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The Center for Family Life and Recovery has announced several upcoming Take Back Days for area residents to safely dispose of unused medications. The agency’s goal, an announcement said, is to … more
LOWVILLE — Lewis County officials celebrated a $50 million capital program investment in Lewis County with a groundbreaking ceremony last week for one of the program’s major projects — a more … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the past two years, America has been first in line for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Now, as drugmakers develop the next generation of therapies, the White House … more
Several drug take back events will be held this week in Camden, Verona Beach and Utica for people to safely turn in their used and expired medications. The events will be hosted by the Oneida County … more
WAMPSVILLE — The week of April 25 is National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunization and to improve the health of children age two and younger, … more
CLINTON — Community Wellness Partners (CWP) has announced the approval of a $2.6 million grant funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CWP - the affiliation of LutheranCare and … more
It’s a good year to try something new. Turkey hunting can challenge even the seasoned hunter, plus it is a great excuse to get up early and get outside. Spring youth turkey weekend is quickly … more
The portion of U.S. children getting routine vaccinations required for kindergarten dipped slightly during the pandemic. A government report released Thursday looked at vaccination rates for the 2020-21 school year. It shows rates were close to 94% for measles, whooping cough and chickenpox vaccinations. That was down 1% from a year earlier. It means 35,000 U.S. children entered kindergarten without evidence of complete vaccination for extremely contagious diseases. That raises concerns for potential increase in those diseases. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are so far no signs of any outbreaks. more
UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Health System Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2 and PJ Green, have started the 25th annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing to benefit Children’s Miracle … more
Now fully two years since the coronavirus pandemic blazed into New York State, officials are still putting out hotspots, when they really wish to knock it down for good, indicated Gov. Kathy Hochul … more
ROME — The Rome Chapter NAACP and the Mohawk Valley Health System will hold information presentations on cardiovascular illnesses and diseases such as stroke, hypertension, and heart attacks at … more
The American Heart Association believes that the extension of Medicaid coverage for postpartum care from 60 days to 12 months will make a difference to the health of New Yorkers and provide tangible … more
BOONVILLE — Upstate University Hospital’s Mammography Van will visit Adirondack High School, at 8181 Route 294, on Tuesday, May 17. The screenings will be available between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for … more
The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has issued a new warning about fentanyl-laced stimulants in the local drug supply. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently issued a similar warning … more
ROME — Rome Health will host a career fair from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the hospital, 1500 N. James St., with same-day interviews and job offers for eligible candidates. According to … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, Schuylerville on Wednesday announced Lewis County General Hospital will receive a $1 million in a Rural Development grant from the U.S. Department of … more
WATERTOWN — The Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation, Inc. has received a $5,000 sponsorship from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in support of the services provided to people in the community … more
SYRACUSE — State Sen. Rachel May, D-53, Syracuse, highlighted several pieces of the budget following its passage this weekend. Included are record-setting investments in wages for homecare workers, … more
UTICA — Mohawk Valley Health System has announced an expansion of its sign-on bonus program for new employees along with an enhanced referral prograb1m for current employees to help with … more
WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Youth Bureau is now accepting funding proposals from community-based non-profit organizations, public agencies, and Madison County municipalities to provide services … more
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