Medicine / Health

K&J Interviews Trudeau Chief Ronald Goldfarb

Benjamin Brewster, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute, announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb as Trudeau’s sixth President, Director and CEO, effective October 1, 2012. Dr. Goldfarb, who has more than 30 years of experience in cancer research and development in both academic and industrial settings, most recently served…

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St Joe’s is Homeward Bound for Veterans in the Adirondacks

A New Homeward Bound Office Opens in Saranac Lake. Jordanna Mallach is Program Coordinator for Homeward Bound Adirondacks. Part of their obligation is to be out in the community and you may see them at community events speaking about their work especially now that they’ve opened their new facility on Helen Hill and unless they’re out…

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks Commissions 18 new Parish Nurses

In a Dedication Ceremony held at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Watertown on November 3, 2012, Bishop Terry LaValley commissioned 18 Parish Nurses who had completed the “Foundations in Faith Community Nursing Workshop” offered by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks. Bishop LaValley remarked: “Parish Nurses are treasured ministers in our parishes that are blessed…

Wound Center adds skilled specialist to its care team

SARANAC LAKE – A familiar face has returned to Adirondack Health with the addition of Lynn Sarr to the highly specialized and caring team at the Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center in Saranac Lake. A long-time resident of Saranac Lake, Lynn is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has received additional special training in wound and…

Lake Placid Ambulance Service says Thank You

At Thanksgiving time, the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service expresses appreciation to the community for their support during 2012. It’s been a busy and exciting year. First, gratitude is extended to the volunteer members and paid staff, who have responded to more than 1250 calls so far this year. This pace is 4-5 per day.…

Adirondack Health welcomes chief officer to lead senior services

  SARANAC LAKE – Marc Walker, a skilled and compassionate leader, has joined the Adirondack Health leadership team to implement a new vision for the Uihlein Living Center campus.   Marc has hit the ground running as the Chief Senior Services Officer, a new title that more accurately reflects Adirondack Health’s mission and vision to provide…

AMC Hosts Blood Drive Wednesday

  Adirondack Medical Center is hosting a blood drive tomorrow in the Redfield Board Room at AMC in Saranac Lake from noon until 5 p.m. Nora Busky is a phlebotomist with the North Country Regional Blood Bank\ AMC relies on blood collected locally to fill its medical needs including surgeries, infusions and attending to injuries.…

Trudeau Institute Receives $230K for Tuberculosis Research…

SARANACLAKE (November 1, 2012) —  The Trudeau Institute announces receipt of a $229,865 grant to support tuberculosis research from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program. Trudeau faculty member Dr. Andrea Cooper was awarded the grant for her work using mouse models to develop an improved tuberculosis vaccine. The Gates Foundation has been…

Free foot & wound screening offered by Adirondack Health

Free foot & wound screening offered by Adirondack Health SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health’s Wound & Hyperbaric Treatment Center in Saranac Lake is offering a free foot and wound screening clinic on Friday, Nov. 2. This free clinic is open to the public and is designed for people who have non-healing wounds. A non-healing or chronic wound…

AMC Welcomes new CFO

Adirondack Health is proud to welcome a seasoned professional to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. Greg Moore began work as a member of Adirondack Health’s executive leadership team recently, and has settled into the community with his wife and two children.  His most recent position was as interim Chief Executive Officer at Pioneers…

Adirondack Health Symposium highlights the power of optimism

Who couldn’t use a big dose of optimism?  Adirondack Health Foundation Announces the power of Optimism at the 2012 Health Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 1 , The Power of Optimism: How Joy and Optimism Ignite the Best in All of Us, and hear how to access your energy, creativity and playfulness to achieve your full…

Trudeau Institute Welcomes New Board Members

The board of trustees of the Trudeau Institute has announced the election of two new members, Daniel P. Leff and Robert A. Curtis. Dan Leff serves as Chief Executive Officer at Hara, an enterprise software company providing energy and sustainability solutions to a global clientele; he also serves on the firm’s board of directors. Mr. Leff has…

Medication linked to rare form of meningitis not used at AMC

In response to the Meningitis oubreak; Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health, announces that it does not use and has never distributed the injectable steroid currently linked to the meningitis outbreak elsewhere being reported in the national and local media. The injections are primarily used to treat lower back pain.  The cases in question…

New Visions at Adirondack Medical Center

Thirteen area high school seniors have embarked on an academic year of exploring potential health care careers through the New Vision program atAdirondackMedicalCenter, a member of Adirondack Health. Along with classroom lectures, students will shadow health professionals throughout the year in a variety of clinical observational rotations at AMC for a unique perspective into potential…

K&J Show – Heating Assistance in the North Country

HEAP – Provides help in many different forms for people in need of assistance heating their homes in the winter. They work with NYSERDA and other organizations to help facilitate a solution to the financial burdens related to heating your home in the winter and in some cases will help pay for the regular delivery…

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The Never Ending Healthcare Battle

Advocates Hope Next Debate Keeps Focus on Dueling Medicare Plans  It was the subject of heated exchanges in the vice presidential debate, and health advocates are hoping both parties’ dueling health-reform plans get even more serious scrutiny in Tuesday night’s Obama-Romney rematch. During the vice presidential debate, Republican nominee Paul Ryan accused the current administration…

Statewide Lifetime Service Award goes to Dr Paul Reiss

The New York State Wide Senior Action Council has awarded Dr. Paul Reiss of Lake Placid its first Community Service Award for a lifetime of service to the community, particularly for older persons and children. StateWide’s Executive Director Maria Alvarez says  “Dr. Reiss was selected because of his exemplary way he leads his life in…

HMOs on Vacation

NEW YORK – Some health maintenance organizations in New York are getting what amounts to a “13-year vacation” from having to comply with the American with Disabilities Act, say advocates for New Yorkers with disabilities who have presented their findings to the Department of Health. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of…

Prior Immunity to the Flu – Critical to Preventing Secondary Infections

Saranac Lake, N.Y.—October 3, 2012 New research from the Trudeau Institute demonstrates that prior immunity—the result of a previous influenza infection or vaccination against the virus—plays a critical role in preventing secondary bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are a common occurrence that can lead to a number of serious complications, including death. The findings of Drs.…