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Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

Source: Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

New York state program offers up to $40 off heroin antidote – Times Union

Source: New York state program offers up to $40 off heroin antidote – Times Union

When a Sign Can Save a Loved One’s Life

Peru – If your child or anyone in your home is facing a medical emergency, you undoubtedly expect a rapid response from rescue personnel. Unfortunately, many Peru homeowners do not properly identify their homes, a failure that could result in loss of life. Peru’s fire and ambulance personnel have been delayed in arriving at several […]

City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

CPR/AED First Aid Classes Scheduled For Fall Semester at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — An American Red Cross series of non-credit classes in CPR/AED-first aid for adults, children and infants will be held at SUNY Plattsburgh beginning with the first session Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Two other sessions will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, […]

Shared services health insurance savings are elusive – Times Union

Source: Shared services health insurance savings are elusive – Times Union

Planning Board Agenda

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 at the Peru Town Hall ALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of July 12, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review with SEQR: P-2017-014 North Country Behavioral Medicine, PLLC – Dino Santoro Site Plan Review – Drs. Office 3384 Rt. […]

Jones Authored Bill Becomes Law

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that a bill he authored making it easier for kids to protect themselves from insect bites while at camp has been signed into law (Ch. 163 of 2017). The new law allows children attending overnight camp, summer day camp and traveling summer day […]

Legislature casts spotlight on rare medical condition – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Christine Wood’s pregnancy was relatively normal. Though doctors told the Peru resident her baby was larger than normal and had a small amount of excess fluid in his head, Wood welcomed her son, Jay, into the world in 2007. But his birth set off a nailbiting saga. “(My son) stayed in the NICU […]

Assemblyman Jones to Host Blood Drives for Local Hospitals

            Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting three blood drives this month in an effort to ensure local hospitals are not faced with a summer blood shortage.             “Hospitals are always looking for blood donors, but it’s especially vital in the summer when blood supply tends to diminish,” Jones said. “It’s crucial that […]

Alert Dog Needed and You Can Help

Margarett Christian & her fiance Henry Demeulemeester Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and then as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. […]

State Senate Approves Measure to Raise ‘PANS’ Awareness

From the Office of State Senator Betty Little Would help combat neuropsychiatric syndrome affecting children The State Senate today gave final legislative approval of legislation (S5750) sponsored by Senator Betty Little to raise awareness of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, known as PANS. “PANS attacks the brain. It comes on quickly and can be challenging to […]

Story on Courage of David Comfort of Peru/Schuyler Falls

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Assemblyman Jones’ Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced a bill he introduced that would increase awareness about a syndrome affecting children has passed the Assembly. The measure would add pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) to the state’s health care and wellness education and outreach program (A.7614). “As a parent, few things are more heart-wrenching than seeing our children […]

DiNapoli: State Missing Out on Millions in Medicare Payments for Kidney Patients

From the office of NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli The state Department of Health (DOH) could have saved the Medicaid program as much as $146 million over a six-year period if it had helped Medicaid patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who meet certain eligibility requirements get the Medicare benefits to which they are entitled, […]

St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen Menu for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vegetable Soup Chicken Breasts & Stuffing Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Cranberry Sauce Corn Cherry Cobbler The cooks are at work. The welcome mat is out. Serving begins at 4:30. Come and enjoy this free, delicious meal.

A Brief Video Explaining the North Country Mission of Hope Mission

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Drug can counteract the effects of opiate overdoses. Source: CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Valuable New Tool Links Clinton County Residents to Local Health Improvement and Lifestyle Change Programs

A Message from the United Way of the Adirondack Region January 24, 2017 (Plattsburgh) A new online resource is available to help Clinton County residents and their healthcare providers find programs focusing on different aspects of health improvement. The Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) has collaborated with United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. to create […]

Police: Opiates may be laced with other substances | News | pressrepublican.com

Two found dead Thursday in Clinton County. Source: Police: Opiates may be laced with other substances | News | pressrepublican.com

Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

State says more than 16,500 would be affected in Clinton, Essex, Franklin counties. Source: Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Are you looking to volunteer in the community? JCEO is looking for volunteer drivers to provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. YOU decide when and how much you want to drive. Drivers are reimbursed 56 cents per mile and must have their own vehicle. For more information, contact Chelsea at 518-561-6310 or stop by your local […]

Annual Candlelight Ceremony, Tuesday, December 6

The Foundation of CVPH will host the annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, December 6 at 4 p.m. at the Circle of Healing & Hope on the front lawn of the hospital. Like all organizations that have an Angel of Hope, we are holding this annual ceremony on this day to give people an opportunity […]

Tax Rates and Budget Subject of Public Hearing

By John T. Ryan The Town of Peru’s Preliminary 2017 Budget will be open for public comment at a Thursday, November 10, 2016 Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. at the Peru Town Hall.  The budget increases are under the New York State imposed .68% tax cap. Some rates increase, while others decrease.  Health care costs […]

NAMI:CV & Impeerium will be moving!  

