October 9, 2012

Health Notes: Oct. 9, 2012


Neurosurgeon to discuss options for back pain

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh neurosurgeon will present “Oh My Aching Back! The Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Westside Ballroom, 253 New York Road.

Sooner or later, eight out of every 10 adults will have back pain, and a number of treatments are available. Dr. Joseph Arguelles will discuss those options as well as common causes of back pain and how it’s diagnosed.

To register, call the CVPH Public Relations Office at 562-7320 or go to and register in the Upcoming Events section. The free program is part of the CVPH Community Lecture Series sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH.

Impeerium looking for board members

PLATTSBURGH — Impeerium, Peer Recovery Center/National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley, is looking for a diverse group of individuals who are open-minded, positive and are current or former recipients of mental-health services to serve on its Peer Advisory Board.

A board member’s responsibilities include: monthly board meeting attendance, assisting with the hiring of additional initial staff members, providing advice on program direction, sharing feedback from peers on local services and sharing the viewpoint of community peers with the board. A Peer Advisory Board member cannot be a staff member at Impeerium.

For more information, call the center at 565-6373 or email

Library System earns consumer health grant

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System has received a $10,000 grant from the Northern New York Library Network in Potsdam to provide consumer health information for all area residents in collaboration with local human-service agency partners.

System director Ewa Jankowska said the initiative will improve access to authoritative health information and resources in a variety of formats through member public libraries in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties and the library system’s website.

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