Medicine / Health

Colby Center Medical Director Honored

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Dr. Michael Upton, the medical director of the Colby Center for Behavioral Health at Adirondack Medical Center, was recently honored with a Service to Medicine and Community Award. The award was presented by the University of Vermont, College of Medicine at the 2014 Medical Alumni Association’s annual reunion.  The Service to Medicine and Community Award,…

Another Win for Research at Trudeau Institute

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Trudeau Institute researcher awarded American Lung Association grant SARANAC LAKE, New York (August 5, 2014) – Trudeau Institute researcher Alexei V. Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a highly-competitive research grant from the American Lung Association (ALA). The grant is intended to provide seed monies over a two-year period to a junior investigator researching the…

K&J – Heart Health & Cardiology with Dr Anthony Tramontano

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On “The K&J Show” today we’re headed to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake… and if you come in the main entrance and make your way past the lobby to the left, you’ll find the cardiology department down the hallway on the right… It’s actually centrally located between three connecting hallways in the center of…

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CNA Training in Tupper Lake

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Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake celebrated the graduation of five students from its latest Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Program. The training to become a CNA is rigorous and is designed to prepare students for a career in long term care.  Students receive 156 hours of clinical and laboratory experience and 66 hours of…

VA Bill passes House Conference

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Congressman Bill Owens votes to approve the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014.. It’s a bill we’ve been hearing about for the past few days which will reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.. It went to conference to combine the Senate and House differences and conference report was approved by a wide bipartisan…

VA Gets a Boost from House and Senate

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Conferees Ok VA Bill House and Senate negotiators late Monday signed a conference committee agreement on legislation that would allocate about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agreement, filed in the House of Representatives shortly before midnight, includes $5 billion for strengthening the VA by recruiting more doctors, nurses and other medical…

K&J – Legislators Discuss Lyme Disease with Trudeau Institute

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re talking about Lyme Disease and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sellati is creating a research center of excellence for the…

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Mayor Calnon Proposes Health Insurance Reserve Fund

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The City of Plattsburgh spends roughly $Six point One Million Dollars on Health Insurance Every year.. But every year, they’re budgeting closer to $Seven Million Dollars.. and in these numbers, there is good news and there is some bad news.. the good news is that even though the city budgeted to spend $2.2 Million Dollars…

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2014 New Vision Students Honored

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Twelve area high school seniors were recently honored before family and as graduating members of the New Vision Program, Class of 2014.  The heartfelt ceremony capped a year of rigorous academic work paired with clinical rotations alongside Adirondack Health staff. In a room filled to capacity, opening remarks were made by Adirondack Health Chief Nursing…

CVPH Foundation – Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride Raises $2,500

The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center’s Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride held Sunday, July 13, raised $2,500 for the CVPH Travel Fund. The fund assists income eligible North Country residents who need to travel outside the area for care not provided at CVPH Medical Center. We’ve Posted more on our website at WNBZ.com Thank you to…

K&J – Trudeau Research Looks at How Aging Affects Immunity

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with one of the researchers at Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake.. Dr Marcy Blackman.. About the impact of Aging on the Response and Repertoire of Influenza Virus Specific CD4 T cells.. This is ongoing research being carried out by Kathleen Lanzer, Lawrence Johnson, David Woodland and Dr Blackman..…

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New Fire Hoses for Chazy Fire Dept.

PLATTSBURGH, Monday, July 14th, 2014 – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announce $17,078 in federal funding for the Chazy Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will be used to purchase new fire…

Mecry Care Board Names New President: Jeremiah Hayes

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a renewed mission of the Sisters of Mercy established in 2007, announces that Jeremiah M. Hayes, a recently-retired attorney from Tupper Lake, has been elected to serve as its Board President. Jerry Hayes replaces Paul J. Reiss, Ph.D., whose board term expired in June. Mercy Care is governed by a…

July Community Blood Drives

Plattsburgh, NY – 7/03/2014 – The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center, a program of CVPH Medical Center, conducts community blood drives with the support of many local businesses and organizations. Blood and blood products donated by North Country residents at these drives are used not only at CVPH Medical Center but at hospitals in…

Rotary Supports Mercy Care Programs

Lake Placid, NY  07/01/14 — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks received a $250 donation from Lake Placid Rotary to help support Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer, Volunteer Parish Nurse, and Community Empowerment Programs. Mercy Care is developing a new social model of extending mercy to elders living in their communities to relieve their isolation and loneliness…

K&J – Discussing Palliative Care and Other “Nick Nacks”

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Today on the K&J show we’re talking about starting a conversation with loved ones about end of life planning. Hospice Medical Director George Cook begins the conversation and in the studio with us AMC’s Chief Nursing Officer, Linda McClarigan. David Mader is Chief Patient Care Director of Oncology and Palliative Care at AMC in Saranac…

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A National Award for Local Wound Center

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The Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Adirondack Health has received a national award for superior customer service and exceptional patient care. Located on Old Lake Colby Road behind Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, the Wound Care Center and its staff of specially trained physicians, registered nurses and medical professionals are the recipients of the…

Fletcher Allen Partners Board Approves Name Change

Name to Reflect Tie with University and Collaboration Among Hospitals.  Fletcher Allen Partners and The University of Vermont announced today that Fletcher Allen Partners will be changing its name to The University of Vermont Health Network. As part of the brand strategy approved by the Fletcher Allen Partners and University of Vermont boards, and Fletcher…

Senate Releases Comprehensive Report on Lyme Disease

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The State Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative approval of a measure that would authorize tribal judges and other tribal officials to solemnize marriages on Indian lands. Senator Betty Little Introduced the Legislation at the request of tribal officials.. She says “New York State confers marriage authority upon a wide array of religious, public leaders…

Tristan Glanville Accepts CFO Post at AMC

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Adirondack Health welcomes another experienced professional to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. Tristan Glanville began work as a member of Adirondack Health’s executive leadership team recently, and has settled into the community. His most recent position was as Chief Financial Officer at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga. Tristan has 30 years of progressive leadership responsibility…