Health & Fitness


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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.

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Police to collect unused prescription drugs

Ticonderoga, Schroon events Oct. 26

The Ticonderoga Community Coalition will partner with the town and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to host a “Take Back” event at the Ticonderoga Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department will also host “Take Back” events that day at the Schroon town hall and the public safety building in Lewis.

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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.