UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

On Monday, April 8th, at 5:30 pm, the Utica Public Library will host the Alzheimer's Association as they present "Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia" in the library gallery.  This program will examine the impact of...

Rate of Registered Organ Donors Grows, but State and Regional Still Lag Behind National...

UTICA, N.Y. — More New Yorkers than ever before are signing up to be organ donors, but the state still lags the nation when it comes to the percentage of adults in the donor registry,...

A Little Weight Gain is Worth it for Diabetic Smokers Who Want to Quit

Study Highlights: People with diabetes who quit smoking tobacco may have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases – and weight gain following smoking cessation does not mitigate the health...

Residents Attacked by Rabid Fox in New Hartford

  Officials Offer Rabies Prevention Reminders   A fox has tested positive for rabies after coming in contact with two residents in the Town of New Hartford.   According to New Hartford Chief of Police Michael Inserra, on 2/22/19...

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Vernon

  Pet Owners Reminded to Vaccinate Pets A skunk has tested positive for rabies in the Town of Vernon, however, there was no human contact, and a dog that came in contact with the infected animal...

THE PINK GOES RED FOR LOVE GALA

  In an effort to raise awareness for Heart Disease, you’re cordially invited to attend Utica’s Premier event: Pink Goes Red for Love Gala, hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Psi Omega Chapter....

Nearly Half of All U.S. Adults Have Some Form of Cardiovascular Disease

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2019 — Nearly half (48 percent, 121.5 million in 2016) of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke...

There’s Good News and Bad News So Far This Flu Season

UTICA, N.Y. — There are fewer cases of flu so far this flu season in New York state than at this point last flu season, according to a review of health tracking data by Excellus...

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...

Local Woman Takes on Fight Against Lyme Disease

By Jess Szabo Social media sites like Instagram and Facebook are often accused of being wastes of time, but the Instagram page “August Lyme” is the online home for local support and activism for a...
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