Health & Fitness


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Local Flavor - Mickey’s Restaurant

Shrimp and Gouda Arancini

The flavor at Mickey’s restaurant in Plattsburgh is definitely that: local. But even with a head chef and a sous chef who are both from the Champlain Valley, and who cut their culinary teeth working in local kitchens in and around Plattsburgh, the dinner menu at Mickey’s is far from the status quo.

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Westport Health Center opens new doors

Starting Friday, Aug. 16, patients at the Westport Health Center were finally able to see the fruits of the past few months of construction.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension to host health care workshops

New federal healthcare law will soon change the way businesses and employees obtain health insurance.

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Ground-breaking held for new Warrensburg Health Center

A new anchor health-care center for Hudson Headwaters Health Network, which serves many thousands of people in southern Adirondacks and the Glens Falls region, will boost vital services, create jobs as well as enhance Warrensburg's streetscape, area officials said this week as ground was broken for the facility.

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Lyme disease cases have gone up over active summer

Essex County Public Health emphasizes the many health benefits associated with outdoor activities in the heart of summer and encourages people to take precautions to protect their health.

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New website promotes biking, walking locally

A new website is promoting the trails, roads and parks in the North Country as a great place to “Get Out and Live.”

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Scout project provides affordable food

Ti youth market to close Saturday

Affordable, fresh produce has been available in Ticonderoga this summer thanks to a Ticonderoga Girl Scout.

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Ticonderoga athlete wins world titles

Walt Thorne takes five medals in Ireland

Walt Thorne has beaten Father Time, along with everyone else in the world. The Ticonderoga track and field athlete claimed three gold medals at the World Fire and Police Games in Belfast, Ireland, last week.

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A "Run to Remember" to be held for Alzheimer's awareness

5K run/walk to benefit local Alzheimer’s group

The fourth annual Run To Remember Doug Hoffman 5K fun run/walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center on the Base Oval. Prior to the run will be a “Brain Buster Bustle,” a one mile fun run for kids under 12. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center.

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HHHN expands obstetrical services, women’s care

Hudson Headwaters Health Network, the dynamic and ever-growing chain of health-care centers, expands its women's care services with the acquisition of a prestigious regional obstetrical and gynecological practice in Glens Falls.

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Smith House officially opens under ECH banner

The Smith House in Willsboro officially celebrated its new partnership with the Elizabethtown Community Hospital during a July 10 open house.

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High Peaks Dental offers luxury dentistry for people at every budget

Some people fear heights, others fear tight, enclosed spaces — others would take either over a trip to the dentist. That’s where High Peaks Dental (HPD) comes in. With luxury office equipment that offers a “Ritz Carlton” like experience combined with lower costs than many traditional dentists and even sedation to help those with the highest anxiety relax, HPD sets itself apart. The dentists of HPD even go so far as to provide free dental services once a year to anyone wishing to turn out.

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Ticonderoga race to honor former Ti High stalwart

Footrace at the Falls slated Aug. 17

The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, will be contested Saturday, Aug. 17, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.

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ECH’s ER open house exhibits emergency services

Elizabethtown Community Hospital opened its doors to the community from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to exhibit what it has to offer for emergency services.

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Boston vets to lead Adk marathon pace group

Bombings fresh in memory of runners

With the Boston Marathon bombing fresh in their minds, a pair of Beantown distance runners will join pacers at this fall’s Adirondack Marathon.