Medicine / Health

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.…

Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake

Lake Placid—Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake on the mornings of October 3 and 10, 2012. (Both mornings are required to complete the training). New Volunteers will join Mercy Care’s 70+ Friendship Volunteers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid…

K&J SHOW – Dr Andrea Cooper Speaks about New Discovery

TRUDEAU RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY UNFORESEEN REGULATION OF THE ANTI-BACTERIAL IMMUNE RESPONSE New research from the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Cooper at the Trudeau Institute, just published in the European Journal of Immunology publication, holds promise for the improved prevention and treatment of bacterial infections and the life-threatening complications of chronic inflammation that can result from them.…

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The Supreme Court and Generic Drugs

What You Might Not Know About Generic Drugs NEW YORK – Across the country, dozens of lawsuits against manufacturers of generic drugs have been dismissed because of a decision by the Supreme Court a year ago that makes it all but impossible to sue the firms for failing to provide adequate warning of a drug’s…

New Database Hopes to End Prescription Abuse and Insurance Fraud

A newly authorized patient tracking database will stop the epidemic of prescription abuse and the practice of Doctor Shopping for prescription drugs…  The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud says oxycodone prescriptions rose by 82 percent from 2007 to 2010 inNew YorkStateAlone.. Jack Houston is Chairman of the Alliance – He Says “Prescription abuse brings…

Schumer Visits The North Country Today

Schumer to Tour New Wound Care Center at Adirondack Medical & Push Legislation to Extend Program to Support Rural Hospitals That Treat High Number of Medicare Patients & That Are Critical to Rural Communities U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will tour the hospital’s new Wound Care Center and push legislation that would extend a Medicare…

Trudeau Researchers identify another treatment opportunity

— New research from the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Cooper at the Trudeau Institute holds promise for the improved prevention and treatment of bacterial infections and the life-threatening complications of chronic inflammation that can result from them. Following a typical bacterial infection, the immune response is manifested by the accumulation of immune cells within the…

NEW VA Website offers Convenience to Local Veterans

– The Veterans Administration Announces a new free and easy web-based tool called  MyHealthēVet allowing veterans, active duty service members, and their dependents and caregivers access to their own personal health records. The Program’s Coordinator Jeanne Couture says “We’re giving the tools to allow veterans to take control of their health.  They talk to their…

Long Term Care Community Coalition Releases Nursing Home Fines List

–  The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) releases a list of citations against nursing homes in the state. The largest fines since January have been levied against Wingate at Beacon inDutchessCounty- fined $24,000 and CVPH in February received a fine for their home of $22,000..  Adirondack Health’s Facilities are not on the list which…

K&J SHOW – Trudeau Institute Alum speaks at Saranac Laboratory

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What do Rugby Weekend and The study of T-Cels have in common?  His name is Doctor Ian Orme… and he became involved in the field of Tuberculosis while training as a postdoctoral fellow at the Trudeau Institute from 1981 to 1986 and it turns out that not only is he a Professor of Microbiology, Immunology…

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New Doctor for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center Residents

New physician caring for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center residents SARANAC LAKE – Residents of Mercy andUihleinLivingCenters now have a permanent doctor they can call their own. AdirondackHealthhas recruitedDr. Avi Hettenato serve as Medical Director for the Living Centers in Lake Placid andTupperLake.  Dr. Hettena has hit the ground running, and is already making a…

Kids and Hot Cars Not just a Summer Issue

“Look Before You Lock” – Keeping NY Kids Out of Hot Cars NEW YORK – Life is about to get very busy again. Sometimes parents get frazzled getting kids to school and running them around to all their activities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that’s why parents and day-care providers need to…

Report Says “Outdoor Recreation Growing 5% per Year”

A report on Outdoor Recreation says the category has grown economically by 5% from 2005 through 2011…  The report published by the Outdoor industry association calculates the direct economic impact for a set of outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snow sports and watersports to name a few. The report looks at…

The sweet smell of success

– Residents at the Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid have come up with the perfect recipe for giving back to the community. “We had a great time putting it on, and I have been involved with the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation for many years,” said Molly McCann, Activities Director for the Uihlein Living Center.…

Lake Placid ADDS PHYSICIAN

New physician accepting patients at Lake Placid Health Center SARANAC LAKE – A new physician is accepting patients at the Lake Placid Health Center, a member of Adirondack Health.   For Dr. Tracey Viola, the opportunity to care for patients and make a home in the Tri-Lakes region is a dream come true.  Both she and…