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Lake Placid News editor Andy Flynn has begun chronicling his efforts to lose weight and change his lifestyle.  It's a very public account of a uniquely American health challenge.  (Photo: provided by Andy Flynn and used with permission)
Lake Placid News editor Andy Flynn has begun chronicling his efforts to lose weight and change his lifestyle. It's a very public account of a uniquely American health challenge. (Photo: provided by Andy Flynn and used with permission)

For Adk journalist, a public struggle with obesity

One of the major challenges facing the North Country is the growing number of people who are overweight or obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 60% of the people in our region are too heavy.

The problem is compounded in many rural towns by the difficulty of finding healthy, unprocessed food and adequate healthcare. For many people that means a constant battle with hypertension, diabetes and other ailments.

Now one of the North Country's most prominent writers and journalists has decided to tell that story in the most personal way possible.  Go to full article
We're all humans, and not all of our employees are as healthy as they'd like to be.

Creating healthier workplaces

Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight or get more exercise? Some local small businesses are doing their part to help their employees stay healthy at the workplace. Wellness programs are not new. They've been staples at large companies for years, but are less likely to be used at small businesses. That's changing.

Amid soaring health spending, there is growing interest in workplace disease prevention and wellness programs to improve health and lower costs. Eager to control rising health care costs, small firms in St. Lawrence County are turning to a health experts for help. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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