Morning check up: ‘patch testing’ for allergies

Samaritan Medical Center's Dermatology Department may have answers for people with persistent allergies.

Cuomo: New lows and new highs on the COVID-19 front

COVID-19 update for the North Country

  North country officials not surprised, ready, if COVID ‘boosters’ needed

A death and 48 new COVID cases reported in north country

Food distribution Saturday in St. Lawrence County

  The message of STD Awareness Week

Continued Coverage

  Watertown family looks forward to returning to classroom full time

  Morning Checkup: Estate Planning Strategies

  Push underway to get farm workers vaccinated against COVID-19

State to follow recommendation to ‘pause’ J&J vaccinations

State eases distancing requirements for schools

Senator Gillibrand looks to cut prescription drug costs

SUNY begins inoculating students against COVID-19

The State University of New York is rolling out a program to vaccinate tens of thousands of on-campus students before they leave for the summer.

  Morning Checkup: National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month.

  Health center works to bring vaccine to remote areas

Hallways were filled at South Lewis Central Tuesday evening with people getting ready to receive the COVID vaccine.

Jefferson County to host J&J vaccine clinic

Jefferson County has scheduled a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Thursday.

New York’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to 16+

  Tomorrow’s Health: antibiotic use, pregnancy stress & when to have surgery

Over 10M COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in NYS

  Lewis County Health System offering virtual birthing classes

  Don’t waste those shots: website helps vaccine-seekers find unused doses

  Morning Checkup: Samaritan Orthopedics

  State must begin inoculating prisoners, judge rules

In her ruling, Justice Alison Tuitt said that prisoners have been arbitrarily left out of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, while people in other congregate facilities have been given priority.

Lewis County changes vaccination sign-up procedure

As more people become eligible for a COVID-19 shot and more doses become available, Lewis County is changing how people can make vaccine appointments.

  Tomorrow’s Health: obesity-related cancers, lupus risks & sensory loss in women

Gastric bypass or other weight-loss surgeries can cut the risk of obesity related cancers in half for some patients.

  Ban on renter evictions during COVID-19 pandemic is extended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved to continue the pandemic-related protection, which had been scheduled to expire on Wednesday.

Vaccine clinic to be held at Gouverneur Community Center

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will host a vaccination clinic on Gouverneur.

  Cuomo: More than 8.69 million doses administered in New York State

Sunday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than 8.69 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across New York State so far.

Vaccine appointments available at Bolton’s Pharmacy

Bolton says they have about 200 appointments open as of about 9 a.m.

State loosens rules for nursing home visits

People can now visit their loved ones in nursing homes even if there’s been a recent COVID-19 case in the facility.

Reports: Cuomo’s family got access to scarce COVID testing

Published reports say relatives of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and others with connections to the governor received special access to coronavirus tests a year ago when testing was scarce.

  How to tell if it’s allergies or COVID

We asked a nurse practitioner to explain how you can know the difference between symptoms.

Positive COVID-19 test could make budget negotiations strategically trickier

A state legislative leader’s positive COVID-19 test result could put a crimp on getting an on-time state budget.

Jefferson County opens 2 clinics for Thursday at JCC

Jefferson County has scheduled a pair of COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Thursday.

  Morning Checkup: Lymphedema Awareness Month

Most people don’t know what lymphedema is, even though it affects one in 1,000 Americans.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for Massena

St. Lawrence County Public Health has a COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Massena this week.

Ogdensburg & Watertown airports split roughly $2M in relief funds

Airports in Watertown and Ogdensburg will get about $1 million apiece for what federal officials are calling a lifeline to local airports.

  Tomorrow’s Health: COVID hearing issues, post-menopausal weight gain & one-doctor issues

Scientists in the U.K. suggest there may be a strong link between COVID-19 and hearing issues.

  Minimum age reduced to 50 for COVID-19 shot

Starting Tuesday, people in New York only have to be at least 50 years old to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

St. Lawrence Health System announces rules for hospital visits

The three hospitals of St. Lawrence Health System are joining other area hospitals in relaxing restrictions on visitors.

Some NY nursing homes proved helpless in face of virus surge

As the coronavirus made an end-of-the-year surge across New York, some nursing homes proved especially helpless at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Cuomo announces pharmacies can vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities

Sunday Governor Cuomo announced pharmacies can vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities.

Brazilian COVID-19 strain found in New York

Governor Cuomo announced Saturday that a New York resident has been diagnosed with the Brazilian variant of the Coronavirus.

Vaccine clinic next week in Ogdensburg

The clinic is from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 at OFA’s Golden Dome.

