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Holidays are challenging for everyone. As people age, it takes fewer calories to maintain a healthy weight. Bite-for-bite, a low calorie food like an apple has a small fraction of the calories found … more
YORKVILLE — The Retired Public Employees Association Mohawk Valley Chapter will hold its annual Holiday Luncheon and Membership Meeting from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Club Monarch, 16 … more
(AP) — Syracuse’s Dino Babers has coached at 15 colleges since he started at Hawaii in 1984 as a graduate assistant, so he knows what he and his Orange will be up against with second-ranked … more
DETROIT (AP) — Bill Belichick has a chance to knock off another branch from his coaching tree.The five-time Super Bowl-winning coach has had his staff trimmed by NFL teams many times.They all hired … more
ALBANY — New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome, has announced that Sgt. Major Wiley Jones, of Marcy, has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ … more
Farmers markets are in full swing. Don’t miss out. Walk to them if you can do it. Remember to bring your own grocery bags, and talk to the vendors about their produce and how to cook it. You will … more
Statistics show, one in three pets become lost at some point in their lives. If you have ever lost your pet you will have experienced first hand the worry and fear that comes as you wonder if you … more
For the past several years I have written this monthly column which focuses on the services provided by the Oneida County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program or HIICAP. … more
Having a pet in your life can be a rewarding experience. When you decide to get a pet you have to remember that it is a big responsibility and adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. Animals are not … more
Do you have gout or does someone you know have gout? Or does it run in your family? There is more known about gout than there was when Benjamin Franklin had it. It can be controlled with medication … more
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. About 92 million people in the United States have some form of heart/cardiovascular disease – that’s about 29 percent of the population. … more
As we look to end April, which is Cancer Control Month, let’s be sure to take some time to focus on what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. In the United States, men have nearly a 1 in 2 … more
The word anemia means low number of red blood cells. Since red cells carry oxygen, people with anemia may have symptoms such as fatigue, pallor or shortness of breath. Many people have annual blood … more
I recently received a Medicare Summary Notice for Medicare Part B. If you are covered by Original Medicare, you will be familiar with these periodic notices that say THIS IS NOT A BILL. Contained in … more
Pets bring so much love, comfort and happiness into our lives. May is National Pet Month. National Pet Month is a great time to spread the word about the many benefits of pet adoption and ownership. … more
How often have you heard the advice, “Eat More Fiber”? A simple suggestion that often raises several questions, such as: what is fiber, how much fiber do I need or how do I get more fiber, why do … more
TOWN OF MARCY — The Mohawk Valley Chapter Retired Public Employees Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an Indoor Picnic Bash to be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 … more
Currently, 50 million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide. Unfortunately, we do not know the cause and there is currently no curative treatment for this disease. A recent medical … more
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for and needing forever homes and is observed on April 30. Millions of companion … more
You or someone you love may have a heart condition. Examples include having had stents, having had heart surgery, being in heart failure, or having a pacemaker. These are serious illnesses and need … more
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