April 2, 2013

Health Notes: April 2, 2013


---- — Blood drives hosted around region in April

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: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Essex County Department of Social Services; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell Center; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, Champlain Centre mall, Plattsburgh; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, Willsboro Fire Department; 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, Whiteface Mountain Masonic Lodge blood drive at Saranac Lake Senior Center; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Thursday, April 11, North Country Community College, Malone; noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 11, Jeffords Steel, Plattsburgh; 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, Clinton County Government Center, Plattsburgh; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, West Chazy Fire Department; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Brushton-Moira American Legion Post 939; 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Cumberland 12, Plattsburgh; 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Mooers Fire Department; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, Saranac High School; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, State Police, Malone barracks; 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, West Chazy Masonic Lodge, Fraternal 155; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, AuSable Forks Volunteer Ambulance Service; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, U.S. Olympic Training Center, Old Military Road Lake Placid; 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, Sons of the American Legion Post 1619 West Plattsburgh; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, Essex Fire Department; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Miner Institute, Chazy; 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Rouses Point Fire Department. 

For more information about sponsoring a drive or becoming a blood donor, call 562-7406 or go to To learn more about the bone marrow registry, go to or email

Brown Bag to feature panelon autism

PLATTSBURGH — “Autism: Ask Your Questions” is the next Brown Bag Mental Health Program for interested community members, professionals, consumers and family members.

Co-sponsored by Behavioral Health Services North and the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley, the event takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. in the second-floor meeting room.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches and eat during the panel discussion. Resource materials will be provided.

For more information, call BHSN at 563-8206, Ext. 135, email or visit; or call NAMI at 561-2685 or email

Impeerium to host open forum

PLATTSBURGH — It’s Your Turn to Speak Up! offers an opportunity for people to weigh in on what’s going on in their communities.

Set for noon to 1 p.m. and also 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, the event is hosted by Impeerium Peer Network, a peer-based program that provides mutual support for those who have used mental-health services or are currently using them. 

Speak Up! takes place at National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley, Suite D., 14 Healey Ave., in Plattsburgh.

For more information, call 324-6250.

High Peaks Hospice launches new website

LAKE PLACID — Adworkshop & Inphorm, an employee-owned digital marketing agency, has launched a new website for High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, a local nonprofit health-care organization that provides services to the terminally ill and their families. 

The site, donated by the firm, features an easy-to-use content management system (CMS), a secure interface for donations and a professional design — it is intended to help improve website traffic, increase donations, promote news and events, and expand the organization’s volunteer team, a press release said.

“The new website is so appealing to look at and, though there is still much to do, is comprehensive and flexible enough to meet our needs for years to come,” said Darsie Townsend, director of development at High Peaks Hospice.

See the site at:

AMC doctor earns orthopedic sports med certification

SARANAC LAKE — Dr. Daniel P. Bullock, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Adirondack Health, recently earned a subspecialty certificate in orthopedic sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

The orthopedic sports medicine subspecialty is additional certification reserved for current board-certified orthopedic surgeons who demonstrate qualifications in sports medicine beyond those expected of other orthopedic surgeons, a press release said. This is accomplished through additional training, carrying a caseload characterized by a majority of sports-medicine cases and by making contributions to sports medicine. 

Bullock is a partner in Lake Placid Sports Medicine, located in the Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid at 29 Church Street.