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HEALTH NEWS FROM SAMARITAN

Summer Skin Care Tips from the Experts: Samaritan Dermatology & Mohs Surgery

June is here, and with it come the first days of summer. This long-awaited season is a welcome change in the North Country, offering a break from the dark, chilly and wet conditions that begin our …
Wednesday, January 24

At Samaritan, making a difference is the job

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, individuals are now changing jobs — or more appropriately, careers and industries — more than ever before. Among their top reasons for …

Wednesday, January 24
Do you treat your mental health with the same care and attention as you do your physical health? It’s a simple yet important question to consider, especially as we enter Mental Health …
Thursday, May 9
According to the American Cancer Society, more people die of lung cancer per year than those from breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Concerning diagnoses, final estimates for new lung …
Thursday, December 28, 2023
It’s no surprise that those who live healthier lives can live longer—but how much longer? Depending on where you look or what you read, you’ll find studies that have found Depending on where you look or what you read, you’ll find studies that have found individuals who exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet, and don’t smoke can live as much as 14 years longer than those who don’t. That’s a lot of extra days to spend with family and friends, pursue favorite activities,... READ MORE
Thursday, December 28, 2023
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every five deaths in the U.S. is from heart disease. That’s nearly 700,000 lives lost annually to a disease that …
Wednesday, February 14
In 2020, nearly 2.3 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer, beating lung cancer as the most common cancer faced by American women.   These are staggering numbers to …
Friday, December 29, 2023
More than 40 years ago, Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals was founded with a simple goal in mind: Change Kids’ Health, Change the Future. Within 170 children’s …
Monday, April 8
This year, the American Cancer Society estimates the occurrence of 106,590 new cases of colon cancer (54,210 in men and 52,380 in women) and nearly 46,220 new cases of rectal cancer (27,330 in men …
Wednesday, March 13
According to numbers recently detailed in the American Journal of Managed Care, inadequate prenatal care continues to be a problem for hospitals across the U.S. Despite spending the most on …
Friday, December 29, 2023
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Working from home: Better or worse for mental health?
Way.com reports on remote and hybrid work schedules and how they affect workers' lives.
Jeannie Assimos
5 days ago
New Films Explore the Power of AI and Technology in Mental Health
(BPT) - Lenovo released the newest iteration of its Work For Humankind project, titled Meet Your Digital Self. The project highlights the role that smarter technology and AI can play in helping to …
5 days ago
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Navigating a Rare, Lifelong Condition Often Diagnosed at Birth
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare, lifelong genetic condition involving the adrenal glands that is …
Tuesday, June 11
Navigating chronic migraine: One woman’s quest to find the right doctor and preventive treatment
(BPT) - As a nursing student, Nicole, 32, has a busy yet rewarding life. She works 12-hour hospital shifts as a nursing assistant and spends her free time traveling and playing with her dogs, Bailey …
Tuesday, June 11
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 101: What every student-athlete should know
(Family Features) Heart conditions may be more often associated with older individuals, but you might be surprised to learn hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common condition responsible for sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Monday, June 10
Health news for your family
Staying Safe During Summer Vacations: 5 tips for traveling with health conditions
(Family Features) From staycations and road trips to Caribbean getaways and coastal cruises, summertime offers the chance to escape and unwind with a much needed (and deserved) vacation.
Monday, June 10
You Can Help People Living with Sickle Cell Disease
(NAPSI)—At 18 years old, Tymia Green has already accomplished remarkable feats. She’s graced fashion runways as a teen model, clinched the title of Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen, lobbied Congress …
Friday, June 7
New Program Helps COPD and Asthma Patients Afford Their Medicine
(BPT) - For many patients, a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can come as a shock. COPD, a chronic respiratory condition, can drastically impact quality of life, making …
Monday, June 3
World Hypoparathyroidism Day: How an Advocacy Organization is Driving Change to Transform Patients' Lives
(BPT) - This World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day, a global awareness and education event observed annually on June 1, the HypoPARAthyroidism Association (HPA) is calling for urgent change within …
Friday, May 31
Don’t Let Your Dog Bite The Hand That Serves You
(NAPSI)—Incidents involving dog attacks on Postal Service employees rose to more than 5,800 cases last year—but you can help get those numbers down and keep your own mail delivery up.   …
Friday, May 31

5 Things Previvors Should Know

(BPT) - 1. “Previvor” means a “survivor of a predisposition to cancer.” Previvors are people who have an elevated risk, but who have never been diagnosed with cancer.The term …
Friday, May 31

