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.

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

  Fitness: more Pilates with Jamie

  Morning Checkup: Ribbon-Cutting

  Tomorrow’s Health: preventing Alzheimer’s, infant mortality & aspirin vs. cancer

  ‘Rethink Your Drink’ & ditch the soda, health experts urge

  Morning Checkup: heat exhaustion

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  Tomorrow’s Health: surgical recovery, kids’ brain injuries & physical activity

  App helps you keep healthy in Lewis County

  Morning Checkup: interventional radiology

  Tomorrow’s Health: surgery recovery, kids’ brain injuries & physical activity

  Lowville center focuses on community wellness

  Morning Checkup” FEES swallowing evaluation

  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”

  Samaritan Morning Check Up: Back-to-school vaccinations

  Tracking the measles outbreak, assessing opioid precriptions

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

  Morning Checkup: nurse aide training program

  Tomorrow’s Health: flu vaccine, lung cancer risk & stopping malaria

  ’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.

  Group might be calling you for community health survey

Your phone could soon ring and your answers could help local healthcare.

  Morning Checkup: National EMS Week

It's National EMS Week and Samaritan Medical Center is celebrating.