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AMC named great community hospital

Adirondack Medical Center has been named among the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review for 2014.

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National Quality Award presented to wound center

The Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Adirondack Health has received a national award for superior customer service and exceptional patient care.

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Team Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union helps stomp out hunger

Team TFCU, consisting of nine members including seven Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) staff members and two spouses, participated in The Biggest Loser Event Challenge in Plattsburgh on Sunday, June 1.

Saranac Lake’s Trudeau Institute makes breakthrough

Scientists from the laboratory of Trudeau Institute faculty member Marcia Blackman have exploited a mouse viral infection model to increase understanding of the important interaction between types of immune T cells to control infection and the onset of malignancy.

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TFCU to participate in Biggest Loser challenge

Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) announced May 15 the formation of ‘Team TFCU’ who will participate in The Biggest Loser Event Challenge in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday, June 1.

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Essex County Public Health department supports women’s health

In Celebration of Women’s Health Week and Mother’s Day, Essex County Public Health (ECPH) encourages woman to make their health a priority.

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Local rabies clinics announced for 2014

As the weather is more conducive to outdoor activity for humans and their pets, the Essex County Public Health Department wants to make sure all are protected against rabies.

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Essex County at top of health rankings

For the fifth consecutive year the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with national, state and local partners has released County Health Rankings.

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Lobster Tank: My Run For Hope started in Utah

A couple of people over the last couple months have asked me why I started to focus on my health, a journey that led me to the base of Spruce Hill Saturday, March 22, competing in the 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run For Hope’s 13.1-mile half marathon. Seriously, from not being able to breathe watching television to running up a very steep hill, which was only two of the total miles.

Ice Out benefit looks at historical data

The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service is currently holding its 23rd Annual Ice Out Benefit.

Local nonprofits to commemorate World TB Day

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

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HCR Home Care expanding service

HCR Home Care, a nationally recognized provider of home health care services, has launched operations in Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren counties, following the New York State Department of Health’s recommendation.

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Montcalm Mile to award prize money

Computer timing to be utilized in July 4th race

The 28th annual Montcalm Mile will offer $2,300 in prize money this July 4th in Ticonderoga. The Montcalm Mile, the largest participation event in Ticonderoga every year, will also become the first area race to use computer chip timing to score results in 2014.

Ambulance service set for ‘Ice Out’

The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service is holding its 2014 Ice Out Benefit during the month of March. All proceeds will be put toward demolition of the deteriorating 1976 garage as part of the Building Renovation project.

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Search for county medical director, psychiatrist mirror national trends

Essex County has been without a full-time medical director and staff psychiatrist since the mental health department’s medical director, Dr. Kausar Chaudhry, resigned last December.

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