For the fifth consecutive year the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with national, state and local partners has released County Health Rankings.
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.
The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service is currently holding its 23rd Annual Ice Out Benefit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KEENE — For one man, his attempt to scale all 46 High Peaks in 12 days starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, is a way to honor the memory of his son while raising money for a good cause.
ECH encourages residents to make ER last-chance stop
Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) wants the public to know that while they’re always delighted to see you, residents with non-life threatening medical situations should first visit their primary care physicians before taking potentially costly trips to the emergency room.
However, if that exploring does not include a trip up a high peak, Champlain Area Trails, along with other town and community trail systems, offer the chance to get into nature and hike without the extreme conditions that come with higher elevation excursions.
County: Staffers to be placed on “preferred list” for new jobs
As New York City-based health provider Centers for Specialty Care prepares to take ownership of the Horace Nye Nursing Home from Essex County Jan. 31, county officials discussed what the endgame would be for the facility’s 130-plus staffers.
Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors approved the use of $128,000 from fund balance to operate the currently county-owned facility in Elizabethtown for another month during its Jan. 6 Organizational Meeting.
Mental Health Association in Essex County (MHA) Executive Director Valerie Ainsworth announced it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,500 from the Evergreen Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust.
Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, in its support of wellness, will be available for those who want to use the school’s hallways for walking especially during inclement weather.