March 18, 2014

Health Notes: March 18, 2014

Local Kick Butts Day event planned at Champlain Centre

PLATTSBURGH — Reality Check is sponsoring an event as part of Kick Butts Day, to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Champlain Centre mall.

As part of the Exposing Big Tobacco’s Laundry program, Reality Check members will display the numerous ways that the tobacco industry has lied, deceived and manipulated our community, a press release states. Reality Check wants to illustrate how our local convenience stores and pharmacies are the new marketing grounds of the tobacco industry.

Kick Butts Day is an event held all over the country to raise awareness that big tobacco is still in our community and that tobacco use is still a youth epidemic, the release said.

Anyone interested can stop by the table by the food court to learn more about Reality Check and how to fight the tobacco industry.

CVPH Lecture focuses on ABCs of Skin Cancer

PLATTSBURGH — The ABCs of Skin Cancer, a CVPH Community Lecture, will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road.

Dr. Marissa Matarrese, plastic surgeon, will discuss the role self exam plays in diagnosing skin cancer, what to look for and when to call your physician. Included in her presentation will be information about the latest diagnostic and treatment options of skin cancer.

Matarrese practices at Plastic Surgery Services of CVPH, 214 Cornelia St., Suite 103, Plattsburgh.

The ABCs of Skin Cancer is part of the CVPH Community Lecture Series sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH. Call the CVPH Marketing and Communications Department at 562-7320 to RSVP or register online at in the News & Upcoming events section.

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

PLATTSBURGH — The next meeting of the Plattsburgh Parkinson’s Support Group will be held Thursday, March 27, at Pine Harbour Assisted Living on Route 9 South.

Social time begin at 5:30, followed by the program at 6.

Anne Gorrigan from the Vermont Chapter of American Parkinson’s Disease Association will discuss resources available and the ADPA Information and Referral Center.

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