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Walkers step up in heart disease fight

Annual Capital Region Heart Walk this Saturday at Crossings

The 2013 Capital Region Heart Walk at The Crossings of Colonie will begin with breakfast and last-minute registration at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 and walkers will take either a 1- or 3-mile stroll. Participants raise money for the American Heart Association, and the donations go directly to funding research and education to fight heart disease and stroke. This year, the goal is set for $570,000.

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Tonko tackles health care changes

Congressman fields questions on Affordable Care Act at V’ville library

Rep. Paul Tonko held a forum Wednesday, March 27, at the Voorheesville Public Library to discuss health insurance changes taking effect later this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Ramping up wellness

Voorheesville holds Wellness Day to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle

Voorheesville Central School District’s Wellness Committee held its second Wellness Day at the high school and middle school Thursday, March 21, which was kicked off with BMX riders soaring into the air off a ramp in the gymnasium.

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Pedaling with a purpose

Two Guilderland 
‘Red Riders’ prepare
 for Tour de Cure

Pedaling for 50 miles on a bicycle would be an accomplishment for most, but for an 11-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, it is about more than just the ride.

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Cornell Cooperative awarded grant for health program

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schenectady County was awarded an $189,500 grant Wednesday, Feb. 13, to support its “Health Shares: Doctors Prescribing Healthy Local Produce to At-Risk, Low Income Families” initiative.

Caring for caregivers

Alzheimer’s support groups provide empathy and encouragement

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York offers support groups at more than 30 locations across 12 counties to help care-giving partners and individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or others forms of dementia.

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A picture of health

Glenmont woman takes new approach with dieting app

Keeping up with a diet can be tough, but Christy Venter of Glenmont has created what she believes to be a new approach to eating healthy.

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Club seeks to heal through music

High schoolers collect iPods to donate to Alzheimer’s patients

In a time when technology makes the generation gap seem larger than ever, a group of high school students are working to leverage modern gadgets to bridge that divide.

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Bellevue’s modern addition honors history

Improvements in 32,000-square-foot
addition said to improve care

Ellis Medicine representatives, local officials and community leaders gathered on Friday, Dec. 7, to cut the ribbon on Bellevue’s contemporary 32,000-square-foot addition connected to the existing hospital.

Turkey Day race comes to Clifton Park

St. George’s starts up 5K as a fundraising effort

Runners looking to put some miles in before indulging in Turkey Day have a new option this year.

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Whooping cough found at BC High

The Bethlehem Central School District has confirmed a case of pertussis at the high school.

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Dashing through the woods

Malta 5K has grown over three years to an event for the whole community

The Third Annual Malta Business and Professional Association 5K will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 a.m. The race is the brainchild of the BPA’s Paul Loomis and has grown into a full day of activities, including a parade and exposition.

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The new lunch line

Guidelines require schools to meet stringent nutrition standards

School districts throughout Schenectady County are preparing to offer a slightly different fare to students at breakfast and lunch after new federal food service regulations were implemented in July.

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Group hopes to grow success

Annual Saratoga Stroll supports the Epilepsy Foundation

Four years ago, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York organized a fundraising walkt hrough Saratoga’s Spa State Park, hoping to draw about 100 people. Organizers were blown away by the response.

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Cancer fight is on the march

Walk for Hope organizers hope to raise six figures in this year’s Bethlehem event

Neil and Shari Piper have collaborated with the community to establish the area's annual Walk for Hope to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. It takes place each fall in the Town of Bethlehem.