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Here’s a basic truth about the complex issue of medical care in the U.S. and in Canada: both systems have real strengths and glaring flaws. In general, Canadians across the political spectrum like the principles of their health care system....
Smiths Falls is about an hour away from Ottawa or Ogdensburg. A town of about 9,000 inhabitants beside the scenic Rideau Canal. For decades, one of its main claims to fame was the Hershey’s chocolate factory. As can be imagined –...
Close to 70,000 Canadians and 715,000 Americans have heart attacks each year. While new treatments have improved survival and recovery rates, heart disease remains a significant problem. Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute made...
Just as most of us in the office are getting over our spring colds, stomach bugs, etc., some unsettling news has come from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It turns out St. Lawrence County is one of the least healthy in the state. In fact,...
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by Brian Mann
Jul 25, 2002 — The Adirondack Medical Center unveiled its new hospital wing in Saranac Lake yesterday--a facility valued at more than sixteen million dollars. With clinics in Tupper Lake, Wilmington, Lake Placid, and Keene, AMC is the Adirondack Park's largest private employer. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2002 — The State Assembly has passed a bill to expand health care coverage for New York's women. The bill differs, however from the one passed by the State Senate. And despite two years of discussion, there's still no law in place. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 28, 2002 — Consumer groups want the Health Department to expand hospital report cards like the ones issued for cardiac surgery to other types of surgical procedures. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2002 — Testimony at a New York State budget hearing focused on the recently approved health care funding act. Questions were raised abvout the plans' financing and whether it would hurt healthcare on Long Island, in Westchester and in Upstate, New York. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 09, 2002 — The state Medical Society says a new system is needed to combat bioterrorism. The doctors' group says more physicians should be among the first responders to anthrax and other apparent terrorist health threats. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 02, 2002 — Some physicians are concerned about the United States not attending the final talks on the Kyoto Protocol on global warming held in early November. The physicians say global warming is already a problem and is adding to a number of public health threats. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2001 — The Adirondack Medical Center is sending one of its volunteers out into the public to collect signatures to send to Congress in support of several bills addressing the nationwide hospital workforce shortage. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Sep 06, 2001 — Seven hospitals in rural communities have been awarded nearly $300,000 in financial support under the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. Three North Country facilities are included on the list, including Moses-Ludington Hospital in Essex County. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Mar 21, 2001 — The controversy over the use and abuse of Ritalin has created a national debate among doctors, parents and teachers. The drug is a stimulant and used in the treatment of ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But with the number of kids taking a prescribed stimulant doubling since 1995, parents as well as health professionals are questioning the growing practice of using medications to regulate behavior. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article