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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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Volunteer Week Profiles: Tom and Penny Geoghan

Two Brooklyn transplants who have made their home in the North Country are bringing creativity and creation &mdash; in the form of art and music &mdash; to residents at The Alice Center. Whether it&rsquo;s standing in front of an easel with a brush or pencil in hand, or leading residents in the chorus of a favorite country song, Tom an[...]

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Caring for Our Communities: What it Means to be a Rural Health Care Provider

By: Kent Hall, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alice Hyde Medical Center and CVPH Dragos Banu, MD, Practice Physician Leader, Alice Hyde Medical Center Alison Guile, MD, Regional Physician Leader, UVMHN MG/Adirondacks Living in rural America is special. In a country of 326 million people, we&rsquo;ve achieved[...]

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Healthy Fats: Easy Recipe Substitutions for a Delicious and Healthy Diet

Let&rsquo;s look at how we can use the healthier fats to make delicious food. When it comes to cooking, it is important to know why ingredients are important to the recipe and how we can modify them. This is especially true of fats. Altering the fats in a recipe can drastically change the taste and texture. What Fats Do in F[...]

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How to Prevent Heart Disease at Any Age

Preventing heart disease means making smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, poor diet and smoking habits take a toll on your body over the years. Anyone, no matter your age, can take simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. It all starts with<a href="https://j[...]

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What One Small Thing Will You Change in 2019?

We know how hard you work to take care of others. So we want to help make it easier&mdash;and more fun&mdash;for you to take care of yourself too. Did we mention the chance to win over $500 in weekly prizes? Our new website&mdash;One Small Thing and the Healthy Tips Challenge&mdash;can help you find small ways to be healthier and stay[...]

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Words Matter: Using our Voices to Speak Out Against Dangerous Speech

By: Michelle LeBeau, President, Alice Hyde Medical Center &amp; CVPH Matt Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Alice Hyde Medical Center Kent Hall, MD, Regional Vice President of Medical Affairs Wouter Rietsema, MD, Vice President Population Health and Information Services, CVPH As headline after headli[...]

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