December 11, 2012

Health Notes: Dec. 11, 2012


---- — Session today addresses erectile dysfunction

PLATTSBURGH — A free program about treatment options for erectile dysfunction or male stress urinary incontinence will be held today at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh.

Registration begins at 6 p.m., with the seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Three doctors from Urology Associates of Northeastern New York, John Banko, Leo Grafstein and Diego Grinberg-Funes, are presenting the program for men, their spouses and partners.

Call (877) 433-2873 toll-free to register.

RSVP hosting osteoporosis classes

ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County RSVP is holding free weekly osteoporosis classes.

The schedule is: Elizabethtown’s Hand House on Thursdays at 10 a.m.; Keene’s Community Center, Mondays at 11:30 a.m.; Ticonderoga’s Interlake cafeteria, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.; and Willsboro Congregational Church, Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

A doctor’s clearance is required to participate.

For more information, call RSVP at 546 3565.

Uihlein Living Center to host Christmas Bazaar

SARANAC LAKE — Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid is holding a Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

Free and open to the public, the bazaar will feature area crafters offering handmade items, such as jewelry, wood crafts, ornaments, furniture, specialty chocolates, aromatherapy candles and oils, along with residents’ ornaments and crafts.

Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and work on their own craft projects.

Albany VA hospital earns recognition

ALBANY — Albany Stratton VA Medical Center was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health-care organizations in America.

The Stratton VA was recognized by the Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

Stratton VA was specifically recognized for its achievement on three measure sets: heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to the Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year.

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York needs volunteers

COHOES — Make-A-Wish Northeast New York is seeking volunteers to assist with the chapter’s 20th annual Adopt An Angel campaign in local malls.

The Adopt An Angel campaign features children and teens who have had their wish granted by Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. Each child’s story is told on a paper angel that resembles an ornament. The angels are offered for a $3 donation at malls and other locations.

“There are so many generous people in our area, and we would like to appeal to them to volunteer for a few hours to support the Adopt An Angel campaign,” said Foundation Chief Executive Officer William C. Trigg III said in a news release. “We plan to grant 100 wishes this year, and this campaign is a very important part of reaching that goal.”

To volunteer, contact Cindy Conley at 782-4673 or