Health

Korean martial art flourishes in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — When Jon O’Kelly and his wife Lidia opened Northeast Taekwondo in Saranac Lake two years ago, they did the construction work on the studio themselves. It took a few months to lay the wooden floors, paint the walls, prepare changing rooms and a handicap-access bathroom, ...

Hohmeyers speak today on evolution of Adirondack food

SARANAC LAKE — As part of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers’ Road to Retirement Series, Cathy and Ernest Hohmeyer, co-owners of the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat, will present a talk at 2 p.m. today on the evolution of Adirondack food. Cathy, the executive chef, will also have a ...

Flu cases up in New York state

SARANAC LAKE — The people most at risk for serious complications of the flu — infants and the elderly — need other people to get their flu shots. That’s the message from health care providers, as this year’s flu season gets off to “a fast start,” according to Dr. Richard ...

Santa Claus delivers baby boxes to AMC

SARANAC LAKE — Santa Claus was on hand at Adirondack Medical Center’s annual children’s Christmas party last Friday to spread holiday cheer and promote safe sleep education. While at Adirondack Medical Center, Mr. Claus presented a baby box to Jennifer LaDue Ball. Ball and her ...

Adirondack Health records births during November

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center recorded the following births during the month of November: Duso: A son, Oliver Joseph, born Nov. 1 at 5:28 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces to Brittany and Andrew Duso of Malone. Palermo: A son, Samuel Edward, born Nov. 2 at 9:02 a.m., weighing ...

New year’s resolutions

With the new year upon us, parents have asked me to help them with New Year’s resolutions for their children. Let me offer a few suggestions to ring in the new year. Infants should resolve to sleep on their backs, which helps to prevent sudden unexpected infant death. And they should keep ...

In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing ...

Ex worker pleads guilty in disabilities programs theft

QUEENSBURY (AP) — A former payroll administrator has pleaded guilty in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars from a New York company that helps the disabled. The Post-Star says Alberto Lupia of Moreau has pleaded guilty in Warren County Court to a felony, falsifying business ...

Smoke alarm clears out Physicians and Surgeons building

SARANAC LAKE — At approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday, a fire alarm sounded in the Physicians and Surgeons building, a separate building next to Adirondack Medical Center. The smell of smoke was apparent and could be observed through a closed door window in an unoccupied office suite. ...

Sunmount employees plead not guilty in town court

TUPPER LAKE — Three Sunmount employees who have been accused of fighting with a resident and falsifying records about the incident pleaded not guilty in Tupper Lake town court Wednesday evening before town Justice Leonard Young III. Joshua Beitter, 35, and Magnus Stalhammar, 44, both of ...

State adopts ‘BSN in 10’ bill for nurses

SARANAC LAKE — After 14 years of lobbying, a national movement to raise the educational requirements for nurses gained its first victory in New York state. The “BSN in 10” bill, championed by organizations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the American Association of Retired ...

New York raises bar for nursing students

SARANAC LAKE — After 14 years of lobbying, a national movement to raise the educational requirements for nurses gained its first victory in New York state. The “BSN in 10” bill, championed by organizations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the American Association of Retired ...

State police arrest trio of Sunmount employees for assault, lying on record

TUPPER LAKE — State police arrested three Sunmount employees, all Tupper Lake residents, on Saturday, saying two of them fought with a resident in November and that the third worker lied about it. Joshua D. Beitter, 35, and Magnus S. Stalhammar, 44, were each charged with second-degree ...

State police arrest 3 Sunmount workers over incident with resident

TUPPER LAKE — New York State Police on Saturday arrested three Sunmount employees, all Tupper Lake residents, saying two of them fought with a resident in November and that the third worker lied about it. Sunmount, a residential network based in a former veterans hospital in Tupper Lake, ...

Lifesaver or distraction? Police split on anti-overdose drug

BATAVIA, Ohio — The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it’s a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler County is dead set against it, saying it subjects ...

State law re-establishes rural health council

The governor signed a health care bill written by Assemblyman Billy Jones into law on Wednesday, re-establishing the rural health council, which advises the state health commissioner. The law makes the council mandatory and takes place immediately. The council was established in 1988 but, ...

NCCC nursing school donates medical supplies to Mission of Hope

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College has donated boxes of unused medical supplies and equipment from its nursing program to the North Country Mission of Hope. Now in its 19th year, the Plattsburgh-based North Country Mission of Hope provides health care, community development, ...

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

NEW YORK — It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana. Against the backdrop of the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this month he’d sign legislation making New ...

Wound care center aims to raise awareness of diabetic foot ulcers

SARANAC LAKE — During Diabetes Awareness Month, the Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Adirondack Health is raising awareness of diabetic foot ulcers. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that is commonly located on the bottom of the foot but can also appear on the heel, ...