Left untreated, depression can cause physical symptoms and last for months or years. This level of emotional pain, just like physical pain, is a warning sign telling you it’s time to get help before it gets...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information

At some point, your primary care provider will recommend you see a specialist for a condition that may need further exploration and attention. They will likely recommend a specialist that they know and trust, but it makes sense to do your homework and find a provider that is the right fit for your specific needs and circumstances.  Diagnosis. First, understand the preliminary diagnosis given...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information

With today’s imaging technology, a breast biopsy is considerably easier for patients than even just 10 years ago. A minimally invasive image-guided needle biopsy is a highly accurate alternative to a surgical breast biopsy. Our expert imaging technologists and radiologists use ultrasound, mammography, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging to guide the biopsy needle to the precise location for tissue extraction...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information
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