Source: NAMI:CV & Impeerium will be moving!  

Free hepatitis-C testing available for veterans | Lifestyles | pressrepublican.com

Disease more common among those who served than general population. Source: Free hepatitis-C testing available for veterans | Lifestyles | pressrepublican.com

State, Clinton County health officials investigate Legionella bacteria contamination | NCPR News

Source: State, Clinton County health officials investigate Legionella bacteria contamination | NCPR News

Community Forum to Discuss Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Prescription Opiate, Heroin Addiction and opiate-related overdoses continue to increase in the North Country. Several local professionals and concerned citizens joined forces to form a coalition, namely, Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC). This coalition is comprised of people in recovery, concerned citizens, treatment providers, elected officials, law […]

Input please!

A Message from Peru Community Development Coordinator Adele Douglas The Town of Peru has been awarded funds from the Clinton County Health Dept. to build Fun/Exercise stations along the Little Ausable River Trail. The idea is to offer additional opportunities for exercise and improving balance in a way that’s fun for a wide range of […]

Office of the New York State Comptroller

Overdose death rates rose faster in New York than other states. Source: Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Strictly Business – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The Adirondack region means different things to different people. For Eli and Emily Schwartzberg the affection they have for the area has brought the couple full circle. Both attended Northwood School, a college preparatory school in Lake Placid. Emily, originally from Gloversville, was a competitive skier and a resident boarder, spending as much time as […]

Tasty Food, Good Conversation and Activities

By John T. Ryan Peru – Are you a person age 60 or older or do you know anyone 60 or over who would appreciate a good meal, a few laughs and interesting conversation? If the answer is “yes,” you’ll find all of this and more at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Peru […]

Thera-Pets Offering Two Spring Programs – Both Are Free of Charge

Programs Are For Children With Physical or Developmental Issues and Grieving Children  Thera-Pets of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is offering its spring schedule of on-site programs.  This organization is a not for profit 501©3 corporation and all offerings are free of charge. This spring there will be two programs offered.  The first is for […]

Here’s Your Opportunity to Improve Community Health Care

Please help the Clinton County Health Department learn more about the health concerns of County residents and their families. Our goal is to collect information from residents over the next two months, but we need your help to reach as many people as possible with our brief survey. The information will be used to identify […]

North Country health facilities win millions in state funds | News | pressrepublican.com

Hospitals in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will add medical villages, provide new services. Source: North Country health facilities win millions in state funds | News | pressrepublican.com

State Health Department Should Improve Enforcement of Nursing Home Violations

Fines Delayed for up to Six Years, Nursing Homes Cited Repeatedly for Problems with Limited Consequences The state Department of Health (DOH) needs to fix problems and delays with how it is assessing fines to nursing homes after violations are found, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. While DOH […]

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Off to a Slow Start; Critics Say Patients Are the Ones Suffering | Village Voice

Source: New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Off to a Slow Start; Critics Say Patients Are the Ones Suffering | Village Voice

Hep-C testing encouraged for vets – Sun Community News & Printing

MORRISONVILLE — Veterans who served from 1964-75 are encouraged to be tested for Hepatitis-C Source: Hep-C testing encouraged for vets – Sun Community News & Printing

Governor Cuomo Announces New Addiction Treatment Facility in the North Country | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New Agreement will Create Jobs and Enable Delivery of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services at Repurposed State Building .Governor Cuomo announces a new agreement to bring detoxification and outpatient substance use disorder services to Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. Source: Governor Cuomo Announces New Addiction Treatment Facility in the North Country | Governor Andrew M. […]

