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Tips for coping with holiday depression
The holiday season is supposed be a happy time but it can also be overwhelming for those dealing with depression or anxiety.
Morning Checkup: Breakfast with Santa
Morning Checkup: holiday healthy eating tips
Tomorrow’s Health: water in the ear, heart risks & macular degeneration
One of the most common ways of getting water out of your ear could be bad for your health.
Published November 26, 2019 at 6:56 AM
Meet Buddy the therapy dog in training
Watertown Audiology and Fyzical Therapy has one very special employee.
Published November 21, 2019 at 1:01 PM
Morning Checkup: Wound Care Center
Wounds that don't heal properly are a major medical problem that affects more than 6 million Americans.
Published November 20, 2019 at 8:46 AM
N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch
The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.
Published November 19, 2019 at 4:36 PM
Tomorrow’s Health: diagnosing depression, counseling for adolescents & heart failure in pregnant women
A new national poll shows many parents face barriers when it comes to diagnosing depression in their own teenagers.
Published November 19, 2019 at 9:06 AM
Lewis County Hospice offers free screenings of ‘Being Mortal’
Lewis County Hospice is trying to help people navigate their end of life wishes.
Published November 14, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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Tomorrow's health 07-09-19
Samaritan Morning Check-Up: new services coming to Women’s Wellness
Same day diagnostic testing will be offered.
Published November 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM
Counting canines to keep communities safe
Over the last few months, wedged in peoples' doors, some Jefferson County residents are being reminded by the county dog shelter to make sure their pups are vaccinated.
Published November 7, 2019 at 2:44 PM
Morning Checkup: Festival of Trees
The North Country Festival of Trees is just around the corner.
Published November 6, 2019 at 9:01 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: vaccine exemptions, cancer blood test & psychiatrist shortage
A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the number of kindergartners not getting vaccinated for what parents describe as "religious reasons" appears to be on the rise.
Published November 5, 2019 at 10:34 AM
Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says
The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.
Published November 4, 2019 at 11:10 AM
Quilt increases autism awareness
The Disabled Persons Action Organization has a quilt on display.
Published October 31, 2019 at 10:40 AM
Morning Checkup: family photos for CMN
There's a family photo session on Halloween to raise money for Children's Miracle Network at Samaritan Medical Center.
Tomorrow’s Health: therapy vs. drugs, child obesity & cancer patient app
Researchers looked at the costs and benefits of antidepressants and talk therapy and found they end up being equal after five years.
Jefferson County sees rise in whooping cough cases
Add 10 new confirmed cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, in Jefferson County this month, bringing the total this season to 33.
Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says
The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.
Morning Checkup: Pharmacy Week & Shed the Meds
This is Pharmacy Week and Samaritan Medical Center is acknowledging it with some activities, including a Shed the Meds event at the end of it.
Published October 23, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: child mental disorders, safe infant sleeping & opioids with pacemakers
One out of every five children suffers from a mental disorder that could jeopardize their health later on.
Published October 22, 2019 at 6:37 AM
Breast cancer survivor speaks out after community rallies behind her
The Philadelphia and Theresa community stood behind her as she battled breast cancer. Now Amanda Burnard is a survivor.
Published October 17, 2019 at 1:42 PM
Tomorrow’s Health: teen suicide attempts, TBIs & causes of acne
A new study in the Journal Pediatrics reveals a racial disparity in teen suicide attempts.
Published October 15, 2019 at 7:10 AM
JCC nursing students get hands on training at hospital
Jefferson Community College nursing students are getting hands on experience at Lewis County General Hospital.
Published October 10, 2019 at 12:37 PM
Morning Checkup: new dermatology clinic
Samaritan Medical Center is opening a new dermatology clinic next month.
Published October 9, 2019 at 9:44 AM
Coroner releases fire chief’s cause of death
Saturday Sports: Clarkson Hockey comes out on top of Route 11 rivalry
U.S.O. holiday party connects military families
Saturday: First responders in Lewis County host “Shop with a Cop”
Free Christmas trees for Fort Drum soldiers
Watertown church holds annual Christmas giveaway
Tomorrow’s Health: dangerous OTCs, senior antidepressants & cancer patient exercise
Over-the-counter pain medications are commonly used in suicide attempts among young people.
Published October 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Expanding dental services in Lewis County
A federal grant will help North Country Family Health renovate its Lowville clinic.
Published October 3, 2019 at 12:14 PM
Morning Checkup: working for Samaritan
If you want to become a home health aide or certified nursing assistant, Samaritan Medical Center will train you, pay you during training, and give you a job when you're done.
Published October 2, 2019 at 8:36 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: breast cancer, teen sleep & sleepy drivers
A new study of post-menopausal women with aggressive breast cancer found adding a targeted therapy drug called ribociclib to standard hormone therapy significantly improved their overall survival.
