Free Seminar on How to Improve Family Dynamics​

Free Seminar on How to Improve Family Dynamics

Unlock the Essential Elements for a Stronger Parent-Child Connection

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We invite you to join our interactive session where we’ll explore effective strategies to overcome the challenges of building a strong parent-child bond in today’s fast-paced world, where short attention spans and a lack of gratitude can sometimes pose obstacles. Sat, Feb 17 at 14 Jason Place, Middletown.
2:30 – 3 pm reception 
3:00 – 3:15 pm presentation by Dr. Yang 

3:15 – 4:00 pm Q& A  

Drop us a line to RSVP at:, and let us know what questions you’d like to ask Dr. Yang. We’ll add your questions to the list. 
 Northern Medical Center located at 14 Jason Place in Middletown. While this event is free, pre-registration is suggested.

Dr. Yang specializes in psychiatry, integrative medicine, and following his family’s tradition, is a fifth-generation teacher and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Yang uniquely incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, neuro-emotional technique, nutritional and dietary consultation, psychotherapy, and medication management for the care of patients with a variety of emotional and physical illnesses. Whether it’s chronic pain, stress, or anxiety, he is dedicated to helping patients improve their overall well-being. 

At Northern Medical Center, our dedicated healthcare professionals are always prepared to assist you in navigating respiratory discomfort. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services, effective treatment options, and expert advice to help you regain your well-being. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start feeling better: 

(845) 800-5118 


Winter Wellness: Nurturing Mental Health in the Cold Season 

Dear Beloved Community, 

As the Northern Medical Center, we extend our heartfelt commitment to your well-being through all seasons. In this blog post, we embark on a journey of Winter Wellness, exploring the art of nurturing mental health during the colder months, offering calm and caring guidance for a harmonious winter. 

Discover Serenity in the Winter Wonderland 

Gentle Outdoor Pursuits: Embrace winter’s tender grasp by engaging in mild outdoor activities like strolls in snowy landscapes. The crisp air and soft snow underfoot offer a serene backdrop for nurturing your mental well-being. 

Sun-Kissed Moments: In the pursuit of a brighter mood, steal moments in the winter sun. Even brief exposure can make a substantial difference in combating the winter blues—allowing natural light to illuminate your path to mental wellness. 

Nourishing the Mind and Body 

Thoughtful Nutrition: Elevate your mood through mindful eating. Savor foods abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and antioxidants, known to be allies in supporting brain health. 

Hydration Rituals: Keep the winter blues at bay with the simplicity of hydration. Infuse your days with the warmth of herbal teas and hearty soups, ensuring your body remains a well-nurtured haven. 

Crafting Comfort and Tranquility 

Enveloping Atmosphere: Transform your space into a cocoon of comfort. Soft lighting, snug blankets, and the gentle flicker of scented candles create an environment that nurtures relaxation. 

Social Connection: In the spirit of winter warmth, foster connections with loved ones. Virtual or in-person gatherings offer a lifeline to combat the potential isolation that winter may bring. 

Prioritizing Self-Care 

Daily Rituals: Cultivate a daily routine enriched with moments of self-care. Whether it’s escaping into a good book, engaging in meditation, or indulging in a warm bath, these intentional acts contribute to a serene mental state. 

Sleep Sanctuary: Transform your nights into rejuvenating escapes. Prioritize quality sleep through consistent routines and a sleep environment tailored to your comfort. 

Seeking Support with Compassion 

Therapeutic Resources: Should you find your mental well-being needing additional support, consider reaching out to professional therapists or counselors. Their guidance can provide invaluable strategies for navigating the winter months. 

Mindful Practices: Fully submerge yourself in mindfulness techniques like meditation and yoga to be fully present in the moment. These gentle activities cultivate resilience, aiding in stress management and overall mental well-being. 

Winter wellness is a journey unique to everyone. With these caring strategies, we hope you find a comforting balance throughout the colder months. For personalized support, remember that the Northern Medical Center team is here to accompany you on your wellness journey. 

Stay well, stay warm, and embrace the tranquility of winter with a resilient spirit. Reach out to us for any personalized support you may need on your Winter Wellness journey. Schedule an appointment today to prioritize your mental well-being. 

At Northern Medical Center, our dedicated healthcare professionals are always prepared to assist you in navigating respiratory discomfort. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services, effective treatment options, and expert advice to help you regain your well-being. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start feeling better: 

(845) 800-5118 



A Breath of Fresh Air: A Comprehensive Guide to Preventing Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory diseases, including flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection, COVID-19, COPD, asthma, and pneumonia, can significantly impact our overall health and well-being. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to safeguard your respiratory system. In this article, we’ll explore the best ways to prevent respiratory diseases, focusing on lifestyle choices and habits that contribute to respiratory health.

