Health & Fitness


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Schools unite to help fund cancer research

Usually Westport wears blue and Schroon Lake white and red when they meet on the soccer pitch. On Sept. 25, both broke from their traditional uniform colors for something a little more pink.

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Politicians to hold forum on Lyme Disease

A forum on Lyme Disease, to be held at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 4 at Crandall Library in Glens Falls, features experts presenting up-to-date information on the treatment and diagnosis of this serious affliction that is now reaching epidemic proportions.

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Donate Life event planned at ECH

The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary is offering a “Donate Life” information session on October 2 from 4-6 pm in the hospital boardroom.

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Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness Center to open

A new yoga and wellness center is opening on Oct. 1 in Essex. Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness (LCY&W) will open on Main Street at the former Live Well location.

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Large colon takes center stage at hunters health expo

An inflatable colon took over the Elizabethtown Community Hospital waiting room Sept. 18.

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Ticonderoga walk takes aim at hunger

Annual CROP Walk set Oct. 19

The 10th annual CROP Walk to end hunger will be held in Ticonderoga. The 2013 event will Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. It will begin and end at the Heritage Museum at the entrance to Bicentennial Park. There will be mile, 2-mile and 4-mile walks.

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Mammography available in Ticonderoga

Service seen as key to fighting breast cancer

Deaths from breast cancer in the United States have declined 33 percent since 1990. Much of that success can be attributed to increased use of mammography, according to the American Center Society.

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Adirondack Marathon attracts international field

Runners from 11 nations compete in Schroon Lake

Runners from more than 30 states and 11 countries came to Schroon Lake for the 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival Sept. 21 and 22. The event attracted 1,289 athletes from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Slovakia, United Kingdom and United States, according to Joel Friedman, race director.

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Horace Nye transfer nears the finish line

DOH Council to make final determination Oct. 3

The New York State Department of Health’s Planning Committee voted Sept. 12 to approve the Certificate of Need transfer from the county to the New York-based company, moving the process on to the full Planning Council.

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ECH to host annual Hunters’ Health Screening

The annual Hunters’ Health Screening will take place at Elizabethtown Community Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for hunters to receive a basic health evaluation at no cost.

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Ticonderoga to host relay runners

About 3,000 athletes expected

About 3,000 runners will be in Ticonderoga Sept. 27 and 28 as part of a nearly 200-mile relay race.

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Connell returns to county after battling rare illness

Dan Connell returned to his seat at the Essex County Board of Supervisors Sept. 9, just over a month after facing a serious illness that he can’t remember.

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Adirondack Distance Festival returns

Marathon, half marathon to finish in Schroon Lake

The 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival is expected to bring more than 1,000 runners to the Schroon Lake area. The Adirondack Distance Festival includes a full marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon, 10-kilometer race, 5-kilometer race and children’s race. The 2013 distance Festival will be Sept. 21-22.

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Lifeline phone service available

Crown Point Telephone participating in national program

Telephone service can be a matter of life and death. That’s why Crown Point Telephone Corporation is participating in the National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week Sept. 9-15.

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Delmar harrier claims Ticonderoga race

LaChute Road Runners sponsor event

There was little suspense at the annual Footrace at the Falls in Ticonderoga. Chris Shaw of Delmar led wire to wire in winning the 5-kilometer cross country race in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park. He was clocked in 18 minutes, 53 seconds.