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September 3, 2013

Health Notes: Sept. 3, 2013

AMC offering diabetes-education program Wednesdays

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center is offering a six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self Management Education Program starting Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The meetings will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 16 at the hospital.

The program is taught by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, a pharmacist, registered nurses, a dietitian/certified diabetes educator, a physical therapist and a registered nurse/certified diabetes educator. The program covers topics that will help participants make and sustain lifestyle changes for optimal glycemic control and prevent acute and chronic complications. Included is valuable information on nutrition, exercise and medications.

Patients may call 897-2611 for questions or to register by phone. A physician referral is needed for insurance, Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement of the program fee. Scholarships are available through the Adirondack Health Foundation.

For more information about the programs and services offered by Adirondack Health, log onto www.adirondackhealth.org.

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Blood drives hosted around region

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Blood Center is partnering with many businesses and organizations to hold numerous blood drives this month.

Here is the schedule: 4 to 7:30 p.m. today, Rouses Point Fire Department; 4 to 7 p.m. today, Morrisonville Ambulance Service; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Schluter Systems; 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Lake Placid Masonic Lodge; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Black Brook Town Hall; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Beekmantown Fire Department; 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Champlain Centre Mall; 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, Twin State, Rand Hill Road; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, Keeseville Fire Department; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, SUNY Plattsburgh Angell College Center; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Adirondack Medical Center; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Walmart in Malone; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Ellenburg Center Fire Department; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Ticonderoga International Paper Mill; 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Altona Fire Department; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Massena Memorial Hospital; 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Elizabethtown Community Hospital; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Elizabethtown Lewis EMS; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Dennis Avenue, Plattsburgh; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Clinton Community College; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, Ausable River Masonic Lodge, Keeseville; 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Wadhams Community Church; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Bangor Fire Department; 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, Wilmington Fire Department; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, CVPH Medical Center auditoriums A and B; and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, Champlain Knights of Columbus.

For more information about sponsoring a drive or becoming a blood donor, call 562-7406 or go to www.cvph.org. To learn more about the bone marrow registry, go to www.BetheMatch.org or email marrow@ribc.org.

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