Aug 14, 2014 — Heroin use has skyrocketed in the North Country over the past couple of years. The good news is drug treatment is available in the region. But before an addict can go to rehab, they have to stop using; they have to detox. It's not easy. The Canton-Potsdam Hospital unit is the only medically supervised detox center north of the Thruway. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2014 — NEW YORK (AP) New York's public university system is the first to support a law that would strengthen colleges and universities' assistance for sexual assault victims while establishing strong penalties for non-compliance. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2014 — Walk over to the cabinet over your bathroom sink and take a look. Chances are you have at least one bottle of medication dusting over. But what should you do with it?
State Senator Patty Ritchie and Jefferson and St. Lawrence County law enforcement officials have partnered to invite you to "shed your meds." They're hosting events through the rest of the summer where people can come and throw away old pills. It's one more weapon in the fight against opiate addiction here in the North Country. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2014 — An Ithaca-based group will bring its brand of indie rock with a yoga twist to the Adirondacks this weekend. Answer the Muse's visit to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts... Go to full article
Aug 08, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's attorney general has joined counterparts from two-dozen other states urging federal regulators to impose restrictions on electronic cigarettes... Go to full article
Aug 08, 2014 — WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients... Go to full article
Aug 07, 2014 — WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says a bill passed by Congress to improve health care for veterans is the most significant piece of legislation... Go to full article