Health & Fitness


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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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Montréal adventurer gears up for Project 46

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.

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First aid? Not so fast

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.

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Beat the blahs on the trails of CATS

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.

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Horace Nye handover imminent

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.

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Horace Nye sale delayed into new year

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 receives Community Trust grant

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 welcoming walkers

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.