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Processed meat linked to cancer

October 26, 2015 PARIS — It’s official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers — and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. more »»

Done deal

October 24, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — More than 400 Adirondack Health employees will get pay raises but will have less paid time off under their new contract with the company that runs the Tri-Lakes area’s hospitals and... more »»

NY court: Mental patient can challenge unlawful detention

October 23, 2015 ALBANY — New York’s top court ruled Thursday that a mentally ill patient who is sent involuntarily to a psychiatric hospital has a right to challenge detention once the court order for treatment... more »»

Aging in Place Task Force hosts event

October 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks and the Tupper Lake Aging in Place Task Force invite people of all ages to join them for a complimentary luncheon and presentation by Friends of Rachel,... more »»

Lawmakers question de-institutionalizing disabled

October 21, 2015 ALBANY — Several New York state lawmakers raised concerns Tuesday about federal and state policies to move more disabled people from institutions to community residences and managed care for... more »»

New physician at Adirondack Health’s cancer center

October 17, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health recently announced that Dr. Todd Whitman is now providing oncology care to those who live in and visit the region. more »»

Adirondack Health welcomes behavioral health professional

October 17, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health recently welcomed an experienced behavioral health professional who will provide outpatient services for health center patients in Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. more »»

St. Joseph’s receives three-year accreditation

October 17, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — S. more »»

Ad’k Health hosts listening forums

October 15, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The public is invited to attend a series of listening sessions intended to gather input on how it sees Adirondack Health adding value to the health of the community. more »»

Kratom controversy

October 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A local head shop is selling a plant-based substance called kratom that has raised some questions. more »»

‘We are not going to arrest our way out of the problem’

October 1, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — Four members of the state Assembly came here Wednesday to try to discuss how to treat and deter heroin addiction. more »»

Dr. Cook leads conversation on end-of-life planning Oct. 6

September 29, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Few conversations are more challenging for a family than end-of-life planning. more »»

‘Wellness is a Laughing Matter’ at Adirondack Health Foundation’s annual symposium

September 26, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Laughter is the best medicine at Adirondack Health Foundation’s annual health symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 1. more »»

Aid priorities: hospital, Tupper, Olympics

September 24, 2015 The North Country Regional Economic Development Council released a lengthy list of priority projects Wednesday that it believes will secure millions of dollars in state funding. more »»

Adirondack Health to lease old village offices

September 18, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village has a new tenant for its former office building at 3 Main St. more »»

More private home nurses?

September 17, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County is looking at privatizing some of its home health nurses as one option to deal with declining Medicaid reimbursements. more »»

New treatment for hereditary hand condition

September 12, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Dr. Jonathan Krant, a member of Adirondack Health’s medical staff, now offers an effective, non-surgical treatment for patients living with Dupuytren’s (Du-pui-trin’s) Contracture. more »»

Franklin Co. consolidating offices in Saranac Lake

September 12, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County is not closing its public health office here, contrary to what its employees were told by their director earlier this week. more »»

Last big project for Adirondack Health CEO

September 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Chandler Ralph’s tenure at Adirondack Health has been marked by a string of projects that have expanded and upgraded the local health care provider’s services in the Tri-Lakes area. more »»

Chandler Ralph plans to retire

September 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — One of the region’s longest-serving leaders in the health care field will step down next year. more »»



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