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early childhood nutrition

Regional Health In Focus: Early Childhood Nutrition

Early childhood nutrition and healthy eating habits in adolescence are important for proper growth and development, as well as for the prevention of various health conditions. A healthy diet can reduce the risk of developing problems such as heart disease, diabetes, iron deficiency and dental caries, among others. In some […]

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FDRHPO Launches New Regional “Diabetic TeleRetinopathy” Program

With funding support from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and state Senator Patty Ritchie, 28 primary care practices in the tri-county region will offer telemedicine-based care for diabetic retinopathy WATERTOWN – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) is pleased to announce a new regional initiative that will improve vision health […]


Regional Health In Focus: Arthritis

Arthritis includes more than 100 diseases (including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia) and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. Symptoms vary depending on the specific form of the disease, but they typically include pain and stiffness in or around one or more […]

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Regional Health In Focus: Child & Adolescent Mental Wellness

Mental wellness refers to one’s emotional, psychological and social health and well-being. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental wellness is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Many things can contribute to poor mental wellness, including: biological […]

Regional Health In Focus: Immunizations

Immunizations or vaccinations are forms of treatment — usually given as shots — that seek to prevent a disease or help your body prepare to fight a disease faster. Vaccines are made from very small amounts of weak or dead germs that can cause disease, like viruses, bacteria, or toxins. […]

vision health

Regional Health In Focus: Vision Health

Visual impairment is a term used to describe any kind of vision loss that cannot be fixed with usual methods, like eyeglasses or contact lenses. It includes correctable and uncorrectable blindness, low vision, and other forms of vision loss. If left untreated, visual impairment can cause serious health problems and […]

oral health information

Local Partnerships Bring Oral Health Information to Credo Residents

Credo Community Center recently partnered with Fidelis Care and the North Country Family Health Center to provide free oral health information and supplies to its residential clients. Danyelle Brown, Project Manager at Credo, said the idea stemmed from a meeting of the North Country Health Compass Partners — a collaborative […]

complete streets

Regional Health In Focus: Complete Streets

Complete Streets is a set of design policies that make transportation infrastructure safe and accessible for all users. Rather than just considering automobiles, communities that adopt Complete Streets policies agree to also make their roadways safe for pedestrians, cyclists, users of transit, and people with disabilities. Techniques are different in […]

Regional Health In Focus: Excessive Alcohol Use

Excessive alcohol use — which includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, alcohol dependence, underage drinking, and pregnant drinking — can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and cancer. In the United States, excessive alcohol use accounts for roughly 88,000 deaths and causes almost $250 […]