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News and Public Awareness

June 11, 2021 

POTSDAM, NY – Ricardo Baez, PA, has joined the Pain Management team with St. Lawrence Health’s Canton-Potsdam Hospital. His office is located at the Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus, 49 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam.

Mr. Baez earned his degree through the CUNY Harlem Hospital Physician Assistant Program, New York, NY. He is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Basic Cardiac Life… Read More

June 10, 2021

CANTON, NY – St. Lawrence Health (SLH) is pleased to announce the opening of Urgent Care services in Canton on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The new Canton Urgent Care Center will be located within the EJ Noble Medical Building, 80 East Main Street, Canton, in the same space that formerly housed the After Hours Clinic.

Upon opening, regional community members will now have access to a second Urgent Care practice that will be operated by Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s (CPH) Emergency Department. It will be overseen by SLH Medical Director for Emergency Services and Urgent… Read More

June 7, 2021

CANTON, NY – For those who have ever had a migraine, or are chronic migraine sufferers, we know we may literally have to take them lying down.

Common migraine triggers include too much or too little caffeine (depending on the person), dehydration, alcohol, processed meats, aspartame (artificial sweetener), missing meals, odors, stress, sleep changes, menses, and weather changes. Women are documented as having more migraines then men.

As we focus on Migraine and Headache Awareness Month during June, Canton-Potsdam Hospital Neurologist Hamza… Read More

June 2, 2021

MASSENA, NY – While the terms Alzheimer’s and dementia are commonly used, there may be some confusion as to what they actually mean.

As we focus on Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Awareness Month throughout June, Massena Hospital Neurologist Kejian Tang, MD, explained dementia is not a single disease. Dementia is an overall term, such as heart disease, that covers a broad range of specific medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease.

“Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language disturbance, problem-solving, and other thinking abilities that… Read More