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What you need to know about febrile seizures

Parents are often hot to ask me questions about convulsions, or seizures that are associated with fevers. We call these febrile seizures. - What are febrile seizures? - Febrile seizures, which can involve shaking of the arms and legs, usually last for only a few minutes, if that. ...

Forum held on shortage of CNAs and home health care workers

PAUL SMITHS — A day-long educational forum at Paul Smith’s College on Nov. 6 will focus on a shortage of certified nursing assistants and home health care workers. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Catholic Health, Cleveland Clinic and Ascension Michigan have announced an innovative ...

Saranac Lab is officially a ‘Milestone in Microbiology’

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Laboratory Museum received a “Milestone in Microbiology” recognition from the American Society for Microbiology at an awards ceremony Friday. The museum is one of 17 sites in the country to receive this award. Inside the museum — sharing space with ...

Stefanik: Feds should enforce air pollution Good Neighbor rule

KINGSBURY — A rule in the Clean Air Act that keeps states from polluting their neighbors should be enforced, said U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, in a press briefing Friday at the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department. Called the Good Neighbor rule, the provision allows the U.S. Environmental ...

Free Community Health Forum to focus on aging

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health and Mercy Care for the Adirondacks invite the public to attend a free Community Health Forum. This year’s Laugh & Learn program, “Engaging Aging,” will help consider ways to create a more aging-friendly community. The event begins at 5 p.m. ...

Mercy Care offers parish nurse training

LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a mission sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, will offer a course for volunteer parish nurses in November. The course is offered to registered nurses of all faiths. Mercy Care provides the training at no cost to participants, but ...

Hannaford deli cheese recalled

LAKE PLACID — White American cheese has been recalled from Hannaford Supermarkets, including the one here, after it was discovered that the cheese may contain metal fragments. Hannaford stores throughout the Northeast recalled both pre-packaged and freshly sliced cheese bearing the ...

Foul chicken salad recalled

TUPPER LAKE — A chicken salad sold at the Save-A-Lot grocery store has been recalled for containing a dangerous listeria germ, but the local store supervisors said they have had the product off the shelves since last Thursday. The product, 12-ounce containers of Reser’s Chicken ...

St. Joseph’s CEO receives award for 50 years of addiction treatment service

SARANAC LAKE — At the 2019 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers annual conference in late September in Niagara Falls, St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers CEO Bob Ross received the Charlie Devlin Award for advocacy in the field of addiction treatment, in recognition of ...

Igniting e-cigarette dangers

Parents have been lighting up with questions about e-cigarettes and what they can say to their teenagers to convince them to stop, or better yet, not even use them. - What are e-cigarettes? - E-cigarettes are battery powered smoking devices that contain cartridges filled with a liquid ...

Police identify man who crashed amid allergic reaction

SARANAC LAKE — The man who crashed his car on Route 3 Thursday was Aaron M. Caiazza, 45, of Vermontville, according to state Police Troop B Public Information Officer Jennifer Fleishman. Caiazza and his wife Kelly Cerialo run Kate Mountain Farm in Vermontville. In the midst of an ...

Mercy Care gives volunteer awards

SARANAC LAKE — On Sept. 5, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted nearly 40 elders, friendship volunteers, parish nurses and board members at Guggenheim Center on Lower Saranac Lake for its annual Friendship Picnic. The gathering is held each year to celebrate older adults in our community ...

Spitting up: gastroesophageal reflux

Parents have been bringing up lots of questions about their babies who tend to spit up a lot. This week, let me try to keep down their concerns and provide some information on this “spitting up” topic we call infant heartburn or reflux. - Spit up specifics - Now, all babies will ...

Retired doctor urges letter-writing campaign to save Glens Falls Hospital

GLENS FALLS — A retired Glens Falls Hospital doctor is trying to rally the community to save the hospital. Dr. Jack Leary, who was the president of the medical staff and an anesthesiologist, pediatrician and emergency medicine doctor, retired last year after decades of working at the ...

Support group for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents will begin

SARANAC LAKE — Losing a child is something nobody plans on, regardless of who they are. The reality is it happens to some. Those who have experienced such a loss sometimes feel alone in what they are going through and that it is a very different kind of loss. The Jerdo family will begin ...

200 attend AHI Leadership Summit in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — More than 200 health care professionals and other stakeholders from nine North Country counties and beyond explored regional health issues at Adirondack Health Institute’s 11th annual Leadership Summit on Thursday at the Lake Placid Conference Center. Among those who ...

Wrapping your head around homework

With school back in session, I am frequently asked what parents should be doing to ensure that homework gets done. Let me take on that assignment and provide a few tips. - More than just homework - Homework, though perhaps not your child’s favorite after-school activity, is not just ...

Sensory nature walks for seniors offered

SARANAC LAKE — A series of nature sensory walks will be offered for seniors through a collaborative program between Saranac Village at Will Rogers and Adirondack Riverwalking. The program, offered free of charge to those 55 years of age and older, is made possible by the support of ...

Political dairy drama

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is sour on a New York City proposal to ban flavored milk in school cafeterias. Stefanik, a Republican who represents rural northern New York, joined five other congresspeople from both sides of the aisle and around the state on Tuesday in signing a letter to New ...