AHA issues winter weather health warning

With a major snowstorm in the forecast, learn to protect your heart in the snow

For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures […]

Clear Path for Veterans selected to participate in national veteran suicide prevention Study

Wreaths adorn the grave markers at Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of 20 Veterans die by suicide every day, six of whom are nominally under Veteran Health Administration care and 14 who are not.

Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango is one of seven nonprofit organizations […]

Stirpe: Stay warm and safe this winter

Al Stirpe

Winter is fast approaching and it won’t be long before it is fully upon us. As New Yorkers turn up the heat to keep their houses warm, utility bills go up. For low-income families and those living on a fixed income, these utility bills can prove to be a major burden. No […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications now being accepted through Jan. 9 for Youth Cooking Challenge

Applications being accepted through Jan. 9 for Youth Cooking Challenge

Do you have a budding chef in your family between the ages of 10 and 14? If your answer is yes, United Way is looking for them to participate in its Youth Cooking Challenge presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

To be considered for participation, […]

Madison County Health Department news

January is cervical health and radon awareness month

What every homeowner needs to know about radon

January is National Radon Action Month and the Madison County Health Department would like you to resolve this New Year to take action and know the radon level in your home.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas […]

Christmas Spirit Basket Raffle winners announced

Jean Chapin and Linda Brown Kay Weinheimer and Nancy Roberts

The Community Wellness Center is pleased to announce the winners of the Christmas Spirit Basket Raffle. The winners are Kay Weinheimer from Hamilton and Linda Brown from Hubbardsville.

The drawing was held Dec. 21 by Terri Hall and Jennifer Barnes, two members who brilliantly […]

State: Don’t consume raw milk from farm in Lancaster County, Pa.

Human brucellosis infection linked to raw dairy from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in PA

Department of Health issues advisory to raise awareness with healthcare providers

The state Departments of Health and Agriculture and Markets today warned residents about potential dangers of consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk and other dairy products. A New York state resident was […]



New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared peanut allergens in “Suya Khebab Pepper,” distributed by Eden Wholesale LLC, located at 552 Casanova Street, Bronx, NY 10474.  People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or […]

Celebrate the New Year Outdoors

Celebrate the New Year Outdoors with First Day Hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas and public lands on New Year’s Day

Eighth annual event encourages families and friends to spend Jan. 1 holiday enjoying nature

The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation invite New […]

Decorating for the holidays? Keep safety in mind

Decorating your home for the Holidays: Keep safety in mind

By Landon Biehl

Landon Biehl

If you haven’t decorated your home for the holiday season yet, don’t worry, it’s not too late to get into the holiday and festive spirit. Here are some safety tips to consider when decorating your home for the holidays, […]

2018 Share in the Care Gala benefits rural health community

2018 Share in the Care Gala benefits rural health community

On Dec. 7, 2018 members of the Southern Madison County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Gala Committee members and Hospital Administration gathered for multiple check presentations; the checks reflect the proceeds from the 2018 Share in the Care Gala, A Night on […]

MVRC wraps up annual food drive

MVRC wraps up annual food drive

Pictured from left are Irving Mason, Captain John Wood, Elyse Enea Bellows, Sue Tucker, Michele Hummel, Denise Snyder, Rocco Lamanna, Dan Enea and Roger Skinner.

The Rotary Club of the Mohawk Valley recently completed its second annual food drive; the event kicked off with a large donation of […]