  1. Say No to Tobacco:
    The harmful effects of smoking on the respiratory system are well-documented. The first and foremost step towards respiratory health is quitting smoking and avoiding second-hand smoke. Studies have shown that Smoking damages the lungs and weakens the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to respiratory infections. (NMC has providers who can provide more consultation and service to help you stop smoking).
  2. Maintain a Healthy Body Weight:
    Many research data suggest that obesity is linked to an increased risk of respiratory issues such as asthma and sleep apnea, and other chronic respiratory infections. Maintaining a healthy body weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise not only benefits overall health but also supports optimal respiratory function. If you need help to manage your body weight, ask any NMC’s medical providers to help you.
  3. Adopt a Healthy Diet:
    Nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining a robust immune system and supporting respiratory health. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins provides essential nutrients that strengthen the body’s defense mechanisms against respiratory infections.
  4. Stay Physically Active:
    Regular exercise is not only beneficial for cardiovascular health but also supports respiratory function. Physical activity improves lung capacity and strengthens respiratory muscles, reducing the risk of respiratory diseases. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week (20-30 minutes a day).
  5. Limit Alcohol Consumption:
    Excessive alcohol intake can compromise the immune system and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. Limiting alcohol consumption supports overall health and aids in preventing respiratory issues.
  6. Avoid Environmental Hazards:
    Environmental factors, such as air pollution, can have a significant impact on respiratory health. Whenever possible, avoid areas with high levels of pollution and take measures to reduce indoor air pollutants. This includes using air purifiers, ensuring proper ventilation, and avoiding exposure to harmful chemicals.
  7. Get Vaccinated:+
    Vaccinations are a crucial component of preventing respiratory infections. Stay up to date on recommended vaccines, including influenza, pneumonia, and COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination not only protects you but also contributes to community immunity, reducing the overall spread of infectious diseases.
  8. Reduce Stress by Practicing mindfulness practices or meditation:
    Meditation is known to be a powerful stress-reduction tool. Chronic stress has been linked to weakened immune function, making individuals more susceptible to various infections. In last few years, there is the trend in increased population of practicing meditation in the USA.  Research has shown that regular meditation may enhance the production of antibodies, which play a crucial role in fighting off infections. This improved immune response may contribute to a lower incidence of respiratory infections.

Maintaining respiratory health is a multifaceted effort that involves making informed lifestyle choices and adopting habits that support overall well-being. By saying no to tobacco, maintaining a healthy body weight, adopting a nutritious diet, staying physically active, limiting alcohol consumption, avoiding environmental hazards, practicing gentle meditation exercise regularly and getting vaccinated, you can significantly reduce the risk of respiratory diseases. Remember, a proactive approach to respiratory health is an investment in a healthier and happier future.

      Dr. Wenyi Wang, Ph.D & M.D.
      Northern Medical Center

      At Northern Medical Center, our dedicated healthcare professionals are always prepared to assist you in navigating respiratory discomfort. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services, effective treatment options, and expert advice to help you regain your well-being. 

      Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start feeling better: 

      (845) 800-5118 


      Navigating the Unpleasant: Flu vs Cold Symptoms and Seeking Timely Care 

      As the seasons shift, a wave of sniffles and coughs washes over us, leaving many wondering if they are merely battling a common cold or facing the more formidable foe of the flu. While both illnesses share some symptoms, discerning the difference is crucial for ensuring proper care and swift recovery. 

      Imagine this: you wake up feeling like a truck ran over you. Your body aches, your head throbs, and a relentless fever grips you. These are the telltale signs of the flu, a viral illness that strikes with sudden and debilitating force. 

      In contrast, the common cold often creeps in gradually, announcing its arrival with a sore throat and a stuffy nose. While fatigue and mild aches may accompany the cold, it generally lacks the intensity and severity of the flu. 

      Yet, the line between these two illnesses can sometimes blur. So, when should you seek medical attention? Consider these key indicators: 

      For the Flu: 

      • Persistent symptoms lasting over 10 days. 
      • Fever exceeding 100°F for more than 3 days. 
      • Difficulty breathing or chest pain. 
      • Severe vomiting or inability to keep fluids down. 
      • Worsening of existing medical conditions. 
      • Individuals with specific risk factors, such as pregnant women, children under 6 months, and older adults. 

