America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk news from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

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What:  The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will provide an important update to the 2017 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk  Where:  Holiday Inn 1777 Burrstone Road New Hartford, NY  When:   Thursday – April 20th   Program begins...

Lack of a health Care Proxy Leaves Loved Ones Guessing About Your End-of-Life Wishes

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UTICA, N.Y. — Nearly nine out of 10 upstate New York adults are aware of the term, “health care proxy,” according to a new survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Among survey respondents who...

Dr. Paula Vecchio Joins Upstate Family Health Center

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Dr. Paula Vecchio, Primary Care Physician, has joined the clinical staff at the Upstate Family Health Center, Inc., located at 1001 Noyes Street in Utica, New York.  Committed to treating patients with a team...

American Heart Association survey and The Uncertainty of Cholesterol Management

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Survey findings will help inform new initiative to raise awareness, empower patients and providers to better understand and manage high cholesterol DALLAS, April 10, 2017 —  People who have high cholesterol may understand they need to manage...

Beet Salad

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By Elizabeth Szlek, Wellness Counselor This salad is loaded with foods of high nutritional benefit. All of the ingredients will promote good health and even good digestion. You may not like beets, but your body...

LIFE IS A DANCE: An Interview with Bob Carr

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By Richard Chmielewski Bob Carr started in the field of psychology 1979 when he worked for one year in a children’s psychiatric daycare center. There he was confronted with the reality of boys and girls...

Doula Digest: What Does A Doula Do?

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By: Noami Starsiak When I started this column I gave a brief picture of what a doula is, today I want to broaden that picture to look at the two categories of doulas - birth...

American Heart Association’s State Budget Wish List Would Ease making Healthy Choices

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As the April 1 deadline looms for this year’s state budget, the American Heart Association calls on the state Legislature to keep the health of New Yorkers in the forefront. Two-thirds of New Yorkers are...

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults in New York state

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News Release For Immediate Release-Contact: Edward Byrnes Date:  March 21, 2017.   Phone:   (315) 792-8897  Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults in New York state UTICA, N.Y. — One in four upstate New York adults older...