Medicine / Health

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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K&J – Chandler Ralph Reviews Obama Care

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of Obama Care and it’s impact on local and rural hospitals at a recent Lake Placid Institute Roundtable. K&J – 072213 – Chandler Ralph at LP Institute Roundtable

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Adult Center Faces Loss of Public Funding

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The Saranac Lake Adult Center Board placed public funding from Harrietstown and North Elba in Jeopardy on Thursday with their vote to ban the previous director from the facility. and as of today, there may be no director at all as it appears the current director has said goodbye.

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House Takes Nutrition Program out of Farm Bill

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Congressman Bill Owens weighs in on House version of the Farm Bill. The House version of the bill differs significantly from the Senate version. Missing from the Bill, all of the nutrition programs which had originally been included to promote bi-partisianship in Congress.

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AMC Formal Community Meeting #1 Tonight at 6pm

AUDIO – 050113 – LPCA to host first formal AMC community meeting

The first formal presentation by AMC on the question of ER vs Urgent Care planning is set for 6pm tonight at the LPCA. We have a preview.

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CVPH Nurses Union Plans to Strike on Thursday

The New York State Nursing Association is planning on an informal strike at CVPH Medical Center Thursday. The Picketing is specifically related to ongoing contract negotiations between the union and CVPH

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A Brave Kid’s Cape for a Superhero

Adirondack Health has treated patients from many walks of life, and can now add superhero to that list. Aayden Tristam, photo right, wore a special “Brave Kid” cape for a recent surgical procedure at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Not wanting to be left out of the fun, his dad Dillon wore a matching…

Music Therapy for the Premature Baby

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Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast they say, but what about a premature baby? CBS News Correspondent Sam Litzinger has the answer.

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