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Local chiropractor saves life of choking brother-in-law

July 10, 2014 At a cafe in Cleveland last weekend, John Pescho was enjoying a friendly breakfast with family until a piece of bacon lodged in his throat, making him fight for breat. more »»

Police: Woman endangered disabled person

July 10, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — A local woman has been arrested for allegedly endangering a disabled person. Village police charged Meaghan K. more »»

Blood Drive July 16 at AMC

July 9, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. more »»

Working out the kinks of a part-time ER

July 8, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Local emergency services have been dealing with complications caused by Adirondack Medical Center switching its Lake Placid emergency room to part time. more »»

N.Y. becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

July 8, 2014 NEW YORK — New York has become the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though it will have one of the most restrictive programs in the country. more »»

Institutions’ limits shown as Albany area woman kills daughters and self

July 4, 2014 ALBANY — The case of a woman who killed herself and her two daughters soon after her release from psychiatric care highlights limits of institutions, law enforcement and even relatives to intervene... more »»

Company to buy Lake Placid nursing home

June 25, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Health plans to sell its nursing home here to a New York City-based health care company. more »»

AHA recognizes Kinney Drugs as top regional fundraiser

June 21, 2014 Kinney Drugs, a local, employee-owned chain of drug stores that serves communities throughout central and Northern New York and Vermont, was recognized by the American Heart Association as the top... more »»

Colon cancer screenings now offered at Kinney Drugs

June 21, 2014 Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death but can be successfully treated with early detectio. more »»

Kinney Drugs’ EZSync synchronizes prescription refills pickup dates

June 21, 2014 In the United States, half of all prescriptions filled each year are taken incorrectly and, as a result of taking medication the wrong way, an estimated $105 billion is wasted annually on avoidable... more »»

Official: Sunmount fears unfounded

June 20, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — A representative from the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities recently responded to questions about Sunmount Developmental Center. more »»

Region’s hospitals will change name

June 20, 2014 BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s largest hospital is planning to change its name. more »»

Questions remain over respite closures

June 19, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The recently announced closure of respite program houses here has left some wondering what comes next. more »»

Adirondack Health welcomes Glanville as chief financial officer

June 19, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health has welcomed an experienced professional to serve as its new chief financial officer. more »»

Stroke Support Group to meet Tuesday at AMC

June 19, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Surviving a life-changing event such as a stroke often begins a journey of adjustment, not just for the survivor but for family members, friends and caregivers. more »»

Planned Parenthood hosts event

June 17, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Reproductive health activists from all over the North Country will convene on Sunday, July 13 in Lake Placid for a fundraiser to “Save Women’s Healthcare. more »»

15-hour ER model launches Monday in Lake Placid

June 14, 2014 LAKE PLACID — The emergency room at Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid will make the transition to a 15-hour model on Monday, following a plan announced more than a month ag. more »»

Adirondack Health welcomes chief operating officer

June 12, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health recently announced the latest addition to its executive leadership team. Patti Hammond recently joined Adirondack Health as the new chief operating officer. more »»

AMC ranked among ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’

June 10, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center has been named among the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review for 2014. more »»

Local physician assistant receives speciality credential

June 9, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — John Pillen, a certified physician assistant in Saranac Lake, recently earned a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on... more »»



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