Health & Fitness


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The mayor's Cup challenge

Plans were unveiled recently for this summer’s 37th annual Plattsburgh Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival.

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HCR Home Care expanding service

HCR Home Care, a nationally recognized provider of home health care services, has launched operations in Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren counties, following the New York State Department of Health’s recommendation.

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Montcalm Mile to award prize money

Computer timing to be utilized in July 4th race

The 28th annual Montcalm Mile will offer $2,300 in prize money this July 4th in Ticonderoga. The Montcalm Mile, the largest participation event in Ticonderoga every year, will also become the first area race to use computer chip timing to score results in 2014.

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Residents urged to ‘Go Blue’ for colon cancer

The Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Library System is partnering with the Cancer Services Programs to urge everyone to “Go Blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March.

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WOKO’s Big Change Roundup crew brought their whirlwind tour of the North Country to Plattsburgh March 8.

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Montréal adventurer gears up for Project 46

KEENE — For one man, his attempt to scale all 46 High Peaks in 12 days starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, is a way to honor the memory of his son while raising money for a good cause.

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Scholarship supports CVPH nurses’ continuing education

Since 2010 the Foundation at CVPH has been helping to finance continuing education for registered nurses through a special in-house scholarship.

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Local man helps equip adaptive athletes

When it comes to sporting equipment for handicapped athletes, there are very few places in the country where you can find an expert in the field. One of those very few places is right here in the North Country.

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50th Anniversary of Smoking Report

Local tobacco control advocates are drawing attention today to the tremendous health and financial burden caused by tobacco use in Plattsburgh.

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Local runner hopes to inspire others

Kimberly Davis has been running for a cause since 2006, and she hopes to inspire others to do it with her this year.

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“Mood and Memory Clinic” opens in Plattsburgh

After opening and operating the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center at Plattsburgh State University for over two decades, Dr. Taher Zandi is moving into private practice.

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Plattsburgh’s popular Maui North in new hands

After 30 years, Maui North in downtown Plattsburgh is under new ownership.

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Nurse Practitioner opens primary care clinic

With primary care in short supply in the North Country, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Facteau-Rabideau has recently opened a new adult primary care clinic in Plattsburgh.

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New regulations aimed at stopping the spread of CWD

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Department of Environmental Conservation today announced emergency regulations to prohibit the importation of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) susceptible deer into the State.

Public Health urges protection against whooping cough

Whooping cough – or pertussis – is a serious and very contagious respiratory disease that can cause long, violent coughing fits and the characteristic “whooping” sound that follows when a persongasps for air.