      For the Cold: 

      • Symptoms worsening or persisting beyond 10 days. 
      • Fever lasting for more than 5 days. 
      • Severe ear or facial pain. 
      • Difficulty breathing or wheezing. 
      • Blood in cough or phlegm. 
      • Dehydration symptoms like dizziness or decreased urination. 

      By understanding the distinctions between flu and cold symptoms, you can take proactive steps towards optimal care. Early diagnosis and treatment, especially for high-risk individuals, can significantly impact the course of the illness. 

      At Northern Medical Center, our dedicated healthcare professionals are always prepared to assist you in navigating respiratory discomfort. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services, effective treatment options, and expert advice to help you regain your well-being. 

      Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start feeling better: 

      (845) 800-5118 



      Northern Medical Center in Middletown Offers Free Health Seminar On Vitality

      Free Health Seminar on Living A Long & Healthy Life

      Learn from Dr. Jingduan Yang the secrets for living a healthy life well into your golden years.

      Health Seminar

      Northern Medical Center is offering a free health seminar presented by Dr. Jingduan Yang for community members wanting to learn the keys to living a long and healthy life, even into their 90s and beyond. Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 3-5 pm at Northern Medical Center located at 14 Jason Place in Middletown. While this event is free, pre-registration is suggested. Please call 845-978-5548 or email We hope to see you there!


      Ten Benefits of Getting A Flu Vaccine

      Getting a flu shot, also known as a flu vaccine, is recommended for several important reasons:

      1. Prevention of the Flu: The most obvious reason to get a flu shot is to protect yourself from contracting the influenza virus. The flu can be a serious illness, and the vaccine significantly reduces your risk of getting sick.
      2. Reduced Severity: Even if you do contract the flu after getting a flu shot, the vaccine can often make the illness less severe. It can help reduce the risk of complications, hospitalization, and death associated with the flu.
      3. Community Immunity: Getting vaccinated helps contribute to herd immunity, also known as community immunity. When a large percentage of the population is immune to the flu, it makes it more difficult for the virus to spread, protecting those who may be more vulnerable, such as the elderly, young children, and individuals with compromised immune systems.
      4. Protecting Vulnerable Populations: People in high-risk groups, such as infants, the elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with chronic health conditions, are more susceptible to severe complications from the flu. By getting vaccinated, you help protect these vulnerable populations.
      5. Reducing Healthcare Burden: Flu outbreaks can put a significant strain on healthcare systems, especially during the peak of flu season. By getting vaccinated, you can help reduce the burden on hospitals and healthcare providers.
      6. Preventing Missed Work/School: The flu can lead to missed work and school days, which can be inconvenient and disruptive. Getting vaccinated can help reduce the chances of falling ill and missing important commitments.
      7. Convenience: Flu shots are readily available and are typically quick and easy to obtain. Many pharmacies, clinics, and healthcare providers offer flu vaccination services.
      8. Annual Protection: The influenza virus can change from year to year, which is why it’s essential to get a flu shot annually. The vaccine is updated to match the most prevalent strains of the virus each season.
      9. Safe and Well-Tolerated: Flu vaccines are generally safe and well-tolerated. Serious side effects are rare, and the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks for most people.
      10. Global Health: Reducing the spread of the flu worldwide through vaccination is a crucial component of global public health efforts. It helps prevent epidemics and pandemics, such as the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009.

      Remember that while the flu vaccine is highly effective, it may not provide 100% protection. However, it significantly reduces the risk of flu-related complications and is an important preventive measure for public health. It’s advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best timing and type of flu vaccine for your specific situation.

      Book your appointment online for a flu vaccine at Northern Medical Center or by calling 845-800-5118.


      Northern Medical Center Offers Integrative Weight Loss Program

      Northern Medical Center (NMC), located in Middletown, has launched an integrated Weight Loss Program for the community. In a world filled with various weight loss options, NMC is here to guide you on a journey that’s not just about shedding pounds but about achieving overall health and well-being.

      At Northern Medical Center, we understand that weight management isn’t just about looking good; it’s about feeling good and living your best life. A healthy body is the foundation for a fulfilling life, so we’ve designed our Weight Loss Program to address all aspects of your health and wellness.

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      NMC’s Weight Loss Program Goals

      Our primary goals for the Weight Loss Program are simple yet profound. We aim to help you:

      1. Achieve Weight Loss: We understand that losing weight is a common goal, and we’re here to support you every step.

      2. Improve Health: Weight loss goes hand in hand with improved health. Our program is designed to help you reduce the risk of obesity-related health conditions.

