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Internal Medicine Division
14
Oct

Adult Vaccination’s Role in Protecting Your Health

Vaccinations aren’t just for children. There are several important vaccines recommended for adults, but too many adults fail to receive them. “Generally, people don’t like getting shots, let’s be honest,” says Dr. Anita V. Pavels, an Internal Medicine specialist with Premier Medical Group. “But adults need these vaccines because there are viruses and bacteria that can still make them very, very sick. The most important vaccines...
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29
Aug

CBD Oil, Myth or Magic

CBD, short for cannabidiol the non-psychoactive compound found in the marijuana and hemp plant, is one of the hundreds of cannabidiols which are present in these plants but do not cause euphoria or intoxication.  Its cousin, THC or tetrahydrocannadadiol, is responsible for these effects and is present in marijuana. CBD works in the body’s endocannabinoid...
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28
Aug

The office of Dr. Sunhee Woo has moved, but not too far!

We are pleased to announce that the office of Dr. Sunhee Woo has moved, but not too far! Dr. Woo’s new office will be located in the same location – 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie but will now be to the right of Pulse MD. We are excited to share this brand new, spacious office with...
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30
Jul

Measles – What You Need to Know

Before a vaccination for measles was discovered in 1963, 4 million people per year contracted measles.  Of the 4 million diagnosed 48,000 of these patients were hospitalized, 1,000 suffered encephalitis, or brain swelling, and 400-500 died.  A separate measles vaccination was released in 1963 and the MMR or measles, mumps, rubella vaccination was released in...
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18
Jul

Weathering Extreme Heat

Staying healthy in steamy, hot summer weather can be challenging. Failing to do so can be life threatening. That’s why it’s essential to understand the effects of extreme heat on our body and have plans and strategies in place to reduce the impact of high temperatures and humidity. Late July and early August are the...
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28
Jun

Staying Safe, Indoors and Out

June is remarkable for the number of “National Months” it contains. For example, in addition to it being LGBTQIA Pride Month, it is also National Papaya Month and National Candy Month. For those of us who want to celebrate the good early summer weather, it’s also National Great Outdoors Month. However, since it is also...
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