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Catherine LaPier, RN Never Wastes An Opportunity to Help

Adirondack Medical Home Care Manager Helps Patient One Last Time

When Catherine LaPier, RN dreamt about a career in health care as a 16 year-old nurse aide, it was a sure bet that arranging a patient’s funeral was not part of the plan. Yet that’s exactly what she found herself doing years later as an Adirondack Medical Home Care Manager.  “I initially considered becoming a pharmacist but eventually decided on nursing,” explained Catherine, who, like many in her profession, became a nurse to help people in their time of need. In [...]

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Kathleen Helps Alzheimer's Patients & Their Families Stay Together - One Mile at a Time

Ride to Remember is Annual Tribute to Administrator's Mom

Each year, Kathleen Freeman, along with her husband Pat and as many as 150 other local bikers make their way along the winding roads of the Adirondacks. The route is different each year but it sometimes takes the bikers past a little white house with a sprawling back yard to pay homage to the late Barbara Tobin, Freeman’s mom. Her mom is the catalyst behind the Ride to Remember, an annual fundraiser to benefit the Third Age Adult Day Center, which provides services to those with Alzheimer& [...]

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Coming Full Circle - Leo Wood, Volunteer

Each year, we set aside time in April in celebrate and honor our CVPH Volunteers. More than 200 hardworking and caring individuals contribute over 25,000 hours of service annually here. Their contributions of time, energy and expertise make our organization better, enhance our patients experience and help our people. They support our mission to work together to improve people’s lives. Please join us during National Volunteer Week in thanking our friends and colleagues for all they do. [...]

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Served His Country, Now Serving His Community - Charlie Smith, Volunteer

Each year, we set aside time in April in celebrate and honor our CVPH Volunteers. More than 200 hardworking and caring individuals contribute over 25,000 hours of service annually here. Their contributions of time, energy and expertise make our organization better, enhance our patients experience and help our people. They support our mission to work together to improve people’s lives. Please join us during National Volunteer Week in thanking our friends and colleagues for all they do. [...]

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Making Time in Busy Schedule for CVPH - Judy Powers, Volunteer

Each year, we set aside time in April in celebrate and honor our CVPH Volunteers. More than 200 hardworking and caring individuals contribute over 25,000 hours of service annually here. Their contributions of time, energy and expertise make our organization better, enhance our patients experience and help our people. They support our mission to work together to improve people’s lives. Please join us during National Volunteer Week in thanking our friends and colleagues for all they do. [...]

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Caring for Our Communities: What it Means to be a Rural Health Care Provider

By: Kent Hall, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alice Hyde Medical Center and CVPH Dragos Banu, MD, Practice Physician Leader, Alice Hyde Medical Center Alison Guile, MD, Regional Physician Leader, UVMHN MG/Adirondacks Living in rural America is special. In a country of 326 million people, we’ve achieved something amazing: preserving the ability to walk out your door and still feel a sense of adventure and pioneerism every day. That’s part of what brings people to areas like Frankl [...]

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Spring Forward with SMART Lifestyle Goals

By: Matt Miller, Lead Clinical Dietitian Each year many of us make resolutions to change our lifestyle, including; eating healthier, exercising more and achieving a healthier body weight. However, many resolutions fall short as we lose steam along the way. Now is the perfect time to Spring into action by developing a well-defined plan and setting achievable goals by using SMART objectives. SMART stands for: • Specific. The more detailed and targeted your description, the better you [...]

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Healthy Fats: Easy Recipe Substitutions for a Delicious and Healthy Diet

Let’s look at how we can use the healthier fats to make delicious food. When it comes to cooking, it is important to know why ingredients are important to the recipe and how we can modify them. This is especially true of fats. Altering the fats in a recipe can drastically change the taste and texture. What Fats Do in Foods • Fats provide flavor and richness • Fats help retain moisture • Fats improve texture and promote flakiness and tenderness in baked goods [...]

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Remembering Those Who Give the "Gift of Life"

It's fitting that National Donor Day is February 14, a day we already associate with love. On this day, we raise awareness about organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ and tissue donors. Most people will eventually be affected by donation in their lives. They will either know someone who needs, or has received a life saving transplant. Or, they will learn that someone they know was a donor.  What is the need for organ donation? The need for organs is great and grows eve [...]

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How to Prevent Heart Disease at Any Age

Preventing heart disease means making smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, poor diet and smoking habits take a toll on your body over the years. Anyone, no matter your age, can take simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. It all starts with one small thing. All Age Groups Eat Heart Healthy • Choose a healthy eating plan. The foods you eat may decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. High bloo [...]

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What One Small Thing Will You Change in 2019?

We know how hard you work to take care of others. So we want to help make it easier—and more fun—for you to take care of yourself too. Did we mention the chance to win over $500 in weekly prizes? Our new website—One Small Thing and the Healthy Tips Challenge—can help you find small ways to be healthier and stay motivated. Because research shows that small changes in how you eat, sleep, and move can lead to big rewards when it comes to your health. We encourage you t [...]

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