Medicine / Health

K&J – Jim LaValley talks High Peaks Hospice / ACR

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High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is fast approaching.. In fact the event itself is June 2nd..  And today our series on Hospice continues.. We’ve made our way to Tupper Lake and the new offices of LaValley Real Estate which are now right across from Well Dressed Foods.. on Park Street in Tupper Lake.. Up until…

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North Country Honor Flight Heads to Washington on Saturday

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Veterans of World War II and the Korean war will be flying to Washington this weekend to visit their respective war memorials… The trip is sponsored by North Country Honor Flight.. North Country Honor Flight is continuously reaching out to veterans, especially World War Two Veterans who are interested in visiting their memorial in Washington..  if…

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K&J – Hospice Social Worker Patience Mary Whitman

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Today we’re continuing our series highlighting High Peaks Hospice… High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is now less than a month away and will take place on June 2nd … Patience Mary Whitman is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker with High Peaks Hospice in Mineville.. We spoke with her at the Hospice Administrative Offices in the…

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Official Lake Placid Ice Out Results

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We have the official winners of the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service’s Ice Out.. Ice Meisters Tom Mason… Ben, Marty and Mary Shubert and Brian Bliss have declared Lake Placid’s ice officially out as of Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 3:21 PM as they could navigate around the lake and thru the straights. Lake Placid…

Three Sunmount Employees Arrested for Assault

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On April 26, 2015, State Police arrested three employees from the Sunmount Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities located in Tupper Lake, for assaulting a 35-year-old male consumer. On April 19, 2015, at around 8 p.m. in the Central Intensive Treatment building, 23-year-old Callum R. King, 20-year-old Carter S. Hayes, both of Tupper Lake, and…

New Rating System Gives Adirondack Health 4 Stars

David Narreau, of Plattsburgh, was a patient with Adirondack Health on his 65th birthday, but that did not stop staff in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit from celebrating his special day. Following his procedure, the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to David and gave him a blueberry muffin and a card. Joining David for the occasion was his wife Cheryl, ASU Nurse Nicole LaMere, Unit Secretary Susan Catlin and ASU Nurse Donna Sullivan.

The new scorecard released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) indicates Adirondack Health received four out of a possible five stars.  The ratings are based on patient-experience surveys, which measured patient satisfaction in areas such as how well doctors or nurses communicated with patients, responsiveness of hospital staff and cleanliness of the…

K&J – Relay Highlights Value of SUNY Plattsburgh Students

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Today on the K&*J Show we have a story about 55 students who came together to raise close to $55,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event is in it’s 10th year and represents the culmination of the efforts of an executive committee made up entirely of SUNY Plattsburgh Students, and 9 different committees, all…

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Trudeau Institute Researcher Receives Two-Year Grant From NIH

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The Trudeau Institute has been awarded a two-year grant of $536,250 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health) for research in the laboratory of Assistant Faculty Member Elizabeth A. Leadbetter, Ph.D. The project, “Targeted Nanoparticle Vaccine Approach for Protection against Encapsulated Pathogens” aims to drive the…

K&J – Stefanik Visits St Joseph’s Veterans Facility

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Wednesday visiting with Veterans in Tupper Lake and Touring St Josephs Veteran’s Facility in Saranac Lake… For veterans in rural settings, Stefanik says she’s been hearing one common theme.. And that was the focus of the conversation in Tupper Lake.. “Transportation is a problem for veterans who live in rural areas,…

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CVPH Foundation Special Events Coordinator Michelle Senecal

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The CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. sharp.. It happens every year on the front lawn at CVPH and is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH..  The event is free and open to children in second grade and younger. AUDIO – 040315 – CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt is…

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Lake Placid Ambulance Ice Out Extended to April 15th

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The Deadline for Purchasing Tickets for the 24th annual Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service Ice Out Benefit has been extended… It was originally set for April 1st, but because of the substantial amount of ice this year they’ve extended the deadline to April 15th.. The criteria for marking the ice out on Mirror Lake is…

Adirondack Health Foundation Supports EMS Education

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The Adirondack Health Foundation is awarding three, $3,500 scholarships to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks who’ve been accepted to an approved Nursing or Allied Health program. Plus recipients may receive funding a second year if they maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average. And in recognition of the important role…

Gov. Cuomo Commends Rangers for Weekend Rescue

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Governor Cuomo is commending local forest rangers for their rescue of a family from Mt. Marcy….   DEC officers and the State Police were involved in a rescue Sunday of a mother and her two sons from the summit of Mt. Marcy after an overnight search for the family.. At About 11 a.m. on Sunday, a…

Adirondack Health Diabetes Program Earns National Recognition

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Adirondack Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program recently earned its third consecutive Certificate of Education Recognition accreditation from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). First accredited in 2002, the education offered through the six-week Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The ADA accreditation is granted to only those diabetes self-management education…

Mayor Calnon Proclaims MS Awareness Week

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This week is MS Awareness week in the North Country… and at Thursday’s meeting of the Common Council Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon read a resolution naming this week MS Awareness week in the City… We listened in on that resolution… MS AWARENESS WEEK 01 According to the National MS Society, Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated…

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Adirondack Health Reveals 3 Year Strategic Plan

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Adirondack Health unveiled a strategic plan that embraces innovation and leadership in a new era of healthcare reform to ensure a continued commitment to building healthy communities in our region for years to come. The Adirondack Health Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership team worked with members of the community, physicians, and staff to develop…

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Blood Drives in March

The North Country Regional Blood Donor Program, with the support of local businesses and agencies, conducts several blood drives open to the community each month.  Blood collected at these drives stays in the North Country, helping hundreds of people.  There many opportunities to donate in March: Monday, March 2 Twinstate Technologies, 8 to 11 a.m.…

K&J – High Peaks Hospice Executive Director Meg Wood

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Today on the K&J show, we begin a series of conversations leading up to High Peaks Hospice Radio Day in June. Each year, WNBZ, in conjunction with sister stations WLPW and WRGR spend a day with the community talking about comfort and dignity for terminally ill patients at the end of life and how Hospice…

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Saranac Lake Fire Dept Enters Year of Recruiting in 2015

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The average age of a volunteer at the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department isn’t getting any younger.. That’s according to Fire Chief Brendan Keough.. “Right now the average age of our members is between like 45 and older members like me and 2015 is going to be a big year for recruiting younger firefighters.” Keough…

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Adirondack Health CEO Tops list of “CEOs to Know”

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For two years running, Chandler M. Ralph, President & CEO of Adirondack Health, has been named one of the “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, which features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing healthcare in small towns and rural regions. Individuals on the list include CEOs and administrators…