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Powassan Virus, Deer Ticks in the Hudson Valley

Powassan Virus, Deer Ticks in the Hudson Valley

The Powassan Virus The Powassan virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected black legged/deer tick. Although still rare, the number of reported cases of people sick from Powassan virus has increased in recent years. There are no vaccines to prevent or medicines to treat Powassan virus disease. Reduce your risk of […]


Painful Intercourse and Vaginal Laser Treatments

Painful Intercourse and Vaginal Laser Treatments

Painful Intercourse after Menopause. Menopause is a stage in the life of a woman when she stops releasing eggs from her ovaries. This is also associated with reduced production hormones. Most women typically experience menopause in their late forties or early fifties, though some may experience it earlier or later in life. Symptoms of menopause […]


Holistic Medicine in Highland and New Paltz

Holistic Medicine in Highland and New Paltz

At FirstCare we offer Holistic Medicine treatments in New Paltz and Highland in addition to traditional medical treatments. Our new practitioner Jennifer Barresi, FNP is a certified clinical herbalist and Lauren Vigna, MD has done a fellowship in holistic medical treatment. Please call if you would like to have a primary provider who practices holistic […]


High Blood Pressure, Hypertension

High Blood Pressure, Hypertension

Usually high blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as blood pressure above 130/80, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. Many people who have high blood pressure have it for no apparent reason. Many of these people have had parents or relatives and high blood pressure and it is genetically influenced. Other factors […]


The Flu Influenza or a common cold?

The Flu Influenza or a common cold?

Flu is here. How can you tell if you have the flu (influenza) or a common cold? Last year the outbreak of influenza was widespread in 49 states. While the CDC recommends the flu vaccine as the best protection against the virus, educating yourself on the differences between the flu and the common cold can […]


Lyme disease treatment and tick bite treatment! Let our expertise guide you to prevent and treat Lyme disease. Holistic Family Practice appointments available. Want your own doctor? Call us today!