Published October 1, 2019 at 7:18 AM
It’s apple season in the north country
It's peak season for apple picking. The apples are not only good to eat, they are good for you.
Published September 26, 2019 at 12:03 PM
Morning Checkup: flu prevention
Get your flu shot and wash your hands often -- flu season is soon upon us.
Published September 25, 2019 at 8:46 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: pediatric heart transplants, hypersexual disorder & diabetic heart problems
It's been three and a half years since the criteria for pediatric heart transplants was revised in the U.S.
Published September 24, 2019 at 7:03 AM
Morning Checkup: Samaritan’s Urgent Care
Urgent care is often a good alternative to going to the emergency room -- but not always.
Published September 18, 2019 at 8:52 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: off-label meds, distracted driving & diabetes
A new Rutgers study shows doctors in the U.S. are increasingly prescribing off-label medications for children.
Published September 17, 2019 at 7:42 AM
New mental health clinic offers more services in St. Lawrence County
United Helpers has a new mental health clinic in Canton and it's bringing more psychology, at-home care and housing assistance to St. Lawrence County.
Published September 12, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Morning Checkup: brain injury support group
Samaritan Medical Center has a support group for people who suffer the effects of a brain injury.
Published September 11, 2019 at 9:06 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: med student hypertension, hula for health & OCD treatment
A new study from the American Heart Association finds nearly two-thirds of medical students had some degree of hypertension.
Published September 10, 2019 at 7:51 AM
Fort Drum woman donates kidney to stranger
A Fort Drum woman gave a part of herself, a kidney, so a stranger could live.
Published September 5, 2019 at 1:41 PM
Morning Checkup: prostate cancer awareness
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Published September 4, 2019 at 10:09 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: teen health, environmental hazards & mumps
Swedish researchers have linked increased body weight in teenage boys to heart attacks before the age of 65.
Published September 3, 2019 at 7:01 AM
Boy with rare disease inspires family
It's a genetic disease so rare few doctors have ever treated it. Hunter Van Ells was born with it. In DeGrasse, he's inspiring parents and family.
Published August 29, 2019 at 1:13 PM
Fitness: Jamie brings a “real” expert
It's Sharon Charlebois' birthday and she came to the 7 News studio to help her mom, Jamie Kalk, teach us about fitness.
Published August 29, 2019 at 9:05 AM
Morning Checkup: ‘Operation Murder’
Volunteers at Samaritan Medical Center are holding a mystery dinner theater to raise money to help cancer patients.
Published August 28, 2019 at 7:41 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: lifestyle changes, dementia caregivers & e-cig ads
New research suggests more doctors need to promote healthy lifestyle changes to patients who survived cancer.
Published August 27, 2019 at 8:40 AM
Local health officials praise new mammogram law
Lewis County health officials are praising a new law signed this month by Governor Cuomo which requires large group insurers to cover medically necessary mammograms for women under 40.
Published August 22, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Morning Checkup: robotic operating room
These days when you go under the knife, you might be going under the robot.
Published August 21, 2019 at 7:55 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: measles, blood pressure meds & long walks
Summer did not bring an end to the measles outbreak.
Published August 20, 2019 at 7:20 AM
Now a state law, kids must be vaccinated to go to school
Add vaccinations to your back to school list.
Published August 15, 2019 at 1:38 PM
Fitness: more Pilates with Jamie
It might feel as if fall is closing in fast, but there's still plenty of summer left.
Published August 15, 2019 at 9:03 AM
Morning Checkup: Ribbon-Cutting
Samaritan Medical Center is cutting the ribbon on its Women and Children's Center and inpatient mental health unit next week.
Published August 14, 2019 at 8:22 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: preventing Alzheimer’s, infant mortality & aspirin vs. cancer
New research blames the protein tau for attacking the parts of the brain responsible for staying awake during the day.
Published August 13, 2019 at 7:48 AM
‘Rethink Your Drink’ & ditch the soda, health experts urge
Health professionals are urging you to "rethink your drink" and be mindful of the amount of sugar you're drinking.
Published August 9, 2019 at 9:22 AM
Morning Checkup: heat exhaustion
Heat exhaustion is less about the temperature and more about your body's ability to cool itself.
Published August 7, 2019 at 8:13 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: surgical recovery, kids’ brain injuries & physical activity
A landmark international study describes frailty as a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging.
Published August 6, 2019 at 7:11 AM
App helps you keep healthy in Lewis County
Have you ever wondered where there's fresh local produce or physical activities in Lewis County? Well, there's now an app for that.
Published August 1, 2019 at 11:56 AM
Morning Checkup: interventional radiology
It’s called interventional radiology and it’s a way to perform procedures in the most minimally invasive way.
