Medicine / Health

K&J – A Forum on Smoking and College Students Against Cancer

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The third Thursday of November each year marks the anniversary of the “Great American Smokeout” sponsored by the American Cancer Society.. and in honor of the event, Students on the Advocacy Committee for Colleges Against Cancer at SUNY Plattsburgh participated in a forum to discuss exactly that. The Forum’s Panel is made up of Kelsey Darby,…

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Mercy Care Commissions New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Jeremiah Hayes, Sylvia Hough, Susan Stiles, Ellen Beideck, Heather McGinnis, Cathy Trudeau, and William O’Reilly.  The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake. They join with more than 100 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the…

K&J – JCEO’s Outreach Program Director Sally Soucia

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There are 3,500 individuals making use of the JCEO emergency food banks in Clinton County..  Annually, 7,555 people taking advantage of services provided by the JCEO…  Today on the K&J Show we’re speaking with Sally Soucia, Community Outreach Program Director at the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity.. K&J – 111314 – The Joint Council for…

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Owens Reminds Emergency Services of Available AFG Grants

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will award more than $300 million this year to assist fire departments and other emergency service providers across the country. The application period for these grants runs from November 3rd at 8am ET to…

Fatal Colision with Police Vehicle in AuSable

On October 29, 2014 at approximately 7:14 am, SP Plattsburgh responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a marked New York State Police vehicle at the intersection of Grove Street and Telegraph Road in the Town of AuSable. The preliminary investigation indicates that Trooper Joshua L. Jenkins, a 10-year New York State Police veteran…

Dodgeball – An opportunity for Students to Discuss Healthy Sexual Attitudes

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It appears Dodge Ball, at least in Plattsburgh, may have a new name…  That would be thanks to Rolla Parker… He came out Last night to help young men at SUNY Plattsburgh feel more comfortable talking about Healthy Sexual Relationships..   Community Organizers, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh held a “Chevrolet Ball” tournament where the objective…

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More Grant Money for Emergency Services in AuSable, Jay, Keene

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Essex County Officials has received grant funding in the amount of $37,403 for the purchase of swift water rescue equipment to be shared by Keene, Keene Valley, Upper Jay, Jay and Au Sable Forks fire departments.. Town of Jay Supervisor and Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas says  “During Hurricane Irene these five…

CVPH Foundation Partners with Strand

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The Foundation at CVPH is partnering with The Strand Center for the Arts in securing regional art for the hospital.. Their goal is to improve the experience of patients and visitors. Since 1989 the Foundation at CVPH has worked to connect the generosity of the community with opportunities to promote health and wellness in partnership…

Town of Plattsburgh Re-affirms Support for JCEO

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The Town of Plattsburgh on Monday voted to continue their support of the Joint Council For Economic Opportunity.. The JCEO of Clinton County and Franklin County will receive $18,000 from the Town in 2015 and councilman Marty Mannix says that money is typically used to support some of JCEO’s outreach programs.. JCEO provides not only…

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Student Volunteers Available to Assist Elders

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is facilitating work with Aging in Place Task Forces in each of the Tri-Lakes Communities to help our communities become more aging-friendly. The Task Forces are collaborating with community service programs at Lake Placid Central School, Northwood School, Saranac Lake Central School and Tupper Lake Junior/Senior High School.  As part…

2nd health worker tests positive for Ebola

CDC says another member of staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for deadly virus A second worker at the Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola has tested positive for the disease, the Centers for Disease control and prevention said early Wednesday morning. The agency said the positive result was returned from…

Sanders at UVM – “VA Needs Doctors and Nurses”

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA. Legislation that Sanders shepherded through Congress in July includes $5 billion for…

Town of Plattsburgh Re-Affirms Support for Life Flight

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It’s been 25 years since the Town of Plattsburgh has been counting on North Country Life Flight for their continued support of emergency medical transportation in the region.. On Monday, the Town Board re-affirmed that relationship with a resolution approving the agreement for 2015..  Councilman Gerard Renedette says he can’t speak for the first 7 years…

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Consortium Schedules next Lecture Series Event

If you’re looking for a new acronym in the world of healthcare, try the word EXPLORE… Actually a consortium of organization already has.. (Experience, & Professional Learning Opportunities Result in Excellence) Consortium. EXPLORE is a collaborative effort of the Adirondack Chapter of Nurse Practitioners Association of New York State, Adirondack Health, Clinton Community College, The…

Community Blood Drives in October

The North Country Regional Blood Donor Program, in conjunction with community-minded sponsors, offers many opportunities to give blood in October. The following is a list blood drives open to the public: Monday, October 6, Lake Placid Masonic Lodge, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, Ward Lumber, Jay, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October…

K&J – North Country Life Flight

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In the North Country, there’s an organization called Life Flight which quite literally bridges the gaps between community and tertiary care by minimizing the time it takes for patients to reach the most appropriate facility based on their profile of injury or illness. Saturday October 4th, 2014, North Country Life Flight, in conjunction with the…

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A better healthcare experience for the youngest patients

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During her time as a high school senior in the New Vision program at Adirondack Health, Hanna Potter of Lake Placid gained valuable insight by working directly with healthcare.  Not only did the experience motivate her to continue her education in healthcare, she felt inspired to assist the youngest patients in the Emergency Department by…

Dr. Herard Joins AMC’s Pain Management Services

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Under the medical direction of Dr. Pierre R. Herard, Adirondack Health has expanded its comprehensive range of procedure-oriented pain management. Board certified in Pain Management as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Herard has joined Adirondack Health’s medical staff to direct pain management services at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Herard provides…

Sun Shines on the New Merkel Veterans Center

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It was more than fitting that the sun came out for the dedication of the new Dr David Merkel Veterans Center at St Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center in Saranac Lake on Wednesday. The new building will house 25 veterans in need of addiction treatment and recovery and will provide a comfortable setting with which to heal.…

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North Country Chamber Hosting Health Insurance Training

The Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce invite you to join us as our partner The North Country Chamber of Commerce offers a training on Health Care 2015 – Open Enrollment and What it Means to you.  Join us at the Paul Smith’s VIC on September 26th at 10AM. Presenting with Sandy Duquette will…