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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
Tomorrow’s Health: measles, blood pressure meds & long walks
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
Your Health Video
Tomorrow's health 07-09-19
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.
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
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
Update: man charged in Boyd Street stand-off
Friday Sports: Red & Black on a roll, look to continue winning streak
David J. Stiles, 67, of Heuvelton
James P. Johnson, 79, of Brasher Iron Works
Travis Wayne Johnston, 44, native of Watertown
’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
Group might be calling you for community health survey
Your phone could soon ring and your answers could help local healthcare.
Published May 23, 2019 at 3:42 PM
Morning Checkup: National EMS Week
It's National EMS Week and Samaritan Medical Center is celebrating.
Published May 22, 2019 at 3:08 PM