Cuomo expands Zika virus testing – Capitol Confidential

Source: Cuomo expands Zika virus testing – Capitol Confidential

Plattsburgh medical-marijuana dispensary opens – Press-Republican: Local News

Columbia Care site at 345 Cornelia St. is now accepting state-registered patients. Source: Plattsburgh medical-marijuana dispensary opens – Press-Republican: Local News

N.Y. Senate report shows surge in synethic marijuana abuse – The Pulse

Source: N.Y. Senate report shows surge in synethic marijuana abuse – The Pulse

United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. Announces a New 2-1-1 Website

2-1-1 is a FREE number you dial for information and referral on health and human service needs. United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is pleased to announce a new website for 2-1-1 in the Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. It is 211adk.org and can help individuals find the necessary services they need. Visit www.211adk.org and […]

N.Y. law requires hospitals to instruct caregivers before releasing patients – The Pulse

Source: N.Y. law requires hospitals to instruct caregivers before releasing patients – The Pulse

Learn How to Reduce Suicidal Behaviors and Save a Life From Suicide

The Clinton County Coalition To Prevent Suicide and the Suicide Prevention Center presents: QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer (http://www.qprinstitute.com/) The QPR mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help […]

Samaritan Family Counseling Center Closing

The Board of Directors of the Samaritan Family Counseling Center (SFCC) announces that the Center, with offices in Peru and Plattsburgh, will close at the end of August, 2015. The board has taken this action, in part, because of two staff retirements and an additional staff member reducing her hours of availability. The difficulty of […]

Here’s a Healthy and Fun Activity!

Calling all those over 50. Looking for something fun and fit to do this summer?  Think about participating on the Trailblazer Challenge.  Walk the seven accessible trails in Clinton County by October 13, 2015 and get a Trailblazer T-shirt and, if among the first 50, a pedometer and walking journal.  But the real prize is […]

Bailey Wind to Tell Students About Consequences of Drunk, Impaired and Distracted Driving

Bailey Wind will be speaking to the Peru Jr/Sr High School student body on May 12th at 9:30 am. Bailey had just signed her letter of intent with the University of Tennessee’s Swimming and Diving team when on December 1, 2012, at the age of 17 and a senior at Shaker High School in Latham, New […]

Please Take Clinton County Trail Survey

The Clinton County Health Department and the Action for Health Consortium are working to increase healthy opportunities for Clinton County residents. We’d like to better understand what people want and need for the local trails in Clinton County. We ask you to take our 5-minute survey (see link below). Answers will help us carry out […]

Plattsburgh City Council to Consider Medical Marijuana Resolution

Plattsburgh City Council to consider medical marijuana resolution – Press-Republican: News.

CVPH Has Several Volunteer Opportunities

CVPH Volunteer Opportunities Jan

UVM Medical Center Has Grown into a Billion-Dollar Monolith

UVM Medical Center Has Grown into a Billion-Dollar Monolith | Healthcare | Seven Days | Vermont’s Independent Voice.

Heroin warning videos at movies – Times Union

Heroin warning videos at movies – Times Union.

Health insurance deadline extended 5 days

Health insurance deadline extended 5 days – Times Union.

Skelos: Immigrants’ new status will raise Medicaid costs

Capitol Confidential » Skelos: Immigrants’ new status will raise Medicaid costs.

NAMI-CV/Impeerium to begin National Alliance of Mental Illness Connection Support Group

NAMI-CV in conjunction with Impeerium Peer Network will be offering a weekly NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group starting Tuesday, October 28th from 1:30-3:00pm. The meetings will be held at the NAMI office in Plattsburgh at 14 Healey Avenue, Suite D. The support group is open to any adult with a mental illness and there is […]

NAMI:CV Conference to feature “BIG NAME” Speaker

Plattsburgh, NY, September 10th, 2014 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Champlain Valley is pleased to announce that we will sponsor and host the first ever Keys to Recovery Conference on October 9th, 2014, at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  

The conference is an opportunity for peers (those who utilize […]

Bruce and Marge Garcia to Chair United Way Campaign

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is in the early stage of planning for the 2015 campaign. The volunteer campaign team is being led by Bruce and Marge Garcia of Keeseville, NY. Bruce is the CEO of Joint Council For Economic Opportunities, Inc. (JCEO) and Marge is a long time employee at Adirondack […]

Washington County kids face serious mental health, substance abuse problems « The In Box

Washington County kids face serious mental health, substance abuse problems « The In Box.

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