Published July 31, 2019 at 8:21 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: surgery recovery, kids’ brain injuries & physical activity
A large international study suggests it's the recovery period after surgery that's the riskiest for most patients, not the operation itself.
Published July 30, 2019 at 6:37 AM
Lowville center focuses on community wellness
Community wellness is part of the goal of the new Double Play Teen and Senior Center that opened this week in Lowville.
Published July 25, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Morning Checkup” FEES swallowing evaluation
Samaritan Medical Center is offering a new diagnostic tool for analyzing swallowing problems.
Published July 24, 2019 at 7:59 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: marijuana during pregnancy, kindergarten preps & colorectal cancer
A new study finds women in northern California are using marijuana more frequently before and during pregnancy.
Published July 23, 2019 at 9:44 AM
Heart Association applauds NY’s smoking age change
Governor Andrew Cuomo has made New York the 17th state in the nation to raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21.
Published July 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM
Morning Checkup: Center for Women & Children
Work on Samaritan Medical Center's Center for Women & Children is moving right along.
Published July 17, 2019 at 8:47 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: Measles outbreak, hearing aids & dementia, adolescent depression
The CDC says there were only 14 new reported cases of measles last week.
Published July 16, 2019 at 7:26 AM
Dexter man receives his “freedom kidney”
A 17 year wait for a donor is over
Published July 11, 2019 at 11:38 AM
Samaritan Morning Check Up: Back-to-school vaccinations
A reminder to get your shots before the school year starts
Published July 10, 2019 at 8:02 AM
Tracking the measles outbreak, assessing opioid precriptions
Check out Tomorrow's Health for 07-09-19
Published July 9, 2019 at 6:24 AM
Don’t try to relight fireworks that didn’t go off, firefighter says
What do you do if your fireworks don't go off?
Published July 4, 2019 at 11:33 AM
Morning Checkup: nurse aide training program
Samaritan Medical Center needs certified nursing assistants.
Published July 3, 2019 at 8:04 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: flu vaccine, lung cancer risk & stopping malaria
The CDC says the recent flu vaccine did not work so well because it was a mismatch for the H3N2 strain that popped up after the season was well underway.
Published July 2, 2019 at 7:22 AM
’Dialysis love story’ couple seeks kidney donation
A plea for an organ on car stickers is traveling around the north country. We meet the family searching for a kidney.
Published June 27, 2019 at 4:18 PM
Morning Checkup: MuddFest benefits Children’s Miracle Network
Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville is hosting an event next month that will benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
Published June 26, 2019 at 7:35 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: PTSD, alcohol dangers & home patients’ nutrition
Veterans seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder are twice as likely to die from suicide, accidental injury, or viral hepatitis.
Published June 25, 2019 at 7:14 AM
Morning Checkup: Susan Peters Scholarship
The deadline is approaching for the second annual Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship.
Published June 19, 2019 at 9:27 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: Hazardous products, e-cigarette cartoons & child neglect
New research finds personal care products send a young child to the emergency room an average of every two hours.
Published June 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM
Red Cross in desperate need of blood
The Red Cross held a blood drive at Salmon Run Mall Thursday in an effort to replenish its Missing Types campaign.
Published June 13, 2019 at 12:08 PM
Morning Checkup: Certified lactation counselor course
Samaritan Medical Center is hosting a certified lactation counselor course next month.
Published June 12, 2019 at 8:39 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: Artificial light, white coat hypertension & medical marijuana
New research finds a connection between exposure to artificial light at night with increased risk of weight gain in women.
Published June 11, 2019 at 6:12 AM
Tips on protecting your skin from the sun
We're not seeing the sun as much as we'd like these days, but when the clouds do break, it's important to protect yourself and your children.
Published June 6, 2019 at 12:15 PM
Morning Checkup: Measles
Measles is a very serious disease and the United States is in the middle of its biggest outbreak since 1992.
Published June 5, 2019 at 8:05 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: Preventing Alzheimer’s, Getting Enough Sleep & Eating Less Meat
A new study suggests flossing and brushing your teeth could help prevent Alzheimer's.
Published June 4, 2019 at 9:58 AM
Community Cup encourages healthy team-building
Getting out of the office and onto the playing field - eight teams are taking part in the 2nd Annual Lewis County Community Cup this week.
Published May 30, 2019 at 3:01 PM
Morning Checkup: balanced boxing program
The Watertown YMCA and Samaritan Medical Center are teaming up for a program designed to help Parkinson's sufferers.
Published May 29, 2019 at 10:41 AM
Tomorrow’s Health: better bacteria, fall injuries & long-term pot use
Heart failure patients who have healthy levels of gut bacteria have a reduced risk of death and are less likely to need a heart transplant.
Published May 28, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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