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August 3, 2021

Prompted by a rising number of COVID-19 cases, St. Lawrence Health is tightening its visitor policy for inpatient visitation at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Gouverneur Hospital, and Massena Hospital.

The changes go into effect at 9 am on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Visitors and patients are required to wear masks, and maintain social distancing. They are also required to undergo temperature checks and be screened for symptoms upon arriving at a facility. Visiting hours are 9 am to 1 pm, and 4 pm to 8 pm.

COVID-positive patients are not allowed visitors, nor…

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August 30, 2021

As our world continues to fight a pandemic, and natural disasters are occurring on a regular basis, we all need to practice self-care now more than ever.

National Wellness Month could easily be renamed Wellness Year for 2021. St. Lawrence Health Behavioral Health Director Jayme Smith, PsyD, noted self-care isn’t optional right now.

“Self-care is necessary for ensuring we can continue to function today, if not better than yesterday,” Dr. Smith said. “Everyone needs to ensure their bodies and minds are being treated well and are being allowed to function…

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August 27, 2021

GOUVERNEUR, NY – The high humidity and temperatures often associated with August are also cause for many people reporting to the Emergency Department with heat-related conditions.

There are a wide variety of summer symptoms that may occur during the hot days, and can range from simple heat exhaustion or heat cramps, to potentially fatal conditions like heat stroke.  

“Many mild symptoms may be treated at home by moving into a cool room and drinking plenty of fluids; however, if you are concerned about how you feel, you should present to the Emergency…

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August 23, 2021

POTSDAM, NY – Ten St. Lawrence Health (SLH) clinical staff members recently had an original COVID-19 research article published through Rural and Remote Health.

The article entitled “COVID-19 in a rural health system in New York – case series and an approach to management” was authored by Eyal Kedar, MD, Rheumatology; Regina Scott, PharmD, Anitmicrobial Stewardship; Daniel Soule, DO, Infectious Disease; Carly Lovelett, CCRP, Clinical and Rural Health Research; Kyle Tower, Clinical and Rural Health Research intern; Kylie Broughal, PA, Infectious Disease;

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