May 14, 2013

Health Notes: May 14, 2013


---- — Mobile Dental Clinic to hold appointments

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Health Mobile Dental Clinic is on the road this month and June.

The “clinic on wheels” aims to serve residents of outlying communities, where limited resources and travel are obstacles for receiving timely dental care. The vehicle is fully registered, licensed and insured in New York state and is certified to provide dental care by the State Department of Health. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid. Self-pay patients are also welcome. Care will be provided on a shared basis by the hospital’s dentists through October.

Here are the clinics: AuSable Forks, Black Brook town parking lot, 18 North Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16, 30 and 31, and June 10, 11, 21, 24 and 27; Long Lake, Geiger Arena, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 and June 17; Tupper Lake Municipal Park, 17 Demars Blvd., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 23 and 24, and June 3, 4, 13 and 20; and Vermontville, 7 Cold Brook Road (parking behind Town Hall), 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 and 28, and June 6 and 28.

To make an appointment, call 523-1122 or (888) 523-2632.

The schedule through October is also posted online at and at


Blood drives hosted around region in May

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: noon to 3 p.m. today, Seton Catholic High School; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook; 4 to 7 p.m. today, Morrisonville Ambulance Service; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Adirondack Medical Center; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Black Brook Town Hall; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, Northern Adirondack Central High School; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, Keeseville Fire Department; 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, Twin State Morrisonville; 3 to 7 p.m.Tuesday, May 21, Westport Central School; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, Bangor Fire Department; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Beekmantown High School; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Plattsburgh; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 24, CVPH Lab Conference Room; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, Malone Fire Department; 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, Chateaugay High School; and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, Chazy Central Rural School.

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


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

PLATTSBURGH — The next Plattsburgh Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Thursday, May 30, at Pine Harbour Senior Living, 15 New Hampshire Road.

Naomi Bradshaw will speak about the benefits of Tai Chi. Social time is from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with the program starting at 6. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions, contact Judy Russell at 563-1263 or


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded

LAKE PLACID — Supporters and fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation were recently awarded a retreat to High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern New York was the recipient of the High Peaks Spring for Hope. The gift was based on the organization’s unique contributions and for enhancing the quality of life in the community.

Those who raised more than $1,000 for the foundation from February to April received accommodations for two nights as well as two full breakfasts and a dinner.

Supporters raised $25,000. The money will go toward researching a cure.


Susan G. Komen grants announced

PLATTSBURGH — Organizations involved in the fight against breast cancer received $233,085 in grants recently by the Northeastern New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Grant monies will be distributed from proceeds raised from the 18th-annual Susan G. Komen Northeastern New York Race for the Cure held last October and other fundraising efforts. Seventy-five percent of the net income raised by Komen Northeastern New York stays in the community to fund programs in upstate New York. The remaining 25 percent goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program, which supports research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

A request for applications with priorities from our 2011 Community Profile was distributed last fall. The grant applications received were reviewed, rated and ranked by an independent review panel made up of local breast-cancer survivors and health-care professionals and then approved for funding by the Komen Northeastern New York Affiliate Board. Komen Northeastern New York has awarded grants to the following Clinton County programs: $25,000 to Community Link Mobile Health for women’s breast-health screening and $26,855 to the CVPH project “Healthy Recovery for Breast Cancer Survivors.”