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.

  Tomorrow’s Health: water in the ear, heart risks & macular degeneration

  Meet Buddy the therapy dog in training

  Morning Checkup: Wound Care Center

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

  Tomorrow’s Health: diagnosing depression, counseling for adolescents & heart failure in pregnant women

  Lewis County Hospice offers free screenings of ‘Being Mortal’

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  Samaritan Morning Check-Up: new services coming to Women’s Wellness

  Counting canines to keep communities safe

  Morning Checkup: Festival of Trees

  Tomorrow’s Health: vaccine exemptions, cancer blood test & psychiatrist shortage

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

  Quilt increases autism awareness

  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

  Tomorrow’s Health: child mental disorders, safe infant sleeping & opioids with pacemakers

  Breast cancer survivor speaks out after community rallies behind her

  Tomorrow’s Health: teen suicide attempts, TBIs & causes of acne

  JCC nursing students get hands on training at hospital

  Morning Checkup: new dermatology clinic

  Tomorrow’s Health: dangerous OTCs, senior antidepressants & cancer patient exercise

Over-the-counter pain medications are commonly used in suicide attempts among young people.

  Expanding dental services in Lewis County

A federal grant will help North Country Family Health renovate its Lowville clinic.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: flu prevention

Get your flu shot and wash your hands often -- flu season is soon upon us.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: Samaritan’s Urgent Care

Urgent care is often a good alternative to going to the emergency room -- but not always.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: brain injury support group

Samaritan Medical Center has a support group for people who suffer the effects of a brain injury.

  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.

  Fort Drum woman donates kidney to stranger

A Fort Drum woman gave a part of herself, a kidney, so a stranger could live.

  Morning Checkup: prostate cancer awareness

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: ‘Operation Murder’

Volunteers at Samaritan Medical Center are holding a mystery dinner theater to raise money to help cancer patients.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: robotic operating room

These days when you go under the knife, you might be going under the robot.

  Tomorrow’s Health: measles, blood pressure meds & long walks

Summer did not bring an end to the measles outbreak.

  Now a state law, kids must be vaccinated to go to school

Add vaccinations to your back to school list.

  Fitness: more Pilates with Jamie

It might feel as if fall is closing in fast, but there's still plenty of summer left.

  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.

  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.

  ‘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.

  Morning Checkup: heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is less about the temperature and more about your body's ability to cool itself.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: interventional radiology

It’s called interventional radiology and it’s a way to perform procedures in the most minimally invasive way.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup” FEES swallowing evaluation

Samaritan Medical Center is offering a new diagnostic tool for analyzing swallowing problems.

  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.

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.

  Morning Checkup: Center for Women & Children

Work on Samaritan Medical Center's Center for Women & Children is moving right along.

  Tomorrow’s Health: Measles outbreak, hearing aids & dementia, adolescent depression

The CDC says there were only 14 new reported cases of measles last week.

  Dexter man receives his “freedom kidney”

A 17 year wait for a donor is over

  Samaritan Morning Check Up: Back-to-school vaccinations

A reminder to get your shots before the school year starts

  Tracking the measles outbreak, assessing opioid precriptions

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  Don’t try to relight fireworks that didn’t go off, firefighter says

What do you do if your fireworks don't go off?

  Morning Checkup: nurse aide training program

Samaritan Medical Center needs certified nursing assistants.

  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.

  ’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.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: Susan Peters Scholarship

The deadline is approaching for the second annual Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: Certified lactation counselor course

Samaritan Medical Center is hosting a certified lactation counselor course next month.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: Measles

Measles is a very serious disease and the United States is in the middle of its biggest outbreak since 1992.

  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.

  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.

  Morning Checkup: balanced boxing program

The Watertown YMCA and Samaritan Medical Center are teaming up for a program designed to help Parkinson's sufferers.

  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.