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January 8, 2013

Health Notes: Jan. 8, 2013

Blood drives set

PLATTSBURGH — There are many opportunities to give blood in January through the North Country Regional Blood Donor Program.

Here’s the schedule: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook; 4 to 7 p.m. today, Bangor Fire Department; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Redfield Board Room, Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Black Brook Town Hall; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, Saranac High School; 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 14, West Chazy Post Office; 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, Keene Valley Neighborhood House; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, North Star Industries, Saranac Lake; 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, Morrisonville Ambulance Service; noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Garvey Hyundai, Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh; 7 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, NYSEG (includes bone-marrow registry); 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Willsboro High School; 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Eastern Adirondack Healthcare at Plattsburgh High School (includes bone-marrow registry); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, CVPH Auditorium A; 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, Westport High School; 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, Rouses Point Fire Department; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, Ticonderoga International Paper Mill; and noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, North Country Regional Blood Center.

The Blood Donor Center, 85 Plaza Blvd., is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in donors are encouraged. To learn how to host a drive, call 562-7406.

AMC offering Diabetes Self Management class

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center will offer its six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self Management Education Program starting Jan. 16.

Included in the sessions is valuable information on nutrition, exercise, medications and prevention of acute chronic complications.

The group, taught by an interdisciplinary team of four physicians, will meet on consecutive Wednesday evenings.

A physician referral is needed for insurance and Medicare or Medicaid coverage. Scholarships are available through the Adirondack Health Foundation. Call 897-2611 with questions or to register.

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