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Two join surgical group in Utica

Health UTICA — A surgeon and a nurse practitioner have joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Surgical Group – Faxton Campus and has admitting privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. They are: Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Max was in private practice for 30 years. Dr. Max received his medical degree from University of the... 4:00pm 03/27/17

Rabies clinic in Madison Wednesday

Health MADISON — The Madison County Health Department will host a rabies clinic Wednesday, March 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Madison Fire Department, 7362 Route 20. The shots are $5. All pets must be at least 3 months old and be restrained on a leash or in a pet carrier. All pets receiving shots should get a booster shot within one year. Proof of vaccination is required for a... 4:00pm 03/27/17

Kidney disease program slated for April 4 in Utica

Health UTICA — The Dialysis Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System offers an educational program for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program will take place on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Ave. As seating is limited, Registration is required by contacting Cindy Christian, RN, BSN,... 4:00pm 03/27/17

Free health lessons April 4

Health WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Health Department will host two free sessions Tuesday, April 4. The department is located at 138 N. Court St., Building 5 behind the Department of Motor Vehicles. From 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. officials will discuss safe sleep for infants and breastfeeding. From 11 a.m. until noon they will discuss vector-borne diseases from ticks and... 4:00pm 03/27/17

Area residents warned of possible contaminated milk in county

County Area residents are being warned not to drink unpasteurized raw milk from a farm in southern Oneida County due to possible listeria contamination. The warning from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets was issued about raw milk purchased from Winters Grass Farm, 9104 Butler Road, town of Paris. Milk collected during a routine sampling at the dairy has tested positive... 4:00pm 03/25/17

Chronic pain added to medical marijuana list

Health The New York State Department of Health will add chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana on Wednesday, March 22. The department has filed a Notice of Adoption of the regulatory amendment for publication in the New York State Register, health officials have announced. The department defines chronic pain as any severe debilitating pain that an individual’s... 4:00pm 03/21/17