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The Canton-Potsdam Hospital salad bar. Photo: Julie Grant
The Canton-Potsdam Hospital salad bar. Photo: Julie Grant

Canton-Potsdam Hospital serves up healthier menu

Hospital food is notorious for being tasteless and badly cooked, featuring unidentifiable gravies, jello cubes, and in recent years, heavily-fried foods.

Health professionals are starting to understand that the food served in hospitals is important to help patients recover, and to teach them how to eat more healthfully once they go home.

With this in mind, the Canton-Potsdam hospital recently revamped its food offerings.  Go to full article

More state funds head north

North Country Republican State Senator Joe Griffo announced state funding for projects at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and SUNY Potsdam yesterday. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Patient For a Day

Last week was National Nurses Week. And some nurses at Canton Potsdam Hospital wanted to make sure we didn't forget it. They offered to show Gregory Warner what nurses do...by kidnapping him...

(Thanks to: head nurse Jan Knickerbocker, nurse Linda Scholl, volunteer EMT Chris Towler, and additional medical staff at Canton Potsdam Hospital).  Go to full article

Abortion Issue Blocks Canton-Potsdam Hospital Deal

Officials at Canton-Potsdam Hospital have dropped plans to buy property owned by the Catholic Church because the Diocese of Ogdensburg wanted to ban abortions on the site. Hospital officials learned of the deed restriction on Sunday. Todd Moe has details.  Go to full article

Canton-Postdam Hospital Workers Picket

In late August, a federal mediator joined contract talks between clerical workers and management at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. At issue for union workers is the future of health insurance benefits, pensions and salaries. For the fourth time since negotiations began, a federal mediator sat in on discussions Monday, but nothing was resolved. So dozens of workers took to the streets yesterday to protest what they call the lack of progress in labor talks. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Breakthrough Epilepsy Treatment

A small device similar in size to a pacemaker is being called a breakthrough in epilepsy treatment. It has proven to be an extremely successful treatment for epilepsy patients who do not respond to medication. The device sends mild electrical stimulation to the brain to diminish or completely stop seizures. Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam is the first hospital in North Country to offer the vagus nerve stimulation or VNS to its epilepsy patients in the Syracuse to Burlington region. The small device is implanted in the chest. A wire, connected to the generator, is tunneled under the skin and coils at the end to wrap around the vagus nerve in the neck. The device delivers preprogrammed electrical pulses to the vagus nerve 24 hours a day. Todd Moe spoke with Dr. Lucas Koberda, a neurologist on staff at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, who's offering this new therapy option to patients. Koberda says the device, referred to as a "pacemaker for the brain" provides new hope for a higher quality of life for patients with uncontrollable epilepsy.  Go to full article

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