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Upstate reps help include Lyme disease in medical research bill

July 15, 2015 A comprehensive medical research bill that passed the House includes legislation U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson sponsored and Rep. Elise Stefanik co-sponsored to enhance federal Lyme disease research. more »»

Blood Drive at AMC today

July 15, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — North Country Regional Blood Center will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. today in the Redfield Board Room at Adirondack Medical Cente. more »»

Open house for new oncologist

July 15, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health invites the public to attend an open house to welcome its new oncologist, Dr. Todd Whitman, and thank Dr. more »»

St. Joe’s seeks rezoning to buy home

July 9, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers wants to buy a house next to its Glenwood Drive campus for use as administrative offices. more »»

Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Lyme disease makes the headlines, but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. more »»

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

July 4, 2015 CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatmen. more »»

State funds new water system for Tupper

July 2, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — A cash infusion from the state will soon upgrade this community’s clean wate. more »»

AMC’s Lake Placid emergency room will be open 24 hours this weekend

July 2, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid will open its emergency room 24 hours this weekend. The emergency room will be open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. more »»

$7.3B to be shared among health care networks

June 30, 2015 ALBANY — Some $7. more »»

AMC, Elizabethtown among ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ list

June 27, 2015 Adirondack Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital were named among the nation’s “100 Great Community Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review for 2015. more »»

Local nursing student joins summer immersion program

June 20, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College nursing student Carrie Gratto, from Tupper Lake, recently took part in the exclusive “Try on a White Coat” summer immersion program at SUNY Upstate... more »»

Health officials track anyone who had contact with woman with rare form of TB

June 20, 2015 NEW YORK — Health officials are trying to track down people who may have been in contact with a woman with a rare and deadly form of hard-to-treat tuberculosis. more »»

Living gift

June 18, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Jerry Stewart says he’ll never forget the moment he saw Christina Flynn walk again. more »»

Ad’k Health Foundation Crystal Ice Gala to honor Urban

June 13, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Adirondack Health Foundation Crystal Ice Gala pays tribute to an accomplished individual known for his achievements in healthcare and in the world of international ice... more »»

NY to disclose medical pot license bidders

June 6, 2015 ALBANY — State health officials plan to let the public know early next week which companies, nonprofits or other entities bid for licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana. more »»

All are invited to American Cancer Society fundraiser

June 5, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Jim Boucher, co-chair of this community’s chapter of the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Saturday, wants you to know that, despite its title, the event is no... more »»

Radio Day nets $35K for hospice

June 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — More than $35,000 was raised for High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care during its 23rd annual Radio Day telethon Tuesday. The amount was short of the event’s goal. more »»

Disability Rights director explains lawsuit

June 1, 2015 ALBANY — A federally funded nonprofit agency that monitors investigations into the abuse of people with developmental disabilities has sued the state Justice Center for the Protection of People with... more »»

OPWDD to reduce Sunmount residents by a third

May 30, 2015 ALBANY — The state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities plans to reduce the population at Sunmount from 161 residents to 105 by 2017, an agency spokesperson has confirmed. more »»

N.Y. Assembly votes for universal health coverage

May 28, 2015 ALBANY — The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system. All New Yorkers could enroll. more »»



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