October 16, 2012

Health Notes: Oct. 16, 2012

Free suicide-prevention training offered

LAKE PLACID — The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Capital Region chapter is hosting a free suicide-prevention training from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Adirondack Room at the Olympic Training Center, 196 Military Road.

SafeTALK will prepare anyone over age 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Trainers are certified by Living Works, Inc.

For more information or to register, contact Laura Marx at 791-1544 or

New hours for blood draws at CVPH

PLATTSBURGH — Starting Saturday, Oct. 20, CVPH Medical Center’s first-floor registration area on the main campus will no longer offer weekend blood draws.

Those seeking lab work (and radiology services) on Saturdays should go to the Medical Center’s Diagnostic Center, located in the CVPH Health Plaza, near Hannaford. It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The first floor registration area’s new operating hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Should a health-care provider order STAT blood work on Sundays, holidays or after 6 p.m. any day, patients will be directed to the Radiology Reception desk, and service will be provided.

For more information, call 314-3439.

Impeerium hosting Halloween-themed events

PLATTSBURGH — A Halloween party will be one of the first events hosted by the new program Impeerium Peer Network, recently established through a grant acquired by National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley.

The event, open to all, takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Suite E at 14 Healey Ave. — look for the Halloween door around the back of the complex.

The party features a pumpkin-painting contest for the first 20 children ages 12 and younger, with prizes, and a costume contest for adults with prizes for the Scariest, Most Creative and Funniest. And there will be games and refreshments, too.

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