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5 Reasons to Make a New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking

December 21, 2021

As the New Year approaches, it is an opportunity for a fresh start. Many people use this clean slate to make positive changes within their own life. If you are trying to decide which change you should make in your life, quitting smoking should be at the top of the list. Richmond University Medical Center […]

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Tips for Cleaning Your Hands

December 7, 2021

Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to stop germs from spreading person-to-person and can help you avoid getting sick. Even though we were told at an early age to always wash our hands, some people never learn the proper way of doing so. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, washing your hands […]

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5 Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot

November 30, 2021

When colder weather approaches, it is important to be aware of flu season and the potential dangers that can come with it. Because the common cold and flu share similar symptoms, many people think the flu is just a more severe form of cold. Cold and flu are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused […]

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Understanding the Signs of Lung Cancer and When to Talk to Your Physician

November 16, 2021

Lung cancer refers to malignant (harmful) cancerous cells that develop in the lungs of the respiratory system. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type, making up a large majority of lung cancer diagnoses, while small-cell lung cancer is rarer yet known to spread quickly. The onset of lung cancer is usually linked to […]

Richmond University Medical Center Hosts Halloween Themed Blood Drive

November 10, 2021

Over 42 Units of Blood Collected Thanks to Nearly 40 Donors On October 30, Richmond University Medical Center hosted a Halloween themed blood drive at its Family Health Center, located at 800 Castleton Avenue. Close to 40 individuals donated blood, resulting in a collection of 42 units. The units have the potential to help save […]

Local Karate Students Raise Breast Cancer Awareness with Donation to RUMC

November 8, 2021

Students donate over $6,000 for RUMC’s Breast and Women’s Center On November 6, over 150 students from Dragon Kim’s Karate USA did their part to help chop down breast cancer and support those in the community battling the disease. The students sold pink karate belts throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and […]

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Know Your Numbers: Raising Diabetes Awareness

November 4, 2021

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Richmond University Medical Center provides educational material on diabetes to better equip you for the years to come, including the effects of diabetes on the body and what you can […]

RUMC Receives Menstrual Product Donation to Help Victims of Sexual Assault

November 1, 2021

Aunt Flow and SUNY Donate Over 3,000 Items to be Distributed Through Hospital’s SAFE Program To assist victims of sexual assault being cared for at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), Aunt Flow, a provider of menstrual products for commercial bathrooms, and the State University of New York (SUNY)’s Got Your Back program, have donated over 3,000 […]

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The Importance of Physical Therapy and How It Can Help with Recovery

October 26, 2021

The goal of physical therapy is to restore a patient’s functionality, mobility, and strength. This treatment aims to prevent further damage to the area being treated and decreases or eliminates the need for treatments such as medicines, injections, and more. Through physical therapy, Richmond University Medical Center helps patients increase functionality and strength using individualized […]

Richmond University Medical Center Welcomes NYS Office of Mental Health Commissioner

October 25, 2021

Commissioner Ann Marie T. Sullivan Tours Facilities, Reviews Services and Thanks Staff On October 22, Ann Marie T. Sullivan, MD, Commissioner for the New York State Office of Mental Health, toured the inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities of Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). She was joined by hospital leadership as well as Bob Moon, […]