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A “Burnout Crisis,” as a recent New York Times article calls it, describes the impact of the pandemic’s impending strain on the healthcare workforce. As staff shortages continue among COVID … more
UTICA — Officials from Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), which represents the registered nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital, have reached an … more
The Lake Delta Kiwanis Club, in conjunction with with the Mohawk Valley Health System and the Rome Branch of the NAACP, hosted a breakfast informational gathering at the Zion Church. more
This year’s Red Cap Ambassadors of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk are: • Ryan LeoGrande, an economic development program specialist at Empire State Development and father of three. As … more
WHITESBORO — The annual America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk fundraiser for the American Heart Association will return in-person on Saturday, May 7, at a new location – Accelerate … more
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its most recent advisory on COVID-19 levels is urging the wearing of masks in nearly 40 counties in New York, including most of Upstate New … more
ROME — Rome Health received a grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for $1.03 million. The grant reimburses the hospital for extraordinary expenses incurred as a result of … more
LOWVILLE — Lewis County officials celebrated a $50 million capital program investment in Lewis County with a groundbreaking ceremony last week for one of the program’s major projects — a more … more
It’s a good year to try something new. Turkey hunting can challenge even the seasoned hunter, plus it is a great excuse to get up early and get outside. Spring youth turkey weekend is quickly … more
The portion of U.S. children getting routine vaccinations required for kindergarten dipped slightly during the pandemic. A government report released Thursday looked at vaccination rates for the 2020-21 school year. It shows rates were close to 94% for measles, whooping cough and chickenpox vaccinations. That was down 1% from a year earlier. It means 35,000 U.S. children entered kindergarten without evidence of complete vaccination for extremely contagious diseases. That raises concerns for potential increase in those diseases. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are so far no signs of any outbreaks. more
Now fully two years since the coronavirus pandemic blazed into New York State, officials are still putting out hotspots, when they really wish to knock it down for good, indicated Gov. Kathy Hochul … more
UTICA/ALBANY — The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute has announced Assistant Professor of Biology Adam McLain with Assistant Professor Lauren Endres have received more than $105,000 … more
More than 4 in 10 U.S. high school students said they felt persistently sad or hopeless during the pandemic, according to government findings released Thursday. Several medical groups have warned … more
More than 8,500 New York state residents are waiting for an organ transplant that can save their life, according to a review of state data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Unfortunately, time will … more
HAMILTON — Community Memorial Hospital has launched its new Robotic Surgery Program through a partnership with Hamilton Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine with the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution. … more
UTICA — Michael Hyman was diagnosed with high blood pressure in 2014, and recently started using a self-monitoring blood pressure device. He began eating better and exercising more, and today, has … more
WASHINGTON  — When the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible and up-to-date … more
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