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All About Sunscreen

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The first lines of defense are avoidance of UV radiation, finding shade, and using sun protective clothing. Whatever skin is exposed after these measures should get sunscreen. Why do I need sunscreen? Ultraviolet (UV) rays corrupt and mutate DNA in skin cells. In addition, the sun’s radiation impairs the ability of cells to repair DNA. This adds up over a lifetime a [...]

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Tips and Tricks to Keep You Tick-Free This Summer

Tips and Tricks to Help Keep You Tick-Free This Summer The North Country’s summer months include beautiful weather, plenty of outdoor activities, and the need to stay vigilant and take extra precautions to prevent tick bites and avoid tick-borne diseases. What are Ticks and Where Do T[...]

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Flag raising honors organ donor's life-saving act

Meghan Smith, 29, saved four lives as an organ donor

A young mother and Malone native who died in January and ultimately saved the lives of four others through organ donation was remembered Saturday as a loving parent and selfless caregiver at a memorial event at the University of Vermont Health Network — Alice Hyde Medical Center. Family members of Meghan Smith, 29, of Saranac Lak[...]

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Annual Auxiliary luncheon highlights service, kindness

Members of the University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center Auxiliary celebrated their annual spring luncheon on Tuesday, honoring a trio of board members for their exemplary service, bestowing the group’s Karen Mahoney Scholarship on an Alice Hyde employee, and welcoming “The Bread Man” Chet Fery for[...]

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

When it comes to stroke, there are many risk factors that are beyond your control, including: • Being over age 55; • Being a female (each year, women have more strokes than men, and stroke kills more women than men. Use of birth control pills, pregnancy, history of preeclampsia/eclampsia o[...]

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Alice Hyde's Teddy Bear Clinic delights, teaches

Hundreds of children from Malone-area schools visited the University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center this week, with stuffed animals in tow. Their destination: Alice Hyde’s Teddy Bear Clinic — an event that has, for decades, brought young students and their teachers to the hospital, where they le[...]

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Mr. Yuk is Tricky

Pharmacist Kurt Trautmann's classic magic show delights Malone's children

On a Wednesday morning in early May, there’s magic happening at UVM Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. The cacophony of delight is created by Pharmacist Kurt Trautmann, who is putting on his classic Mr. Yuk Magic show for an audience of about 100 preschool-age children from schools around Malone — t[...]

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Volunteer Week Profiles: Addie Taro

Adeline Taro of Malone has volunteerism in her DNA. At 85 years old, Taro has been greeting employees and visitors at Alice Hyde Medical Center for nearly four decades. Her roots with the hospital run so deep that she remembers serving employees food at the hospital’s first floor snack bar in the 1980s. Back then Taro,[...]

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Volunteer Week Profiles: Theresa Lamica

Odds are, if you walk into the Park Street Café looking for a hot meal, Theresa Lamica knows who you are. The native of Burke, N.Y. has been serving up delicious fare at Alice Hyde for 15 years now, as a member of the dedicated group of volunteers who work with employees to run Park Street’s café and gift shop. But[...]

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Volunteer Week Profiles: Shelia Hargrave

Every time Shelia Hargrave of Malone returns to Alice Hyde Medical Center, it’s a homecoming. Hargrave, a Malone native who moved back to the village in 2012 after three decades of living in the Massena area with her husband, has spent much of her life as a member of the Alice Hyde family. Her mother, Pauline King, worked for 20[...]

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Volunteer Week Profiles: Linda Bouissey

If change really is the only constant in health care, Linda Bouissey continues to display a talent for being both the embodiment of that rule, and the exception that proves it. The 71-year-old Bouissey has been a fixture at University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center for nearly five decades, in one capacity o[...]

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