Stroke Prevention: TCAR Procedure Offers New Hope for Carotid Artery Disease Patients

(BPT) - Did you know carotid artery disease (CAD) is responsible for up to one-third of all strokes? Early detection and treatment of CAD can significantly reduce your risk of having a stroke, and …
Thursday, May 30
5 key differences between youth and adult mental health
Charlie Health provides data that highlights how youth and adult mental health differ—from prevalence rates to treatment options.
Kayla Levy
Tuesday, May 28
How a 28-Year-Old Woman Kept Her Sense of Adventure Following a Rare Disease Diagnosis
(BPT) - In 2018, a vibrant young woman with a passion for theater and education set off on the quest of a lifetime: spending a month walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from France …
Thursday, May 23
States that most often prescribe opioids to Medicaid patients
Ophelia explored how U.S. prescription opioid dispense rates in 2021 varied by state using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data.
Martha Sandoval, Data Work By Elena Cox
Wednesday, May 22
Not getting results from your Vitamin C serum? Here are 4 reasons why
(BPT) - One of the most praised skincare ingredients on social media is Vitamin C, with influencers and dermatologists alike touting its benefits of brightening the skin, adding luminosity and even …
Tuesday, May 21
Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Laurie Archbald-Pannone, University of Virginia, The Conversation
Monday, May 20
More health news
Stay Safe and Healthy During and After Emergencies
(Family Features) As you're making your emergency preparedness checklist, it's also important to protect your heart and overall health in the wake of a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster.
Monday, May 20
Knowing the Signs of Stroke
(Family Features) Stroke can happen to anyone - it happens to more than 800,000 people every year in the United States. Knowing the signs of stroke and how to prevent it can help protect you or your loved ones from disabilities caused by stroke.
Monday, May 20
Better Health, Naturally
(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you take a dietary supplement every day, according to a report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Yet, adds the Cleveland Clinic, …
Friday, May 17
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
Charles O. Stanier, University of Iowa; Gregory Carmichael, University of Iowa, and Peter S. Thorne, University of Iowa, The Conversation
Tuesday, May 14
Is your screen time tanking your sperm count? A urologist explains new study results
Hims reports that a new study suggests prolonged cell phone use might also be associated with reduced sperm count.
Pete Stahl, M.D.
Thursday, May 9
News for a healthful life

New Prescription Topical for Common Skin Condition

(BPT) - Beyond the appearance and irritation of physical symptoms, seborrheic dermatitis is associated with a decrease in quality of life and may affect emotional well-being, self-esteem, and …

Monday, May 20

Navigating Childhood with Hemophilia A: Samuel’s Journey to Treatment

(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by Sanofi. Natalie and Samuel were compensated by Sanofi.When Natalie and her husband adopted four-year-old Samuel from China, they were excited to learn …
Monday, May 20

Fitness Enthusiast Unexpectedly Finds Cancer through New Screening Test

(BPT) - Putting Health FirstGym owner and avid fitness enthusiast, Rich, has always prioritized his health. He prides himself on being health conscious, taking steps to maintain his health and …
Thursday, May 16

Ask your primary care provider about screening for signs of cognitive impairment

(BPT) - By Dorsey GriffithIn a cruel irony, one of the most significant health challenges facing older Americans is also one of the least diagnosed, especially in the early stages when steps can be …

Wednesday, May 15

Difficulty swallowing? You may have eosinophilic esophagitis

(BPT) - Do you find it difficult to swallow food? Does food feel like it gets stuck in your throat when you eat? These are common symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a disease that affects an …
Monday, May 13

Journey to type 1 diabetes diagnosis, helping to reduce the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis

(BPT) - Sponsored by Sanofi At just 25 years old, Amy Hsieh began experiencing a series of health-related symptoms that ultimately changed her life. Hsieh explained: “I was extremely thirsty, …
Monday, May 13

7 mental health benefits of exercise

(BPT) - Exercise is much more than just cardio and weights. You may not realize that as you're working up a sweat, you're taking a load off your mind, too. Many people face the nagging effects of …

Wednesday, May 8

Balancing Act: Blood Sugar Levels and Longevity

(BPT) - Glucose is fuel for all the cells in your body — when it's at normal levels; however, when levels are off it can lead to a host of irrevocable health problems. That’s why …
Monday, May 6

How this baseball All-Star steps up to the plate when it comes to pneumococcal pneumonia

(BPT) - Professional baseball player JD Martinez is at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia because he has asthma, and he doesn’t want to let it stop him from taking his shot on — or …
Monday, May 6