Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Made for iPhone Hearing Aid” Available at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Brought to you by Starky and the Audiology Department at Good Samaritan

The Audiology Department at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center offers Halo™, a Made for iPhone® hearing aid engineered to be compatible with iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch®.

Sold under the Starkey brand name, Halo combines Starkey Hearing Technologies’ superior hearing technology with iOS to deliver a revolutionary solution that makes every aspect of life better – from conversations to phone calls to listening to music. Halo will connect with the TruLink™ Hearing Control app, which is available as a free download in the App Store.

Together, Halo and TruLink deliver the most personalized hearing experience ever, and are designed to:

  • Stream calls from your iPhone directly to your hearing aids using Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology
  • Use your iPhone remotely to control your hearing aids
  • Deliver pristine sound and exceptional listening clarity
  • Help you hear comfortably in noise
  • Eliminate buzzing and whistling
  • Stream FaceTime®, music and more directly to your hearing aid

In addition to seamless integration with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Halo hearing aids are also stand-alone hearing aids packed with Starkey Hearing Technologies’ best-in-class performance features including feedback cancellation, adaptive noise management and directionality.

Call Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center’s Audiology Department today to learn more: (845) 368 – 5253.


Bon Secours Charity Health System Community Outreach Program To Offer Free Educational Information and Gifts

On Friday, October 10, the Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, will join the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and local Warwick merchants and other vendors in the celebration of the third annual Pink Friday.

The event, a festive as well as educational afternoon and evening from 2 – 9 p.m., is sponsored by the Bon Secours Charity Health System Community Outreach program, which will have representatives stationed in a large tent on Railroad Green.

In addition to offering free educational information and gifts for all attendees, staff members from the St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Warwick will also be on hand to describe the many services they offer.

The Women’s Imaging Center’s advanced mammography equipment, which produces digital breast images through computerization rather than traditional X-ray film, continues to improve the quality, wait-time and overall experience of mammography. The enhanced system provides exceptional images of the breast in all women, regardless of breast tissue type. Higher quality images, especially near the skin line and chest wall increase the rate of cancer detection. Computer aided detection (CAD) software acts as a radiologist’s “second pair of eyes” for screening and diagnosing any abnormalities. The image is visible in 10 seconds. If a second opinion is needed, the image can be sent electronically to another physician for immediate review. State-of-the-art stereotactic breast biopsy is also available.

The Women’s Imaging Center is not solely for women; high-tech Bone Densitometry, a screening for osteoporosis, benefits all at-risk patients. Ultrasonography is available to perform general studies as well as non-surgical biopsies.

Behind the technology is a specially trained team of experienced, board-certified radiologists and mammography technologists with advanced certification from the American Registry of Radiologic

Technologists (ARRT). The center’s staff promotes a pleasant and quiet patient-friendly environment.


Help Support the Bon Secours Charity Walkers in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, October 26 

Enjoy food, music and fun for a good cause.

On Sunday, October 26, the Bon Secours Charity Walkers Team, whose members include hospital employees and citizens of communities serviced by Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY will participate in the annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.

The JDRF Walk, designed to raise money for critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, will be held at the Rockland Boulders Stadium, 1 Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York. Check in time is 9 a.m. and the 5k walk starts at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to support the Walk by fundraising or making a donation.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research.

To register and participate in the walk or to make a donation on behalf of the Bon Secours Charity Walkers Team visit:

For additional information contact Katie Marshall at (201) 568-4838 or email:

Breast Cancer: FAQs

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The best way to detect breast cancer early is with a mammogram. If you are
a woman age 50 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram at least every two years.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

When breast cancer starts out, it is too small to feel and does not cause signs and symptoms. As it grows, however, breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels.

What is a mammogram? 

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are age 50 to 74 years, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are age 40–49 years, talk to your doctor about when and how often you should have a screening mammogram.

Why should I have a mammogram?

Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives.

How can I lower my risk of breast cancer?

Control your weight and exercise. Know your family history of breast cancer. If you have a
mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer, ask your doctor what is your risk of getting breast cancer and how you can lower your risk. Find out the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.

Can men get breast cancer?

Men can also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. For every 100 cases of breast cancer, less than 1 is in men.