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Lawmakers, volunteer firefighters praise passage of legislation for cancer coverage

County Both chambers of the state Legislature have passed a bill that would provide medical benefits for volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with certain forms of cancers during the course of their duties. It is now set to head to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s desk for final consideration. The legislation’s passage is being hailed by three area state legislators. The state Conference... 4:00pm 06/21/17

New program encourages patients to take medications as prescribed

Health Rome Memorial Hospital has launched a new education program to help patients better understand and take their prescription medications for their safety and to achieve the best therapeutic effect. According to a report published by the Annals of Internal Medicine, Americans are failing to comply with medication prescriptions for a variety of reasons and it’s costing up to $289... 4:00pm 06/19/17

Walk boosts food allergy awareness

Health MARCY — The fifth annual Central New York Heroes Walk for Food Allergy begins Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Campus Center. Proceeds support efforts by Food Allergy Research and Education, or FARE, to improve food allergy outcomes through research, education, advocacy and awareness. In the four walks to date, the group has collectively raised more than... 4:00pm 06/19/17

Faxton Urgent Care offers physicals

Health Faxton Urgent Care now offers physical exams needed for camp, school or employment. Walk-ins are welcome, with no appointment needed, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at the Faxton campus in Utica, corner of Burrstone Road and Bennett Street, across from Murnane Baseball Field. of Mohawk Valley Health System. Faxton is part of the Mohawk Valley Health System. The service is... 4:00pm 06/19/17

Hospice offers bereavement support

Health NEW HARTFORD — Hospice & Palliative Care offers free bereavement support groups. Hospice Sangertown Walkers: This group is for adults who have experienced the loss of a significant other. Participants can walk and talk with others who have experienced a loss or walk as an individual knowing support is nearby. The group, led by trained hospice volunteers, meets in front of... 4:00pm 06/19/17