Medicine / Health

Mercy Care Friendship Picnic

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted more than 50 elders, Friendship Volunteers, Parish Nurses, and Board Members at Guggenheim Center on Lower Saranac Lake for its annual Friendship Picnic. The gathering is held each …….

Dr. Peter B. Koppenheffer joins Medical Associates

SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health welcomes the newest member of its medical staff, Dr. Peter B. Koppenheffer. Dr. Koppenheffer is accepting new patients with Medical Associates of Saranac Lake. He will continue the tradition at Medical Associates of providing a wide range of healthcare services with a caring and personal approach that began over 100 years…

Deadline for $1.3m Grant Approaches

Tupper Lake Town Supervisor Roger Amell

Tupper Lake’s Emergency Services Building is running up against it’s first deadline.. There are 45 days from bid opening on the project for the Village and depending on the interpretation of the law, that puts the timeline into the first week of October for the Village to continue their discussions with Federal authorities on the $1.3 Million Grant that Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun says must

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A Focus on Wellness in Lake Placid’s Schools

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In Lake Placid, the school board has two members that have taken on the large task or re-working district-wide policies and depending on the topic, they’ll be working with administrators and the state to assure that their policies meet the needs of the students while also mirroring the specific requirements of the

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Boil Water Order Issued for Olive Street in Saranac Lake

Residents of Olive Street from Sumner to Williams, Leona and Olive Street from Williams to 92 Olive are under a boil water order this morning.. The Boil Water order is being issued as a precaution because a water main break interrupted the water service and caused low water line pressures throughout the distribution system.. That means there’s a possibility that contamination may have been able to enter the distribution system. The Commissioner of Health says water should be boiled in a clean container for at least one minute after a rolling boil is obtained…

Tupper Lake is Under a Boil Water Order

The Village of Tupper Lake is under a Boil Water Order this morning.. The New York State Department of Health says residents using village water should not drink the water without boiling it first. The order has been issued as a precaution pursuant to section 1107 of the public health law due to the breakdown in Chlorine Disinfection Treatment. This is not the

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Pagers for Paul Smiths Fire Dept

The Paul Smith’s Gabriels Fire Department is facing a dilemma that the Village of Saranac Lake in cooperation with it’s Volunteer Fire Department may be able to solve.. The two fire Departments and members of the Village Board plan to meet today to finalize the details.. Trustee Tom Catillaz says there are paging frequencies that are available and already licensed that are not currently being actively used by the …….

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K&J – Homeward Bound for Returning Vets

Today on the K&J Show we spend time with Adrien Vlach, Director of Business Administration at Homeward Bound.. And Charles Jesse is a Veteran of the first class of NAVY Seals and tells us about some of the work they did.. The conversation takes place on the second floor balcony at The Prescott House in Saranac Lake, which is where the homeward bound offices are located… The conversation went about 45 minutes so we split the K&J into two parts on the air but here online we present the entire conversation…

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AMC Building Emergency Room Committee

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph says there’s been some progress on plans to coordinate with officials from Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba in the creation of a committee to assist AMC Lake Placid with decisions on scheduling and hours of operation.. The Hospital hopes to have the committee formed and meeting………

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A Changing Focus for AMC and Rural Health Care

Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katy VanAnden.

An Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony gives Adirondack Health a chance to highlight new opportunities for patients

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State Watches Lake Placid ER

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The Board of Directors at Adirondack Health are moving to create an ad hoc committee made up of members of the community and of the hospital who will help to finalize the hours for the Lake Placid Emergency Room…

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Wellness in the Workforce Proposed

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The concept of Wellness in the Workforce is presented to the Saranac Lake Village Board on Monday Evening.

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K&J – Alzheimer’s Counselor Kenna Lapport

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The Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center Based at Plattsburgh State University is now in it’s 25th year. We speak with Licensed Mental Health Counselor Kenna Lapport about the disease and their new “Third Age Care Center” moving from the Adult Center to The Lake Colby School.

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Congressman Bill Owens on Obama Care

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Congressman Bill Owens weighed in on the Affordable Care Act and Medicare at a recent telephone town hall meeting with constituents. We listened in on the conversation.

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Sports Medicine and Rugby Weekend

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Sports Medicine is a big part of athletics in the region, including Rugby Weekend.. We speak with Dino Angelopolous about their work..

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Rating Child Care Like Hotels & Restaurants?

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People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers – why shouldn’t parents looking for a quality preschool or child care center have similar guidelines? That’s being planned or implemented in nearly every state, and the people working on methods of assessing, improving and communicating the level of quality are meeting…

Camp Med Students at AMC

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Nine youth participated in Camp Med, a partnership between Adirondack Health and Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES.  The Camp Med program is geared toward students who enjoy math and science and may be considering a career in healthcare.  

Local Officials Comment on AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room

The Adirondack Health Board of Directors are pursuing an option to transition the AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room to a facility that would be part time.. We spoke with Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall and North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi over the weekend and asked them for their perspective.

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Maroun Talks Emergency Services Plans for Tupper

Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun tells WNBZ in an in depth interview there are two options for a timetable to move forward on the new Emergency Services Building for both Fire and Police in the Village. AUDIO – 072513 – Paul Maroun on EMS Building

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K&J – Tupper Lake’s Water Supply

Claud Cormier, President of HydroSource Associates of New Hampshire met with Trustees in Tupper Lake to discuss possible locations for a new source of water for residents of Tupper Lake.  K&J – 072413 – Tupper Lake Ground Water Search

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