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Plaintiff: Downstate doc left appendix in, so it was removed at AMC

April 10, 2014 WHITE PLAINS (AP) - A New York investment banker had only one appendix. But he says two surgeons reported taking it out, in operations 14 months apar. more »»

 
 
 
Dr. Cook helps former patients find new doctors

April 8, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Long-time local physician Dr. George S. Cook continues to play an active role serving the healthcare needs of the North Country. Dr. more »»

Homeward Bound reboots again

April 5, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Homeward Bound Adirondacks has a new location and a new focus. more »»

Police to be given heroin antidotes

April 4, 2014 ALBANY — As deaths from heroin and other opiate drugs rise throughout New York, state officials are planning to equip police with an antidote to reverse the effects of overdoses. more »»

Horace Nye Nursing Home sale complete

April 2, 2014 Essex County’s Horace Nye Nursing Home was finally purchased by a private nursing home company, after a month-long delay. The building was renamed the Essex Center. more »»

Tupper student organizes blood drive

March 28, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — One hour of your life could save someone else’s. People streamed into the basement of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library from noon until 6 p.m. more »»

N.Y. is top destination for smuggled cigarettes

March 27, 2014 A study released in March by a tax group shows an increase in cigarette smuggling to New York, which tops the list as the top smuggling destination and the state with the highest tax rate on... more »»

Trudeau Instutute, Historic Saranac Lake will mark World TB Day

March 18, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — World TB Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million... more »»

Blood drive Wednesday at local hospital

March 18, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Redfield Board Room. more »»

1,500 babies ... and counting

March 12, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Everywhere she goes, Mary Rooks is reminded why becoming a certified nurse-midwife was the best decision she ever mad. more »»

Cardiologist joins Adirondack Health

March 8, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health is proud to welcome Dr. Anthony F. Tramontano, a leader in comprehensive cardiology care in the North Country since 2009. more »»

How not to treat a patient

March 8, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Carl wasn’t exactly well taken care of during his visit to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake this week. more »»

Hospital lifts visitor restrictions at birthing center

March 8, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health has lifted restrictions it issued in January to visitors to the Stafford New Life Center at Adirondack Medical Center. more »»

Mercy for veterans

February 27, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The Mercy Living Center nursing home is now approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide care to veterans specifically, and one new resident is thrilled about that. more »»

Rescue squad purchases new ambulance, offers raffle

February 19, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad recently announced the purchase of a new ambulance that will be used in its transport operations. more »»

Mercy Care offers Parish Nurse Training April 8 in Lake?Placid

February 12, 2014 ?LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a mission sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, will offer the Foundations Course for Faith Community Nursing for Parish Nursing on April 8, 14, 15, 21,... more »»

Olsen hired to lead Homeward Bound

February 12, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Homeward Bound Adirondacks announced the appointment of the Rev. Col. Eric Olsen (ret.) as the community-based veterans’ organization’s new part-time executive director this week. more »»

Tri-Lakes is part of health network for Olympians

February 6, 2014 Of six health care providers nationwide that can be used by Olympic athletes under the U.. more »»

Essex County nursing home is set to go private Monday

February 1, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — The transfer of the Horace Nye Nursing Home from Essex County to a private company was pushed back to Monda. more »»

Tough time for Wilmington rescue squad

January 31, 2014 The Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department is in between a rock and a hard place — or more precisely, a state property tax cap and state regulations. more »»

 
 

 

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April 14, 2014 There has been what I consider very good economic news recently here in Saranac Lake. The governor has given a total of $7 million dollars towards two local hotel projects. more »

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