Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized risk assessment, additional treatment options for people at...

A lifetime approach to lowering cholesterol is still key to reducing cardiovascular risk American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines Statement Highlights High cholesterol, at any age, can increase a person’s lifetime risk for heart disease...

After stroke strikes, what comes next?

American Stroke Association highlights importance of rehabilitation after stroke this World Stroke Day UTICA, October 29, 2018 — The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease...

A.G. UNDERWOOD CALLS ON NEW YORKERS TO HELP FIGHT THE OPIOID CRISIS, BRING UNUSED...

  NEW YORK – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today called on New Yorkers to help fight the opioid crisis during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by heading to ClearYourCabinet.com, a statewide initiative and...

The community is safer when everyone gets the flu vaccine

UTICA, N.Y. — Only about one in three upstate New York adults receives an annual flu vaccine, according to a review of New York state health data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The low vaccination...

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Planned for October 2018

By Oneida County Health Department In 1978, federal laws banned lead in house paint and, shortly after, in consumer gasoline.  The reason was simple: it was making people sick, especially kids.  So, by now –...

Allergies Allergies Go Away! Homeopathy is Here to Stay!

By Theresa Mancuso For the past two years, I have worked under the guidance of Cassandra Harris-Lockwood and have learned many different things including the power and importance of homeopathy, why we should all use...

Delicious Vegetarian Greens

By Theresa Mancuso Lead Gardener, Jacquelyn Jusino of the Linwood Place Community Garden is now harvesting a crop of delicious organic Mustard Greens. FTG Office Manager, Theresa Mancuso, came up with this recipe. She says...

Senior/Disabled Services and Benefits Workshop May 22

Utica, NY:  The Utica Municipal Housing will sponsor a workshop on Medicare and Medicaid/ Services and Benefits for Seniors and the Disabled.  Presenters will be Dennis Tuttle, Utica Municipal Housing Service Coordinator, and Tim Dittfield, former...

Doula Digest Birth and Breastfeeding: What’s the Connection?

By Naomi Starsiak Breastfeeding, what could be more natural? But there is so much more that goes into the process than, “open mouth, insert nipple”. The way we labor and give birth can have a...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects nine upstate New York nonprofit organizations to receive Community Health...

UTICA, N.Y. — Nine nonprofit organizations in the Utica/Rome/North Country region have been chosen from among more than 45 applications to receive Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Spring 2018 Community Health Awards. Each award recipient will...
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