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UTICA – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in partnership with Central New York (CNY) Cardiology, has officially begun offering the “Watchman” procedure to the community. Executed by both … more
HOUSTON — Two new studies point to yet more reasons to kick the tobacco habit. In one, researchers found quitting smoking is worth it for people with diabetes despite worries about … more
CAMDEN — Jessica Donaldson, RN, BSN, MS-FNP-C, has joined the staff of Camden Family Care to provide personalized care to patients in Camden, announced Rome Memorial Hospital’s Director of … more
The Eight and Forty Organization is offering scholarships to nurses and physical therapists who want to take advanced training to help children with respiratory diseases.  Applications may be … more
Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and women. It is also one of the most preventable with proper screenings. In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Rome … more
HAMILTON — Community Memorial and its Five Family Health Centers are launching a new initiative, “Protect Your Bottom Line.” This is a humorous approach on the importance of screening and early … more
The Slocum-Dickson Foundation is accepting grant applications for health and medical projects that focus on education and training.  Applications should be submitted by email to … more
If anyone understands what it means to be pain free, it is Steven Michik, a cyclist and avid outdoorsman who suffered from debilitating back pain for over 12 years. Steve credits Rome Memorial … more
Dr. Sharmila Ravindranathan has joined the staff at Rome Memorial Hospital as a member of its hospitalist team. A hospitalist is a physician who cares for patients only while they are in the … more
UTICA – Deanna Eychner has been named program manager of Mohawk Valley Health System Advanced Wound Care. In this role, Eychner is responsible for developing and maintaining policies and … more
A healthy heart is one of the most important factors in helping wounds heal. According to the Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care, chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 … more
The Tramp and Trail Club of Utica has announced its schedule through spring. Tramp and Trail is a hiking club whose volunteers lead primarily day outings — hike, ski, snowshoe, bike or kayak — … more
Nearly half — 48 percent, 121.5 million in 2016 — of all adults in the U.S. have some type of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Statistics … more
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