Health and Fitness Briefs: April 10, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
BHSN open house slated for Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — Behavioral Health Services North is holding an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at its new facilities at 22 U.S. Oval, Suite 218.
The suite of offices is upstairs from Plattsburgh City Court, south of the City Rec Center. Enter through the door next to City Court, and either take the stairs or ride the elevator to the second floor. The reception and large waiting room will be directly ahead of you. Parking is abundant.
The staff of BHSN and programs such as STOP Domestic Violence, VIP, Employee Assistance Services, Early Advantages and Parent Aide will be on hand for light refreshments and a tour.

Rock Against Rape event scheduled

PLATTSBURGH — Sexual Assault Services of Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will sponsor Rock Against Rape on Saturday, April 14. Proceeds will benefit Sexual Assault Services in Clinton and Franklin Counties.
The event will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Olive Ridley's, Court Street, Plattsburgh. The suggested donation is $5.
The evening will feature performances by Josh Cramoy, the Natalie Ward Band, Lucid, Shameless Strangers and the Blind Pigs Blues Band. Door prizes and give-aways have been donated by local businesses.
All ages are welcome from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; after 9:30, 21 and older.
Sexual Assault Services of Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood offers counseling, education and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault in Clinton and Franklin Counties. Services include a 24-hour hotline (1-877-212-2323), free and confidential counseling, accompaniments to hospitals and law enforcement, as well as referrals and educational programs.

Health-insurance screening set April 25

PLATTSBURGH — A free health-insurance eligibility screening will be held 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the CVPH Business Center, 21 Plattsburgh Plaza, across from the bus station at the green canopy.
Insurance professionals will enroll people for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and the CVPH Cares Program.
Participants are asked to bring a copy of their 2006 tax return and two recent paycheck, pension, disability or unemployment stubs.
Representatives of CVPH Medical Center, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fidelis Care and the Upper Hudson Primary Care Consortium will participate as part of national Cover the Uninsured Week activities.

Leukemia Society plans marathon

PLATTSBURGH — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program can help you achieve health goals while you raise funds to help find cures for blood cancer.
TNT is the world's largest endurance sports training program, training more than 35,000 participants a year, from novices to accomplished endurance racers, to run or walk a full or half marathon, cycle a 100-mile, century ride or complete a triathlon.
Participants get personalized weekly training sessions over four or five months under the guidance of a certified coach, clinics on nutrition, equipment, injury prevention and safety, and the society arranges airfare and lodging to send participants to the event of their choice.
In return, participants raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services, and TNT provides the tools to help them fund raise, including a personalized web page.
Learn more at a meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Comfort Inn, 411 Route 3, Plattsburgh.
For more information, attend the meeting or call (800) 955-4572.

Doctor to give allergy, asthma seminar

PLATTSBURGH — A free allergy and asthma informational seminar for adults and children, by Dr. Randy S. Stoloff, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Comfort Inn, 400 Route 3, Plattsburgh.
Stoloff is a board-certified specialist with 15 years experience in the treatment of allergy and asthma. He is a member of the Quality of Asthma Care Committee and The American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and was the recipient of the American Lung Association Outstanding Commitment Award.
A certified asthma educator will also be available as an additional resource to help answer any questions.
People who want to attend are asked to RSVP to 561-3377.



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