Medicine / Health

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…

Gillibrand Introduces Asthma Legislation

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker today unveiled legislation to help adults and children with asthma lead healthier lives. Under the Family Asthma Act, states would create programs to better educate families on asthma management and prevention, and to improve asthma research and data collection. With enhanced research and education, this legislation would help…

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…

Plattsburgh Fire Dept Wins AFG Grant

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Congressman Bill Owens has announced a $43,982 grant awarded to the City of Plattsburgh Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will go to supplying lightweight protective gear for the department’s ambulance service when responding…

Another $150,000 from USDA for Trudeau Research

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Congressman Bill Owens announces that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. AUDIO…

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Dr Kristen Frank-Dixon Joins Tupper Health Ctr.

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Dr. Kristen Frank-Dixon, who was most recently caring for patients in Alaska, will be providing primary care to patients of all ages.  In addition to Family Medicine, Dr. Frank also brings a special interest in women’s health. Dr. Frank received her Medical Degree from Albany Medical College, and completed her residency in the Alaska Family…

Trudeau Institute Appoints Robert Curtis Executive Chairman

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Trudeau Institute’s Board Chairwoman Patricia Y. Tsien has announced the appointment of Robert A. Curtis, Pharm.D., to the position of Executive Chairman of the Trudeau Institute. The position was created to complement that of Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., President, Director and Chief Executive Officer as the institute moves towards aligning more closely with Clarkson University…

Volunteer Shortage Affects Ambulance Coverage

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There’s a shortage of emergency services volunteers in towns and villages throughout the North Country.. In Lake Placid, this issue became evident over the weekend as Mayor Craig Randal moved one of the Ambulances from it’s regular home at the ambulance garage to the fire station.. The effort was in response to the lack of…

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K&J – Touring the Lake Placid Ambulance Service

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In the K&J Show today, we’re speaking with Employee Supervisor Michael Marshall… A 19 year veteran at the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service.. The Ambulance Service is working to fine tune their approach to the new hours at the Emergency Department in Lake Placid and we’ll find out how it’s going and we’ll take a…

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Clinton County on the “Way to Wellville”

Clinton County has been selected as one of 10 finalists in a national Way to Wellville Contest. A look at The contest is sponsored by the group HICCup and they’re in town today for a special visit to the area.. HICCup is a nonprofit founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to encourage a rethinking of…

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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