Health & Fitness


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Charity cut-a-thon to honor local boy

A charity hair-cutting event to raise awareness about a chronic condition — and raise money for research toward a cure — is coming up soon in Warrensburg.

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Bolton Fitness center features new equipment, long hours, easy access

Bolton area residents can now spend more time on enhancing their fitness and well-being — and less time and money driving — as Bolton Fitness has opened in Bolton Landing, offering new workout machines, easy access and long hours,

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New Vision, New Class

Adirondack Health welcomes class

A year of academics and clinical rotations under the guidance of Adirondack Health professionals has begun for 12 regional high school seniors participating in the New Vision program.

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Eye on Business: Eyecare for the Adirondacks

Business continues to grow after 35 years in the North Country

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Nurse Practitioner opens primary care clinic

With primary care in short supply in the North Country, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Facteau-Rabideau has recently opened a new adult primary care clinic in Plattsburgh.

Public health department part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Hundreds of thousands of children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health.

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Suggestions for boosting Warrensburg's 'walkability' and recreation aired

In developing a project to improve recreational opportunities and pedestrian ambiance in Warrensburg, researchers discover it's a 'walkable' and sociable place to live.

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Local cosmetologist styles wigs for cancer patients

Candy Pollard, a cosmetologist at Zeina’s Salon in Plattsburgh has been cutting and styling wigs for cancer patients for over 20 years. For most of that time she was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program, but has recently stepped aside to allow some “new blood” into the program.

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New support group, website aims to bring people dealing with cancer together

Leslie Fleury, RN, of the Chemotherapy and Infusion Unit at ECH, has helped to create a new website and support group to help those dealing with a life-changing diagnosis.

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Cosmetologist creates wigs for cancer patients

For women going through cancer treatment, a wig can be the first step to feeling good again.

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Elizabethtown Community Hospital starts annual fundraising campaign

Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s 2013 annual fundraising campaign is underway.

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Flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics set

In preparation for the coming wintry seasons, Warren County public health is offering vital protection soon against four strains of flu as well as pneumonia — at a reasonable cost.

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Look Good, Feel Better

Sometimes, how you look makes all the difference in the world. The American Cancer Society has a program called Look Good, Feel Better, which provides free makeup and help learning how to properly apply it, to women going through cancer treatments. It also provided wigs, hats and scarves, free of charge, to women who have lost their hair through chemotherapy.

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Moriah actors take aim at bullies

On Common Ground writes, performs play

On Common Ground, a group of Moriah Central School students, is tackling teen issues through acting.

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Dig Pink starts as fundraiser, ends in volleyball triumph

An AuSable Valley night that started as a chance to give back turned into a win for the ages on the Patriots volleyball court Oct. 3.