March 19, 2013

Health Notes: March 19, 2013


---- — Presentation to look at pet therapy

PLATTSBURGH — Pine Harbour Assisted Living will host an educational presentation about pet therapy at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at its 15 New Hampshire Road location.

The event, which is free to the public, features speakers from the Elmore SPCA and the Clinton County Canine Club. Refreshments will be provided.

Seating is limited. Call Marie Dias at 561-5307 for details or to reserve a seat.

‘Medicine and the Media’ talk March 26

PLATTSBURGH — “Medicine and the Media,” a free CVPH community lecture, is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road.

Dr. Wouter Rietsema, CVPH vice president and chief quality officer, will discuss the relationship between the media and medicine and how it has impacted health care. He will explore the role the media plays in keeping the public informed about the latest developments in medical science. He will provide tips for health-care consumers about assuring the information they read and hear in the media is accurate, unbiased and reliable.

The lecture is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH.

Call 562-7320 to RSVP, or visit and register in the “Upcoming Events” section.

Dental Society offers scholarship

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Dental Society will be offering two scholarships to assist students enrolling in a college of dental hygiene.

The Adirondack Dental Society, in partnership with the Fourth District Dental Society of New York, sponsors the annual awards.

The dental-hygiene curriculum is a two-year program that includes a strong physical-science background, integrated with direct patient treatment.

At completion, the dental hygienist will earn a professional license and can work in a private office or in a variety of public-health settings.

Two awards of $1,000 are given per year. The deadline for applying is May 1.

The award will be given June 1 and will be directly paid toward tuition payment.

Any resident of Clinton, Franklin or Essex counties is eligible to apply. The selection will be made by the Admissions Department at the hygiene school of choice, in conjunction with the Adirondack Dental Society, which will be working with all the local high school and college counselors.

Other direct inquiries can be made through the Adirondack Dental Society c/o Dr. Craig Heins at 563-0540.