Yearly Archives: 2020

Helpful Resources for COVID-19

covid-19

We hope you and your family are staying safe. If you have questions about COVID-19, here are a few helpful resources: Coronavirus.gov – https://www.coronavirus.gov/ NYS Department of Health – https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home Saratoga County Public Health – https://www.saratogacountyny.gov/departments/publichealth/ Village of Ballston Spa – https://villageofballstonspa.org/ As always, we are here for you.

6 things you should know before your next outpatient procedure

knee bandage

(BPT) – With nearly 50 million outpatient surgeries performed in the U.S. each year and the increasingly complex nature of the procedures, patients need to know several important details when having surgery without an overnight stay in the hospital. Updated fasting restrictions, removing jewelry to reduce the risk of burns and asking about regional blocks…

Read Full Post »

Teen with rare illness gets wish to create comic book

Bo

(BPT) – Teenagers love to read comic books, and many even have the desire to write stories, draw comics and create their own books someday. Nineteen-year-old Bo is one of those teens. He loves everything about comic books and drawing — but juvenile Huntington’s disease (jHD) has made it increasingly difficult for him to express…

Read Full Post »

Illustrator reveals impact of a rare blood cancer through art

illustrator

(BPT) – While some people read comic books to escape reality, illustrator J.G. Jones is using his artwork to illustrate his reality, and the reality of others like him who are living with a group of rare, chronic, progressive blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Since Jones made his debut in the comic book…

Read Full Post »