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Stroke and heart disease are largely preventable, and more than 160 people shared that message, and invested in their own health, at the Mohawk Valley’s first CycleNation. The event, held at Thrive … more
UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center offers a variety of advanced cancer treatment options for different forms and stages of cancer. The MVHS Cancer Center provides a … more
An estimated 30.3 million Americans (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes … more
For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating … more
ALBANY — The legal age of sale for tobacco products and e-cigarettes in New York will be raised from 18 to 21, starting on Wednesday. The American Lung Association is applauding state lawmakers for … more
HAMILTON — The Madison County Healthy Start Partnership will offer Breastfeeding Connections, a baby weigh station, at Hamilton Public Library on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 11 … more
UTICA —  World Stroke Day is Oct. 29, and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting … more
NEW HARTFORD — CoreLife Eatery is hosting an event aimed at teaching people how to prevent and spot strokes on World Stroke Day. Dr. Varun Reddy, a neurosurgeon with MVHS, will lead a discussion on … more
Board certified orthopedic surgeon, Mark Moriarty, MD, FAAOS, is accepting new patients at Rome Medical Practice Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St. A member of Rome Memorial … more
IDG Benefits Fund is providing free flu shots for New York’s Uber, Lyft and other Black Car service drivers.   Drivers can sign up at driversbenefits.org/flu or call 1-855-979-1445 and redeem at … more
Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Campaign For Quality celebrated its 18th anniversary with physicians, health care workers, students and community members from across the state on Oct. 17 and 18. … more
Born out of one mom’s desire to help ensure that children with food allergies would not feel left out on Halloween, the Teal Pumpkin Project is now in its sixth year as a national awareness … more
NEW HARTFORD — Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, will hold its annual workshop, “Grief & the Holidays,” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Bereavement staff … more
WAMPSVILLE — Those with an infant, toddler, preschooler, or young child in your life, should know how to protect that child from lead poisoning as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is … more
C. Nicole Pineau, MD, has joined Rome Medical Practice’s obstetrics and gynecology practice, All About Women and is accepting new patients at the office located in the Beeches Office Complex, 7900 … more
NEW HARTFORD — Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, is looking for volunteers. The next Volunteer Training will be presented by hospice professionals and active … more
Mohawk Valley Health System of Utica recently welcomed new physicians. Dr. Sophie Alesna-Sabang, a specialist in Family Medicine, has joined the MVHS New Hartford Medical Arts Office. Dr. … more
Board certified Physician Assistant Philip Downs, PA-C, has joined the staff at Rome Medical Practice Surgical Specialists, located in Suite 300, 267 Avery Lane. He will work with general surgeon … more
• James Pierson, CHESP, has joined MVHS as the director of Environmental Services for Crothall. Pierson will have direct operations oversight and also serve as the Crothall point person for … more
UTICA – Javeria Shabbir, MD, has joined the MVHS Hospitalist group at the St. Elizabeth Campus. Dr. Shabbir completed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center located in the Bronx, … more
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