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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
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
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