LOWVILLE — After giving birth to three sons in the Lewis County Health System maternity department — the last in late 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up — Caitlyn P. Lee felt “devastating shock” when she learned that department services would be paused due to a lack of vaccinated s… Read More ⇒Lewis County Health thinking out of the box — and going out of town — to unpause maternity services

SARANAC LAKE — When Tri-Lakes resident Matt Cook has dialysis patients to see in Plattsburgh, Elizabethtown and Malone, it would usually take at least a one-hour drive between each clinic. But with new technology the Plattsburgh-based kidney disease clinic he works at has adopted in recent y… Read More ⇒The (robot) doctor is in: North country kidney specialists rely on new tech to treat dialysis patients

The adult smoking rate in St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Jefferson counties is about 6 percentage points higher than the statewide rate, according to the Seaway Valley Prevention Council. The council recently joined the relaunch of New York’s “It’s Not Just” campaign to warn against the harmful ef… Read More ⇒Study finds tri-county area smoking rate is higher than statewide average, warns of menthol dangers