      3. Enhance Well-Being: We want you to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our holistic approach addresses the whole person.

      NMC’s Holistic Approach to Weight Loss

      Our comprehensive and holistic approach to weight management sets our Weight Loss Program apart. Everyone is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to weight loss. That’s why we combine various elements to tailor a program that works for you. The program can include:

      Weight Loss Medications: Our program includes medication options, when deemed appropriate by our medical experts, to assist with weight loss. This can include medications that assist with appetite suppression, metabolic boosters, fat absorption inhibitors, and hormone regulators.

      Lifestyle Medicine**: We believe sustainable weight loss comes from adopting healthier habits. Our program includes guidance on nutrition, exercise, and sleep.

      Stress Management**: Stress significantly affects weight gain. We provide tools and strategies to help you manage stress effectively.

      Acupuncture**: We harness the power of acupuncture to promote relaxation and stress reduction, which can support your weight loss journey.

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      Acupuncture can effectively help you achieve your weight loss goals.

      Weight Loss Program Benefits

      When you embark on our Weight Loss Program, you can look forward to a multitude of benefits:

      Weight Loss: Shedding excess weight can lead to improved mobility, enhanced self-esteem, and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.

      Better Energy Levels: As you shed pounds and adopt healthier habits, you’ll likely experience increased energy, making everyday activities more enjoyable.

      Reduced Health Risks: Weight loss can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and joint problems.

      Overall Well-Being: Achieving a healthier weight can positively impact your mood, mental health, and overall quality of life.

      Ready to take the next step toward a healthier, happier you? We invite you to learn more about our Weight Loss Program and how it can benefit you. We’re here to assist you if you have questions, need more information, or want to get started immediately. Call (845) 800-5118 to schedule an appointment or book online.

      Contact us today at (845) 800-5118 to begin your journey to a healthier, happier, and more vibrant you. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re excited to partner with you on this transformative path.

      Stay tuned for more insightful blog posts, success stories, and tips to support you on your weight loss journey. Together, we’ll make every step count towards a healthier tomorrow.

      Welcome to Northern Medical Center’s Weight Loss Program – where your wellness journey begins!


      Northern Medical Center in Middletown Offers Wellness Program for First Responders

      Northern Medical Center in Middletown Offers Wellness Program for First Responders

      Northern Medical Center's 12-week Wellness Program pilot for Middletown first responders offers personalized holistic health solutions.

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      Northern Medical Center is offering first responders in Middletown it’s Wellness Program pilot. The open house on Feb. 20 kicked off an introduction to the program. The Epoch Times attended the open house and had this to say, “Program participants will first be evaluated so that personalized wellness plans can be developed, which encompass physical therapy, fitness sessions, nutrition and diet, stress management, Chinese acupuncture, and mental health.” The Epoch Times reporter also quoted Police Lt. Patrick Cunningham talking about how the program offers a holistic health solution to monitoring pain, “Usually, a lot of police officers want a quick fix to pain, so they are going to take Advil, ibuprofen, or go to the doctors for something else. But if we can look at it from another angle or viewpoint, I’ll definitely take advantage of it and give it a shot.”

      The 12-week program will connect participants to the five dimensions of health – physical, metabolic, energetic, mental, and spiritual health. It will enable them to be their healthiest and regain a sense of well-being. To read more from The Epoch Times please click on the link.


      Guest Speaker Seminar: featuring world-renowned plastic surgeon

      Top Plastic Surgery and Beauty Trends in Asia

      On October 15th, Northern Medical Center (NMC) hosted a private in-person seminar for enthusiasts and professionals within the beauty, aesthetics, and healthcare fields. The attendees not only learned about the top beauty trends from a world-renowned plastic surgeon, but also about the cutting edge non-surgical cosmetic procedures available at NMC in Middletown, NY.

      Dr. Cha–one of Korea’s top plastic surgeons–is a doctor to many celebrities, and the winner of the 2017 International Health Care Professional of the Year. As the founder of one of the most trusted plastic surgery centers in Korea, Dr. Cha has been featured on NBC News, CBC News, and Forbes Magazine.

      He shared top beauty trends in Asia and the latest techniques he applies to deliver optimal results for his clients with extremely high safety rate.


      How to Reduce Chronic Pain and Covid-19 Risk with Acupuncture

      Evidence has shown that acupuncture is effective in relieving chronic pain and improving overall health, especially the immune system. What makes acupuncture so effective, and how does it work?

      Join us, and learn from medical experts how acupuncture can help you reduce pain and protect yourself from Covid-19. Get all your questions answered!