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October 21, 2021

GOUVERNEUR, NY – Women, as well as men, from all walks of life may find themselves in an abusive relationship. Assistance is available for victims of abuse, and guidance is being shared for friends who want to help a loved one in that situation.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and St. Lawrence Health wants anyone who is in an abusive relationship to know support is available for them.

“The biggest thing to remember is that domestic violence is not just physical violence, it is emotional violence, financial abuse, psychological abuse,…

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October 20, 2021

POTSDAM, NY –  Rochester Regional Health has announced the extension of the Isabella Graham Hart School (IGH) of Practical Nursing to three regions in New York State. The additional sites with St. Lawrence Health in St. Lawrence County, Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic in Ontario County, and United Memorial Medical Center in Genesee County will create a pipeline for future nurses amid a nationwide shortage and increase diversity in the healthcare industry.

These locations will increase student enrollment to 60 more students per year within the school which…

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October 15, 2021

MASSENA, NY – North Country residents have another full-time option for where their nuclear medicine scans can be completed through St. Lawrence Health.

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Misty Lazare, RT (R)(M)(N), is now overseeing this specialized area of imaging at Massena Hospital (MH). In addition to Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s (CPH) full-time nuclear medicine appointments, MH is also scheduling patients for Monday through Friday scans.

“We are often able to provide patients with next-day appointments, and Massena is a convenient option for local…

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October 15, 2021

POTSDAM, NY – During October when you think of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, think of scheduling your mammogram as well. Early detection is a key factor in keeping you healthy.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital Lead Mammography Technologist Patricia Decosse, RT (R)(M) CN-BI, pointed out that annual screenings are very important because the radiologist is looking for small changes in the breast from the previous screening. Early detection may make the difference in being able to address the cancer before it becomes larger and more difficult to treat.


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