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Skunk tests positive for rabies in Marcy after fighting with dog, say officials

County MARCY — A skunk that tested positive for rabies was euthanized after fighting with a dog in the town. The skunk was put down Oct. 13 after it got into a fight with a dog and was removed by professionals after entering the pet owner’s home, the Oneida County Health Department reported Thursday. The animal later tested positive for rabies at the state’s Wadsworth Laboratory. The... 4:00pm 10/20/17

Blood drive Friday in Sherrill

Health SHERRILL — The Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at E.A. McAllister Elementary School, 217 Kinsley St., Sherrill, on Friday, Oct. 20 from 12:30-5:30 p.m., the agency has announced. Those interested in donating blood are asked to call the Red Cross at 315-363-3080 to set an appointment time. 4:00pm 10/18/17

Hospice offers session on Grief and the Holidays

Health NEW HARTFORD —Hospice & Palliative Care will offer Grief and the Holidays, a seminar that offers help and hope for enduring the holidays without loved ones. The event is Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the New Hartford First United Methodist Church, 105 Genesee St. For more information, call Adrian Bartholomeo, (315) 735-6487, extension 1070. This session will provide ideas on how... 4:00pm 10/16/17

Rome Memorial to host nurse recruitment event

Health Rome Memorial Hospital is holding a nurse job fair Oct. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Road. Experienced, graduating and enrolled registered nurses can learn about the opportunities available in the hospital’s patient care units and skilled nursing facility. Refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume as onsite... 4:00pm 10/16/17

Hospital now offers MRI for patients with implanted heart defibrillators

Health Rome Memorial Hospital’s magnetic resonance imaging team is now certified to perform MRIs on patients with magnetic resonance conditional implanted cardioverter defibrillators.  An implantable cardioverter defibrillator, also called an ICD, is a device implanted in a patient, designed to automatically detect and treat irregular heartbeats. When a problem is identified, it can... 4:00pm 10/16/17