Dialysis Center offering Chronic Kidney Disease Program

The Dialysis Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System offers an educational program for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. The program will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Ave.

In this program, patients will learn more about kidney disease, ways to slow the loss of kidney function, and how medications, diet and lifestyle can affect the progression of the disease. Patients will have the opportunity to meet with dietitians, social workers and nurses who specialize in renal care. Family members, friends and caregivers are invited to attend the program.

The program also covers the transition from CKD to ESRD. Patients will learn about treatment options available to ESRD patients, including dialysis treatment options.

Registration is required by calling 315-624-5635 or email cchristi@mvhealthsystem.org.


Share your story with Go Red Survivor Class

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, but it doesn’t have to be. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is looking for women to share their stories to help raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

The 2017 Go Red For Women Survivor Class, supported by First Source Federal Credit Union, will feature local women who are survivors of heart disease and/or stroke.

These women will serve as spokespeople for the Go Red For Women movement, which unites women in the fight against heart disease and stroke and encourages them to take charge of their health. Survivor stories will be shared through local and social media, including the Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, May 3.

Applications to join the Survivor Class are available at www.heart.org/greaterutica or by emailing heartofutica@heart.org. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Sept. 12.



Oneida County Clinic services scheduled

The Oneida County Department of Health will offer the following clinics during September:

n Immunization clinics: Appointments are necessary. Clinics take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 406 Elizabeth St., Utica, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 300 W. Dominick St., Rome.

n Tdap/Meningitis vaccines will take place Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Utica, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Rome, by appointment only.

n STD clinics are by appointment from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays at 406 Elizabeth St., Utica, and open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. STD clinics will be closed Fridays this month.

n HIV counseling and testing is by appointment from 9 to 11 a.m. for Mondays and Fridays, at 406 Elizabeth St., Utica, and open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

n TB Clinics are available in Utica and Rome by appointment, call 315-798-5748.

n A baby weigh station is available from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays at 406 Elizabeth St., Utica. For information or to schedule an appointment for another day, call 315-798-5906.

n Lead Screenings: To schedule an appointment for children ages 1 to 6, call 315-798-5842.

n Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) is being provided by Community Action Partnership of Madison County.

To make an appointment, call 315-798-5066.

Visit www.ocgov.net for information and rabies clinic schedule.



Free estate planning seminar planned

The Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St., is hosting a free presentation on estate planning by Rome native James Rizzo, an attorney with the law firm of Hilton Estate & Elder Law, LLC. The event will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Rizzo will discuss the importance of having a will, power of attorney and health care proxy, as well as ways to protect assets from the high costs of nursing home care. The discussion will also provide general asset protection advice and dispel common fears about trusts and the estate planning process. Questions are encouraged.

To register, call 315-337-8230.