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February is American Heart Month, and the Oneida County Health Department is reminding residents not to overlook an important contributor to coronary disease, heart attack and stroke: tobacco smoke. … 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
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 21st annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across the state and take in the rich history of the legendary canal that … more
Stephanie Klosek of Deerfield was a finalist in a biomedical engineering competition to create assistive technology to aid people with disabilities at the New York Institute of Technology in Old … more
To celebrate the 45th annual America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, the American Heart Association named five local organizations receiving Community Impact Grants during the Heart Run & Walk … more
Registered Nurse Peter Manno has been named provider relations specialist for Mohawk Valley Health System. In this role, Manno will identify, qualify and create new business relationships and … more
UTICA – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the … more
The American Heart Association is working to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award. The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Olivari … more
A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing … more
Family nurse practitioner Briana Button has joined the medical staff of Lewis County General Hospital and South Lewis Health Center, working with Dr. Lynn Pisaniello and Dr. John Leuenberger at South … more
WAMPSVILLE — January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the most important thing a woman can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 21.  Cervical … more
Upstate Family Health Center has named Judith Schipper, nurse practitioner, to its growing team of health care providers. Schipper comes to Upstate Family Health Center most recently from … more
Mohawk Valley Health System Maternal Child Services has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for its commitment to best … more
UTICA — Oneida County Health Department and Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will offer a free, three-week series of Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. in … more
UTICA — The volunteer groups at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) presented their financial gifts during their annual winter gathering in November 2018. The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare … more
Rome Memorial Hospital will offer childbirth and new parent classes beginning in January. Childbirth Classes Maternity nurse Laurie Hoke, RN, will lead the six-week course to prepare parents for … more
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