Cuomo ends briefing without taking questions

Contrary to his roughly year-long practice of responding to reporters’ questions following a COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo abruptly ended a Zoom session Thursday without taking questions.

  Lewis County Health System doctor sheds light on dangers of colon cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which according to the Center for Disease Control, is the second cause of cancer-related deaths.

Cuomo vaccinated at Harlem popup clinic

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now vaccinated against COVID-19. At least he will be once the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that was shot into his arm Wednesday has time to take full effect.

  Hundreds of slots open in St. Lawrence County vaccine clinic

The county is having a Moderna vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Lawrence University.

  Morning Checkup: chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is when your kidneys gradually and slowly lose their function.

2 counties plan vaccination clinics

St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties both have COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week.

  Tomorrow’s Health: exhaustion, men’s death risk & dental anxiety

Men who experience exhaustion at home or work may be at greater risk of suffering a heart attack.

Prime Time Special: ‘COVID Crisis: The Long Haul’

WWNY will air an hour-long, national, prime time special titled, “COVID Crisis: The Long Haul”\."

State lifts mandatory quarantine for domestic travelers

Starting next month, the state will no longer require people coming from other parts of the United States to quarantine.

  New fetal monitoring system being used at Lewis County Health System

The hospital is now using a new fetal monitoring system, which helps track a baby’s movements inside of an expectant mother.

  Fitness with Jamie: working multiple muscle groups

The more muscle groups you work at once the better, especially if you’re short on time like fitness expert Jamie Kalk.

  Morning Checkup: One Night, One Diamond goes virtual

One thing that won’t change about the Samaritan Auxiliary’s One Night, One Diamond fundraiser: they’re still going to give away a diamond.

Vaccination clinics set for Gouverneur & Ogdensburg

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has scheduled a pair of COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week.

  Vaccination age cutoff lowered to 60

The pool of people who can receive a COVID-19 vaccine is getting wider.

  Tomorrow’s Health: exercising with masks, racial disparities & glaucoma app

Researchers in Europe say it’s safe to wear a face mask while working out.

39 new COVID-19 cases in region Sunday

Here are the region's COVID-19 stats for Sunday, March 7, 2021.

47 new COVID-19 cases in tri-county region

Here are the region's COVID-19 stats for Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Price Chopper pharmacies now offering COVID-19 vaccines

New Price Chopper pharmacies in Canton and Ogdensburg expand the pool of places people can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

  Neighbors of Watertown residents get first vaccine dose

A local affordable housing nonprofit held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday morning for its elderly housing units.

  North country doctor: J & J vaccine effective

The chief medical officer of St. Lawrence Health System says the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID is effective.

Vaccine appointments available at Ogdensburg’s Golden Dome

St. Lawrence County has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in Ogdensburg today.

State to loosen some virus restrictions on gatherings

New York is clearing the way for some public performances that have been banned for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Morning Checkup: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is the third most-commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Vaccination clinic for people 65 and older now open to all eligible

Jefferson County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for people age 65 and older is now open to anyone who’s eligible.

  Tomorrow’s Heath: teen suicide, grief treatment, apnea & Alzheimer’s

A new report in the journal “Pediatrics” finds high schoolers who abuse opioids are more likely to have suicidal tendencies.

43 new COVID-19 cases in region Sunday

Here are the region's COVID-19 stats for Sunday, February 28th.

  Lewis County clinic sees hundreds vaccinated

Public health officials had a goal of 300 people - that would use up their supply of Moderna vaccine doses, a stockpile sent from the state, including allotments from last week delayed due to weather.

Friday’s numbers: St. Lawrence County reports two more deaths; 74 new cases in north country

St. Lawrence County reported the deaths Friday, along with new cases of COVID 19.

Samaritan to buy Northern Radiology Imaging’s assets

Samaritan Medical Center is buying the assets of Northern Radiology Imaging after that business shuts its doors at the end of next week.

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution & concern

Scientists have identified a mutated version of the coronavirus spreading in New York.

  Fitness with Jamie: stretching

When you’re focused on your fitness goals, it’s easy to forget about stretching.

  Morning Checkup: Summit Village apartments available

There are assisted living apartments available at Samaritan Summit Village.

  Tomorrow’s Health: acid reflux, shorter doctors’ shifts & child obesity

Acid reflux disease may increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

  A shot for brighter days at JCC, more than 1,000 receive their 2nd dose

In just two days, more than 1 thousand people received their second shot.

50 new COVID-19 cases in tri-county region

Here are the region's COVID-19 stats for Sunday, February 21, 2021.

COVID-19 South African variant identified in NYS

The first case of the COVID-19 South African variant has been identified in New York State.