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Adirondack Health: Federal aid isn’t enough

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — There were many challenges to delivering quality health care services in sparsely populated rural regions before the novel coronavirus. But many North Country hospital administrators now find themselves in a daily balancing act. The stakes are high. The pressure includes ...

‘LIBERATE!’: Trump pushes states to lift restrictions

365体育网站 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, apparently encouraging protests against stay-at-home restrictions. Some states under Republican leadership edged toward easing up the mandates aimed at stopping the ...

Virus-fueled conspiracy theories take aim at hospitals

365体育网站 The video lasts just 13 seconds and shows nothing more than the view from a car quietly driving past a hospital entrance. But the person who posted it on Twitter used the footage to sarcastically question reports of “apocalyptic conditions” at Mount Sinai Queens in New York ...

Managing parent stress during the pandemic

365体育网站Dealing with the coronavirus on an ongoing basis can be stressful enough. Factor in being at home with your children for the rest of the school year while still trying to get things done for your job or just keeping the house in order, and the stress multiples. In fact, when uncontrolled, a ...

Hudson Headwaters pivots to telemedicine

GLENS FALLS — This was going to be the year Hudson Headwaters Health Network started offering telemedicine. Maybe. “There was some discussion about looking into it,” Hudson Headwaters Chief Medical Informatics Officer Dr. Kevin Gallagher said. “It was really in its ...

‘Heartbreaking’ report shows virus ravaging NY nursing homes

ALBANY — New York, by far the nation's leader in coronavirus nursing home deaths, released details Friday on outbreaks in individual facilities after weeks of refusing, revealing one home in Brooklyn where 55 people died and four others with at least 40 deaths. "Every death is ...

Cuomo: Feds must help NY with tests. Trump: Stop complaining

365体育网站 NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump tussled over wide-scale coronavirus testing Friday, with the governor arguing the federal government needs to step up and the president saying Cuomo should stop complaining and start working. The dust-up started during the Democratic ...

‘Heartbreaking’ report shows virus ravaging NY nursing homes

ALBANY — The despair wrought on nursing homes by the coronavirus was laid bare Friday in a state survey identifying numerous New York facilities where multiple patients died over the past few weeks. Nineteen of the state's nursing homes reported 20 or more deaths linked to the pandemic, ...

Essex County sees no new COVID cases for 5th day

365体育网站 LAKE PLACID — Essex County has seen no new confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the last five days. This lull in new cases, as of Thursday, marks the longest stretch of time without a new case since last month, when there was a five-day lull in new cases between March 25 and ...

Home restrictions on New Yorkers extended another month

NEW YORK — New York planned for a long fight against the coronavirus outbreak amid hopeful hospitalization trends. Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended stay-at-home restrictions Thursday through mid-May and New York City is getting ready to use 11,000 empty hotel rooms for coronavirus quarantines. ...

NY to require face coverings when in busy public places

NEW YORK — Face coverings will be required in busy spaces while New York City officials said they would create an emergency food reserve and take other steps to safeguard residents’ sustenance. Meanwhile, the mayor urged a cautious approach to reviving the economy. Here are the latest ...

Applications for health care scholarships due April 30

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Health Foundation is accepting applications for three scholarships for area students pursuing careers in health care. The $3,500 scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted into a course of study leading to a degree in nursing or an approved ...

A phone call, a song: Small gestures soothe COVID-19 stress

365体育网站 A phone call sounds like such a small thing. But the sedated man in a Missouri hospital room was gravely ill with COVID-19, and nurses arranged for his family to wish him well, perhaps for the last time. In another hospital, a guitar-playing nurse sings ‘’Amazing Grace” outside ...

A month after New York’s 1st virus death, toll hits 10,000

NEW YORK — New York’s coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 only about a month after the state recorded its first fatality, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The state tallied 671 new deaths on Sunday. It was the first time in a week the daily toll dipped below 700. But Cuomo said the ...

Psychologists offer advice, perspective on loneliness

There is a side effect to staying healthy by isolating and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic: loneliness. As the world’s citizens keep their distance from each other and cut themselves off from their usual social lives to stay at home, many may find the sudden lack of ...

St. Joe’s balances COVID, addiction

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers is still taking in new residents during the coronavirus pandemic, but officials there say it’s only a few and not from the virus hot spots. St. Joseph’s CEO Bob Ross said the facility still has a responsibility ...

12 Essex, Franklin County residents have now recovered from COVID-19

SARANAC LAKE — At least 12 Essex and Franklin County residents have now recovered after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Neither county had reported any deaths from the ailment as of Monday. As of Monday, 12 people in Franklin County who had tested ...

A month after New York’s 1st virus death, toll hits 10,000

NEW YORK — New York’s coronavirus death toll has now topped 10,000 only about a month after the state recorded its first fatality, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The state tallied 671 new deaths on Sunday. It was the first time in a week the daily toll dipped below 700. Cuomo said the ...

MVP Health Care waives costs for COVID testing, treatment

365体育网站 SCHENECTADY — MVP Health Care, which includes Franklin and Essex counties in its 700,000-member market across New York and Vermont, announced Tuesday it is waiving all costs related to testing and treatment of COVID-19. “Now more than ever, our members must have access to services that ...

93-year-old: The pandemic is what ales her

SEMINOLE, Pa. (AP) — A 93-year-old Pittsburgh-area woman is using the powers of the internet to keep a stock of beer while doing her part to “flatten the curve” on the coronavirus pandemic. Olive Veronesi posed in her window with a dry erase board that read “I NEED MORE BEER!!” ...