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This “most wonderful time of the year” can be very challenging on a number of levels. While uncertainties and restrictions surrounding COVID-19 may prevent large family gatherings, it likely will not interfere with the temptation of holiday treats. In fact, due to the year we’ve had, those temptations may be harder to avoid than ever before. But that doesn’t mean making healthy choices...

Dec 01, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

Part of caring for this community means keeping you informed—and caring for you is what we do.

We know you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination process. We’d like to do our best to answer some of them.

Distribution of the vaccine is a complicated process highly regulated by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). The DOH determines who will...
Jan 08, 2021 | Categories: Health Information

Approximately 20 million Americans have thyroid disease, and the vast majority have no idea, which is why January’s Thyroid Awareness Month provides an opportunity to learn more about this common condition. Just above your collarbone, there is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. That’s your thyroid. It produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information

Winter sports are a great way to get fresh air and exercise as a relief from being cooped up indoors. Here in the Adirondacks region, there are numerous activities available, even during the pandemic. Masking and social distancing are not hard to achieve when sledding, skating, skiing, and snowboarding.  Every sport has its risks, and winter sports are no exception. The best treatment is prevention,...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information

Winters in Upstate New York can be quite beautiful, but the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your nose and throat. When cold temperatures take the moisture out of the air, the body’s mucus production slows down, inflaming the tissues in your nose and throat. Home heating can make the air inside your home as dry as the air outside, leaving no escape from the discomfort.  The irritation to your...

Jan 20, 2021 | Categories: Health Information
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